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 at 5.30am getting 'better' mercifully,
Greg also away shortly afterwards; so went to hack.
- Off to breakfast; met Mike from the city
of Largo, interesting chap.
- Poked at at-spi some more, reading the diff
from when I was last working on it. Incredibly it seems
a whole load of copyright headers were added without any
recognition of the substantial amount of effort Ximian
put into at-spi, fixed some of that. Amazed that Darren
had committed another patch that further confuses the way
object tracking works, grief.
- Created a 'loan' concept to improve the
efficiency of the way we handle 'const in' object
references with a lifetime controlled by the scope of
the method. Looks nicer than the previous mess. Did
some cleans, made the regression tests run and not
leak. Posted the patch for approval, and I have to demo
this heap tommorow somehow.
- Sat around writing my talk, and trying to get
various demos to work, taking screenshots of various
- Out for lunch with Miguel, and Dirk Hohndel
who happened to be passing. The man seems proud of having
left his wife for a new life in the US, somewhat too
stunned to express myself.
- Got my talk printed out; nice chap in the
print-room running the hotel network, a Mac man, and
studied at the British Museum. Off to the center to
register and try to find CompUSA.
- Bought a WaveLAN card and base station in
a fit of purchasing folly; $250, hmm. Back to the hotel
- Out to the show floor, met Kathy, got my
pass (and free shirt), got past the objectionable
security guard(s) to the floor. Met Leon from MAS on
the Sun stand and had a chat, also John McKernan working
on the Sun X server, talked to him about security to no
- Onto the RedHat stand to chat to some guy
from Oracle and Daniel Beres from Dell. Interesting,
- Back to the hotel, and out with the various
marketing and sales like people to some Chinese
restaurant, nice food, good company. Talked to Charlie
Martin a lot, a fair bit about his time at Eazel.
- Back to bed late.
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)