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, J' to work looking too lovely. Tried to
get HEAD pango working on my Solaris system, found the
fontconfig stuff here
and Owen builds RPMs
- Paid gas bill on-line, but this time had to download
Netscape 6 to be able to do it.
- Struggled with my Imake setup on Solaris in
/usr/openwin/lib/config, got the Xrender client code to build,
horay. imake seems incredibly more broken than autotools, the
concept of not installing stuff all over your system doesn't
seem to have occured to it. After getting some parts of build,
- Steph Donovan, from the OLS team managed to locate
my camera that I lost 2 years ago there - what a hero. Hopefully
it'll find it's way back somehow.
- Had lunch with Sean, chewed through a massive
flawfinder report, if only CORBA didn't specify members
called 'access' (eg.) Sean got his LDAP server up and running
and started poking at it.
- Continued grokking the source for all the more
nauseating kind of security holes - without tackling the real
known risks, get to those tommorow. Had an amusing talk with
Chema about the real risks of 'root' seeing a password
encoded in plaintext (in your home directory) !, decided the
only way around it was to create a large number of files with
a similar name, all with different 'password like' strings in
- J' back, looking more lovely than ever - poked at
the plants in the Garden for a bit.
- Off to Jim and Joyce's house for cell group, talked
to Mary who is a quite lovely, but sadly widowed lady, had a
good time generally. Home, 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)