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Headlines for Tuesday:

  1. Democamp was lots of fun (115 words)
  2. Hmm. Problem. (24 words)
  3. I have so much reading to catch up on! (45 words)
  4. Made my own lunch today! (34 words)
  5. Day 1 (88 words)
  6. What was I thinking? (98 words)
  7. Level up! (244 words)
  8. Off the phone network (48 words)
  9. Scored a power adapter! (50 words)
  10. Fully booked (29 words)


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AXPost job ad on IBM blog
    AXUpload peoplesearch prototype to Bluehost
    AXMeet with Julie
    AXCheck VPN
    BXCatch up with IBM mail
    BXAdd prototype notes
    BXRevise schedule
    BXBluewash prototype
    BXGet in touch with Mark
    BXAdd test data
    BXSet up database on Bluehost
    BXGo to IBM


    BXSet out clothes for tomorrow
    BXPost Alex Sirota's testimonial, as promised
    BXChat with suitemates
    BXOrganize electronics; find cellphone power adapter
    BXUpdate evangelism resume
    BXCook creamy boscaiola - 30min
    BXWash dishes
    BXOrganize my kitchen cupboard
    BXVolunteer for hunger and homelessness day of service : E-Mail from Dermot Brennan


1. Democamp was lots of fun: 00:09

After I unpacked and put away all my stuff, I headed to No Regrets to catch Democamp, Toronto's awesome techscene get-together. I missed the Democamp scene while I was away!

Project Who's Who is underway. We'll figure out what to do with all these photos soon.

I think the coolest thing to come out of this is that we'll adopt Will Pate into our group. He'll like hanging out with them, and we'll like him too. He's a geek with a great sense of humor, and he's around our ages. Yes, we'll assimilate him if he lets us. =)

Random Emacs symbol: menu-bar-emerge-menu - Function: Prefix command (definition is a keymap associating keystrokes with commands).

2. Hmm. Problem.: 00:39

No adapter for cellphone.

No alarm clock.


Random Emacs symbol: menu-bar-ediff-misc-menu - Function: Prefix command (definition is a keymap associating keystrokes with commands).

3. I have so much reading to catch up on!: 14:49

This is good. I think I'm going to be an introvert for a while. So many books and blogs to read, so much to write...

Random Emacs symbol: mapcar - Function: Apply FUNCTION to each element of SEQUENCE, and make a list of the results.

4. Made my own lunch today!: 14:58

Brought two grilled cheese sandwiches that I made this morning. This is good. I should time it next time...

Random Emacs symbol: inferior-lisp-filter-regexp - Variable: *What not to save on inferior Lisp's input history.

5. Day 1: 17:28

My thesis is getting off the ground. Yay!

I've *so* much to catch up on. I don't have to make up my own exercises to learn more about sales and marketing. Right now my instincts are telling me to catch up on Enterprise 2.0 (*so* much has been going on!); to live, breathe and eat it, and to write as much as I can.

Now is no time to rest. =) Let's rock.

Random Emacs symbol: muse-regexp-use-character-classes - Variable: Indicate whether to use extended character classes like [:space:].

6. What was I thinking?: 17:32

Why on earth was I feeling frustrated with my thesis? One day on the IBM intranet, and I'm full of energy and raring to go. I can't wait to prototype that search engine, and I can't wait to see all these Web 2.0 concepts in action. I love being around such awesome people, and I can't wait to figure out how to make this my day job!

I have to move fast, because the swell is building and I want to catch the wave...

Random Emacs symbol: eshell-last-async-proc - Variable: When this foreground process completes, resume command evaluation.

7. Level up!: 20:35

My kitchen cupboard is organized again, or at least as well-organized as it can be given that I have to cram everything into one cubic meter with three shelves. One of my decisions for 2007 is to buy organic whenever possible, and thus upgrade my quality of life.

I picked up organic toothpaste from the Noah health food store near Bloor and Spadina. Standing in front of the shelves, I was overwhelmed by all the choices, but one of the other shoppers helped me out. I guess people in health food stores tend to strike up conversations with other people in health food stores...

I also bought Burt's Bees day cream. I've never used day cream before, but it seems to be an essential part of other people's personal care. Winter is really drying, whether you're inside or outside, and this might help.

I've resumed the CookOrDie project, too. Today I had grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and creamy boscaiola for dinner. Look, I followed a recipe for once! =) It's really simple: fry chopped bacon and sliced mushrooms in oil until golden, add cream and cook over high heat until you can coat the back of a spoon (stir constantly!), add a chopped spring onion and toss with pasta. It was a good meal. I'll do it again tomorrow to see if I've gotten the hang of it.

Random Emacs symbol: muse-publish-escape-specials - Function: Escape specials from BEG to END using style-specific :specials.

8. Off the phone network: 20:36

I seem to have left my Nokia phone adapter in the Philippines. If you've been trying to reach me at +1 416 823 2669, please send me e-mail instead. =) Thanks!

Random Emacs symbol: gnus-thread-sort-by-total-score - Function: Sort threads by the sum of all scores in the thread.

9. Scored a power adapter!: 21:44

See, this is why I have two phones... one's a backup! The Motorola PEBL isn't as nice as my Nokia, though, so if I can take a no-longer-used power adapter off someone's hands, that would be even better. =)

Random Emacs symbol: eshell-unix-initialize - Function: Initialize the UNIX support/emulation code.

10. Fully booked: 23:12

Wow, I have social activities booked for the next two weeks. This will be interesting.

Random Emacs symbol: define-key - Function: In KEYMAP, define key sequence KEY as DEF.


  1. E-mail to James Duncan Iveniuk, Mike Tsang
  2. Reply to Pierre Duez - sent today
  3. E-mail to Mama
  4. E-mail to Betsy Weber
  5. Reply to Karen Quinn Fung - sent today
  6. Reply to Jevon MacDonald - sent today
  7. Reply to Will Pate - sent today
  8. Reply to Robert Snelgrove - sent today
  9. Reply to Michael McGuffin - sent today
  10. E-mail to Pierre Duez
  11. E-mail to Jevon MacDonald
  12. E-mail to Will Pate
  13. E-mail to Leigh Honeywell, Karen Quinn Fung, Jedediah Smith
  14. Reply to Mama - sent yesterday
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