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 again; off to the Forbidden City - where our (otherwise most friendly
guide Susan) gave first an insistence that China was a democracy, and following the rather
trivial refutation of that, by a defence of the merits of Dictatorship: dictators get
things done you see - which is what you want. Apparently also Mao was only 30% bad too,
so just focus on the 70% - what I didn't realise is that even Mao thought theGreat Leap (forwards) was
Walked on to Tiananmen Square:
The government ... were, at first, hopeful that the demonstrations would be short-lived
or that cosmetic reforms and investigations would satisfy the protesters. - wish I had
read wikipedia before going.
On for lunch, and on to the summer palace via a pearl shop; up late with the
lads in the evening.
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 (email@example.com)