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 in the night - dug at mail; hacked at a small test app
for helgrind, and sent it to Julian, back to bed. Myriam had a temperature
when it woke. It sat reading (the pictures) in a book & singing in it's
own little way behind me while J. went to work: lovely.
- Pleased to see
Kohei's nice work to make OO.o's structure more comprehensible
for beginners, a sample wrt. calc:
and of course the monster
odg file so far (YMMV - re-factoring bit-rots such things over time etc.)
- Call with Florian. Ted wrote an interesting blog on
OpenSolaris - a telling critique of trying to use "Open Source" as a
veneer: As a tactical measure, astroturfing is certainly a valid marketing
trick. But after three years, the excuse of "just you wait a little
longer, we're just trying to figure this open source community stuff
out", is starting to wear a little thin.. My experience suggests that if
you care about creating an open (transparent, fair anyone?) &
organic community there are a ton of structural and open-ness issues that
have to be tackled head-on, that go far beyond simply including the
word Open in your project name (or Joint, or Shared in
your copyright assignment). Of course, if you're only interested in the
marketing, not the software - then
the status-quo probably works too. To be fair - the transition from closed to
organic open-source is difficult, and Sun is a pioneer in the field, but it'd
be nice to see even a little commitment to progress here: particularly for those
who find hacking
- More testing of
helgrind on factory - generated some updated glibc-2.8 suppressions,
and sent off some debugging info for Julian. Finally got around to
AIA votes, only to
discover I missed the deadline - disorganisation hurts apparently - nevertheless
I'm sure something sensible will happen.
- Had a go at Clarity the (scientologically?) correct
way of tracking your daily work: though sadly no project for inter-toe
fluff removal, so the numbers will be somewhat inaccurate.
- Interesting call with Roman Drahtmueller, sharp guy; he can
even helpfully disentangle my incoherent & context-free ramblings.
More document churn, call with Patrick.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)