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 4.45am - heard the very crack of dawn.
It seems in Australia they have manic bird song at strange
times - apparently they are on heat or something.
- Off to the airport to pick up Julia's division's
director - Jenny, just in from England. Took her to her hotel
and then wandered off through 'Hyde Park' - a relatively good
imitation of the original in taste terms.
- Wandered up through the parks, to the harbour, and
then to the bottom of Sydney bridge - famous for its big-ness.
Sadly we needed to be on the roadway a hundred feet above to
get into the museum we discovered. Trecked back through 'The
Rocks' via. a very fine sandwich shop ( for breakfast ), and
walked round to the real shebang.
- Lots of amazing facts, statistics and images of
the bridge being built - a double cantilevered structure whilst
being built - and upon joining both sides an arch. An amazing
feat of engineering really.
- Back through town via. many bookshops. Tried to buy
a book on massage without it being riddled with 'Shatisu',
'Reflexology' and other trendy 'new age' nonsense. Eventualy
located one - horay.
- Then to the AMP tower, rocketed up it in a nice
elevator and had an 'eat as much as you can' dinner which was
very nice. The seating area revolved at about ~ 1cm / sec
relative velocity ( at external diameter ) leaving the central
serving area and extremity windows static. Slow enough that
your seat was mostly where you left it in relation to the bar
when you got back.
- On the way down discovered that the shell
of the structure was mutliply perforated, and that if you looked
down the lift shaft, you could see a very long way verticaly
down - fun; the girl was scared, and needed hugging - mental
note - must go up more tall buildings.
- Wandered round some girl clothing shops looking
for a particular dress; still trying to calm my nervousness
at being seen in lingerie stores. Not convinced that decent
men get dragged in that sort of place;
- One gets assaulted by the sheer volume of
different types colours, and styles of the things - the
amazing extent of human vanity. Tried to work out whether it
was women's vanity ( all his Y's are plain white ), or
whether's it's man's folly reflected in women trying to
attract them with pretty colours. Came to a compromise 50-50
- Train back home, dog tired. Snoozed all afternoon,
on examination my foam mattress has contracted a chronic case
of mildew from lying on the floor, sigh, and I thought the bad
smell was me.
- Watched an interesting documentary about the
evolution of feet etc. slightly marred by somewhat polemical
atheism - and not letting the creationists answer their
accusers, and having no evolutionist christians to provide
a balanced view of the faith they were so happy to pan.
- Dinner, bed - a long and fun day.
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)