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 7.30; start re-structuring my talk to make
it jive nicely with Miguel's, using the snappy new Helix Corporate
look. Breakfast in the Hotel, cooked whatnots. Everone loves to
pan the hotel but I think it is easily functional.
- To the conference with Stephen and Debian project
leader pronounced Vie-Hard with a clh in the middle, went a very
circuitous route under my optimistic leadership. Realised my
talk was at 11.30 not 10.30, doh. Feel dead.
- Met Al. Riddoch, excellent chap, did my talk. Lots of
interest by various guys in using Bonobo, which is so cool. Miguel
seemed not to like my talk, and was strange about coming to lunch,
sad, still the talk was too quick by half. It seems Mike who runs
the Imperial Unix setup is switching his machines to Helix Gnome,
what a hero.
- Much standing around and talking, a tad of hacking on
Bonobo, fixed the object finalization bug, I imagine this will
throw up a load more bugs; urk. Talked with Stephen Tweedie about
meta data; it seems there are good reasons for doing it all in user
land, definately. Got slated by Samba man for gb; again, everyone
thinks it will breed macro virii.
- Off to some bar to eat, drink and be merry. We talked
about books instead of computers. Then we had a nice presentation
of religions as virii, meme something or others. This seems to help
people prop up their atheism as 'uninfected' people. Anyway, it
was interesting to hear that Hans Reiser never has doubts about
his atheism and lost his faith at the age of 5 along with believing
in Father Christmas. Amazingly, he summarized Christianity as
salvation by faith alone for his meme theory, but the idea is
rather unformed I think.
- Bored with sitting around talking rubbish to people
and forgetting peoples names again, decide to go home to go to
my home Church tommorow; of course everyone thinks I just hate
them [ again ].
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)