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 before six, urgh - taxi to breakfast meeting with Rob
Sinclair, good to meet him in the flesh at last.
Met Claudio & James, off to the briefing centre for
much of a day of talking about accessibility of all sorts.
Amused at the vituperative reserved for Google's 100% inaccessible
Chrome browser - go WebKit !
I'm increasingly convinced that the world writes, (or
worse - pointlessly re-writes) things frequently enough that
keeping a11y up to date is a vast task. Of course, as we all
know - all applications now have to move to the web (2.0)
with yet another rats nest of a11y problems, developer
training etc. nevermind the frequent cool-toolkit-of-the-year
lurches. By the time a11y has
caught up, the relentless urge to re-write - usually for 'bloat'
reasons (ie. we finally got a mature product that ticks the
required boxes) - kicks in, and we end up with a 31337 ultra-lean
non-functional replacement (apparently).
Arrived at the Eurostar four hours early; thankfully the
management genius' that run this company provide no way to pay a
fee to change the time of, or upgrade to a flexible ticket. It
seems they prefer to leave money sitting in their hall for hours
on end. Buying a new ticket for Eur 100+ is ridiculous, but I'd
happily pay the difference to a flexible ticket now. Sat around
feeling horribly ill, and wishing I was at home with the wife.
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)