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 by some neighbours car alarm - great, no
sign of any burglars or 2nd hand car salesmen in sight.
- Re-built mono to try and get the Gtk/Gnome
bindings to work, it seems baselabs have stopped updating
their RPM snapshots for some reason. Built gok. Noticed
none of these people had given
Build Sheriff approval, which sucks. Badgered them
- Thomas stripped down the desk fan that's
packed in, eventually we re-aligned the front bearing
and it works again - nice little synchronous motor too.
A Dell courier arrived to give me another 2 (identical)
(incorrect) hinges, ideal - just what I need. If anyone
wants a spare black plastic hinge cover and a plastic
bag with FA311208502 on it, let me know if you too are
- Started writing the GEP for the ORBit2 C++
bindings, good to try and extract the real requirements,
rather less convinced that we should fold the C++ bindings
- Set Thomas digging through my financial paper
mountain, sorting in chronological order; good chap. Built
gstreamer in the background while poking at gedit
performance. Nothing very obvious coming out of the gedit
profiling, only that it seems there's lots of bogus
re-sizing and drawing action going on.
- Discovered b-a-s taking 1 second to parse all
the .server files - ok so I have twice as many as I should,
but even so ... wrote a performance test thing.
- Sean and Abbie arrived, with mega cut-down
smart card enabled computer; interestingly the card has a
serial connector that goes out of the back, and plugs into
the external port - somewhat sub-optimal. Nice (cheap)
- Did some more reading of at-spi, filling up
with crud bodges again - tragic to see ones working code
bastardized by half cocked, ill concieved 'fixes', bogus
comments, leaks etc.
- Finally, (finally) after hacking mpeg2dec to
remove the -lcpuaccel stuff that spikes configure [ a daft
library to separate anyway, and it seems RH don't package
it either ] - managed to get gst-player working inside
- Realized I accidentally sent my spur of the
moment flamage about at-spi instead of filing it for
future reference. Bother. Watched the 5th element,
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)