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, comforted a small girl I found in my bed,
scared by the thundering and lighteninging, lovely. Slept in.
- It seems Mark has been doing some nice work on bonob
for multi-head, which should have the nice effect of making it
easy(ier) to plug together remote GUI components - although how
advisable that is very much remains to be seen.
- Fixed a bonobo-activation-server silly, with
premature exiting. Tried to calculate whether we can use
getaddrinfo, getnameinfo instead of the gethostbyname,
gethostbyaddr abominations. Turns out posix.1.g is rather
beyond what we can expect from most commercial Unixes.
Apparently Solaris 6 is sus + xns4 and Solaris 7 is sus2 +
- Alex discovered that ORBit2 expecting 8 byte
aligned malloc results was what was causing Valgrind
to fail. Added an assertion for him, Alex found a few
problems, but due to the tireless efforts of Morten using
purify, I suspect we're pretty clean anyway [ for the
gnumeric stack at least ].
- Re-built everything on Solaris, again.
Discovered Seth adding 'gob' into gnome-vfs for 2.2, argh,
argh, argh. Re-re wrote is_local to not use nasty dynamic
_res.options changing hacks - yuck. Now compares IPv4 and
IPv6 addresses correctly [ I believe ].
- Out to buy some milk, the Griffins were here
when I returned. Bruce demonstrated the art of woodworm
extermination, and gave me a nice new spike for my
receipts; viciously sharp - wonder how long before I
absent mindedly injure myself on that.
- Got some nice presents -
a new CD from Julia, a book, a Private Eye subscription,
socks, a big box of screws and a screwdriver set with very
nice grips - lovely.
- Had a lovely dinner, coffee, bed late.
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)