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
Inordinately long lie-in until 11:15 - grief. The washing machine
has packed in. Ignored the wife's advice that it wasn't turning at all,
and set too cleaning out the shocking gunge that likes to build up in the
pump / sump. After re-assembling, discovered that - in fact, the motor was
not turning; removed the brushes - really pleased with the Hotpoint machine,
they seem to care about the hapless service engineer - by smoothing, and
folding the pressed steel so there are not sharp edges to practise
self-laceration on everywhere. Easy to access, nicely enclosed brushes
too - neat. Spares shop shut by the time all this was done: bother
Fooled around with H. above her bedroom, affixing hardboard against
the roof angle, to hold the insulation in place, reduce air-flow, and (with
luck) further warm her room. Much interest from small people in crawling
around inside. Appalled by the generally feminine and dainty hammering
actions of all and sundry. Adjourned after dinner for some hammering
practise outside with the eldest three - eventually got the idea that you
really want to hit the thing impressed upon them - with some good results.
Put everyone to bed, and out to the Newmarket
Pregnancy Crisis Center fund-raising Quiz - had a great time, Laura
& Creighton and Claire, too - fine puddings, good company, and
interesting questions. Helped pack up, and back to bed late.
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)