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 rather early, sorted out where I'm going in
Bristol, set off. Grief driving for 3 1/2 hours is tedious,
M11, M25, M4, M32. thank God for Radio 4.
- Arrived, parked in a 2 hour parking slot, got
there, met various people, some nice food layed on indeed.
Feverishly tried to make my a11y demo work - drat the
various changes in that. Met the traffic warden who re-assured
me that it was ok to shove more money in the slot, nice man.
- Gave the talk, pretty horrendous, ran out of
time, and a11y didn't demo, an X grab screwed with me, sigh,
not enough preparation. Several positive questions,
especially afterwards. Plugged
- Bought a copy of 'tHReads' Linux from John -
good stuff apparently. Talked to Paul Clark - who it was a
real pleasure to see, [ he introduced me to computers, typing
games into the BBC from magazines, age 13 ]. Great to catch up
a little. Met Julian Seward, author of the popular Valgrind which is
apparently mostly unrelated to KDE. Spoke to a guy trying to beef
up news.gnome.org, good chap.
- Set off for Cambridge to pick up Julia. M32, M4, M5, M42,
M6, A14, got to Dr Padfield's house. Met J', Dr P grilled some
food for me, while we met the other partiers, and went for a scull
on the private lake at the end of the garden [ well, more a large
reedy pond ].
- Home late, 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)