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
- Assisted a friendly professor with his ailing FTP site at
the crack of 10.00am, this entailed not enough sleep.
- Hacked on gnome print bits, moved the Glyph outline cache
into the gt1 code, this should save lots of RAM and retain the speed.
It seems we get a ~factor of 7 memory reduction 11Mb -> 1.4Mb and no
perceptible speed degredation; excellent.
- Committed Saw's fix to my old Lotus import code.
- Committed Dom's accelerated mmapped stream gb string reading code,
improved various bits of it.
- Set off for home; got enviegled into the boat race. An
incredibly exciting race, sat on the edge of the chair making strange
boatie gesticulations at the TV. Still, the Oxford team were better on
the day, jolly good row. Inspiring to see the Cambridge crew still rowing
their hearts out whilst well behind. Caught the train in the setting sun,
extraordinarily beautiful, not unlike the lady I sat next to; how do I
always get caught in this trap.
- Struggled with the gb object system to take my mind of my
predicament. Resigned myself to yet another performance loss, the whole
thing is quite incredible really.
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)