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
- Project day; started by upgrading my BIOS to get full duplex
sound support. Then I got annoyed by the garbage on my screen, this also
screwed up my GUADEC bonobo talk, so decided to attack the creature with
a screwdriver. Umpteen screws later I discovered the loose one ( it had
cunningly fallen out ) and some of the elegance of laptop innards. DV.
the problem is fixed now.
- Resolved to use D.V. more.
- Worked lots on project, very tedious. Eventualy I discovered
my mental block, got the UDP connection working nicely and quit whilst I
- BBC comedy evening is a terrible threat to coding hours;
'Perfect World' is more than excellent, it remains to be seen if the
unrelenting brinkmanship will retain its comic effect for long.
- Wasted time on IRC, updated everything, chewed mail. Interesting
mail from Eric Galluzo, it's nice to find more Christians lurking around
the place. Grief, even more co-incidentaly we appear to have been sharing
the same life for a while, though I get it later it seems. He also plays the
vile-din rather better than I.
- Paid again by Quantel
what heros, they know they are not going to employ me but they are still
sponsoring me; buy their systems.
- Mailed Keith Packard about my project, apparently he too has
done it already, although he seemed to have rather more good ideas lurking
in there than I.
- Killed some inlining in gnumeric in favour of macros, inline
functions totaly confuse gdb. It seems gnumeric got a favorable
review at LinuxCare.
Found some serious bugs in my range list fragementation code and re-wrote it at
some considerable length.
- Added Joe Orton's Chess program to gb.
- Discovered some wonderful photos of people ( particularly me )
looking strange, the
Helix Code picture is naturaly the best.
- Committed Peter's fixes for libglade, it seems it didn't work well
for grabbing bonobo controls by name.
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)