Friday, May 20, 2016

140: My Cup Runneth Over

For someone who's supposed to be quitting his job today was exceptionally busy at work. Because of the number of things left to do, I decided to spend the entire day at Ateneo. Quite a good thing, too. Tomorrow we're presenting our work on the Mindanao Open Data Archive and we still had a couple of kinks to work out on the new server. If all else fails, we go back to the old server, but I'd rather not. I conferred with B-- on the remaining problems and we got them ironed out, finally. Later in the afternoon, I briefed the survey team on the use of SDAPS. Again more work yet remaining, not the least of which involves streamlining a questionnaire with close to 1,800 data points. I am lucky to have J-- working with me on this.

Today was also graduation day for our Art of Poetry MOOC class. Unfortunately only N--- and K-- from the external participants came to attend (the rest were the library staff.) N-- read a delightfully sassy Hiligaynon poem, also with an English translation. I met the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer and the guys running the American Spaces office in Manila. We had a nice chat about the program. And I got a lot of loot, the best of which was A Bountiful Harvest: The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965, a lovely coffee table book.