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 too early; packed babes off; to work. Plugged through
the un-merged patch backlog, lots of interesting things, and starting
to get some good questions on the list as well. Really great to see
the Beta 3 announcement
with nearly one-hundred-and-twenty individuals contributing code since
Novell announced their
merger agreement with Attachmate - a company with one quarter
of our employees, and over a third of our revenue; interesting, if the
shareholders approve it, we will go private. People, it seems, like to
E-mail me asking me what this means: and since I have no idea this just
fills my inbox for no good purpose. What I do know is that Software
Freedom is the future. If I was a believer in efficient markets, I might
speculate that the gap between our stock price now, and the offer price
might reflect any vestigal uncertainty as to whether the shareholders,
regulators etc. will approve the deal. The SEC filing
is quite interesting too.
Saddened to read the latest hand chopping story
out there (apparently with diagram: where to chop), quite a contrast to Proverbs 6:
People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
and the penalty to pay back some low multiple of the financial
pain in restitution. Quite how depriving someone of their livelihood
is a proportionate response I have no idea, and the very idea of
deterrence: by acting un-justly in this case we will scare
others away sounds like the cure is far worse than the illness.
Filled out Clarity timesheets; hopefully Attachmate don't
require extensive time and motion reporting. Conf call with Frank
in the afternoon.
Pushed out a new bootchart2 release with lots of fixes;
apparently it is in OpenSUSE, Debian, RedHat, Maegia, Exherbo and
presumably elsewhere now download,
J. off counselling, and plugged away at the mail / task
backlog, prodded at a series of questions for Norbert.
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)