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 lateish, breakfast, out shopping for various
bits. Poked at sofas ( unbelievably expensive things - which
should cost more, an incredibly complex computer, or a bit of
padding on a MDF frame ? ).
- Went to 'Netto' which is apparently Scandinavian
for 'Quality' - as Yes Minister would have you believe it's
well worth getting rid of the difficult bit in the title - it
does less harm there than in the text.
- B&Q for potting things, and NCC (Newmarket
Computer Center, not Community Church) - for an HP 3820, time
I started moving towards the paper-full office.
- Spent a while struggling with linuxprinting, some
considerable ease of use work missing there; spent ages
unwinding some of the RH8.0 udpates, and partially upgrading my
printing subsystem -> glibc -> python -> libdb etc. Finally
got stuff printed.
- Out for a run, had a nice roast dinner, sat around
the fire reading the economist with the feet up; what an
interesting place the world is. A rather accurate set of
articles on Microsoft and a comprehensive panning:
Why Naomi Klein needs to grow up (in praise of justice,
democracy and autonomous space. Impressively ironic.
Anti-globalization: the most vigorous expression
of leftist sentiment since the 1960s ... She measures
the growing pains of capitalist development not against
real-world alternatives, but against a Disnetesque utopia
in which no poor person ever looses his job or chooses to work
in a multinational factory at low wages (by rich-world
standards) ... Another oddity: Ms Klein deplores the
freedom to trade as one of the vilest manifestations of the
neo-liberal tyrrany. Yet in "Fences and Windows" she is very
keen on taking down fences and opening windows ...
Ms Klein's harshest critics myst allow that, for an angry
adolescent, she writes rather well ... What a pity she has
turned her talents as a writer to a cause that can only harm
the people she claims to care most about.
- 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 (email@example.com)