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, off to the doctor's dropped J. in
Cambridge and did some high finance [walking around with
cheques in the cold]. Home to work ...
- Amazed that after a couple of bug-fixes Alex
Laarson is maintainer of gnome-vfs, whereas Orph, having
contributed shed loads of code - such as totally re-writing
/ making vfolders work is a no-one.
- Interesting to read the
results of the election. Interesting to see who did and
did not vote for whom, fascinating. RMS didn't vote for me,
but others did: Alan, KeithP, Telsa, Sebastian, 2/3rds of
Wipro, John Heard, Miguel, BillH, Padraig, Sun split 50/50,
Red Hat desktop chaps 100% against. Still, avoiding phyrric
victories is good.
- Some fun bits in the Economist: Gone are the
innocent days when the Miss World contest existed largely
to reduce search costs for ageing rock stars seeking future
ex-wives. And of course the pun-machine that is the
American fat trying to sue fast food chains: But none
of this will deal with the weighty legal problem posed by
the industry's biggest customers. etc.
- Reported on my successful demo to the a11y team,
and reported on the bugs I hit. Disappointed with the
general code-quality of the people using the gnome-speech
API in gnopernicus. Poked at the gnome-mag stuff, code seems
better but still leaking / not using the helpers that are
there to help. They even have a project global int
variable 'i'. The magnifier does look just beautiful with
bilinear interpolation turned on though.
- Discovered lots of evilness inside the magnifier,
spent a little while de-cruftifying it substantially; seems to
work rather better now - still 1/2 the features don't work
- More AIX portability fixes from Laurent for
linc, good man. Mailed about the Orph VFS issue.
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)