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 at 2.00pm, resolved to take life more easily.
- Wow; it seems my 2 year old un-committed sequence
point spec violation patch for gcc has been resurected and is
being persued by Joseph Myers ( at Cambridge in fact ).
Designed to flag warnings on things like n = n++; and other
bugs. In fact there are a load of fun things it finds ( these
can often be trapped in the wild lurking around loops or
comma operators ):
It seems Joseph knows what he is doing, more so than I
he wrote a man page entry and adated my test into a regression
test; what a hero.
- a [n] = b [n++];
- a = (a = 1) + 2;
- a = b [a++] = c;
- a = b = a++;
- a [i++] = i;
- Back to work, chewed mail.
- Helped Dad cook a birthday dinner for my mother,
very pleasant. Apart from forgetting to eat the starter ( Melon )
and the mints afterwards it was great.
- Church for a band practice, decided to play bass
instead of violin to make life more exciting.
- Darin fixed the radio button bug that we've
experienced, at least worked around the original problem in Gtk+.
- Discovered to my horror that the translation mechanism
would give me strings encoded in anything from utf8 to iso-latin-1,
libxml only accepts UTF8 strings, so I'm very stuffed indeed. Need
to add another layer of encoding and decoding, some people will get
UTF8 encoded UTF8, but life is hard. It seems this is a problem that
is rather too universal, roll-on Pango.
- So, Miguel had some nice ideas for hiding it all inside
bonobo which sound great, much encouraged. Miguel is happily hacking
away at monikers and property stuff.
- Too tired to finish it; 3.30am time for bed. Dell seem to
think my laptop will be here by the 17th; not a bad lead time.
- Update gnumeric to examine xml2pot, it seems someone
screwed the history, until it is fixed "just rm ChangeLog" and update
- It seems everyone, and the bloke they once met, are
proposing themselves for the Gnome Foundatiton board, they all look
so promising which ones do I vote for ? Worryingly _loads_ of non
hackers seem to be keen on joining the board which would be a
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)