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, got to the mail chewage. Alex
is doing really great work on Nautilus, it's very
encouraging, and it's nice that Ximian and RH people
are both hacking on the same module in the same
direction. Fixed a libbonoboui issue. Mail from Tony-John
an old friend from Cambridge, working for ARM now -
- J' sent an interesting link to the British
Government's take on globalization
which seems to be the fasionable peeve of the typical
middle class anti-establishment protestor today. Worth
a read, at least the short version.
- More mail chewing, closed some bugs, updated
my Nautilus to the Gnome 2.0 snapshots version. Wow, Dad
brought me coffee and biscuits in my room, and is going
to get my VGA cable for the Sun - extremely kind.
- Realized I could build gstreamer on a separate
prefix, since all the Gnome 2.0 libs are now system libs,
great - tried that.
- Got my system up and running, and
substantialy fixed and working. Damien pointed me at
aiptek with $20
refurbished webcams, which work with GnomeMeeting
apparently. Sadly couldn't work out how to place a UK
- Read an excellent essay on how to code for
the maintenance programmer here,
particularly amusing the header defining different
things depending on how many times you include it.
- Spent ages trying to get the Sun machine
to play ball with various VGA monitors with absolutely
no joy. Took it into my local PC assembler friend
but to no avail, saw the joys of CDE but only on a
flickery flatpanel thing, it seems there is no easy
way to fix the unfeasibly high boot resolution
requirements. Tried to get a serial console to the
thing, but no cable - very frustrating.
- Did a libbonoboui-1.112.1 release.
Accelerated nautilus by stopping all 5 nautilus
processes doing an 800ms vfs mime type db parse when
only 1 was really needed, committed. Did a
bonobo-activation-0.9.5 release with some of the
speedups and cleans in there. Fixed a libbonoboui
stock icon bug.
- Wrote a status report. Phoned J', 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)