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 very early, to the Nuffield to get wrenched
about by the Urologist. Nice room; like an hotel - set too
playing with Soren's
sysprof, profiling Thomas's slow spreadsheet. Re-built
everything that might look slow with debugging symbols.
- Much chart hacking - turns out 80+% of the time
is creating / rendering / line breaking, measuring, noticing
it overlaps the last-one and deleting a Row label - per point.
Knocked up a 40% speedup in a couple of lines, before trying
to come up with a more intelligent version.
- Interrupted by surgery - very pleasant anaethasist,
almost painless drip thing inserted - wonderful these flexible
tube things in the vein. By the time the cold (room temperature)
drug got mostly up the arm - knew no hard to believe it had
all got done an hour or two later.
- With a little cunning got ChartAxis::DrawGrids down
to 6% of the profile from 41%, unfortunately now
ChartModel::CalcMaxDescrSize burns 72% of the time. Kludged that,
factor of 5 faster: although still too slow; profile flattening;
sysprof: really nice.
- Visit from the lovely wife, babes and brother -
good stuff. Un-nerving fire-alarm. Wrote a tool to break-down
OO.o object size by source directory; interesting.
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)