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, more bits for my talk. Arrived, did my talk ( 10am
guys ), went fairly uneventfully my demo of how robust gnumeric is to
component failure crashed =) doh; usually it works fine very very
- Dan's evolution talk, totaly packed, people sitting on the
floor at the back, tried to debug some evil problem with incorrect scaling
of gnome-print line widths, found and fixed it. Then the Berlin guys got
hold of Miguel and we had a big discussion over whether to do monikers
inside the POA and use the IOR as the name space.
- Dinner with Donald Becker, Miguel, Jody, Chema, Mike,
Chris, Dan & jpr discussed structured storage, control property
pages etc. Mike volenteered to write a standard bonobo-canvas component
for the basic bonobo canvas types which would be great.
- Chris' talk, I went to pack and arrived only at the end for
some of the questions; shame. Sat around and talked to Chema at the end
- Resolved that we should get a new release of gnome-print
before we start cooling the builds for gnome 1.4. CVS is in a right mess
in terms of various stages of printing fixedness, I badly need my memory
- Left the lads talking about the 'adventure shell', and
various ways to please the 'standard file format' bigots. Stephen
Tweedie's excellent suggestion was to use a binary format but top and
tail it with an xml tag. Clearly it is impossible to do reliable
transactions and journaling on top of a zip / tar / most archive files.
- Said goodbye to the guys & head for the airport; now for
some serious hacking.
- Resolved to put my slides up here when I have got them in some
sort of order.
- Watched Erin Brockovich, nice film about hexavalent
chromium poisoning supposedly based on a true story, gripping and
fascinating. Sadly PG&E comes off badly, again. Strange that a film
that glorifies no-win no-fee lawyers, revels in brutalizing another
defenceless corporation and readily admits that the damages awarded
were unrealistic should be fun to watch.
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)