Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
ACUpdate the server and set up iptables (Adphoto)
BXAutomatically publish recent posts list (2005.04.20 planner feature)
BXRevise write-up for Papa (Adphoto)
BXAnnounce new release on the mailing list (planner)
BXDocument planner-trunk : ../emacs/dev/planner/planner-el.texi (2005.04.20 planner doc)
BXPackage a new deb including timewarp : E-Mail from Gijs Hillenius (planner)
BXReply about drag-and-drop and whatnot : E-Mail from Jesse Alama (2005.04.20 help planner)
BXPre-register for the Mensa test
BXWrite write-up for dad (Adphoto)


1. Running Linux on G-mail

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http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000990039809/ and http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/gmail-filesystem/gmail-filesystem.html describe how to mount your Gmail account as a filesystem under Linux. Interesting...

猫はじゅうたんをひっかき始めた。 The cat started scratching to scratch the carpet.

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2. Sticky notes hack

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43 folders is collecting neat Post-it hacks. I love using Post-it notes to organize my articles and presentations, writing down keywords on individual notes and rearranging them until they make sense. I like using thin strips for keywords and larger notes for storyboards. I like being able to see everything at a glance and rearrange things without having to navigate using a keyboard or a mouse. Post-it notes are a great way to put together impromptu presentations, too. Just stick them onto the back of a folder and peel them off as you discuss the points; that way, you don't forget to discuss anything. Great stuff! I should add a pack to my Geek Survival Kit (a pack of 3x5 index cards and a black gel pen).

鬼いぬ間の洗濯。 When the cat's away, the mice will play.

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3. Mensa Qualifying Session

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From http://aisrael.multiply.com/calendar/item/53 :

Start May 7, '05 9:00a
End May 7, '05 3:00p
Location Private Room, Oakwood Premier

Mensa Philippines is an emerging national Mensa under the auspices of Mensa International Ltd. The society has over 100,000 members in over 80 countries worldwide. R. Buckminster Fuller, actress / archer Geena Davis, comedian John Cleese (Monty Python), Scott Adams (Dilbert), Matt Groening (Simpsons), Jean Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear) and science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov are some of the more prominent Mensa members.

While we don't have tests that you can take at home, there are many practice tests available on the Internet. You will find tests, puzzles and other Mensa resources at:

The sole criterion for membership in Mensa, is to score within the top 2 percent (98th percentile and up) on an accepted and properly supervised qualifying test.

Mensa will be holding just such a qualifying session on SATURDAY, 07 MAY 2005 at the Private Room, OAKWOOD Premier, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati.

The qualifier is a culture-fair test of the type that is often referred to as "abstract reasoning". It does NOT test for math or language skills. While there is no strict time-limit, most people will finish in an hour or two. You may register and START your test anytime between 9:00 A.M. and 3 P.M.

YOU will ONLY need to BRING a valid ID (with photo) and the testing fee of P400 (or the discounted P150 rate for UNDER-GRAD students). We would also appreciate it if you could verify your postal address and zipcode.

Pre-registration requires NO pre-payment. Payments will only be received at the testing venue itself. Providing us with your name and contact info beforehand simply allows us to be better prepared to accommodate you. Pre-registrants may choose their time slot and will have preference over walk-in test-takers.

The identities of the those who take the test as well as any results are strictly confidential. The results will be mailed to you within a month or so. If you don't quite make the cut this time around (we all have off days), you may re-take the qualifying test after 6 months.

Follow this link for more information regarding Mensa's qualifying tests.

For further inquiries


  • Dra. Jesy Gutierrez (QC - Veterans Memorial Hospital) (2) 927-6956 (direct line, office hours)
  • Tet Arcenal (Manila - UP CAS - Manila) (2) 523-93-92 or (2) 521-66-92 (office hours)

E-Mail: testing@mensa.ph (Subject: May 07 Oakwood Test)

To pre-register

E-Mail: testing@mensa.ph (Subject: May 07 Oakwood Test)

Website: http://pilipinas.mensa.org

Pre-registration will close a week before the test. Note that Mensa is manned exclusively by volunteers, so an immediate response may not be possible. We will get back to you as promptly as we can.

猫がソファの上に寝ている。 A cat is lying on the sofa.

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4. sacha/emacs-wiki-markup-string

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(defun sacha/emacs-wiki-markup-string (string)
  "Mark up STRING according to `emacs-wiki-publishing-rules'.
No header or footer is added."
  (let ((emacs-wiki-project emacs-wiki-current-project))
      (insert string)
      (let ((emacs-wiki-publishing-header "")
            (emacs-wiki-publishing-footer ""))


うちの猫は台所にいます。 Our cat is in the kitchen.

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5. sacha/planner-add-recent

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(defun sacha/planner-add-recent ()
  "Add the current note to the list of recent entries, trimmed at 10."
  (let* ((info (planner-current-note-info))
         (url (concat
               (emacs-wiki-published-name (planner-note-page info))
               "#" (planner-note-anchor info))))
    (when info
          (find-file-noselect "/home/sacha/notebook/wiki/include/footer.inc.php")
        (goto-char (point-min))
        (when (re-search-forward "--recent--" nil t)
            (narrow-to-region (1+ (line-end-position))
                                (re-search-forward "--end of recent--" nil t)
            (goto-char (point-min))
            (insert "<a href=\"" url "\">"
                    (planner-note-title info)
            (forward-line 10)
            (delete-region (point) (point-max))


そのかわいそうなネコはトラックにひかれた。 The poor cat was run over by a truck.

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6. Hipster PDA

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3x5 index cards totally rock.

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あなたは黒い猫が好きですか。 Do you like a black cat?

7. Google search changes

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http://www.google.com.ph 's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button has changed from "Maganda ang Kutob Ko" to "Heto na ang pinakahinahanap-hanap ko!".


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>Ever heard of .cshrc?
That's a city in Bosnia.  Right?
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands.)