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, poked news - appalled to visit slashdot, follow a link
to the (apparently totally clueless) International Business Times, whose
re-directed to an apparently benign move-your-window-about-so-you-can't-close-it
was downloading what I can only describe as incredibly nauseating images,
that it flooded the screen with; nearly retched. How can one tell
firefox to black-list ibtimes.com
found no way in the preferences, shame: the moral is clear; don't link to
clueless news outlets - like slashdot ? shudder, still re-hinging the
mind. Pleased to report that after mailing Tim, it was rapidly replaced
with a reputable journal, restoring my faith in slashdot.
Prodded impress projecting bug in SP1 betas, in the meantime
setup your display before launching OO.o, or tweak the settings. Some
surreal mail about vendors installing their webcams upside down in
netbooks flipped across my inbox: we really have a requirement for
huge device specific tables to flip the image correctly ? doh.
Cedric pointed out that the LWN article How to destroy your community is
now free for all to enjoy. In my view a fairly fool-proof set of steps.
The 'poisonous people' thing is worth understanding, a technical term: these
are not "people I disagree with" - but, more precisely those who
endlessly talk, and never do, those who love hindering and coercing others
into burdensome process etc. As one who in the past flirted with stupid
process initiatives - eg. the 'GEP' nonsense (really a failed attempt to
get passive-aggressives to communicate) I have hope it is possible for
people to de-poison themselves. For those standing in the rubble of a
destroyed, or (somehow non-growing) community, it's mandatory reading.
Dutifully filed FOSDEM expenses in a timely fashion. Chat with
Thorsten, then Kendy, then Alan, Kendy, Ralf, Guy, and eventually finished -
took refuge from the sound of my own voice.
Out to cell group in the evening, fun.
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)