Headlines for Monday:

  1. I heart the Toronto Public Library (39 words)
  2. Postponing driver's ed (66 words)
  3. If I don't go and do something, I'll go mad (184 words)



1. I heart the Toronto Public Library: 10:44

Did you know that the Toronto Public Library is the largest in North Americ in terms of circulation, with 19 million circulated items? (Source: Wikipedia) *Shiver.* What luck!

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2. Postponing driver's ed: 15:27

Driving is a useful skill, and I will definitely look into it. However, I will postpone driving lessons right now because I don't have a good handle yet on whether it will be needed for my job and what the costs of keeping a car will be like (especially as I'm not yet 25)...

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3. If I don't go and do something, I'll go mad: 16:14

My thesis draft has been sent to my committee members. I've also revised my CASCON paper and outlined my presentation. And if I don't find something else to do, some neat work-type thing, I'm going to go mad. I can't really give myself permission to waste the time idly surfing the Net. I get that itch to do something interesting and useful...

Tomorrow, I'm going to go to IBM. I think my laptop's just too slow for reliable VPN. If I go tomorrow, I can invest time in fully participating in the blogosphere. I can even do some of the story-collecting and analysis I'd been meaning to do forever. Maybe I'll start putting the slides together.

Ah, there's another thing I can do: update my literature review with older papers.

And get back into open source development, maybe with Rails.

This is teaching me a lot about my ideal life. I don't want to be retired-retired. I want to be doing interesting things. Twitch, twitch, twitch...

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