Headlines for Thursday:

  1. The case of the missing SPAM (51 words)
  2. Dum da dum dum... (70 words)
  3. Solved the SPAM problem (49 words)
  4. Happy girl (73 words)

Reading paper progress:
21 papers read today.
121 papers read.
139 papers to go.
Squeezed in some reading after dinner. 3 hours, 21 papers... not bad! I'll summarize my notes into a paper tomorrow and then squeeze in additional resources as I come across them.



1. The case of the missing SPAM: 06:38

I seem to have woken up in a freakish alternate universe.

I don't understand. I simply don't understand. Did I _imagine_ frying and storing all that SPAM? I can't find it anywhere within my fridge.

And now my contacts file refuse to load without getting corrupted.


2. Dum da dum dum...: 06:44

Imagine Beethoven's 5th playing right now.

My hard disk is Not Happy!

I restored my contacts file from the automatic numbered backups that Emacs keeps. Still, all evidence points to very quiet filesystem corruption. I'm going to have to do a filesystem check later... I've been segfaulting all over the show lately, and that's just WEIRD.

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Random Japanese sentence: テーブルに猫の足跡が付いている。 There are footprints of a cat on the table.

3. Solved the SPAM problem: 19:54

Somehow, I managed to completely scan past it. Blanked out. It was right on the shelf. Okay, well, it was on a tub of margarine at the back of the fridge... Mariana pointed it out. Whew.


Random Japanese sentence: テーブルに猫の足跡が付いている。 There are footprints of a cat on the table.

4. Happy girl: 20:05

Again, very fun day at IBM. =) It's so much fun working on something exciting and new, and blogging has helped me find really cool people working in the same space. I gave a quick run-through to a number of people from CAS, and that was tons of fun. It gave me ideas on how to improve my standard dogear spiel...

(Hi Kelly!)

Random Japanese sentence: 私はこの猫の世話をしなければならない。 I have to look after this cat.