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
To work; let battle commence - more NSIS digging, trying
to understand the madness in the msi output. Uncovered a nice
screed of cut/paste perl coding in the NSIS template substitution
code, evaporated 80 lines, while adding my feature. Proctologist
might be interested to read the NSIS StrStr implementation,
(bottom of page) just cut/paste into your code - it is -that-
Joe wrote a great review of sadness in 2010.
Finally managed to get most of the branding issues fixed;
plugged away at an LXF column on systemd. Sorry to see the pattern
corporate ownership of a community continue elsewhere with Hudson,
though I'm not a Java fan.
Up early; snow - and power cut knocked back the heating;
cold, adjusted that; packed babes off to school with J. in the
Dug backwards through mail; lots more patches merged over
the weekend, encouragingly; got some Windows credentials for
rdesktop setup, and prodded at NSIS on a machine in Provo.
Repeatedly appalled by the NSIs scripting language; any language
that requires this
macros vs. functions page, is unbelievable. NSIS: combining the
readability of assembler, with the linguistic elegance of Visual
Basic. Since there are virtually no useful built in functions - you
get to copy/paste big chunks of impenetrable (and unreliable)
assembler-like code into your 'script'. Words fail me to describe
the incredible life-sink that is NSIS, another day robbed from me
debugging this total, unsustainable junk.
Dinner, put babes to bed, back to the work. Back to
battling the evil NSIS, added ever more debugging output for
good measure. Did lots of admin, Clarity, status reports etc.
amid the hacking, pondered an LXF column.
Up early, to let J. sleep. Dealt with babes. Out to NCC,
Claire speaking in / out to the creche, and ended up with a
sleeping baby on me somehow.
Back for a quick lunch; J. out to visit Bruce (recovering
from a minor stroke); played with the babes, cooked dinner, failed
to kill all consuming it (somehow).
Bathed babes, put them to bed. Admired the Prusa Mendel which
seems incredibly superior, in terms of removing redundant complexity,
to the stock version; and looks great in action.
Pleased to note that my wooden repstrap y-axis fixings are very
similar to his plastic ones. It is awesome to remove a vast number
~all of the bearings (and even use plastic printed bearings in their
place), along with a huge number of different screw-fixings of
different sizes and lengths, and several lengths of studding from
the design while keeping it functional. I love the idea of stacking
eg. vertex components vertically on a single bed too - to
break them apart before assembly; neat.
Listened to a rather interesting sermon
on Gideon's fleece; sleep.
Lie in; breakfast, pottered around poking at the reprap.
Discovered that my grounding issue was down to getting the fixings
into the z-leadscrew-base the wrong way up, such that they projected
below the machine, and thus horribly distorted it when resting; nice.
Lunch, Sandy popped over to take H. and M. out for cake making, and
various treats at her house.
Re-assembled machinery variously, with the help (or otherwise)
of E. and M. ending up with a Mendel that at least moves smoothly and
reliably in each axis (at last). Still wondering when to make the
transition and break the working repstrap to make the reprap work.
Helped tidy up, clean etc. Hannah, Nick, Joni (& Sandy)
over for dinner - really lovely to see them again; with an added
power-cut for amusement value (luckily the meal was cooked by then).
Up late talking & enjoying their company.
Poked at mail; purchased a heated bed and some PLA for my repstrap -
perhaps, together these will solve my warping problems, and allow me to
finish my reprap (who knows); Christmas cometh but once per year. Reviewed
and merged a number of nice patches and cleanups from various hackers.
Discovered that upgrading my glib/gio broke default associations,
by which I mean getting the wrong browser for links, and Evolution not
spawning mailto:'s correctly. Dug
out of the strace, and fixed it manually.
Posted the minutes
from the LibreOffice tech steering call yesterday. Amused by the Red Molotov
T-shirt with the legend: Fat people are harder to kidnap; amusing.
Elizabeth on her own initiative decided it was time to get Daddy for lunch,
only for me to discover (after dis-engaging) it was an non-maternally-authorised
Out to Derek Llewelyn's funeral,
at All Saints; a man of great faith & an inspiration to many it seems.
Chat with Thorsten, quick dinner, out to the School Faire - with
the three smallest babes, met a 'Father Christmas' beard-alike, returned
fiscally milked. Reviewed some patches - I love to remove these chunks of
old, commented code beginning
// why do we need the code below ?.
Dusted off, and setup my Win32 machine again - it has been quite some
moons since it was needed. Dug at Win32 / NSIS scripts, bitmap branding, and
so on: what fun, the things we do to make Brazilians happy...
