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, to the conference, poked mail. Watched the
keynote with Kelli & Guy, some good demo pieces working nicely.
Lunch with Calvin and Zonker, poked mail quickly. Meeting with David,
Kelli, Jared & Guy.
- Synched very quickly with Srini, bid 'bye to those within
range, off to the airport, call with JP. Continued the deskice / OO.o
re-work - finally got it to work with my server, nice, committed for
the Friday demo, poked Srini.
- Boarded, interesting but concerned young financial analyst
next to me on the plane. Read Immendio's
gtk vision which is easier to understand as prose rather than
slideware. I must say I begin to like it a bit more with more detail,
and with at least some rational for the ABI pain.
- Mercifully the connecting Virgin flight was also delayed;
just got ticketed - synced mail: Boingo appear to authenticate more
reliably over T-mobile's network than T-mobile do.
- Amused by Glyn's post on
community dysfunction - in my not so humble opinion there are
two types of 'community': organic ones - created by developers for
developers that then (perhaps) grow into something more structured;
and synthetic ones where some meta-community-maestro decides
to create a ton of pointless structure and process, while hoping the
developers (for whom all this fluff is supposed to exist), will just
turn up, and feel empowered to get things done. "wow, you created
all these rules, just for me ?! I'm touched". Clearly it is probably
possible to create a successful synthetic community, in the same way
it's probably possible to successfully construct a raspberry tort
from only crude-oil. You would imagine that years of deep thought on
the subject of community dynamics would have discovered that
relationship is key, and that communities typically nucleate
around groups of developers. Perhaps the cult of structure is inspired
by the death of common sense that is the American Legal system.
- When your bathroom becomes dirty and gross, do you
demolish it and build a new bathroom ? No you clean it up ... - some
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)