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
- Woken in the middle of the night by banging
around below, advanced down the stairs aprehensively and
noisily [ NB. if I was ESR I'd probably have peppered the
floor (and foot) with holes by now, hoping to kill the
mystery assailant ]. It turned out to be an un-invited cat
trying to get out, it fled and leapt to it's death from the
high bathroom window. Back to bed, fitful sleep, if only I
had a gun under the pillow I could blow my brains(?) out
accidentaly in the night.
- Up early, chewed mail, poked for an ORBit2 bug
that Jody saw, builds fine for me. Got the latest fontconfig
bits from KeithP.com and started re-building things.
- Building fcpackage on Linux and Solaris,
re-profiled nautilus - amazing, font stuff just disappeared
from the profile altogether; gnome_vfs_file_get_info and
nautilus_icon_canvas_item_init at the top ( and
g_main_context_poll - but that's not so suprising ), still
some rumness in the data though.
- Spoke to the Dell courier on the phone, then
Sean, getting on nicely with smart card authentication it
- The replacement hinge turned up, and turned out to
be a tiny piece of plastic that pops over the broken spade
into the base, but not the broken piece itself. Incredible.
Phoned them again, how much is this costing in phone time ?
and discovered that no, indeed I couldn't get the plastics
sent to me, it would have to go back to base, and that
couldn't be done before flying to the US on Saturday.
- Committed a nautilus speedup to only mime sniff
each file in the desktop directory once, should also speed
- Got the Solaris machine to use fontconfig
properly, seems pleasantly speedier, but still plenty of
room for dramatic improvement. Solaris seems to handle
dramatically better under extreme load than my Linux
laptop. Running 5 parallel configure/compiles with no real
loss of (remote) Xterm responsiveness.
- Committed Thomas' eog-viewer can support 'icb's
patch, since apparently it can. Found Jody's ORBit2 problem
showing itself on Solaris, fixed it. Got on with building
various packages while poking at esd.
- Poked at gnome-settings-daemon, stopped it
doing really silly things with esd when sound is disabled.
Fixed it, and made it so you can madly toggle the sound
server with no problems, sent the patch to Jody, Federico.
- J' arrived home, had tea - committed a fix to
memprof HEAD, lots more to come. Committed a pango bit to
dump the module status post configure. Knocked off.
- Dinner, bed early - very sad to have it explained
how much the other half looks forward to her weekends, [ when
one is forced to abandon her this weekend ], poor creature.
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)