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, off to Julia's work - a fast
connection at last. Some charities scrounge off businesses,
but this one man business scrounged B/W from a charity, hmm.
- Committed libgnomeprint fixes, chewed mail.
- Havoc doing some nice work across gnome 2.0
now, patches to libbonobo etc. great ! Fixed up the
gtkhtml2 build for the new glib, patch to Andersca. Lots
of fun mail.
- Bandwidth - so Red Carpet time !, pulled down
the Codeweavers Wine stuff - fun new channels in RC - good
stuff. Luckily snarfed SO a while back inside Ximian.
- Lauris was
interviewed on linux.com today.
- It seems that Philippe Fremy of KDE KParts
fame is reading through bonobo and asking lots of sensible
questions - which is nice.
- Frb having some evil problems with 'tuning'
on UltraSparc; and printing guint64's in generated code in
ORBit-stable ( well libIDL's IDL_LL really ). That sucks.
- Realised my recent slug talk hadn't uploaded
at all well, so sorted that mess out.
- Re-build Nautilus from source for the first
time in forever and a day, to try and address Darin's bug.
- Found Gorden's notes on warfare
here, very condensed, also the church's page on the
- Back to gconf - questing for interoperability
between gnome 1.4 and gnome 2.0 a worthy goal indeed. It
seems gconf doesn't work for me at all with the new code,
so it's hard to test interoperability :-) Back to gal and
sanity, sorted out a load of GDK types and their marshalers.
- Helped Julia put together her information packs
for some charity seminars next week.
- Off to Sydney Concert hall ( next to the Opera
house, and in the same style ), picked up our
tickets for the concert. Back to a strange Oyster restaurant
for dinner. Fine wine, a sad New York steak - avoid that
cut; and a nice blackforest cheesecake.
- Nearly late for the concert; J' looking
georgeous in her pink dress thing; lovely music: Dvorak's
Carnival Overture, Op 92. Then Samuel Barber's violin
concerto, with Cho-Liang Lin on violin. Interesting how
the emotion in music transcends cultural and even tonal
barriers, very good. Then a break - managed to mistake
the Opera house for the concert hall returning from the
loo - sigh. Then Brahms symphony no. 2 in D Major, Op 73.,
less inspirational but well executed.
- Back home, to bed late - very tired indeed.
Interestingly the function of the street lighting in
Hornsby seems primarily designed to strip you of your
night vision, whilst simultaneously leaving the majority
of the road in darkness. Scary for lone girls.
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)