~/.diary schedule
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
A2XWrite Prof. Chignell of UToronto (FurtherStudies)
A3XSend my UToronto stuff to Mom (FurtherStudies)
BXWrite report (JapanProject)
BXFollow up on my book, which should have arrived at AOTS by now {{Schedule:19:15-19:30}}
B2XSend RMS note to Dominique
B3XFinish current ball of red yarn (Knitting)
B4XTag pictures
B5XFigure out how to spin staff with one hand without dropping it (PoiAndStaff)
B6XReply: E-Mail%20from%20Mark%20Chignell (FurtherStudies)
B7XHave dinner
B8XMove a few bugs to Savannah page (LinuxLaptop)
B9XFix emacspeak-config so that it doesn't speak my deleted characters. (EmacsHacks)
B10XTest task (with notes)
B11XReply: E-Mail%20from%20Espen%20Donali (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B12XMove example config into separate section (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B13XFix emacs-wiki-menu-factory: E-Mail%20from%20David%20O'Toole (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B14XAdd cancelled to Planner/Tasks: E-Mail%20from%20Jody%20Klymak (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B15XFix my mail setup (LinuxLaptop)
C1XBlog about DLSU Braille-SMS project noted on http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041115/biz.htm: E-Mail%20from%20Dominique%20Cimafranca (TaskPool)
BCStart moving planner bugs into Savannah page (LinuxLaptop)
B16CFix parenthesized non-page notes: Chat%20with%20:Lukhas%20on%20leguin.freenode.net%23emacs ... (PlannerModeMaintenance)
C2CAdd irc://irc.gnu.org/emacspeak to my erc-config: E-Mail%20from%20T.%20V.%20Raman (TaskPool)

8. New pictures up!: 21:05

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2004.11.16 - 2004.11.14 - 2004.11.08 - 2004.11.03 - 2004.11.02 - 2004.10.30 - 2004.10.24 - 2004.10.23

Emacs makes all things hackable. I wrote a function to quickly pull thumbnails into an emacs-wiki buffer. Yay.

7. emacs-wiki snippet for getting a list of images from a dired buffer: 20:45

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(defun sacha/emacs-wiki-marked-images-as-kill ()
  "Return a list of images ready to be inserted into a wiki page."
  (kill-new (mapconcat

bash script for timestamping and thumbnailing pictures

while [ -n "$1" ]; do
  if [ -f $1 ]; then
    DATE=$(date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M%S" --reference="$1")
    EXT=$(echo "$1" | sed 's/.*\././')
    echo $1
    cp $1 "$DATE$EXT"
    cp "$DATE$EXT" "thumb-$DATE$EXT"
    touch --reference="$1" "$DATE$EXT"
    if [ "$EXT" == ".jpg" ]; then
       convert -size $SIZE -resize $SIZE "$DATE$EXT" "thumb-$DATE$EXT"
       touch --reference="$1" "thumb-$DATE$EXT"

6. URLs for people into debian-tl: 18:51

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<sachac> bubulle: Speaking of, is there a URL I can give to people interested
         in the strings for the tl translation?
<helix> danamania: btw, that's bizarre (re: the apple store)
- helix has been to one. they're not that great.
<bubulle> sachac: http://people.debian.org/~seppy/d-i/translation-status.html
<bubulle> and the documentation:
<bubulle> http://people.debian.org/~seppy/d-i/d-i-i18n-documentation/i18n.html
<bubulle> and of course:
<sachac> Mmm, the actual strings?
<bubulle> http://www.debian.org/intl/l10n
<daf> sachac: I was talking about the Welsh pronunciation -- which I guess
      would be similar
<daf> sachac: (a short "ie" would be more casual / less emphasised than a
      longer one)
<bubulle> sachac: /me tries to find where the files are for "prospective"
          lanuages (those which will be included in the +1 release of d-i)
<bubulle> of course in SVN...but some may want to have an easier method
<danamania> helix: it is a bit :).
<sachac> bubulle: Yes, a nice web interface would be really fun.
<daf> bubulle: the tasksel task descriptions are not consistent in the use of
      full stops at the end of descriptions
<bubulle> sachac: the web interface is here on http://people.debian.org/~seppy
<bubulle> but we need to find a better way, with seppy, to handle those
          languages we call "propspective"


5. Fix parenthesized non-page notes: [[irc://leguin.freenode.net/:Lukhas,isnick][Chat%20with%20:Lukhas%20on%20leguin.freenode.net%23emacs]]

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<Lukhas> hmmm, in my Plan file, i have a "[random task] (see Notes)" but the
         Notes isn't kept if i don't finish the task today
<Lukhas> am I using it wrong ?

4. OpenACS: 13:23

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Work with programmers around the world on OpenACS projects. OpenACS is an open source databased-backed website development tool kit. Projects are primarily for US based nonprofits and educational institutions. Work from home with a team based in Philippines, US and else where in the world.

Relevant experience includes:

Linux, emacs, PostgreSQL, SQL, Oracle. Tcl, web development, graphic design including use of Photo Shop and other tools and project management including the use of Microsoft Project. Computer Science degree preferred.

Must have a high speed internet connection and your own computer. Pay commensurate with experience. Excellent Bonus potential.

Willing to accept and train fresh graduates. Interested applicants may directly email me their resumes.

dedsoralive AT gmail.com


3. Celsus Kintanar: 3rd place, development challenge, TopCoder: 04:04

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Congratulations to Celsus Kintanar for winning 3rd place and USD 2500 in the Component Development part of the TopCoder challenge. (Heh, don't let him fool you; that's a Really Cool Achievement!) TopCoder is one of the biggest programming contests on the Net. =) http://www.topcoder.com

Contest article by Joey Alarilla, Inq7

(Kudos to Joey for prompt posting and great coverage, and of course to Celsus for doing well!)

2. Patrica Chanco Evangelista's followup to the Faye story: 03:49

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Now *that* is a beautifully written piece. I admire Patricia for her humble apologies and for courageously living through the situation and keeping her dignity intact. Not many people have the opportunity to grow up so quickly over so short a time. May this episode whet her appetite for writing even more.

1. Whoops, am a little clueless about scholarship programs: 03:07

I missed the deadline for the Fulbright, and have probably missed many of the deadlines for the other scholarships too. Must start desperate search for funding.