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, Naomi's fifth birthday - much un-wrapping of small
gifts, practise, breakfast, took H. and N. to school. Interested to
read of Danish
children bitterly complaining that they don't have OO.o installed at
home; surely that is an easy thing to fix. Students that put more
time into layout than content, are perhaps like presenters that spend
more hours configuring their transitions, than rehearsing their points.
Pleased to read the Ars-technica
report on Moblin from CES, and glad that our hard work polishing
the Samsung N127 impressed.
Call with Radek around some funky OO.o hacking pieces. Mary
Rogers around for lunch, most encouraging, as always.
Wrote status reports, prodded Clarity - nice to have nearly
the full set of up-to-date projets to account things against now.
Prodded quickly at gslice.c to see how easy it is to add the
ability to copy with malloc / memalign failure: looks trivial, and
requires ~nothing new on any fast-paths.
Realised I had a two hour call over Naomi's birthday dinner;
only a few minutes in advance, bother. Played with FunkyPenguin's new
Studio / Moblin image - looking good, just collecting silly missing
packages here and there: X video drivers, NetworkManager etc.
Up late, unwinding my tax situation; why is it that I always
loose at least one bank statement ? Tried to buy a keyboard for Robert,
went to 'ebuyer' - a set of uber-lamers it seems. Not only is it
necessary to create an "account" instead of having a one-off transaction,
(the demand for which would normally stop me shoping with a vendor) -
but also, they have that old chestnut of re-checking the "[X] PLEASE
SPAM ME" box, having complained about some (bogus?) validation error on
account creation. After all that, of course it refused to deliver to
my brother's address: nice one.
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)