TODO created

So using Emacs’ org-mode, I’ve written a TODO list. It’s my list of tasks for the various projects I’m involved in. It’s quite fanciful for now, but at least I am certain that all the tasks in it are doable, with a modicum of effort.

The advantage of using org-mode is that I can keep the list updated with it and all the other nifty things that org-mode can do. This Emacs mode really seems like a world in itself. Indeed, many people seem to use Emacs only for org-mode. Perhaps I will soon start to appreciate its mystique.

We’re back in the air!

My laptop Iris is back from the shop, and it’s totally like this:

There was a bit of a mixup in that her keyboard is now the wrong layout, but they promised me that they would order the previous layout (US layout, baby, big backslash keys, no L-shaped enter key!).

For now, I got a huge backlog of patches for Octave and LiDIA that I should have written but haven’t. I’m thinking of actually putting up a semi-permanent TODO page.

Iris in the shop

Iris is my laptop. She’s a Dellbuntu, which may soon become a collector’s item. About two weeks ago, I spilled some tea with sugar on her. She worked for a week after that, but her keyboard died unexpectedly a week later. I know, I know, I should have foreseen it, should have cleaned her, but I thought I was in the clear when she mostly worked fine, until one day the keyboard completely died.

So, now she’s in the shop. I have to wait for the parts from Dell to come across the border, which they tell me will happen this Friday. In the meantime, I’ve been using public and borrowed computers, and this has only reminded me how much I hate every computer except Iris. I personalise her to such degree that it’s uncomfortable for me to use another computer.

This should all change soon, and she should come back to me safe and sound by this Friday. Can’t hardly wait. Sharing computers is unhyegenic. ;-)