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
Really pleased to see Peter's blog about AEGIS, and
good to see Cambridge involved too; good to see some more millions poured
into making our a11y even more effective - clearly some great people
Prodded mail; spoke to 'Fan' at the Hotel in Beijing to get a
reservation, and confirmation number; finally got and printed that.
Churned through older E-mail, cycled off to post my passport to CIBT.
Interesting to see Thorsten's patch
statistics for up-stream OO.o. These were not included in my
contribution numbers, and are interesting enough. I'm not convinced
the apparent recent decrease in submitted patches is statistically
significant either, indeed the metric itself is pretty weak. Having
said that, it's great to see Caolan (RedHat)'s heroic effort across
the board (and in particular removing unused code) recognised with
1st place by miles; if there were ~550 patches filed so far in 2008;
Caolan carried nearly 30% of the work by himself, with another 10%
from the Novell guys in the top 10 [ pmladek, kohei, thb, kendy ] -
and a great showing from Pavel (l10n++) & Tono (on the mingw
port I guess). It's a shame not to post the raw data / spreadsheet
for further mining though. Having said that - while 550 patches
sounds a lot, is it really ? hard to say without a comparison to
another live project.
Discovered my calc is using a layout'ed "find" dialog;
spent some time tweaking the XML for that to make it prettier and
knocking up an E-mail for Janneke. Chased, reproduced & filed
fontconfig related crasher.
Lunch; Phoned Morris Armitage - apparently their new terms
of business they sent are not those that they'll be using for us;
funny people. Phoned Furniture Village's Cyrill - replacement for
beetle infested sofa, removed ~10 weeks ago still pending.
Dug at on-screen display bug, apparently down to some odd
defaults. More gdm poking, gave up - dug at OpenJDK briefly instead,
pinged Andrew. Dinner with babes, J. out to a girls night.
Poked at UML - no matter how many hackers there are on Linux,
it seems UML can't keep up, which is a shame - it should be dead
useful. Chat with Miguel.
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)