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, chewed mail, off to get the train
to Finland ( amazing things these trains ) - discovered
at the station that Nautilus is loading all svg icons
and rendering them far too large, and then spending
ages interpolating them down to a smaller size. Added
more librsvg tests, it seems it's a factor of ~5
faster to render them at the right size to start with,
without measuring the gdk_pixbuf scaling hit, good,
now to make Nautilus more intelligent.
- Got to Heathrow extremely early, hacked in
the lounge. Discovered not seeing any text in icons was
down to having some horrible default document pixmap in
- Made Metacity handle vertical workspace
traversal, but realised that moving things across
workspaces is almost impossible, so quit back to
sawfish. Spent a while struggling with pango getting it
to render 'reset' to a pixbuf, learned a lot.
- Arrived in Finland, phoned TigerT, and
got a Taxi to the hotel, the sea is frozen around the
edge of the harbour - don't remember seeing the sea
frozen before. Eat a sandwich, phoned J' and bed, nice
and warm in the hotel.
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)