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 late, discovered Owen had been fixing
nasty bugs like a machine - amazing. Wrote my status
report. Asked for release team approval to re-work how
the Dock is implemented due to rather severe brokenness
- The hinge broke on my laptop screen, rather
suspicious of Seth's wiggling it while telling me it
would break at GUADEC. Bother. Phoned the Vicar to
organise various bits.
- Looked at profterm's factory code, hacked
up a prototype.
- Phoned Dell, after extracting their phone
number from the website after some hassle. Felt
confidant given that I have the most expensive,
International next business day on-site warrente.
Absolutely gob-smacked to discover that 'plastics'
such as a snapped off hinge, are not covered, and
require a minumum 6 working day turnaround, depending
on part availability. Brilliant ! Remonstrated with
the poor tech support sap for a while, really the case,
tried to persuade me this was not a cost cutting measure,
but a quality assurance plus - what a joke.
Removed the Dell link from my homepage, terminally
unimpressed. The next machine will not be a Dell.
- It seems IBM have some cute
laptops. Talked to Nat about it all.
- Sent off a profterm patch to Havoc for
discussion. Discovered that in order to stop mozilla hanging
after upgrading I had to do: /usr/lib/mozilla/rebuild-databases.sh
as root, thanks to Frank.
- Purged a load of linc and ORBit2 bugs,
5 left. Closed a few bonobo bugs. Looked at some odd
things for Gergo, but with no joy. J' arrived home,
- Dinner, put up some shelves in the office
for the book influx post marriage [ when I get all my
things thrown out of the family home by my parents ].
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)