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
- Got up early, unsurprised by Federico's slumbers. Breakfast, acosted
by the mad, but extremely friendly, Italian. Followed Keelyn, Matt Loper, Ettore,
and Harold to see Notre Dame, la Tour Eiffel, Mars field etc. Returned to ENST in
time to see Miguel's Evolution talk which was fun. More hacking, random gnumeric
commit ( so it builds again ).
- Purchased postcards but no stamps; my normal strategy is to write them
at the airport, in this case the Gare de Nord will suffice. Decided that it is
imperative to purchase the horribly, sickeningly, frighteningly attractive young
lady that plays the flute in Orchestra at Church a beautiful pink silk scarf. I
am convinced that pink is fashionable although this is presumably the knell of
death for it.
- Talked to Tim Janik about case insensitive string hashing, it seems
hash functions start religious wars, 'My hash function is better than yours' etc.
Either way, I think we found some common ground and with luck...
- To dinner with jpr, amaury and dirk which was fun. It turns out later
that Dirk is the ideal guy to talk to Tim from the FSF. Good to talk some more
about the future of gIDE.
- To the boat for the Helix Code
party, great fun. Managed to scrounge a book of Matthieu Lacage and get everyone
to sign it which was good. Lots of interesting UK people around, particularly Rob
W a 'conglomerate' guy. Also daced with Telsa ( what an honour ) and had random
photographs taken all over the place. NB. I should try looking less wierd. One
of the nicest comments of the night from Dan Winship, that 'I was like a British
Miguel'; high praise indeed.
- Decided Nat's BonoboPropertyBag Interface rocked, and that I was a
half wit. Amazing what far too much alcohol can do to ones head. Decided instead
of re-writing it, to implement a far, far simpler point to point PropertyBagSimple
interface with no listerner interface, and to CORBAify the normaly PropertyBag
changed handler so that many remote views could listen to the model's properties.
This needs more serious thought, Nat foolishly said he trusted me with Bonobo,
he even promised T-shirts and CD's for Norwary.
- Discovered that some people actualy read this drivel; amazing.
- Returne aux l'hotel Ibis avec le georgeous Keelyn, et distributee
liberalement les CD 'GUADEC' dans la Metro. This caused quite some bemusement.
Still no silk scarf.
- Discovered and listened to a high brow discussion between Keith and
Raph ( pronounced wraiph ), amazing what you can learn by talking to people who
know what they are talking about. Even Owen Taylor was listening and only adding
comments from time to time. The B/W was too high for my bemused state so I bid
a retreat to bed and such frivolities as diary writing.
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)