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 6.00am, breakfast, finished packing - Father
took me to the station. Train to Manchester - a staggering 130UKP
- Fixed a couple of ORBit2 sillies, and then spent hours
banging my head against linc brokenness - trying to chase why the
Unix domain socket failed to bind with 'Address already in use'
if run without a sleep in the init, sigh.
- Extensively re-wrote chunks of Bill's 'spi' thing,
and commented on it at length; if only ORBit2 worked I could try
and fix his issues. Dog tired.
- Decided to start writing my talk instead.
- Arrived. Managed not to find the hotel despite it
being right in front of me, eventualy noticed it after touring
- Met all manner of interesting people / old friends -
Dick Porter, David Faure [ of KDE fame ], Dave, Al Riddock,
Steve GFS, Ole GPhoto, etc. Scoffed biscuits to fob off hunger
- Dick's Palm pilot crashed ( reset ) whilst
changing the screen brightness - wicked.
- Several interesting talks, met Luke Leighton - and
his g/f Heather, seems a nice girl, had tea together and discussed
DCE, CORBA, SMB, Advagato etc. nice chap.
- Back to see a reconstruction of the 'Manchester Baby' -
the first stored program computer, very fun.
- Had an extremely long discussion with David Faure about
the overhead of C++, particularly in combination with MI & RTTI, had
a long disassembly session.
- Off to the Chinese restaurant, whilst learning the
marvels of KWord. Sat with Al Riddoch, and had an enlivening
conversation with Andrew [ to my left ] and Al, about many matters
to do with faith, conduct, politics, hacking etc. and much wine.
Andrew it transpires is a X'stian.
- Back to my room - helped Christian polish his RAD
Python / GNOME talk for tommorow - looks good. Fooled around with
mine [ suddenly realized I didn't have MagicPoint installed, or the
MS fonts, or the TTF server - argh... ].
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)