$msg = ""; $myaddress = "sacha" + "@" + "sachachua.com"; $page = "2005.12.29.php"; $page_title = "2005.12.29"; $page_updated = "2005-12-3121:46:4021:46:40+0800"; $maintainer = "sacha" + "@" + "sachachua.com"; require_once "include/calendar.php"; require_once "include/planner-include.php"; require_once "include/header.inc.php"; ?>
Headlines for Thursday:
|A||X||@1900 Attend Mensa last hurrah, fireworks|
|A||X||Find better host for Adphoto|
|A||X||Review my year using mom's forwarded questions|
|A||X||Check Flickr's terms to see if we can use that for our photos|
|A||X||Backup plannerlove pmwiki|
|A||X||Write outline for article about personal wikis (writing)|
|A||X||Backup robotics mediawiki|
From Kevin Eikenberry, forwarded by Mom:
This year saw me in three countries: Japan, Philippines, and Canada. On the surface level, I learned about a fair number of things: Jakarta Struts, Ruby, engineering psychology and human performance...
Other things I learned:
My biggest challenge was adapting to graduate school. I found it difficult to be motivated and confident. I had a really bad attack of the impostor syndrome that made me almost quit my teaching assistantship because I felt I was doing the students such a disservice by teaching something I didn't really know. The students reassured me, my professor and the previous teaching assistant helped me, and even the assistant department chair called me in and half-scolded, half-encouraged me.
The engineering psychology and human performance class was interesting, too. The lab reports really helped me review statistics, and I enjoyed writing. If I could do one thing differently, I wish I had kept my new-found study habits instead of getting frustrated in lectures. I used to read ahead, but I found it difficult to pay attention in class, so I ended up just reading afterwards. Maybe graduate-oriented classes will be more engaging.
Searching for a good project was also very difficult. My research supervisor and I went through so many ideas. Because I didn't have a clear research question in mind, I felt adrift and frustrated. I wasn't sure if graduate school was worth the opportunity cost. I'm happy now, though. We've found something that not only fits in with our short- and medium-term goals, but also helps me with my long-term goals. I think social search provides interesting possibilities, particularly if we can make it much easier to do, much more mainstream. I'm curious about whether we can make it easy to filter by multiple networks, too. I still feel a little guilty about not having completed my reading paper, but I resolve to turn in an absolutely wonderful one next term! =)
I think the secret to life is being fully in the present, wherever I am. I'm looking forward to throwing myself into the metadata course when I get back to Canada, and I'm setting aside time to read papers while on vacation.
Listening to my family's stories. Chasing horses and ice cream carts while learning photography. Hanging out with my friends. Geek lurv. (Hi Dominique! Hi Clair and JM! Hi Paolo and Kris! Hi Marcelle and Gin! ;) ) Digital Pinay smackdown. Long phone calls and Skype sessions. Cryptograms. Graduate House people and activities. New friends and old friends. =)
On Technorati: reflections
And I thought my OnLove page was weird. ;)
Rule Five: It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early."
My dad wants to be able to update the pictures on the Adphoto website easily. The iPhoto Flickr export plugin looks pretty nifty, and if I can make something similar, that would be ubercool.
Hmm. Must redesign site. Brochure-ware, perhaps also stock photography?
On Technorati: adphoto
The .ph domain will be a hassle to update (maybe we should just get that delegated?), but it might be worth switching to a new web host.
I need PHP, MySQL, mail hosting, FTP access, 1 GB storage, and
We're currently paying ~ USD 8 / month. I'd prefer to keep money in the Philippines, and most of our traffic comes from the Philippines anyway. Know of any locally-hosted servers? If not, I'll probably go for http://www.site5.com/hosting/comparison.php .