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
- Poked at my buildbot slave, got the remote hostname
wrong, fixed that, and onto another error; not the easiest thing
to setup clearly. Call with Jakub - hacking away at some beautiful
new Tango icons for OO.o, unwound some cvs/cws problems.
- Read Eike's link to the OpenFormula
wiki page; most of it seems excellent, except the "Doesn't mandate
mistakes" piece. Ultimately good interoperability mandates biting
your fist, and at least supporting the same mistakes as codified in
some staggering chunk of the world's extant spreadsheets. The rest of
the text looks reasonable, but extrapolating the "lets go for 'beautiful'
instead of interoperable" mentality, and adding the "oh but we have to
be compatible with old StarOffice files" (which of course add just a
different set of 'mistakes' and data loss from previous imperfect imports)
may well drive everything into the ground. Of course - since many
implementors are going to have to implement some of these mistakes,
standardizing hints for annotating that would be rather a good idea
- Did some analysis of war-pig cold-start strace output, only
29secs to start, hmm. Isolated (& fixed?) an incredible writer (numeric)
table sorting bug. Out to hoover the church, scrub toilets etc.
- Call with Mike & Prasad, chewed over the build-bot, Prasad
fixed my BuildBot problem on the server. Dinner, back to hack, further
improved the writer sort patch. Hacked at my LXF column ...
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)