This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Put some more polish into new layout of gb; fixed up the remainder
of the include problems.
- Started on the gnumeric plugin with a vengance; fixed a load of sub
optimal code in the guile plugin to use the new set_user_data on FunctionDefinition.
- Arrived at Heathrow; contemplated why we have to checking 2 hours early
as I stood in a queue to have my explosive baggage examined. Watched the guy in front
try and grab a seat next to some hapless american female; even more amused when it
turned out his seat was actually next to mine, and he had tried to blag it but was
ousted by someone else. So, I got to talk to him; in Advertising apparently.
- Gazed at the clouds out of the window, beautiful; like an arctic
landscape with patches of sea. Remember Psalm 'When I survey the wonders of your
creation and the work of your hands ... what is man that you are mindful of him'.
- Hacked gb into gnumeric, implemented optional arguments in gb, and
improved all manner of promotions.
- Got round to adding more meat to my tutorial by the time the batteries
were finally giving up the ghost; memprof made it in though.
- Morten met me at the Airport and drove me to his great Company,
and after a guided tour ( interesting place ) on to his luxury flat. Nice shrimp,
pea and rice for dinner; mourned the abscence of the Jody, and discussed
hererical gnumeric ideas.
- Examined enough of Morten's thesis to become further convinced that
he is a genius; statements like "Knuth didn't think hard enough about equations
in TeX" make my hair stand on end. Very amusing discussion of the horrendous
inadequacy and numerical instability / imcompetancy of Excel's statistical
functions. More expo fodder. Various interesting computer related stuff &
nostalgia for the good old days of Turbo Pascal.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)