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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)


    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AXWrite two posts for Booksnake
    BXAdd Adsense to Booksnake
    BCSet up blog for Tania
    BCSet up accounts for Tania and Ian
    AXOutline 20 slides for presentation : E-Mail from Mark Chignell
    AXRevise CASCON paper
    AXSubmit CASCON paper
    AXSend copyright letter for CASCON 2007
    AXSend thesis draft to people, really
    BXCheck paperwork requirements for driver's license
    CXLibrary run


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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