Friday, May 8, 2009

Misc thoughts

I've decided to move my e-mail to gmail. Observations:
  • The use of labels vs. folders seems nice, but I miss the hierarchical nature of folders which I can't seem to obviously replicate in labels. In addition, if I create many labels, I don't see any way of putting more important labels higher up, making them easier to find.
  • Moving my old mail over is painful; the only way I know of is to dump mail from a folder to my inbox, then label it after gmail slooowly sucks it in.

I'm mostly working from home. Hopefully, the use of svn, gmail, google sites and docs, and the Windows remote desktop + openVPN will make that fairly productive for me.

Since Vika also uses lots of google stuff, I do all my work in IE (ick) while she uses Firefox, so we can keep both accounts open at the same time.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Getting organized again

It's time to get organized and try to keep track of what I'm doing:
  • Participate in group site redesign
  • Write a summary for the group web pages plus an extended summary / mini-paper.
  • Write a "how to read a paper" set of questions
  • Finish the review paper
  • Present / introduce twist theory
  • PIC24 debug / improved comm support