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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
AX@1500 Write introduction for lab report
AX@1730-1800 Call ING direct regarding account
AXWrite diyplanner article
AXDo kitchen chores
AXRead diyplanner forum
BXReply about technical writing and copyediting
BXCheck out Alain's blog at
BXWrite one gazillion Halloween cards
CXWrite a few thank-you cards


Decorating cookies<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-024942.jpg" />

Other people decorating cookies<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-024952.jpg" />

Me in a Japanese ghost costume (or a geisha on a bad hair day)<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-093712.jpg" />

All the pumpkins<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-083156.jpg" />

My cute pumpkin<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-083254.jpg" />

My witch pumpkin (notice the little cat?)<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-083302.jpg" />

... And I won!<br/> <img src="../pics/20051030/thumb-20051030-101756.jpg" />

1. Yesterday's Halloween party

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2. Daylight savings time

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So... hmm... I'll be thirteen hours away from home, right? <blockquote> "It's Sunday, October 30th ... Do you know what time it is?"

This is just a quick note to remind you that Canada returns to "Standard Time" on the last Sunday of October each year. So at 2:00am on Sunday, October 30th (last night), we re-set our clocks back one hour, to 1:00am (effectively losing one hour of the day). People usually reset their clocks just before going to bed on Saturday night. So when you wake up on Sunday, you have an extra hour to sleep in.

Please note though that with this return to "Standard Time" the early evening hours will now be darker sooner. This is often a dangerous time for pedestrians, because while your routines have not yet changed, the natural light has diminished dramatically, making it more difficult for drivers to see you when crossing streets. So please be extra careful in the evenings. And if you are driving or riding a bicycle, you will also have to be extra careful on Monday evening (Hallowe'en night), because there will be many small children out and they are often not familiar with street traffic dangers. And all of you cyclists should remember that your bikes require front and rear lights when riding at night — it's the law. It is also a very safe and effective way for you to be seen by oncoming road traffic and pedestrians. </blockquote>

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3. Congratulations to the ACM people!

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Ateneo de Manila University hosted an ACM ICPC regional competition for the first time. Notable results:
Hong Kong 1st place, 8 problems.
Ateneo Linden BoyZ (Mark Punzalan, Allan Espinosa, Topher Rigor) 3rd place, 7 problems.
Totally cool!
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