$msg = ""; $myaddress = "sacha" + "@" + "sachachua.com"; $page = "2005.06.02.php"; $page_title = "2005.06.02"; $page_updated = "2005-12-1615:09:5915:09:59-0500"; $maintainer = "sacha" + "@" + "sachachua.com"; require_once "include/calendar.php"; require_once "include/planner-include.php"; require_once "include/header.inc.php"; ?>
|A||X||Call Tina Conde to ask about identification requireents (MoveToCanada)|
|B||X||Reply to Paolo about life and blogs : E-Mail from Paolo Vanni M. Veñegas (social)|
|B||X||Put donatable books in a box (MoveToCanada)|
|B||X||Package planner 3.30 (planner)|
|B||X||Update xtla : E-Mail from Stefan Reichör (emacs)|
|B||X||Put game event contacts into my BBDB (social)|
|B||X||Write Tjader about campus tour|
|B||X||Write Lester of HWM, saying hi|
|B||X||Write Derek Arculli about publishing advice|
|B||X||Write Edwin P. Sallan about http://del.icio.us|
|B||X||Write Planner section for Taming the Todo : ../personal/taming-the-todo (writing)|
|B||X||Document how to add a user (Adphoto)|
|B||X||Make an account for Karen (Adphoto)|
|B||C||Make screenshots for taming the todo (writing)|
So much for not being a gadget freak. =)
Dad got me an iPod Photo (30GB). After I formatted it to FAT32 using Windows, it mounted easily under Linux. I used the excellent bbdb-vcard-export.el to export my address book to lots and lots of VCF files, which I then copied into the iPod Photo.
I downloaded a couple of speeches and for my spiffy new iPod. I'm looking for audio books and poetry. Would anyone have a freely distributable archive of Shakespearean sonnets in MP3 form? If not, I'll probably try using a synthesizer to make instant e-books, or I can record them a poem or two at a time...
Downside? Adding new photos requires iTunes, which means I need to use either Windows or a Mac. I guess I'll really be bringing the Vaio with me.
Also, I'm really looking forward to ipodlinux fully supporting the iPod Photo. I'd love to run Linux on the device! I need to figure out how to flash the bootloader on and how to recover from mistakes. If I get that working, then I can help hack...
我々は問題解決と情報整理のためにコンピューターを使う。 We use computers to solve problems and to put information in order.
GLUTTONY (55 words)
Flash fiction by Sacha Chua
"Gluttony is indecent and a catalyst for sin," said his devoted mother, measuring rice grains for the famished boy.
"Forgiving it would be like sending you to hell. No." She controlled everything he ate and did.
Eventually she died, still dogmatic and unrepentant. Traumatized, he satiated himself on junk food. He died obese.
E-Mail to email@example.com
コンピュータの操作の仕方を知ってますか。 Do you know how to operate a computer.
by Sacha Chua
(Sneak preview of m-ph entry for tomorrow)
"I've found the perfect PDA," I gushed. My friends perked up. Knowing how much of a geek I am, anything I was that crazy about was bound to be interesting. They leaned over and watched as I reached into my bag and brought out...
One of the hottest topics in the productivity blogosphere right now is the Hipster PDA, a surprisingly effective low-tech way to organize your life. Grab a pack of 3"x5" index cards and a fold-back clip and you're set to go!
What's so cool about the Hipster PDA?
Here's what you can do with your own Hipster PDA:
Check back on Wednesday for tips on making the most of your Hipster PDA!
そのデザイン・ハウスにとって、コンピュータ製造にさらに急進的な色彩を導入することは適切な戦略であった。 For this design house it was an appropriate strategy to introduce even more radical colors into computer production.
There is a feature in xtla.el to send/review patches via gnus.
To set it up, you need the following lines for your .emacs:(tla-insinuate-gnus) (setq tla-apply-patch-mapping '(((nil "planner" nil nil nil) "~/work/planner-dev/")))
Replace ~/work/planner-dev/ with your planner working directory
The patches are sent as .tar.gz files.
When you receive such a patch (I will send one soon), You can hit
K t v to view the patch
K t a to apply the patch
I can even provide a log message in the mail. You can insert the log message via C-c C-p in the tla-log-edit buffer.
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その限られた性能のために私はコンピユーターに幻滅を感じている。 Its limited capability has disenchanted me with computer.
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I had so much fun writing today. 500 words for my m-ph entry, 1000 for the Linux Journal article on taming the todo (okay, I wrote maybe half of that last week), and 55 for the short story "Gluttony". I e-mailed the people I was supposed to e-mail from the game journalists' meet. I also released another version of Planner (3.30) and started setting up better version control.
_And_ I got to bond with my dad this morning, too. We looked for music. Couldn't find any decent musicals at Music One. They had the movie soundtrack for Phantom of the Opera, but I want the Broadway version because Raoul sounds like such a wuss in the movie. ;) Time to look for Rent, Cats, and all of those other musicals...
私はこのコンピューターに精通している。 I am familiar with this computer.
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why do I have to write all this syntactic sugar to just do the canonical "Hello, world"?
I firmly believe that the canonical "Hello, world" program is one of the worst ways to introduce Java, or even programming in general.
I like BlueJ. It's a nice, clean, object-oriented environment that immediately visualizes the difference between objects and classes and allows students to interact with objects before they even see Java code. I like the way BlueJ lets you interact with complex systems, learning about control structures and logic along the way.
A popular Python tutorial starts with using Python as a calculator instead of just getting it to print strings. Isn't that a great way for people to see how immediately useful a programming language can be?
I wouldn't start an Emacs Lisp tutorial with (print "Hello, world!"). I would start it by taking a look at an existing function and modifying it.
Languages should not all be taught the same way. Just because we might have learned with "Hello, world" doesn't mean that "Hello, world" is the best way to learn how to program. I think there are better ways to teach computer science, and I want to spend a fairly significant chunk of my life looking for them.
You can, too. Just remember that you can improve on the way things have always been done.
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彼女は娘のためにパソコンを買ってやった。 She got her daughter a personal computer.