To work; dug through the mail, wrote up an interview,
prodded at patches we had overlooked here & there. Dug at
UK charity law issues a little. Reviewed and merged a few more
patches, dug at some icon work.
Poked at auto-migration from older versions, to disable
it happening multiple times; if migration fails it leaves a
'MIGRATED' stamp file around to stop it happening again. Ever
wondered why OO.o doesn't launch when you start it - that would
be the migration, then silent exit: you get to re-start it
Nice interview with new LibreOffice hacker Norbert (shm_get)
got published; Cor Nouws is working hard at the next ones
already. Hopefully getting to know people helps to build
those invaluable human linkages of which a community is
Reviewed the financial situation in the evening, and
closed out Towry Law investments, since they are impossibly
lamer than Edward Jones. Now need some good, cheap way of
buying exchange traded funds to avoid paying 3% on purchase,
to those clowns, and a %age per year - rather a large chunk
of the return.
Up early; helped with babies. Quick mail check, Mike kindly
took me to Cambridge. Lots of study, good talk on the Old Testament
Law, then double session on Revelation - much more interesting, and
less odd than it seems to many (so far). Gave my talk. Amused, on
comparing notes that an identical discussion over missing pieces in
my 'Big Idea' occured with Mike, but with a totally different thrust;
felt vindicated in my defence. Home, dinner, put babes to bed while
J. counselled, filed time off.
Tried to catch up with admin etc. Interested by the mooting
of rolling releases; I look forward to seeing how that pans out.
Pleased to see Alex's gtk+3 /
HTML5 demo - interesting. Got my eleventh anniversary of joining
Novell E-mail; that's quite a while. Worked late, interspersed by
comforting a sad Elizabeth coughing & crying in her sleep.
Lie in, feeling poorly, rumbling chest infection on the up.
Slogged through mail, Lunch. JP's staff, misc. conference calls of
varying interestingness, more mail, boggled at my mobile phone bill,
conf-calls from America are worse than possibly imagined.
Up lateish, prepping a talk on Genesis
2:18-25, lots of careful reading, and re-reading of the text in
misc translations, the context, digging out the structure etc. fun.
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.
Lie in, off to St Lukes in the morning - Baptising
Charlie's new daughter, good to meet up with old friends.
Back via nibbles purchasing for a monster family
lunch for fourteen, enjoyed getting to know Joe a writer
Packed, drove the babes back home; put them to bed,
Up early, entertained babes while J. went Christmas shopping.
Attended the mele myself, got one gizmo for a daughter, missing another
Back via the playground, a fine lunch with the family though
Ilona off at a baby shower. M&D set off to help set-out Barbara's
sixtieth birthday bash. Watched Cinderella with the babes, feeling
simply exhausted somehow.
Out in the evening to the party, good to meet up with Andy
& meet his interesting fiance Olivia. Fine food, folk-dancing,
and family - drove back with Rob, Ilona & a boot-full of balloons
for little girls. Bed late.
Up early, dug through the mail mountain. Lots of exciting
things happening - quite apart from the deluge of code still going
into LibreOffice. Fridrich merged the newest libwpd code changes to
improve our WordPerfect filters, requiring some manual fixes to the
build (we should improve our dependencies there). Will Lachance's
of libwpd-0.9.0 has a great message, as well as screenshots of
the new features:
it's quite unlikely that OpenOffice.org WordPerfect
support will advance unless (1) someone volunteers to do it and (2)
Oracle drops their copyright assignment policy. The chances of these
things happening seem rather low to me. My personal recommendation
would be to switch to LibreOffice as soon as the first production
version is released. I expect it to rapidly overtake OpenOffice.org
in functionality due to its more open participation model.
Personally, I'm more hopeful that Oracle will see the light, but its
great to have Will's support. These improvements (the majority of
which are Fridrich's work incidentally) should be included in our
3.3 release shortly.
Got a nice bootchart patch from Harald, and then a set of
four more adding standardized (isn't that a great word!) systemd
service files; made him a co-maintainer. Roll on the systemd future
where we will be able to maintain and update our hooks in one place,
rather than trying to tweak umpteen per-system init scripts. Hopefully
in a dracut'ized world
we could even do that for initrds too (which would be great). Great to
see Harald's enthusiasm, and ideas for graphing (eg.) I/O latency
per-app, which should be much more useful than CPU for disk based
machines. Harald created a new #bootchart2 channel on irc.freenode.net
for the cool go-faster-kids to hang out in.
