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, pulled mail, lots of interesting
things in the world. Discovered that in order to stop
the US government stealing 30% of my royalties from
Component Based Software Engineering, I have to (only)
fill in a W-7, (6-8) weeks, to get an Individial Taxpayers
Identifying Number (ITIN), and then a W-8BEN, into which
I insert the ITIN and I can get the money back - great.
The overall cost (in my time alone) being greater than the
- Found I'd made a bad boob on the Japanese /
Korean front in my LinuxTag slides, Manne Miettinen and
Duncan Mak pointed it out; fixed it quick.
- Started chewing through the purify report
from Wipro for bonobo-activation-server. Fixed a silly
in the ORBit2 giop code. Discovered some horrendous,
incredibly ugly use of the (dodgy) _release construct
in the bonobo-activation-server design, gack.
- Bill phoned, talked for a while over the
various issues in a11y today, specced up a linc and ORBit2
fix, that should solve the problems. Suffering from a
nasty cold thing. Bill pointed me at 'java-access-bridge's
'jnav' screen reader, and 'gnome-mag' the new home of the
- Poked at linc for a while, release team gave
approval to add the API needed to avoid cutting and pasting
the /tmp socket selection code.
- Nursed by a lovely lady bringing me a Lemsip
and a dohnut, we're in the wars it seems.
- Decided that if gethostbyname (gethostname ())
returns bogus information, then the machine is so hosed, it
deserves to be attacked. Alan Cox assures me that for TCP/IP
connections those claiming to be from the local machine,
always are; good.
- Lovely pork chop dinner, with cider sauce and
apples - couldn't taste it as well as it deserved really.
- Bed early.
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)