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, took J' to the station - seems I
mis-calculated the times of the trains, bother. Saw her
off to San-Diego via Gatwick, sad.
- Back home, poked inside the Sun box, thought
I had almost no space on the disk, but in fact I have
2.5Gb, it's just on a different partition. I'd forgotten
that in the bad old days people liked to arbitrarily split
up their single disk into a confusing mass of partitions
in order ( I can only assume ) to make life excessively
difficult and inflexible for themselves.
- Started installing scads of stuff from Sunfreeware.com
several retries of various things - I dislike intermittant
software managers. It's a wonderful service for a blank Sun
though - thanks to Lyndon Drake for pointing me at it.
- Red Carpet it appears BadMatches before even
starting so ... still pressing Caps Lock instead of control
far too much.
- Made the panel do multi-display stuff as
well, ran red-carpet via remote X to avoid badmatching,
use the Solaris machine to kill Xnest when it locked up
- Made the panel applets tolerate a shocking set
of maltreatment, and cleanup effectively when the panel
dies and improved the error reporting when an applet cannot
be activated. Sent a patch off to Mark.
- Committed some of the at-poke tree view work,
and made the tree view work nicely. It turns out that
unless you have a DISPLAY=:0.0 style env. variable
nautilus fork bombs on startup, the miracles of
multi-head, discussed with Darin and fixed.
- A chunk more work on at-poke, starting to look
quite nice, good for browsing around accessibility
hierarchies, and finding at-spi bugs. Discovered a security
issue by seeing the updates in red-carpet suddenly, hmm.
- Squashed some Nautilus bugs including one filed
by Nat - always a good feeling. Saw Gnome Chord
which looks fun, apparently a bonobo component too.
- Sent a status report off, and typed 'init 6'
on the Sun box, only to find my laptop dying - the
miracles of the networked computer. 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)