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 late, instant E-mail check, mail from J'
excellent. Calculated her phone number by various means, and
phoned her - 10am => 7pm. Half an hour's chat - priceless.
- Read a fascinating article in the IEE journal
about a new type of high pressure, internal combustion gas
turbine invented in Britain by a chap called Roland Heap
setup to sell it - strangely nothing there currently.
A fascinating, extremely clued up design - no obvious flaws
[ as with Wankel's seals ], can be augmented with steam up
to very high saturations - in the auxiliary expansion /
exhaust chambers. Very efficient, horribly simple - should
be a winner.
- To work, chewing Mail. It looks like Sebastian
will come and help on ORBit2 as well - hopefully importing
the ORBit-mt thread safety and helping nail our threading
issues before they happen: excellent news.
- Phone call with Mark McLoughlin, seemingly
enjoying his time at Sun, made some excellent points about
the stupidity of what I had asked him to do - very kindly.
Re-thought the approach.
- Very long phone interview with Jan Chong.
- Fixed another nasty poa problem, a BonoboUINode
issue and found a pango problem [ amazing what happens when
you use electric fence ], more libbonoboui thinkos, mostly
from porting. Finaly test-ui runs to the end without
crashing, time to re-hash and forward port Alex's UI speedups.
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)