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, no snow, few minutes later: lots of
settling snow: sent the wife out in it; hmm. Velux covered in
it so difficult to see out.
- Pleased to see Simon's blog on Sun's up-coming
Odf Converter. As an avid admirer of Brooks, I'm still
convinced that if there is a silver bullet it's code re-use;
were I to design such a plugin, this is how I would do it too:
the more we re-use OO.o around the place, the more we are going
to have to re-factor and improve the code, and the more
stake-holders get interested in contributing to that. Rock on
- Poked mail, poked at an a11y issue, admin: wrote
some copy, tried to schedule a meeting. Committed a psprint
fix to remove %%Title generation.
- Built a snow-man after lunch with the babes in
the road, some abhortive (and somewhat one sided) snow-ball
- Massaged salstrintern into some better shape,
started adding other modules to it to add the small tweaks
around the place that will substantially reduce our string
duplication memory overhead. Cleaned up all Stefan's concerns,
measured the memory win: 850K (pmap dirty). Set off a test
build. Poked at unit tests in configrefactor01.
- Dinner, with Janine & kids, put babes to bed
read stories, washed up, assembled (still unassembled) birthday
present (stroller thing) for N. (Mouser), removed glue from
hands, poked at laptop.
- Fixed silly gvfs bug - silly infinite recursion
instead of chain to another method, further validating my
contention that the Stream API method 'readSomeBytes' is not
that useful an API vs. 'readBytes'. Played with test build,
marked salstrintern 'Ready for QA'.
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)