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; discovered lots of goodness in the spam trap, prodded
obscure build problems: its certainly getting better; uncovered and fixed
a vicious nodep mis-enablement problem. Boggled at the 'M+ Guardian' spam
trap, which appears to catch unfeasible numbers of genuine mails, prodded
IS&T about disabling it, which (eventually) they kindly did - nice.
Lots of work prodding mail, pushing patches from volunteers. I love
it when we have to up the mailing-list size limit so that people's patches
don't get bounced for being too big.
Got freedesktop account creation sorted out once and for all with
Tollef's help. Lengthy team meeting frustrated by Nurnberg re-wiring breaking
external connection to our Asterix server; IS&T love me today it seems.
Dinner, back to debug some intermittent, binfilter, crash-on-exit
memory corruption bug (you have to love them). Thank God for valgrind -
particularly since gdb won't work [ OpenOffice.org, like GNOME wants its
own python so - the infamous:
gdb: symbol lookup error: gdb: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_FromEncodedObject
strikes again (and I still didn't get to making gdb's python dependency a
dynamic one - being lazy and all).
First LibreOffice conference track ...
I forgot to announce, the incredibly prescient OpenSUSE organisation,
being, from birth, incredibly perspicuous and wise (cf. Kim Jong Il's
biography) - kindly booked LibreOffice its own track at the
so we can get some good German beer, meet up, and discuss development,
direction and so on. Please come and join us there, Florian Effenberger
will be giving an opening talk to rally the troops, then lots of topical
development sessions I suspect. For those of a North American persuasion
I will be attempting to subvert the GNOME Boston Summit by inserting an
informal LibreOffice flavour - it'd be great to meet up with like minded
souls there too.
Father arrived to stay at 9pm, sat up talking a while, really
good to see him.
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)