Headlines for Tuesday:
|B||X||@0900 Meet Mark about research|
|A||_||@1500-1700 Attend lecture in BA1230 from 2005.09.20 (mie1407f)|
|B||C||@1700-1900 Get free food at the student services lounge, Koffler building : E-Mail from Cezary Niewiadomski|
|B||X||@1800-2000 Attend Toast IT at Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd floor - Toronto from 2005.09.20|
|B||C||@1820-1855 Exercise: Core at Field House from 2005.09.20|
|A||X||Reload my phone|
My former desktop got conscripted as the new blogging server after I, err, dropped the computer intended for that use. A replacement Dell desktop arrived last week, and I was supposed to meet Anna to set it up with all the stuff I need.
In the middle of telling my research supervisor about a number of fun Mac OS X applications he could try out, I realized that the department had perfectly usable Mac Mini just wasting away, unloved.
They were thrilled to find someone who wanted to use a Mac, and that worked out very well for everyone involved. Now I have a pretty computer I can use to play around with Onlife, Quicksilver, Textpander, and other fun things.
Apparently it was a first-gen Mac Mini without built-in Bluetooth (duh!), so the wireless keyboard we bought from the campus computer shop didn't work out of the box.
iCal and Microsoft Entourage were less thrilling than I thought. I liked iCal's color-coding and promptly set up four different calendars. Microsoft Entourage allowed me to drag-and-drop tasks onto my calendar, but didn't really link them.
I guess if I really want a good calendar application, I'll have to write it myself. Must learn AJAX.
Essential things I installed right away: Firefox, <nop>AquaEmacs, <nop>NeoOfficeJ.
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