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 early, shower, breakfast, started to pack for Boston
sidetracked by the E-mail mountain. It's raining very hard - but
that's global warming; sorry climate change for you - we get
unpredictable weather, just like we've always had; what a change. Not
looking forwards to walking to the station. Strangely the wind seems
extremely uniform - either that or gravity has moved to ~15 degrees
from the normal I wonder if the drops inertia and it's long fall have
an significant smoothing effect on its direction.
- Did a new bonobo-config release with Martin's fixes, did
a libgnomecanvas2 release, now all of libbonoboui's dependencies
should be satisfied. Still no real mail from J.
- Finaly got a nice, and most amusing mail from J, replied
at length; it's so much easier talking somehow. Finished packing, and
Alex kindly gave me a lift to the station.
- Hacked a little on the train - the plane was delayed
doh. Hacked up a solution for Evolution's transient problems;
excellent, works really nicely - almost quite simple.
- Implemented CORBA_TypeCode_equivalent, very simple.
- Talked to an interesting Indian girl on the plane,
a nutritionist working for the USAID, doing surveys on nutrition
in Syria, fascinating stuff. Learned more, a new perspective on
the varied politics of the middle East, and also nutrition in the
fertile crescent, agro economics, the amazing possibilities of
generitcaly engineering crops to produce a full complement of the
vital amino acids we need etc. Much food for thought.
- Looked over the libgnomeui API, saw some of Shrek
without any sound - rather impressed by the fabric modeling,
rather realistic dress the heroine wears, and the wedding dress
- Knocked up another self-help hacking guide for the
Ximian folks. Read over the libglade HEAD test code. Had a bit
of fun hacking up the strace type thing for ORBit2 - looking good
so far, very good in fact.
- Finaly arrived - mailed J; bagels & cream cheese !
wow. Managed not to locate the drinking session & the bulk of the
drunken Ximian mob, good thing - forgotten about the Aspirin by now.
I'm fairly convinced though that the majority of DVT is contracted
whilst waiting at the baggage carosell.
- Met Ettore and the other lads eventualy, met Chris
Toshok for the first time - seems a nice guy. Back to the
barracks in Cheridy's car, driven by Alex. Bed at 1.30am,
extraordinarily hot - hmm.
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)