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 4am, can't sleep - the dreaded itch.
Evolution not magically fixed itself, revert to 1.0.8.
- Back to bed again, up with J'. Enviegled by
the Economist into spending too long in the cold loo.
Got Evo. straightened out, sent my 'setup2' patch off,
fired off the gradient polypoly rendering as well.
- Wrote a more formalised plan of action,
mailed that, chewed a pork pie at the desk - nice.
Matthew Ward about his course notes and polygon
intersection code to see if we can replace gpc with it.
- Filed issues for my patches in 'issuezilla',
apparently there's a convoluted process to go through.
- Melted the server a little building two OO's
at once, compiling an analysis module took 190+Mb of
RAM; most curious.
- Appalled to discover that we're still expected
to do a percentage breakdown per day of what we've done,
and send it in per week to our manager. Apparently this is
for the auditors. After trying to spend a day making the
world slightly more perfect, to be confronted with such
snub nosed ugliness is infuriating beyond words.
It seems bean counters can make arbitrarily stupid
demands and everyone has to jump. Apparently according to
informed sources, deliberate innaccuracy is the way to go
(along with signing it to certify it's accuracy).
- I can't think of a more efficient employee
de-motivation campaign, perhaps I should be an auditor - I
really feel that there might be some unclarity about
which stationary is being used for what project. Clearly
each employee should have 1 pen per project, each sheet of
paper should be signed for and accounted to a task, etc.
If we're going to do this we should do it thoroughly -
particularly important, (due to it's expense) would
be executive time, which I believe should be accounted for
down to the 10 second block, so we can adequately gague
where it's going.
- Hopefully some hero of the company will ride
to the rescue here.
- Sent a control-center patch off to Jody via
bugzilla to stop esd being started in error on login.
Setup a private CVS place to fork OpenOffice via a number
of custom patches - much like everyone else does; it turns
out to be almost impossible to get it to build un-patched,
and extremely difficult to get them to take making it build
out of CVS seriously. When we get the tinderbox setup we'll
expose the patches for everyone. How frustrating to have to
- Started getting pieces in order, so Federico
can build too, and writing a begginners building / hacking
document from my notes.
- Knocked off, for dinner, poked at the machine
later while J' did some sewing, very odd oddness with the
video card; suspect some strange screensaver doing some odd
X pokes causing hardware register corruption. Bed lateish.
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)