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 much too early; early flight to the east coast. In
awe of Alaska's pleasant seating, and free WiFi (sponsored by
Bank of America) - great; now my incoherent ramblings can be
dropped from a great height. Ping is at best 150ms to
gnome.org, with some huge jitter: >1 second happens often,
with 500ms normal; still bandwidth seems great, downloading
part of a meego ISO got up to 110KB/sec - but presumably this
is some anti-social proportion of the entire plane's bandwidth.
Technology seems to be 3G from GoGo.
With only 92 masts to cover the entire US; one wonders if a
few dozen fibre-connected boats in the Atlantic could cover the
main air corridors. If that happens, perhaps I really will
have to give up and write web software.
Read some great points about bugs,
hopfully improved governance will fix this sort of thing. It's
interesting though how several little bits of closed-ness
(internal-only pieces) can have a wider, knock-on effect.
Less impressed to discover a (very typical) DHCP lease
/ address exhaustion issue after re-booting; re-entered the
previous details as static addresses: all is well.
Caught the T. from Logan, via an unpleasant downtown
crossing (with luggage), to Kendal/MIT. Managed to locate the
office in the pouring rain with Aaron's help, and to get into
it with a cleaner and Michael's help. Slugged for a bit. Pleased
to hear about the mono git migration - go git !
Thomas arrived, and Aaron too - to demonstrate a machine
to hang you upside down (or something); off to an Indian
restaurant to meet Jackson's fiance Diana, and her friends.
Fine meal, on to the beehive for a Jazz band unconstrained by
conventional views on rythm, tonality, or direction. Discovered
Miguel & Laura's amazing news - a baby ! Back, to Thomas'
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)