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
- Cycled H. to school, mail shovelling. Most interesting mail
from Michael Wolf on the garment-ISBN idea:
- Apparently clothier's don't like the idea: clearly fewer
garments might be bought if there were fewer simpler models, or
clear "most popular, hard-wearing, 10-million sold" type designs.
- Having said that, if I could easily buy an identical copy
of my shoes-that-fit and-don't-look-impossible-lame I would pay a premium,
if only to avoid the existing hole in the sole problem. But I'd
need to be certain it was an identical copy.
- Ultimately my problem is not a lack of willingness to buy
new clothes - simply an appalling level of frustration at the
body-shape-warping field that appears to exist in clothes shops: such
that what fits inside, doesn't outside. Sitting in a chair inside eg.
is comfortable - but as you sit down to drive your car home - your
reproductive chances are instantly crippled: why ?
- Similarly shoes - when (apparently) by random you strike
on something that actually fits, and doesn't look impossibly incongruous:
it would be wonderful to be able to order an indefinite line of replacement.
The alternative of course is to always buy garments 10 at a time, which
beside the expense is inevitably going to suffer from scarcity: only 2 on
the rack, or quality - why did I buy 10 when they wear out after only 6
- Then of course there is the time - no doubt there are hordes
of men (secure in their sexuality), who simply love the tactile experience
of pushing through odiferous, heaving hordes of people, queueing, caressing
canvas, tweaking tweed etc. and who willing spend hours finding a new pair of
shoes that actually fit (nevermind being reasonably priced): however I
am not among this group - I like to spend my weekends relaxing with the
- More mail & bugs. Chat with Keith Curtis - dug into a most
curious configmgr bug. Most amused by The
- Interestingly, Don Smith pointed me at Leapfrog IP which
might help solve my clothing woes one day, but looks a bit far out.
- Fixed some bugs for Martin, and released a new iogrind-0.0.3
(with Sankar's pre-warming work).
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)