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 early. J's bus didn't come, so came
home cold and annoyed, and drove to Cambridge instead.
Chewed mail - it seems people had a field day assigning
bugs to me over the weekend; hmm.
- Gustavo Carneiro sent me a nearly finally
working nice builtin BonoboUIDebug patch - hopefully the
start of some nice builtin interactive Bonobo debugging
- Fixed a b-a bug, tried to find someone's
ORBit2 bug, and poked at the odd ORBit bug hitting
evolution but only on linux-2.5 (wierd).
- Read Fejj's rather mis-guided
blurb on Bonobo, including Gnome-VFS bogosity,
sigh. I just hope that the porting of Evolution to
Gnome 2.0 happens, before the crazies suggest re-writing
everything from scratch, and they see the big
- Poked at my
prime culling code, sadly the prime products grow far faster
than they thin the repeated search space allowing only 1/4 of the
numbers to be trivially culled.
- Hacked async unrefs into libbonobo, and
branched for Gnome 2.2, sadly needs ORBit support to
- Extraordinarily, gdb has decided to refuse to
acknowledge C++ methods exist until you try the 2nd time to
set a breakpoint in them; wow.
- Fought the OO.o installer, for reasons
totally opaque to me, it decides that it's not going to
unzip any of the things it has to zip, then unzip again
during the install process. A debugging unzipper build,
(of course) has different behavior - it ignores the errors
and spews muck. That compounded with the general pathetic
lack of debuggability, horrendous error handling etc. (
if only we had built-in exceptions in C !), 4-5 unusable
'Unicode' (broken UCS-2) string types makes the whole
thing very depressing.
- Poked at the session management bogosity
instead; if only it took < 30seconds to start. J. home
late, curry for dinner, bed early.
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)