Today's headlines:


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
AXWrite about informational interviewing (writing)
AXPackage a new version of Planner (planner)
ACDescribe the way I keep track of my tasks (plannerlove)
BXAdd Oddmuse wiki to plannerlove (plannerlove)
BCTake a Heritage Toronto walking tour


1. Yet another name...

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Joining the ranks of names like "Gandra Chua" and "Sarah Jane Chua" is "Sandra Heab V. Chua", the name I'm apparently listed under in the DISCS faculty section of Peppy's yearbook. My nickname presents similar difficulties. "Sasha", "Shasha", "Chacha" and "Zsazsa" have all made appearances. Not only that, official news releases usually list me as "Sandra Jean Chua", but I'm more widely known as "Sacha Chua". So many names!

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2. Firefox bookmarklet to e-mail a site

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J Wynia posted a bookmarklet that lets you e-mail any page to a friend. E-mail to a Friend bookmarklet. Try using it with Mozilla Thunderbird.

3. Way too much exercise

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I got out of bed at 8 this morning and walked all the way down to Lake Ontario. Two hours of leisurely walking punctuated by oranges bought at a nearby market made an excellent start to my day, and I was satisfied by the fact that I'd (gasp!) managed to get myself out of bed on a Saturday morning to exercise.

Of course, I knew that was just another form of procrastination. I do very odd things in order to procrastinate writing articles. I even managed to vacuum and mop the kitchen floor while "taking a break from writing".

But I managed to finish the article today! I started out by drafting it as a letter to a student who had asked me for advice a few months back, and then I edited it to make the letter more general. I can't post the article on my blog yet, but those of you who watch my bookmarks may have an idea of what October's column for the On Campus magazine will be like. =)

I decided to reward myself by releasing another version of Planner, the personal inforation manager I maintain. (Yes, my reward system is all screwed up.) I merged more than 70 changes from the development tree into the stable tree and released a new version available at and all the usual places. I haven't put it up on plannerlove yet, but I'll be working on that next weekend.

Then I decided to walk to Goodwill. I ran into Tarun on the way out, and he decided to come along. We walked all the way to Sherbourne Street (a good 40 minutes' walk) only to find out that Goodwill closed earlier than I thought. It was fun chatting with him about the MBA program, though, so the extra exercise wasn't too bad.

All in all, a good day. I feel marginally fitter, but that might just be delusion. ;)

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