Headlines for Friday:

  1. Sorting out my schedule (166 words)
  2. Collaboration (141 words)



1. Sorting out my schedule: 15:39

The days are just packed. I need to think of how to balance my time. There'll never be enough time in a day and there'll never be enough days in a week for everything I want to do and everyone I want to be with. That said, though, I have to make sure I schedule in time for myself - time to read, time to think, time to write.

I'll keep most of my entertaining for Sunday, although I'm starting to feel the need to connect with some people in a different setting - maybe a Scrabble or Boggle game at my place? And I need to make sure I set aside time for myself - to face the quietness of my room, to know who I am when I am by myself.

I need that time not because I don't like people, but because I like them a lot. =)

Random Emacs symbol: sacha/bbdb-omit-displayed-records-by-alias - Command: Display only records whose mail-aliases do not match QUERY.

2. Collaboration: 16:07

Now is about the right time for me to step up my job search. I sent my resume to some of the IBM teams I'm interested in, and I've been talking to them about what might be a good fit for both me an d IBM. I'm particularly interested in working with Lotus Connections and other IBM social computing initiatives, either as a behind-the-scenes developer, a consultant, or a sales specialist--or probably a mix of those.

I find it amusing that that the teams that build collaboration tools are the ones who most realize the importance of face to face communication. I'd really like to stay in Canada (paperwork being one among many reasons), but I'll try to stay open to the idea of relocating.

Random Emacs symbol: bbdb-canonicalize-redundant-nets-p - Variable: *If this is non-nil, redundant network addresses will be ignored.


  1. E-mail to Karen Quinn Fung, Jedediah Smith, Leigh Honeywell, Will Pate
  2. Reply to Gabriel Mansour - sent today
  3. Reply to Alvin Chin - sent today
  4. E-mail to Alvin Chin
  5. Reply to kai.huang, Rebecca Spagnolo - sent yesterday