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 - get to the hacking, 3152 mails in the inbox,
none of them pullable from Maildir ... found maildir2mbox and managed
with some help to start extracting my mail in a sensible way - 11Mb
of accumulated reading matter; sigh - no useful work today then.
- Started re-building the system bottom up, discovered we
still havn't released a libgnomeprint[ui] set for the platform beta;
sigh. Wrote a status report - not enough this last week.
- Slogged at E-mail, some amusing flamewars arrived and
passed, closed some bugs, more slogging. Updated my mail filters;
Did a libgnomeprint[ui]-1.107.0 release set.
- Finally got to re-building Nautilus - almost at the
top of the stack it seems; horay.
- Wow - a massive storm overhead, never heard lightning
and thunder so close; an almost searing crackling sound - plenty of
power surges; got off line - thank God for laptops. Then the rain
... lots of it ... and hail, more lightning, lost power after a
while. Looking out of the window into the courtyard - the rain
looked like the wind was blowing downwards, the palm trees bent
right over. Battened down the hatches variously, sat in the
sudden darkness, the rain falling out of the sky in great sheets,
hopefully melting the growling clouds away.
- Carried on doing things to at-spi. Suddenly the storm
receeds, leaving no power and the girl from above's towel on a bit
of tree outside my window. Beautiful blue sky and sunshine within
a few minutes. More hacking, then a tentative inspection as to
quite why the power is down. It seems some clown's roofing skills
are not quite up to getting the tin roof to stay on the building.
long strips of twisted galvanized roofing blown right across the
road, and severed the power lines.
- Struggled with extreme CORBA badness, something very,
very odd going on in at-spi. If only I could get on-line, but no
sadly the modem needs external power.
- J' arrived home late - train badness, and forgotten
keys + video doorbell not working - oh for a piece of string and
- Went for a run - lots of broken glass on the roads,
some cars wiped out, one roof in strips draped over a huge broken
tree. Felt re-invogorated, started cooking in the half light, and
then showered in the dark, a nice candle-lit dinner, bed early.
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)