Headlines for Thursday:
- All's well 09:28
- Waking up to a glorious morning 09:31
- Mission successful! 23:07
- Emacs hacks: Snail mail surprise 23:50
|A||X||@0930 Meet Diane Loomis thanks to Laurie Dillon-Schalk|
|A||X||@1130 Meet Jeffrey C. Berg|
|A||X||@1300 IBM Cambridge |
|A||X||Some kind of early geek dinner thing|
|A||X||Maybe a little shopping|
I woke up at 1:15 to the sound of the fire alarm blaring. Stumbling blearily out of bed, I grabbed a jacket, stuffed my laptop into the bag, and slipped on my boots. The alarm showed no sign of abating, so I took seven flights of stairs down to the ground.
Two fire engines were parked outside YMCA. A crowd of people in various stages of sleep milled around waiting for news. I remembered to bring my glasses this time, so I could see
Aside from a strange flickering on one of the floors, there seemed to be no sign of a fire. When one fire engine drove off, I knew things were all right.
I don't remember feeling annoyed about interrupted sleep. I was just glad that there wasn't a fire and that if there was, the response would be quick.
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I *love* having a huge window with lots of sunlight in the morning. I woke up this morning to brilliant sunlight, and it was just so much easier for me to feel refreshed. Okay, I still hit the snooze button all the way from 7:30 to 7:50, but that was more because I thought I might need a few more minutes of sleep and not because I really felt I needed it. =)
It's so much better than my Graduate House room. My room faces the courtyard, so I don't get enough sunlight during summer--and even less during winter! Waaah...
Met lots of interesting people and learned about all sorts of cool projects. =) Can't blog about it externally, but will blog about them on my internal IBM blog soon.
I like sending snail mail. This Emacs Lisp snippet displays all the contacts for whom I have addresses, sorted according to country. This makes it easy for me to, say, jump to all the USA contacts whom I should mail before heading back over the border.
(defun sacha/bbdb-filter-records-for-address (records) "Filter records for addresses." (sort (delq nil (mapcar (lambda (rec) (and (bbdb-record-addresses rec) rec)) records)) (lambda (a b) (string< (bbdb-address-country (car (bbdb-record-addresses a))) (bbdb-address-country (car (bbdb-record-addresses b))))))) ;; Do the actual work here (bbdb-display-records (sacha/bbdb-filter-records-for-address (bbdb-records)))
mapping: invent the meata0hr9 WIdget for dropping in spreadsheet
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