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Headlines for Friday:
|A||_||@1500-1900 DigitalFilipino EB at Microsoft Philippines|
|A||_||@2100 Download everything I need to develop locally (research)|
|A||_||Buy another headset, patch cable|
|A||_||Read Rails book and implement examples|
|A||_||Redownload Rails book|
|A||_||Download Rails Recipes|
|A||X||Read Rails4days book|
|A||_||alice servera's birthday|
|A||X||Print speaker evaluation forms|
|A||X||Install drivers for new wireless card|
4:00 - 4:30 Social computing and networking on the Internet (Sacha Chua) 4:30 - 5:00 Personal Blogging Experience (Noemi Lardizabal-Dado) 5:00 - 5:30 Professional Blogging Experience (J. Angelo Racoma) 5:30 - 6:00 Corporate Blogging Experience (Frank Holz) 6:00 - 7:00 Networking among members
Somehow I thought I'd be happier working on this, but it's frustrating. Inching along, bit by bit, trying to figure out something new.
I miss feeling brilliant. <wry grin> That's part of it. It frustrates me that I'm learning Rails bit by bit instead of immediately being able to do what I want. I shouldn't get frustrated about things that are outside my control, like the speed of the Internet (or lack thereof), but it's hard not to get annoyed by my lack of progress.
Still, the important thing is to keep moving forward, and I am. Writing blog entries like this reassures everyone (and myself) that I'm still alive, and will help me remember what this feeling is like after it passes. It's important to be able to keep working, and my base work rate for estimation should be *this* instead of when I'm in the zone.
Life varies. I'll hit my stride again soon.
I'm giving a talk later. That'll probably jazz me up.
Random Emacs symbol: eshell-pred-file-time - Function: Return a predicate to test whether a file matches a certain time.
I miss Canada, too. No, I don't miss Canada; I miss the people I left behind.
But I am here to be with the people I will miss all the rest of the year. My weekends are theirs. During the week, though, I miss everyone. We used to meet more often than this (even the cook has asked where everyone has disappeared to!), but now I feel guilty dragging them to my house for the leisurely conversations we used to enjoy.
My friends here--we have gotten used to keeping in touch over the Internet. I have to relearn how to be present again. Maybe I should spend my evenings calling people up. I need that connection. This feels wasteful, otherwise.
Random Emacs symbol: make-obsolete - Command: Make the byte-compiler warn that OBSOLETE-NAME is obsolete.