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
J. disappeared early to the conference, leaving me with
four small girls to entertain - put up a shelf & mirror in the
bathroom. Got E. into bed and asleep.
Early lunch, and set too at the dish washer. It'd be
really good if there was a way to tip it over, to fiddle with,
that didn't involve mopping water up for ages. Unfortunately the
infernal machine has decided it is far easier to only clean,
already clean things - with some sort of anaemic rotor
non-rotation; most annoying.
Distracted by taking the babes into Cambridge to play
in Cherry Hinton park, then picked up J. at Downing. On to
collect some fish & chips for dinner, put babes to bed.
Bit the bullet, and dismantled the D/W pump - it seems
my previous fix, almost exactly two years
ago has only held off failure by a little - worse, I used a
ferrous screw - so it rusted. Replaced the packer with a larger
bit of brass screw, and added a washer to help seal it again.
Re-assembled everything. Unfortunately we now seem to have an
interesting wear problem - with the new washer audibly
eating into the nylon pump housing - bother. With uncertain
long term prospects, at least one set of crockery was cleaned
reasonably - there is a limit to how much partially dissolved
washing powder I can cope with in my tea.
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)