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 6.30am, wow. Too early. Vigorous shower in
freezing shower room; what fun.
- Committed files I forgot to gb. Fixed the xpdf
build problems for a Sun chap, chewed pending mail. Quick
breakfast, off to the train.
- Re-jigged the evolution work on the train, started
to write talk in the Airport, noticed commit failed on xpdf;
drat. Discovered if you run magicpoint in wm managed mode you
can prototype your presentation extremely quickly, since it
re-parses the file when it changes.
- Exciting times reviewing the progress of the last
- It turns out, just before take off ( a little late
to book an alternative Airline ), that Ryan air don't allow
hacking during flight, it seems they also charge for food, and
I have nay a pound on me. Amusingly the taxi drivers were on
strike involving a long walk from the bus station to the hotel
[ well ok, this was since decoding 5 3 7a 32 into a way to
catch a bus from the station there, was too taxing ].
- Lovely hotel room, very central, excellent.
- Met Mike, from a small Linux consultancy who had
written some interesting handwriting recognition type stuff
and was interested in integrating it into Nautilus; showed him
my gesture code; fascinating stuff.
- Interesting IBM guy; "Mainframes arn't expensive
some of them are under 1/2 Mil USD", Dell guy talking a different
tune, they seem to have a big partnership with RedHat. It's so
good to have Redhat pushing Gnome.
- Waited around and met John, Furgle and Rusty.
De-camped to AnteFacto HQ for Beer, wine, nibbles and Pizza.
Grilled Rusty as to his talk the next day ( which I have to miss
sadly ). Lots of interesting stuff in efficient rsync, apt proxy's
gzipping gubbins, binary compression, oh and loads of other things.
Scads of fascinating LinuxCare information, grief.
- Trecked back across town, nice room, hacked up my
presentation. No Bible ! terrible, of course, every time one takes
one there is always one already there, and VV. Blissful sleep.
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)