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 early, packed frantically, synched critical mail
etc. lovely wife dropped me to the train. Chewed the ignored
mail backlog on the train.
- Call with Kai Backan, interesting, call with (cousin)
Andrew, apparently recovering nicely from his climing accident.
- Virgin Atlantic - typical nanny-airline, insists on
showing you a ton of stuff you don't want to see before turning
on the inflight entertainment 30mins into the flight. Of course,
as normal the system crashed shortly into the 1st movie,
necessitating a total system reset (another 45mins) - yet more
embarassingly one of the odd diagnostic screens shown to all
customers contained the simple legend
Launching ./airsurf, sigh.
- Got on with writing a nice report on the OO.o
resource footprint - good to have the chance to do that all in
- Landed; to the office - met up with Miguel, once
again amazed by PJ's charged
polemic Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org - something
that we are emphatically not doing. The 'Patent Office' jibe is
just totally inaccurate wrt. the MS Open
Spec. Promise - which (AFAICS) was inspired by Sun's equivalent
for OpenDocument (more power to Sun). All the work is public wrt.
using the translator, in fact we do no closed-source work
on OO.o. On the other hand, I personally am looking forward to
working on rather better built-in OO.o OpenXML filters, re-using
the existing nice filter logic for the binary file formats: .doc
- Out for a fine dinner with interesting company.
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)