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 1am with an inconsoleable, croup-wracked Mouser; took
it for a half-hour drive in the cold air, got it to sleep for 3 hours.
- Up late - tired; amused to see the new emphatic: '[cobe]ing',
as popularized by phrases such as '[cobe] me!', and '[cobe]ing A!' and
so on; an amazing improvement from the Novell Code Of Business Ethics.
- Amused to read the economist report on Saudi Arabia this
morning, particularly since (apparently) some people get offended by Christians
boycotting vendors that (apparently) provoke them: personally one conciously
individually boycotts at least 'The Times': owned by a pornographer [cf. SkyTV]
(though inconsistently not Zondervan) and Nestle: cavalier disregard for lives
of children in 3rd world. Either way it could be worse:
In one particularly odd case, a Najran judge sentenced a 16-year-old
Ismaili schoolboy to death for blasphemy. This was commuted on appeal
to 14 years in prison and 4,000 lashes, to be administered publicly in
80 weekly sessions of 50 blows. Most Saudis are unaware of such
Thank God Jesus'
kingdom is not of this world; critical to keep that in view.
- Started triaging bugs old and new, updated the feature
tracker 'fate', amazing how few OO.o bugs people file. ECMA call - some
really nice stuff going into the new Office 12 drawing markup.
Re-generated Kohei's solver in patch form. Spent most of the day
reading bugs, and none coding - tedious indeed.
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)