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
Off to visit the Dentist - apparently perfect teeth
(apart from all the existing damage), J. (who has far more
perfect teeth) scheduled for remediation. M. terrified of even
sitting in the chair - why ?
Prodded the ODF converter hysteria / hype - why
anyone would want to install most of OpenOffice, compiled as
a plugin - when they could easily install all of OpenOffice
(for free), and get perfect high-fidelity ODF file exchange,
with exactly the same quality MS interoperability I have no
idea. More interesting, are the conspiracy theories, which are
presumably fueled by considerable opacity around such deals. This The
Standards Blog - has this to say:
Back then, Sun was walking an interesting line: under a court
settlement it was not free to openly criticize Microsoft about OOXML,
but behind the scenes it was doing a lot to support ODF.
I assume this is some more-hypothetical-than-real out-of-court
settlement; either way I find it hard to believe that Sun would
formally constrain their public position on a standard; moreover
they had (AFAIR) a reasonably enlightened view on blogging your
personal views, at least in some areas of the company. Novell
similarly may have a position you disagree with on OOXML - but
that view is not for sale.
Call with Gary & Joey; sync with Aaron, chat with
Srini. One-to-one with Jared, core-team meeting. Sent my LXF
Harrowing discovery of a number of purloined items
squirreled away in a daughter's cupboard; upsetting indeed -
it is an horrible thing to spend one's time devising a
suitably memorable punishment.
Tried out some stepper-motor gears made of panel
pins, in holes drilled through some spare kitchen chopping
board made of nylon. Seems like a near perfect material for
the job; 'drifts' onto the spindle wonderfully; pleasingly
rigid; good stuff.
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)