Headlines for Wednesday:

  1. Next thing on the horizon: CASCON 2006 (90 words)
  2. How to get to CASCON (54 words)
  3. Psyched! (87 words)
  4. Emacs: Hideshow (159 words)


Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
B_Try out uberlog : E-Mail from Jason Roks (TaskPool)
B_Intro for DigitalFilipino : E-Mail from Janette Toral (TaskPool)
B_Women with Passion, http://www.womenwithpassion.com (TaskPool)
B_Write bloc party report for Greater IBM : E-Mail from Kevin Aires (TaskPool)
C_Set up blogreading in Gnus
AX@0930 1h Catch up with family and friends
AX@1030 1h Brunch
AX@1400 10min Review Mark's notes from the meeting : E-Mail from Mark Chignell
AX@1500-1600 Paperwork
AX@1700-1800 Prepare dinner
AX@1800 1h Do laundry
AX@1845 1h Clutter control
AX@2000-2045 GHC meeting
AX15min Make sure Fido bill is paid
AXPick up paperwork
AXDrop off course dropping form
AXPick up check from MIE dept
AXReplace health card
AX15min Catch up with my Moleskine
AXGet Sametime to work
AX10min Get VPN connection to work
AX15min Track down copy of original proposal
BX30min Set up per-file headers for Muse
BX30min Catch up with mail
BX30min Catch up with Clair
BX10min Sign up for Digital Filipino
BX10min Fix hack night link : E-Mail from Richi's server
CX5min Track down renaissance dancing pictures
CX15min Catch up with my networks
CX30min Clear my OpenBC inbox
CX10min Fix my modeline
AC15min Transfer money to TD Visa


1. Next thing on the horizon: CASCON 2006: 09:35

I survived the Toast I.T. Toastmasters Open House. Yay!

The next thing on my horizon is CASCON 2006, IBM's free conference. We're still not sure if my research demo is going to get yanked from the tech showcase due to patent concerns, but I'll be helping out with a social computing panel and Hack Night is a go.

Sign up for Hack Night! Free T-shirt, computers, pizza, hacking into the night... Sweet!

Surviving October one thing at a time...

Random Emacs symbol: gnus-cite-unsightly-citation-regexp - Variable: Regexp matching Microsoft-type rest-of-message citations.

2. How to get to CASCON: 12:42

If you're coming from downtown, you can take the subway to Finch and the Viva bus from there. Three choices:

Viva Pink Get off at South Town Centre
#300 Express Get off at South Town Centre
#1 YRT Get off at Warden

Check out York Region Transit for schedules.

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3. Psyched!: 23:04

I just got a flash of what my DemoCamp presentation on Emacs will be like. <laugh> It's going to be *so* diggable.

I need to plan this well. I want to completely blow the DemoCampers away. Maybe even get a standing ovation. ;) That means I need to build in a crescendo.

I should also figure out how to record a presentation and how to put it up online, so that it can go live right after the event. Mwahahaha!

Note to self: Get Adsense sorted out.

4. Emacs: Hideshow: 23:41

One of the things I love about vising irc.freenode.net #emacs is that helping people with their questions lets me discover all sorts of cool things about Emacs. Today's nugget? hideshow.el, which allows you to automatically hide / show code. (Equivalent of vim folding).

I've added the following code to my config:

(load-library "hideshow")
(add-hook 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook
          (lambda () (hs-minor-mode 1)
            (set (make-variable-buffer-local 'my-hs-hide) t)))
(defvar my-hs-hide t "Current state of hideshow for toggling all.")
(defun my-toggle-hideshow-all ()
  "Toggle hideshow all."
  (set (make-variable-buffer-local 'my-hs-hide) (not my-hs-hide))
  (if my-hs-hide
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c @ @") 'my-toggle-hideshow-all)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c @ h") 'hs-hide-block)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c @ s") 'hs-show-block)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c @ SPC") 'hs-show-block)


... and then I find that I already have a hideshow config, of course, and that I added it on 2003.11.21... <bonk>!

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Random Emacs symbol: timezone-parse-date - Function: Parse DATE and return a vector [YEAR MONTH DAY TIME TIMEZONE].

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