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 mail and missed messages overnight.
Interested, though unsurprised to see a new Nokia CEO.
Watched his Gartner performance
for Microsoft (on Nokia at 30mins, and Linux 36mins). Interesting
that he has not been at Microsoft -that- long, and worked for various
other competitors. Curious times indeed. Also interested to see the fast ARM
CPU analysis - a cheap, low power, 8 core, multi-GHz ARM chip -
only 32 bit though, so not really suitable for servers, presumably
not low enough power for handhelds either: so when will the ARM
desktop arrive ? and can the proprietary world really cope with a
different architecture ?
Prodded admin. Interviewed another OO.o candidate.
Pleased to see the Wordpress
trademark transferred to a non-profit: that's great practise:
Amen. If only all nominally open communities were that well
managed, and structured: go Matt Mullenweg.
Automattic has transferred the WordPress trademark to the
WordPress Foundation, the non-profit dedicated to promoting and ensuring
access to WordPress and related open source projects in perpetuity. This
means that the most central piece of WordPress's identity, its name, is
now fully independent from any company.
This is a really big deal. ...
It's important for me to know that WordPress will be protected and
that the brand will continue to be a beacon of open source freedom
regardless of whether any company is as benevolent as Automattic has been thus far. It's
important to me to know that we've done the right thing.
Irritated by the hype around Google instant search not
being available to mere mortals in the UK, with the particularly fun
instant re-direction to the UK site you get from the US one. Why
should Americans have all the fun ? It is this kind of thing that
gives me an insane urge to smoke a Koran (or something). Perhaps if I
blackmail all of America by threatening them with a mass of demented,
homicidal maniacs I could get on TV, and call for better Google search
in the UK ? if it works for others ... Not getting enough respect ?
try threatening to murder a few people left & right to build
credibility; how offensive.
Finally got to the end of mail, and poked some code at last.
Thrilled to see Broadcom apparently finally do the right thing - and
open source their drivers: oh what needless pain we suffered, can it
really be at an end ? Excellent.
Submitted a paper on bootchart2 somewhat late for the Plumbers
Conference, and moved my flight to the right month (being over-eager
to meet the august audience that I had it scheduled for October
instead of November).
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)