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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

As I look back today, I think of when H_____ was reviewing something I wrote. He would raise an objection; I would counter with a defense. I feel regretful because this exchange did not have the connection I value. Next time I will try to guess H_____'s feelings and needs, to arrive at that "different energy level" that Sister Judi talks about. Sacred Space - Tuesday 30th March

Highly ranked on Google: Awaken to prayer: how to pray as a Catholic

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Notes from Easter Choir Practice I: Need to print more sheets. Joining =
us: Martin, Daphne. Daphne: music stand: Rocio (& Charlie?): all words. =
Next time try the mike.

todo: start practicing exultset; and at the Easter Vigil, take some =
Claritin and bring tissues!

Also kind of interesting: Google Deskbar

Interesting: Google Browser Buttons

todos: read up on LOTR F&F rules, send Dale links to alternative Settlers Cartenspiel rules, print Cartenspiel 1-pager and bring to Dale's tomorrow.

The beginnings of a script to download the Astronomy Picture Of The Day as wallpaper: lynx -source | grep 'href="image' | head --lines=1 | sed 's#^.*"\(.*\)".*$#\1#'

On second thought, this looks more fun: WordCentral.Com - Daily Buzzword

But I think I'll go with this for my start page for now: Word of the Day

Yet another good idea for a start page: Google Advanced Search

Another good idea for a start page: of the Day: ken

Good idea for a start page: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Interesting if I ever need to edit a sound file: What is Audacity?

Some poems by one of Ji-Hwan's favourite poets, translated from Korean to English courtesy of BabelFish:


When as you under loving the hungry person it will be meeting
initially in this world from, inside mind it catches alive all and it
wants staying but in order for to do from the life inside which is not
the possibility of staying the possibility of pleasing it is it loves
you me, it is good

It will increase it waits and it holds and in the breast inside
tedious the person and the person whose also width U is good in inside
width is a person whom only one person log like life it loves the
thing is the day when it is happy

It thinks no matter how and also it thinks and the eye it winds
and and it thinks and and and the eye it floats and and and to think,
it tries it loves you it is good

As you under loving there will be a hungry person to this


Passes over the yearning Iran bookcase which will increase and the
people who rise

It does not love and not to be there is not it does not search
it does not come and and and what kind of promise and the people where
to make occasionally in thought inside and and smile it does not do

From childhood the people like that people whose life life Hoon
Hoon one sentiment is full until now nearly from far always

It does not meet certainly and the good person rises and the

Only the small cymbal it sees and at one fruit which grows the
same people


The day impression which meets you the truth was good

Good eye color, It does and the laugh one joint, There is warm care even on end of one joint,

During short time together it is but like the friend whom it
associates long the mind did not do the side

It grants well with the face which laughs the ends which I do
what kind of rule or the honor outfit without

It was and it was frank it shows like that the wall hundred box
was good truly

Only you reading an inside mind it is same

Only the bird which loses the nest searching the new nest it
was same

It was short and it meets but and it was joyful

It met the person who wants fixing a mind together in only five

It was happier receiving a rose flower one cluster than in the
person whom it loves as

You together will be and is the person who is better recording


You eye color it learned and met and to come to be familiar recently
with each other together is and side overlook became the person who is

It is lonely, It is lonely, From as cold as ice this distance B, When you bay it is always it is not lonely

With you together it is and it gets wet in inside mind and you
fragrance which holds inside mind is warm with with fragrance

Staying in only you breast it believes to cuddle in only the
breast inside you and it wants

You meets and when together it is and to good person our free
Rob when to peaceful Rob it is and all poems lum with the anxiety

You blame u ni where Ron wants leaving the boat of our love
together is and is the person

A poet recommended to me by Ji-Hwan: To you one which runs

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Monitor resolution: 85.894 x 86.102

Friday, March 26, 2004

I'm dropping SHELL=/bin/bash from my environment variables because eshell is complaining "Cannot find /bin/bash"

Thursday, March 25, 2004

My new start page:

Modifications to the Easter handout: add Springs Of Water. Add full wording for Memorial Acclamation.

Got to try this: Slashdot | Gimp Hits 2.0

Interesting: Slashdot | What's Your Browser Start Page?

To do: back up Microsoft Money file

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

I wonder what other open source software has won this award: The International Institute of Information Technologists

A possible answer to the WORDRET.MSI error? Google Search:

Do any versions of Java have a bug in which the JOptionPane buttons don't work?

todo: create a new System user that runs the blog update. And make sure scheduled tasks wake up the computer.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

todo: go over NVC feelings and needs inventory

I was discussing possible causes of a certain error message with H_____, and I was convinced that it was because the tables were in the schema, whereas he thought the tables were possibly not in the schema. Anyway, I started to feel kind of annoyed. Why? Perhaps because my needs for connection and being understood were not being met. On H_____'s side, I suppose his need for being understood also was not being met. He also seemed tired, having worked an hour of overtime, and so he may have needed rest as well.

Resolution: not to give any advice or thoughts until I fully understand the point of view of the other person. Or something like that anyway.

todo: visit Vic

Monday, March 22, 2004

The person who sold me the Gateway: Chris

To do: get missing CD from Gateway / Radio Shack

Easter choir: Gonnie, Tilly, Louise, Nan, Rocio, me, Charlie, Megan

todo: connect with Monica at church

The magic command to reset an internet connection: winipcfg

todo: learn the stirring chords from Copeland's Appalachian Spring

Easter choir notes:

Raf: different psalm

Rocio: memorial acclamation

Cantors: verses

Try publishing some of Dave's pics to the web.

