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
Cheryl took H. to school, great. Poked mail quickly, captured
bug list from the old laptop install; fell over an interesting b-a-s
despite the nice fix from Ray
to slave it to the session dbus lifecycle. Apparently the session dbus
refuses to behave itself properly and quit on Zap nicely, so the great
concept fails in practice. Isolated the (proable) root cause of b-a-s
not quitting cleanly itself.
Pleased to read Brian Proffitt's
should loosen up article:
The company must learn to let go a little bit and let the open
source ecology proceed naturally. In the short term, Sun might lose a
little bit of advantage in the market, but long term, it is has a
better shot at success.
Start with OO.o: give us real, meritocratic governance and real (instead
of sham) compromise on code ownership (as we have outlined & requested)
- instead of trying mightily to avoid both issues while feigning 'Open'ness.
J. arrived home in distress from the Doctor's. E. has a
temperature, bubbling at the mouth rather & she's heading off
to Bury Hospital; called the parents. Put N. to bed, and committed
Pleased to see docs
on how to track down wireless / NetworkManager issues; it often seems
pinning blame on the kernel vs. hal vs. NM comprehensively is too hard.
Got the Peetle up, lunch, tried to work while lego towers were
built by the remaning girls. Mum & Dad arrived, got a bit of work
done. Dinner, packed things for J.
Dad drove me to Bury St. Edmonds hospital, found J. and E. in
a state of some exhaustion & drip-fed-antibiotic goodness, poor
dears. Talked with J. bid 'bye. Drove home, dug at mail, pinged misc.
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)