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, into town to the market & on a shopping spree.
Lovely to see a mother hen & beautiful baby chicks at a stall in the
market (where we buy our free-range eggs) - a wonderful
picture of tender care & protection as the chicks bury
themselves under their mother's wings.
- On to Currys to buy a DVD player - pleased to see they are
running OpenOffice on Win32 on all their point-of-sale machines: saddened
to see (from the splash) it's (up-stream) OO.o 1.0 - and calc crashes on
start. Interesting to notice their POS vertical app is Java / Eclipse.
- Back, Charles Tallack
structural engineer, arrived to examine our existing loft conversion &
work out how to make our extension structurally sound: an interesting
problem it seems. Nice to be able to discuss static indeterminacy, hogging,
vaulting, bending moments & so on once again. Pleased to discover that
the wall I thought was cinder/fluff is actually brick supporting the center
of the floor. Amused to hear of a lady knocking through her entire ground
floor - at a cost of UKP 270k Everything must be knocked through !.
- Jane & Lilly popped over to play with the girls, James &
Kate came for tea & we managed, once again, to stay up exceedingly late
without either noticing, or covering much of what we meant to speak about:
still very unconvinced wrt. the non-existence of nation states before C18.
- James gave a great pointer to
At this point you may be asking, "How about the important tasks
at the top of the list, that one never does?" Admittedly, there is a potential
As a perennial procrastinator, this is pure gold: the brief paper on
perfectionsm, also invaluable: Philosophers' - who would be without them ?
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)