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; almost missed breakfast - the kind
people got some food out for me. Headed off to the
- Got registered via a rather convoluted process,
and met Alexander Neundorf, who showed me his Lisa project
which we could plug into gnome-vfs.
- Chewed mail. Spoke to Wolfgang M� who told
me all about his image matching machine (The Gnu image finding
tool ) that needs to be plugged into a nautilus script here.
Taught me how to type �lt Gr, Shift ", u, wow.
- Simon Budig showed me a funky libart function
to puterb vpaths so they wouldn't cause rendering problems.
Fixed librsvg to stop it mis-rendering stuff all over the
- Sausage for lunch.
- Christian has burned 80 CD's of Garnome ( by
hand ) made covers for them, and selling them at 2 Euros
a throw - lots of effort gone into the booth.
- Sat around trying to read mail, demoing Gnome 2
to all and sundry and giving out foot stickers.
- Martin Konolds turned up, talked to him for a
while, and then headed off to the evening barbeque in his
car with Jens Finke, Christian Egli & Christian [Other],
read part of the DHCP handbook.
- Sat around and talked to people over a beer,
talked to David Faure - discovered that scripting the desktop
has really marginal fringe usefulness. Queued up for
steak dinner and talked to Leon of MAS, Bernhard of Sketch,
Frank, Georg of the FSF Europe, and Bernhard Reiter.
- Off to eat, Werner Koche turned up, had a nice
chat, surreal films started to play as it got darker. Alan
Cox arrived and chatted to him, and Alasdair Kergon.
- Plundered Alan's brain on several issues,
security auditing [ wprt signedness / overflow / malloc / memcpy /
buffer overruns / error checking on syscalls etc. ]. Apparently
a denial of service attach can be termed a 'failsafe' instead of
a 'daemon assert failure'.
- Then, some amazingly steamy cartoon video type thing.
- Back to the hotel with Christian and Alan, 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)