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
- Up at 8 or 1pm real time, and off to Long Island Rail road via a bank.
Normally one would struggle with the ATM for some time but on this occasion the
machine was friendly and submitted instantly. Then to Stony Brook station and
on to the Big Apple. Struggled with the tutorial on the train.
- Arrived at (William) Penn St. nice walk down 7th Av. to the NY
Sheraton. Beggining to grasp the geography slightly. Booked in, the room
embodies oppulence with guilding everywhere ( well polished brass but that's
what they want you to think ). Wonderful view of Time Square from the umpteenth
- Got sidetracked by an old gnumeric bug report; decide to commence
the long delayed re-write of the excel import Biff layer, adding much needed
instability as gnumeric moves towards 1.0.
- Went for a brisk walk before dinner, luckily it has got warmer but
the snow is still smoothing central park nicely. Played with the free coffee
machine, after a while I discovered it was no good trying to circumvent steps
3-5 of the idiot proof instructions and got a cup of coffee. Discovered that
my Credit card hadn't cleared correctly, amusingly after I gave the agency a
bit of distance learning as to the correct spelling of my name they issued a
replacement card. However it appears not to work, a rather minor oversight on
their part no doubt. Providentialy suspecting just such an occurence I disobeyed
the instructions to cut the old card into 13 separate pieces, thus avoiding the
neccessity of brushing up my igloo construction techniques.
- Discovered the someone that had destroyed styles xml-io, began to
doubt my sanity; realised I must change my CVS password. Searched for culprit;
took longer than expected due to the total abscence of a ChangeLog entry for
the breakage. Was appalled.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)