Headlines for Wednesday:

  1. Finding ways to IBM (206 words)
  2. Planner and Org (176 words)


Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
AX@19:00 Jamie McQuay and Jennifer Dodd, evening, Farcoast
AXGet in touch with an old contact
AXUpdate Google sitemap automatically
AXReview "Dig your well before you're thirsty."
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@19:00 # Jamie McQuay and Jennifer Dodd, evening, Farcoast


1. Finding ways to IBM: 08:05

Looking at http://crazedmonkey.com/toronto-transit-map/ , it seems that I have a couple of ways to get up to 3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham:

  • Take the subway to Yonge and then the 53 bus to IBM. Get off at Pharmacy Ave. and walk to IBM.
  • Take the subway to a train station, then the GO train to Milliken, then the 53 bus west a couple of stops. Requires the GO train.

The general impression I get is that taking public transit up there sucks horribly. It's close to 8200, so I might be able to hitch a ride with W-, but I'll need a way of getting up there on my own as well. Makes me wish I'd started my driver's license process sooner.

First, I need to find a carpool. Second, I need to test ways of getting up there by TTC. Third, if it means spending three to four hours commuting each day (sniff!), then I need to find productive ways to spend that time. That's a _lot_ of time.

Hmm. Some hauling may be required. I should ask Gabriel what his commute's like.

Random Emacs symbol: nntp-nov-is-evil - Variable: *If non-nil, nntp will never attempt to use XOVER when talking to the server.

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2. Planner and Org: 08:40

As part of my research for WickedCoolEmacs, I'm exploring Org, the PIM that's now built into Emacs 22. I like the way it handles outlines, and the remember templates are handy too. I also like the dynamic agenda views.

I miss some things about Planner, though. I miss the way I can just move tasks around in Planner, grouping them together as I organize my day. I miss the way it was easy to publish a day view that included my tasks and my notes. I miss little conveniences like +2tue . Maybe I can hack some of those in. I want to avoid turning org into something it isn't, though.

I need to find people who live org and how they do it. John Wiegley's excellent blog post on using org-mode as a day planner is a good start. Who else is a power user of org? Must read the mailing list to find the tips and tricks people have shared...

Random Emacs symbol: ido-report-no-match - Variable: Report [No Match] when no completions matches `ido-text'.


  1. E-mail to Jennifer Dodd, Jamie McQuay, Hartwell Fong
  2. Reply to Stephen Perelgut - sent today
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