Headlines for Sunday:

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
AC@1000 Pass by Wireless Toronto launch in Dufferin Grove - 10 AM to 6 PM
AX@1300 Help Brian prepare for barbecue
AX@1500 Head back to Wireless Toronto
AC@1645 Rehearse samba at Alexandra Park, Bathurst and Dundas
AX@1900 Play samba in Kensington Market
AC@2130 Catch tail end of coffee time
ACBuy batteries for poi, too!

1. Hacked another T-shirt: 02:00

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I simply can't resist wordplay when it comes to hacking T-shirts. The bright orange T-shirt I bought at the Wireless Toronto anniversary party has, now, well, wires - or laces, at least. It laces up the back with strips cut from the T-shirt. (I didn't have spare CAT5 lying around...) Like most shirts, the armholes were way too big, so I cut a panel down the back and used that as a bandeau under the rest of the shirt. The panel was just a _bit_ too short, so I laced that one up in front, too.

Yes, yes, a picture's worth a thousand words, but I seem to have left the cable for my camera at the lab. That said, I have a totally small-time studio now: one warm light (from Ikea), a plastic tripod ($3 at Active Surplus), and a camera set to manual + timer...

If I had a remote and a full-length mirror, that would be even cooler. That way, I could trigger the timer while making sure I'm in frame.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun making the shirt. I'm thinking of making short vidcasts showing my different hacked-up computer shirts and talking a little bit about the events/technologies behind them. =) (If only to show everyone that yes, you can be a geek _and_ still have fun being a girl!)

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Random Japanese sentence: うちは黒1匹、白2匹で、3匹の猫を飼っている。 We keep three cats, a black one and two white ones.

2. Doors Open: 02:32

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I wandered into three buildings featured in Toronto's "Doors Open" weekend. Beautiful, beautiful architecture and interesting stories. =) I particularly liked the stained glass windows and the huge libraries, although the captions in the military exhibits were also strangely amusing...

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Random Japanese sentence: 小雨のときは、傘は役に立つが、土砂降りのときは、ほとんど役に立たない。 An umbrella is useful in a mild rain, but when it rains cats and dogs an umbrella is of little help.