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 early, off to London for the UKUUG's Linux Developers Event.
Chewed mail at the station.
- Conference, met Miguel, sat around and hacked, argued
variously about things. Demo'd guppi3 to Miguel who was wowed,
great. Miguel's talk; all about Bonobo, drat that was my talk title
swallowed, interesting talk though. Sat around marvelling at Rick
V.R's concentration as he stared at his laptop, turns out he was
playing railroad tycoon. Discovered a boxed set of the wonderful
Debian GNU/Linux distribtion that had been shrink wrapped with a
non-free CD; gack.
- Spent ages hacking the dr-genius 3D graphing
functionality into a Bonobo component, lots and lots of hacks,
grief that code sucks.
- Alan & Telsa turned up and Alan spoke on Linux 2.4,
the short version. De-camped to some Turkish food joint; I was
initial sceptical instinctinvly prefering 'good roast beef' to
'filthy foreign food', but in this case I was pleasantly suprised.
- Fulfilled my duty as Helix UK's entertainment manager
by trying to get Miguel to a suitable Club; sadly we were
misdirected to the Ministry of Sound, by a long way. Ended up in
some strange place with a penetrating beat. Oscilated variously
on the dance floor and had an opportunity to disect and pity
variously the people who come to this place 'on the pull'. Of
course, as in smoking everyone is 'addicted' from the first puff
[ somehoe it doesn't seem cool to be a peer group pressure
victim ], I assume that people ostensibly go to clubs because
they like dancing. In reality I suspect it is merely the human
craving for intimacy, being expressed in a particularly futile
form. A jaded view, but I'm tired.
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)