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
- Updated eog and xpdf in order to fix them in the car.
Fixed xpdf and committed.
- Driven by my maniac brother to Southampton, he insists on
driving too fast, squeueing across the road etc. The car died just
before we arrived, it seems one of the water pipes split and all the
water drained out until the engine just siezed. It drunk a full
watering can a nice chap with a morris minor lent us. We finaly
arrived, but left a rather watery trail behind us, called the AA
and unpacked. A jolly fellow turned up to fix it, and in an hour
we were returning on the road.
- After displaying my remarkable lack of skill at the wheel
particularly getting from 5th into 4th not 2nd, and 4th into 2nd etc.
but luckily without stalling, we got home safely. phew.
- Hacking again, a stressful but fruitful conversation with
Darin and John. Lots more input into bonobo, more useful changes.
- Wrote a little sample code to demo the new UI handler
coping with popup menus, started to expunge old style code into
the compat layer.
- This involved a rather dramatic API re-ordering with almost
0 internal code change. Spent ages cleaning various bits to make all
the neccessary API horrors to happen at once. Set off gtkhtml, nautilus,
gnumeric and evolution all building in parallel, feeding each one fixes
as and when.
- Evolution, of course; by far the most intensive user of
UI related stuff takes a 'long time' TM to fixup, and growing as
people enthusiasticaly use the code ( or something =). Net result,
6.45am and still not finished. Drat. Cheap phone calls run out soon.
- It seems a combination of an e-table commit and Iain's
seemingly totaly non-functional summary code. With the files not even
in the Makefile.am it just cannot have been tested before committing.
Read about L-somethingorothers, with productions similar to chomsky's
but executing in parallel, Ariel has to write a paper on them
- Saw the evil socket bug that people have been moaning
about for ages, 'fixed' it and sent mail to Owen the Oracle asking
him to take a look. Finaly finished the evolution changes and
testing at 8.05am, and there is still something odd going on with
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)