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
- Awoke in the morning, to discover a crushed mouse in the
"better mousetrap", the part-time vegan (have to one-up Miguel) in
me not inconsiderably upset by this; binned it.
- To work, phone call with Noel - who has isolated a most interesting
64bit compiler bug afflicting the OO.o test-tool: nice. Dug at mail.
Filed bugs, played with Soeren's display properties capplet, and was
unfeasibly pleased to see it working so nicely.
- Amused by
Philip's extraordinary analysis of BS 1363
as Wikipedia says This plug is often described as the safest in the world.
What is meant by this concern for static electricity is quite
unclear to me; by design (as is common), the earth pin is connected
before the live & neutral pins are so the device casing is earthed: ie.
it should not be possible to have a device (even with a live -> earth
fault) whose casing is live & un-earthed. Consequently - you can touch
the earth pin as much as you like (or drop tin foil on it or whatever) and
if you get a static shock - this is because you have a nylon carpet you
were just shuffling about on: you would get the same effect from the
tap, a lamp-post, or well anything good earth.
- Call with Florian, lunch with Lydia. Booted the Gnome Live-CD
on x86_64 - looks beautiful, configured my awkward monitor correctly too:
nice. Did the install with yast-ncurses to avoid the now fixed yast2-gtk
live installer bug.
- Chased nasty nautilus bug a bit; played with the babes;
conference call with Greg & crew on the OSRB - interesting. Installed
all the good stuff onto the x86_64 live CD install system: the joy of
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)