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
- Awoken by flailing on Miguel's door ( the next door room ),
staggered to offer some advice to discover it was Tigert, went back to bed.
- Awoke again far later, ate breakfast and proceeded to the show,
sat around most of the morning. Had a brilliant demo of guppi3 by Jon which is
looking very nice indeed; discussed the various issues of bonoboizing it.
- Jukka Pekka crawled out of the woodwork today; was great to see
him. It turns out he had been there all along and hadn't introduced himself.
He managed to correct Jody's slurs against his nice solver code which was
- At lunch met Maciej, a Pole and nice guy. Discovered that exchanging
business cards was much like Pokemon and that we could make a fortune swapping
our sweet new Helix Code / Eazel cards.
- Nat decided I should do his Bonobo talk since he was rather tired.
Spent the morning taking all vestiges of clever code out of the eog animator
control so that I could use the gif produced by Tigert and drc for my glade
bonobo controls demo.
- 4 hours of talks; I was on after Miguel and HP, sadly my laptop
died a nasty death just as I needed it most. Luckily the kind Nautilus guy
swapped slots and gave an amazingly exciting demo of Nautilus. I was well
impressed. So much polish and attention to detail, and the product isn't
supposed to be near release yet. Very inspiring indeed.
- Managed to re-program my laptop by flexing various parts and
re-booting, extremely worried about giving my talk to all these clever people.
Talked far too quickly and not for very long. A couple of brief demos of
glade, and gnumeric with Miguel's great new charting support.
- Lent my laptop to tigert only to discover later that my background
had turned a funny colour, and there was a 'wilber' figure sitting in the corner.
- Afterwards wandered round and met Telsa which was plesant, I'm
looking forward to being slightly less pressurised in Norway which would be
- Talked to more of the Helix guys which was interesting. A very
diverse and fun crew; as Nat would say "We're going to kick some monkey ass".
- Off to dinner in town, talked to Owen and HP about Gnome-ifying
Emacs. It turns out their feeling about the emacs code is one of disgust and
loathing, and it seems difficult if not impossible to change the code base
significantly to allow GNOMEification from what they said.
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)