Went through the business cards from recent conferences.
Added some more Easy Hacks: python
gdb helpers, and a simple macro
cleanup. It would be great to have some enterprising hacker, and
not-yet-hacker to take on those two respectively.
Got bogged down in more mail, legal pieces etc. Hannah's church
friends over for a club in the evening, quick dinner, and drove south to
my parents'. Got the sleeping babes unloaded, and re-loaded into their
beds. Met new relations Dave & Maureen.
Up early; taxi with an interesting Nokian to the airport.
Wandered questing for Guy, met another Nokian while finding
breakfast. Plane back, met Rob + other Collaborans, taxi back
with them to admire the new office, lunch, train home.
Checked mail, caught up with family, bed early.
Up early; to the conference - signed Christian up for a
Wayland un-conference talk in his absence. Disappeared into the
free-Lenovo-laptop melee for a while. Back for the (interesting)
end of Christian's talk.
Gave a LibreOffice talk, sparse attendance but some good
questions and positive feedback, kicked out, backed to the hotel
and out for an abhortive wander, then dinner with Mark, Peter, Guy,
Aaron & Gary.
On to the match; my first football match ! it turned out
that (perhaps) it is a game that has a useful role in building the
ability to accept delayed gratification in the masses: or put
another way - almost nothing seems to happen most of the time.
Managed to get excited at the end, when Ireland were playing a
really offensive game to try to equalize.
Wandered off, bid 'bye to the lads, and via a pizza place,
Up early, arrived at the conference, grabbed some food in
passing on the way to a pair of Telepathy talks.
Pleased to see Prince William getting engaged, God Bless
the future King (unless a better King comes first). Interested
to see that apparently
confessing: "I am a sinner" - is supporting evidence for
stoning you to death (for adultery), but I'm a inveterate sinner
and ingrate too. Knowing nothing about the case -
I have to wonder: where is the man ? surely it takes two to commit
adultery ? not a new blind-ness I suppose cf.: John
8, who casts the first stone ?
Enjoyed a fine lunch, and some great talks - on KOffice,
zypper etc. Tried to catch up with mail, and appointments.
Off to the Guinness storehouse in the evening - lots of
interesting displays, people, food and music; excellent. Back to
the hotel late, up rather talking to Guy, Rob and Christian.
Up shockingly early, off to Stanstead, met a couple of MeeGoCon
attendees on the way. Enjoyed some of the keynote demos. The technical
steering duo were interesting - Chris Schlaeger announcing AMD getting
involved in MeeGo (via up-stream apparently). The second Question was:
where is LibreOffice in MeeGo ? which is encouraging.
Pleased to see Mageia supporting LibreOffice.
Somehow ended up topping and tailing talks in the Vavasour
suite; good stuff. Clarity, unpaid-leave accounting etc. Out for
dinner with some great Intel guys in the evening, understood Wayland
a little more, and pleaded with Christian (semi successfully) for
restraint on texture memory chew. Bed late.
Up early; J. drove us all to near Reading for Isabelle's
party - a great family bash. On to see David Mansergh at his home,
enjoyed a too brief visit; and back home late. Listened to a
rather interesting talk on 'The God Delusion'.
Up early, Jill baby-sat all four; out to training - lots of
interest during the day, some extraordinary role-plays. Back in the
Played with babes, Fish & Chip dinner; packed them to
bed; back to work - wrote LXF column, on-line checkin, etc.
Prodded mail; really, really pleased to see Samsung doing
thing - using ARM's Mali
3D core for their phones. Anything must be better than Imagination
which appear to have an utter contempt for Free Software drivers
that goes beyond ridiculous. Imagination FWIW are the root disaster
behind many mobile phones 3D hardware as well as Pulsbo and other miracles
such as Intel CPUs that come without full specifications, and missing
programming documentation for great
chunks of the silicon. Hopefully ARM will show the right way to do
this with Mali, and win a lot of traction. Building key parts of your
product on top of a complicated, closed, binary blob is just a
disaster - how can companies ask their customers to do that ?
Update: seems I jumped the gun, and Mali still has a big closed
user-space blob; that sucks - fix it !
Pleased to see Norbert reply
to Roberto's curious blog; and despite being a key LibreOffice hacker
who rather knows what he is on about, get told:
these non functional changes are not a way to get
people acquainted with the code - that is something that require time
and dedication - but maybe a way to make more complex integrating
Interesting the certainty (from a non-developer) that doing small
changes is not a way to get acquainted with the code (though in fact
this is an excellent way to even learn to program: by reading first.
