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, the monitor arrived and I set about
getting to know Solaris, after some considerable hassle
manged to get ethernet (hme0) to appear, discovered the
machine is a 200Mhz, 128Mb, 64 bit thing - which will
hopefully be deadly slow.
- Discovered that SunOS 5.8 is Solaris 8 ( and
also Solaris 2.8 ): useful. After creating /etc/hostname.hme0
containing my hostname, and /etc/defaultrouter containing
the router name, updating /etc/hosts and finally discovering
I need to add 'dns' to hosts in /etc/nsswitch.conf I'm
on-line. Set to installing Ximian Gnome, only got a
1.4Gb disk, which promises to be rather 'interesting',
the marvels of nfs ... oh, and no C compiler / debugger.
- Committed my eel preferences expansion to
handle enums in the Nautilus way, tested my nautilus
changes fairly extensively, seems ok. Committed them and
- Made throbber activation asynchronous, and
reduced the runtime throbbing penalty. Worked at getting
the multiple display stuff to work nicely in nautilus,
it's getting there - now if only we had a multi-displayable
Gtk+ we could be so much more efficient. Stopped the
nautilus news component from spewing warnings from the crud
XML that people like slashdot call RDF.
- Off to Newmarket to see Julia, coming back
from BHP's outfit nr Wales. Dinner, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)