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, J' set off into the blue to BHP on
the west coast; sad. Dirk-Jan published his
bonobo wizard article - well worth a read.
- A good 'ole Australian family row going on
upstairs and across; somewhat distressing - an enraged
couple shouting at each other. Sent my at-spi patch to
Bill H, with a drasticaly ameliorated commentary.
- Owen finally replied to my mail - right,
well after one could possible get changes into gtk+,
rejecting the suggestion that we might want some decent
built in automated leak checking; sad. Still, there is
hope for gtk+ 2.2, and until then, everyone's apps'll
- Did some more genericization of the ORBit
GIOP code - nice code savings are possible, but it'll
need some savaging really.
- Onto at-spi, some nice code cleans; header
fixage, comment correction, added a library header.
Committed a set of cleans; Owen fixed my GtkPlug bug -
horay. Off to CAF to take J's laptop, which turns out
to be neccessary :-) raining pretty proficiently.
- Hacked at-spi on the train, regaled at
some volume by some proto-socialite of limited
intelligence and vocabulary discussing her recent
party with some mates.
- Realised that I suddenly liked Australia,
had become aclimatized, the rain helped. Got to CAF,
committed the bits from the train. Out for lunch with
- Got back; checkout out OpenOffice - detected
acute brokenness in the checkout instructions; mailed
Sander, more wide scale brokenness in at-spi, lots of
fixing. Started building OpenOffice in the idle cycles.
Upgraded glibc via red-carpet, a risky strategy miles
from the nearest RH install set.
- OO build stuffed by a lack of Java -
amazingly the Sun download page refuses to let you
accept their stupid (non [L]GPL) license, which
sucks totaly. Why can Open Office not build certain
bits optionaly. Mailed my last at-spi patch ( before
blocking ) and some questions to Bill.
- Sat around and re-wrote the ORBit2
memory allocation code, to optimize more for size
and speed. Poked substantialy further into the code,
lots of room for improvement. Dog tired, bed.
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)