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, to work, chewed mail quickly, got to the
ORBit2 mountain. Discovered acute path badness happening in a
sub-directory of /mnt/scsi:3.0, ':'s in directory names are not
good it seems. Sent an invoice off.
- Sean pointed out 'xxd' to me, wow - so much better
than 'od'. Try 'xxd /dev/ran*' to get a fine mouse motion
detector - decoding the protocol is left as an excercise for
the reader [ NB. it also detects key strokes ].
- Continued improving the random key generation stuff
and matching in the ORB to protect local users against each
other. Committed the key lengthening / strengthening code,
fixed a silly in that commit, bother.
- Drove back into Cambridge with Sean, got stuck in
traffic for 20 minutes, finally managed to get to Julia, and
get her to Robert Jefford's. Had a nice meal with him and his
daughter Sarah. Interesting chap, had been to Body Worlds
(not for the squeamish), sounded fun. Having been to Downing,
had some good quotes Deans means Fines for example.
Robert seemed to spend most of his life climbing in and out of
College after dark.
- Back home, drove past Zeus, their main building is
adjacent to a 'water treatment plant' - stinking performance.
J' practiced her guitar - doing remarkably well to my mind.
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)