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Headlines for Thursday:

  1. Gave a talk at Toronto Interacts (191 words)
  2. MIE1407F results (35 words)

Tasks

    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AXSet up Connotea on engsci
    AXMake AJAX speech
    AXDon't panic - Toastmasters
    AXReturn library books
    BX@1830-1930 Toronto Interacts Metro Hall Rm 303 - tips on transitioning to AJAX: E-Mail from Vandy Gadia
    BX@2300 Send pictures : E-Mail from Pierre Duez
    BXGet Dmitri on Yahoo Mail Beta, if we can
    BXLook into Jabber and IRC : E-Mail from Jason Foster
    BXMake plan for tutorial : E-Mail from Mark Chignell
    BC@1000 Call or show up at IBM lab : E-Mail from Julie Waterhouse
    BCSubmit anniversary shoutout {{Deadline: 2006.02.09}} : E-Mail from joey alarilla
    BCFix openssl : E-Mail from Paul Fardy

Notes

1. Gave a talk at Toronto Interacts: 22:52

I was part of a panel on transitioning to AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) hosted by the Toronto Interacts society for usability professionals. I had to modify a lot of my talk on the fly, as most of the audience had heard about the basics and weren't really interested in code. I spent more time talking about the usability challenges and opportunities of something as small as autocompletion, which was probably a good decision.

I forgot the recorder, though. Waah.

One of the attendees invited me to a nearby gathering of game developers. I was surprised to find that it was a social event hosted by the International Game Developers Association. I know about IGDA because Ranulf's the chair of the Manila chapter. It was a lively

Downside, though: I fell down the stairs while leaving the restaurant... Nothing broken, but I can feel the bruises forming. Worse: I broke the camera! Waaaah!

I feel terrible about that. In fact, the whole day's been kinda iffy. I really hate waking up to overcast skies and grey concrete walls...

Well, at least that speech is finished. It was nice meeting people, though.

2. MIE1407F results: 22:59

... although my day isn't all _that_ bad. I just got my results back from MIE1407: Engineering Psychology and Human Performance:

85%. Waaah.

By some weird calculation, though, 85% ends up as an A.

Whee!

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