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
- Mail chew, a weeks worth, wrote some bits up for LXF.
Read about the Teleflex lawsuit in The Economist from
silicon.com, gratis legal opinion from Sterne Kessler Goldstein
& Fox: "I think it's very fair to say that it's going to be harder, more
costly and more time-consuming for inventors to obtain US patents in
all areas of technology, and particularly in areas with predictable
art, as we call them, such as mechanical inventions and software and
methods of doing business." - cue general cheering etc.
- Lunch, call with JP, team meeting, poked Christian Lipka.
Dug at the PRD. Enjoyed the new sense of peace & quiet having
dis-connected the old switch fan (clearly sourced from a chain-saw).
- Discovered (to my cost), that if your VPN dies, you manually
delete a downloaded file, then set-off a new download, before hitting
'cancel' on the (old / stale / duplicate) download - you end up with no
data (after some hours) - bother.
- Marveled at the news speculation wrt. the next Sun coup -
(apparently) making the underlying operating-system transparent. After
Sun's self-defeating victory of abstracting the cpu away with Java -
Sparc sales took a massive hit: buy your AMD server here!. It would of
course take a more strategic mind than mine to guess what happens when
you abstract away the operating system: will people use Solaris ? or
something that runs well on their hardware ?, something that is owned
and managed by Sun, or by everyone ? - since of course it would no
longer actually matter. Clearly, there must be a better plan than
that, looking forward to hearing what it is.
- Chatted with Guy, bed.
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)