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
Prodded mail & bugs. Discovered that the file
does indeed grow without limit (at present). That is particularly
nasty if you write something like this:
while true; do echo "foo" >> ~/foo.txt; sleep 10; done
If tracker-miner-fs is indexing your ~ - foo.txt ends up getting
appended (in it's entirety) to your journal, that is pretty exciting
if we log N lines (of say 4 bytes), we expect to append O(N^2) lines
to the journal - taking only ~one day to fill a 2Gb journal. It is
unclear how this gets limited to 1% of your disk space (or whatever
your selected limit is). If you keep the file open and log things to
it (perhaps a more common use-case), life is better.
Filed misc accumulated bugs. Amusingly hit a rather unpleasant
bug similar to the above, with an N^2 in firefox. It seems firefox
likes to leak (re-use?) a gtk+ file-selector, and since I save a lot in
/tmp - if I start to compile OO.o, I get a flood of tmp-file creation
there, which (by the miracle of inotify and live updating) then kills
my browser - desparately trying to update a live view of /tmp that
is not visible via some horrible algorithm. Strangely we fixed this in
the past: how did it come back ?
Lunch, updated my evo crash - looks like it tries to use
gconf from multiple threads concurrently (not good).
Call with Kendy, Jared's staff, mail chewage. Dinner.
Started a new attempt at extruder construction, this time using
a rolled-up beer can; by rolling it tightlyaround the plastic filament
I hope to have a better diameter to get a good piston effect. Made a
nozzle by hammering a (pre-broken) 1mm dril into the end, and strategic
bending; wound and wired up the heater element and thermistor - testing
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)