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
- Chewed mail, checked flight booking, prodded printer setup.
Timing is clearly so important in investment, and something people tend
to forget: seeing the Amazon Kindle (which seems compelling) it reminds
me of a desktop talk I did way back in 2000 with some very excited
entreprener with some exciting mobile technology, proclaiming the death
of the desktop, and the impending supremacy of mobile phone applications;
some great ideas, hope his investors had really deep pockets to tide him
over to that (still) future.
- Cleaned up iogrind's bison usage: evil hacks around the fact
that autotools only generates a single file dependency, even when generating
two files with --defines.
- Ran iogrind on the application-browser, most interesting:
desktop_entry_load is (as expected) a huge chunk of the time,
and (due to applications dropping .desktop files erratically during install,
the directory is nice and scattered, such that the 'obvious' recursive
iteration over 'readdir' is pretty broken [ though interestingly for some
things like screensavers which install a big block of .desktop files, we
take almost no time ]: picture appended, patch to follow:
- Team meeting, followed by DE meeting. Hacked on & tested a
trivial gnome-menus patch to save
500ms or so (pseudo-time) on app browser startup; should speed up the
old-style desktop menu too.
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)