I think I'm finally getting into the groove of school-mode…

… but I'm still procrastinating a fair deal. I have got into a semi-habit of playing the Wii Fit regularly though so that's a start. Today I learned how to use IRC (thanks Michael!), and I downloaded iTunes (along with the new Vampire Weekend album, and some scattered tracks) to use my gift card. I'm not a huge iTunes fan — mostly because it all used to have DRM and I don't like DRM — I mean even if I do happen to own the tracks DRM could hypothetically make it unplayable years down the road given new computers etc. not effective! Mind you, nowadays it's supposed to be better — tracks are sold without DRM, and free music is free music, right?

We saw the Librarian and Archivist of Canada speak today at lunch. This was after we had two guest speakers in class so it was a lot of new faces to see and listen to today. Seems like the goals of the Librarian and Archivist of Canada are pretty huge but it would be really nifty if they are realized. We do need some permanence if digitization is to proceed. Otherwise what's the point if we'll have to redo it all again 3 or 5 years down the road?

I'm trying to stay on top of my readings for class. There are quite a few of them at the moment, as I never purchase texts or start reading before the first class actually happens, but I'll get there, I think.

Conference planning is coming along at a reasonable clip: FIP and HuCon are looking on track for success. The CKI DCON is behind schedule as per the norm, but at least they are making progress. I'm not about to stop them from doing their planning themselves, but I really hope that they make some decisions soon.

I fly to Denver in less than two weeks for Kiwanis business. I still feel like I have a tonne to learn and so much more to do in the coming days and weeks.