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 earlyish, it seems the alarm clock is loosing a
lot of time, must take my working one home. Read the Scientology
flier, What causes unexplained illness and pain ? What
causes unhappy relationships? Why can't you believe in
yourself?. It seems Mr Hubbard imbibed deeply of the (mostly
American) cult of self psychology. Vincent Peele clearly needed
more of a religious (technological ?) angle on his work. Somewhat
tied to Inner Healing and other rather odious self
- Got to the office, and I have a parcel - wow, Turns
out to be Mandrake 8.2, mouse-mats, stickers, and a T-shirt. Very
generous of them.
- Julia reports that she slept in the corner of the bed
as usual - the gall of it - why would I steal bed space from her ?
- Helped Laca get popt usage sorted in Gnome 2.0.
Tweaked the text positioning in gnome-session to stop the ugly
cropping problems. Fixed gnome-vfs-init so it doesn't lock a
pthread lock before initializing pthread, to make valgrind
happy for Julian.
- Poked more at nautilus, the icon cache / loader stuff
is amazingly inefficient, just amazing. Poked at various other
things, had several interesting discussions with Nat.
- Found the in-icon text preview things seems to be
holding off the icon rendering - which sucks, very noticable
in fact. There are 79 icons on my initial desktop, and with
in-icon text stuff, the last 8 delay the window show by ~3/4
a second - not good.
- Back to the barracks, packed etc. sleep.
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)