RoadMatcher: quite possibly the "wrong tooltip" issue is related to the fact that the toolbox toolbar buttons are in the same ButtonGroup as the main toolbar buttons.

RoadMatcher tip: AutoConnectEndpointTool warp zone is that of the Local Warp adjustment method

Sunday, March 21, 2004

William Head 2004-03-21

pluck 8: Love Divine All Loves Excelling, H 92, CBW 625, v1+3+4

pluck 8: Amazing Grace, H 202, CBW 322, v1+2+4

pluck 8: Lenten Gospel Acclamation (G)

pluck 8: Holy, sheets, CBW 283A (E)

pick 6.5: Lamb (capo 1, Dsus+Csap)

fingerpick 6.5: Be Not Afraid, GPC 24, GP 8

pick 6.5: Blessing (G)

strum 5: And The Father Will Dance, GPC 11, GP 4

Master 2.9, Lo 15, Mid 15, Hi 5
Port 1: pluck 8, pick 6.5, strum 5

starfarers, entdecker, settlers, lotr, lotr confrontation, travel =
settlers, settlers card game, risk 2010, crokinole, scotland yard, =

to read: art history, like Paintings That Changed The World.

Read reviews: Python Annotated Archives

Mom really likes the stuff they sell at Hallmark

Mom's favourite communion songs: St Francis, Be Not Afraid. Follow with =

Msgr LaPierre's sermon on the prodigal son:

Hunger for meaning and belonging.

In contrast: self-righteousness, joylessness.

Ambassadors for Christ.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

A cool way to visualize your Java code. Must check this out. jGRASP Home Page

Here I learn that in Gnus if my mail group disappears all I need to do is press L: Google Groups: View Thread "problems getting mail in gnus"

This looks like an interesting site. I found it when looking for WinMerge. Programmers' Heaven - For free C++, Visual Basic, ASP, sourcecode, programming, javascript, code, delphi, pascal and more

Called Shaw Tech Support (Rick) because I got an error when trying to browse to any webpage. Solution: disable then re-enable the Local Area Connection

When given the choice between the Windows version of an app and the Cygwin version, I'll go with the Windows version, at least for my home PC. Then it'll likely work both from bash and the Windows Command Prompt.

Here's how I run Sitescooper:

perl -mplucker -maxstories 15 -nodates -nofooters -fullrefresh %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

Is Microsoft Money useful

diagnoses, denies, deserves, demands

sugg: end of day, recall 1 thing you regret (or otherwise feel strongly =
about), & nvc it (our needs then, my need now). Restitution.

request honesty or empathy or action

awareness meditation: 5-20 min, notice breath, watch mind wander, notice =
stories, feelings, sensations. Repeat. Do it at lineups.

I'm at Sister Judi's NVC Restorative Justice workshop.

punitive justice: punishment-based

restorative justice: needs-based

awareness meditation

NVC is: What's my need what's your need

Sister Judi learns Kinisthetically & spatially.

Everything you say is requesting or thanking.

q: diff empathy (think: name), sympathy.

observation: camcorder

need = dream, hope, value

sympathy: draining, self-focused

position vs person

todos: read up on xp scheduled tasks; help mom to get on msn messenger

I used to say hello to people I walked past -- this was when I was in =
high school. But not anymore. I'd like to take the practice up again. =
Life is too short.

todo: record our playing of Through The Desert on BoardGameGeek

to do: choose music for Sunday for Sacred Heart, William Head

Found a recent update to PyBlogger here:

More info:

PyBlogger 1.5 Release
Blogger has changed the URL for the API endpoint once again. I have updated PyBlogger to point to the new location. This is the only change for version 1.5. You can get it here. (Thanks to Hamish Lawson for the heads up.)

Set the following environment variables, as per rxvt-2.7.10.README:

USER set to your username
SHELL set to /bin/bash

Setting the Works Address Book conduit to Do Nothing to prevent
duplicate addresses from appearing in the Palm. I suppose if I want
to sync the addresses, I'll need to do the following once in a while:

* set it to Synchronize
* HotSync. Get the duplicate addresses
* set it to Desktop Overwrites Handheld
* HotSync. Get the single addresses
* set it back to Do Nothing

Stuff to grab from my old computer: e-mail whitelist, old IE favourites, sitescooper configs

Trying to resolve the following Windows XP issue: a scheduled task I set up is not running when nobody is logged on. I found a tip on;en-us;812400 suggesting the following workaround: turn off the HID Input Service and reboot. I'll give that a go.

Friday, March 19, 2004

todo: run PyBlogger on login or logout, rather than hourly

todo: fix orange fountain pen (and maybe refill green one)

Thursday, March 18, 2004

todo: buy ink for the printer

Blog: I want the date font smaller

Name of my Chek 6 acquaintance: Rick

Find out what the RMS function is on my Discman.

Things to check out: Blogger Toolbar, JEdit PlugIns, HotSync'ing without =
logging in.
Install: ClockPop, SiteScooper, WorkRave.

I like the look of this blog, including the e-mail link at the top: =

To read: Dinosaur Brains.

Choir: Get last year's binder from the church. Also note what volume =
settings we used for Christmas.

Ticket To Ride

Discovered that ampersands in directory names cause grief for XP's Task