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, waited for Ettore to finish showering, taxi to the
convention centre, sat around in the speakers office writing our
'panel' presentation. De-camped to the room to continue, gave our
talk. A number of questions, managed to flame a guy a bit too much
( according to Ettore ) who was wanting to know how Kylix ( or
something ) fat into the whole picture.
- Wandered over to the KDE booth to experience KOffice,
and talk to Kurt. Saw StarCalc embedded inside Nautilus, and
attachments being fired up from evolution with StarOffice which was
nice. Wandered over to the Linux Greenhouse, Gnome and FSF booths,
good to see us well represented in various places.
- Met George Lebl at the Eazel booth, went to get food
then hit the Helix booth. Met an extremely tragic figure. This guy
boasted to me about his pimp site that linked prostitutes with
prospective clients, and the promised kick-backs this would give
him. Just stunningly awful. I remonstrated with him and didn't
hesitate to tell him what I thought of his dirty business. He
insisted that he was not profiting from human suffering; yes right.
- Watched Ian's presentation of red carpet and various
nice features of Helix Gnome, good work.
- Off to dinner with Miguel and Martin, and our Angel
Investor, interesting indeed, good food.
- The Gnome party; much fun. I met someone from LinuxCare
that knew Simon, good, he is still alive! talked to Chet from IBM
about accelerating / shrinking the CORBA bindings, rather
interesting. Talked to some other IBM guys about all manner of
things component and UI related.
- Back to the hotel to kip.
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)