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, very pleased with
Frederick Brooks' description in The Mythical
Man Month of 'The Joys of the Craft' (p7)
First is the sheer joy of making things. As the child
delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building
things, especially things of his own design. I think
this delight must be an image of God's delight in
making things, a delight shown in the distinctness and
newness of each leaf and each snowflake.
- Chewed mail. Hacked the crack smoking path
stuff fully out of my OO set_soenv, updated - try
- Caught CDDBSlave2 chewing 100% CPU again,
re-analysed it, massaged Iain's patch, and dispatched
it to the release team. Approved, committed, Iain'll
do a new release - good.
- Merged up, re-worked Thomas' Nautilus
background auto-placement code.
- Frustrating time with OpenOffice, can't
work on it in real time since using anoncvs. Martin
Hollmichel sorted me out a ssh tunnel - what a
- Another Java problem, this time it seems
we're just going to have to require jdk-1.3 +, looked
at the Jdk check. More applied weeping studies, such
a confused mass of messy shell I've yet to see: 100+
lines of platform conditionals, and extraordinarily
broken versioning checks. Switched to the cleaner
gnumeric style check, sent off a patch.
- Sent off another patch removing more
PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH hard-coding from the OO build.
- Did some strace + access measurements on
nautilus icon rendering; grief - it's doing loads of
roundtrips to the server; I wonder why.
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)