I recall learning the syntax, and love of BBC BASIC by typing in games
from magazines). The speculation of some malign
intention behind trying to get more people involved which is (maybe) to
make our lives more difficult in future is an odd thought indeed; why
would we want to make merging changes from Oracle more difficult than
necessary ? As for the sensitivity
of "cutting bridges with up-stream" - from the LibreOffice side,
there has always been an open invitation to Oracle to join, and the
bridge chain-sawing seems to be in full swing on the other side. As for the
idea that LibreOffice programming changes must be discussed and agreed
(with a non-technical audience) before implementation - I'm not convinced
that that is a winning strategy for attracting independent
contributors to balance Oracle, Novell, RedHat etc. so we get a truly
diverse and vendor neutral project. Indeed - the very idea that people
who did not contribute to the code, should be controlling its ultimate
ownership and licensing is fairly offensive to most developers.
Having said all that Roberto makes some good
about the social dynamics; It is my hope that we would have a
governance represented by a Community of Practise - ie. a
meritocracy of those developing, marketing, and actively working to
improve the product and project. With regard to code hackers being
"a de-facto minority" - I believe we can change that, and
we've made a great start thus far, if only by providing easy tasks
(I dispute that these have 'very little value') so people can
build confidence in having their work accepted. I completely disagree
on his copyright assignment point, and I too talk to very many
corporate employees at different levels; let us see who is right
in the end.
Why is it that while you have a FaceBook friend request open
you cannot see more of the details of their page. It is ridiculous to
have a person about whom you can see almost nothing, asking to be
friends with you - surely ? How are you supposed to know if you know
them ? (or if you ask that, is it too late anyway). For some reason I
loathe ignoring friend requests on principle, and thus agonise over
the regular friend/spam traffic.
Managed to get my counselling coursework done finally; it is
frightening to try to answer questions like "Identify areas for
possible future self-development / growth" - I mean - with me,
where do you start ? it looks like a cliff-face; very useful to
understand such erroneous beliefs as "People ought to follow the
advice I give" and the impact that believing that can have; anyhow
my attempt finished with:
It appears certain that my prior prejudice about those
involved in counselling others: that they are almost uniformly emotional
and relational basket-cases, is perhaps simply a reflection of their
greater ability to face and talk about their failings, rather than any
incipient problem in those drawn to this field
Still developing that thesis, lets see how the marker takes it.
Ellis arrived to stay for the counselling corse; Tally
baby-sat, set off, A14 closed due to fatality ... teacher absent;
drew fun pictures on the flip-chart for a while and returned. Up
late talking to Ellis.
Up early, dropped babes to school (pouring with rain). Back to
prod mail, out to collect my missing build machine from the local
PC doctor's - fixed a LibreOffice build bug.
Lunch; tried to clear out the backlog of interesting looking
patches. Out to a dental appointment - apparently epoxy filling of
fissures is the future: certainly quick and cheapish. Sync call
Tried to get to the Counselling coursework; but failed, bed
Slept fitfully during landing, worked on the trains back
to Cambridge. Bus to TEAM, and got on with studying the Bible through
a haze of tiredness.
J. picked me up, home at last - re-united with wonderful
wife, and flurry of small babies; set a master build going,
dinner, and put them to bed.
Up early, bid 'bye to a much loved Brother, and kind host.
Trokked off to the office, prodded mail, out for lunch with Miguel
Rob and sub-team popped in for back-massage and back-flipping
machinerisation; got to the mail and blog backlog eventually. Off
to the airport, watched Prince of Persia (surprisingly good) on the
plane & slept.
Off to the GNOME Summit, caught up with JRB and Christopher.
Had a fine tour of the media lab by our friendly GNOME Bengali
translator, pleasing to see GNOME running on the "print your head
in chocolate" controller demo - if not elsewhere. Lots of
interesting ideas on show.
Out in the evening with Federico & Aaron to see Laura,
Lucia and Miguel, and out for dinner with the same later; back to
watch a silly movie with Thomas for a bit, slept.
Up in time to discover the hour has changed, and I'm an
hour early for Church, prodded the web instead. Off to Missions
Sunday there, really great to see Nancy from Wycliffe in Cameroon
(where my wife served, short term), and several others.
Chatted with the babes back home; lunch with Thomas,
wandered the electronics shops - marvelling at the frightening
realism of the immersive first-person-shooters that we have today.
Back, via the summit to Thomas', admired some Ted talk on
bonobos; and out to an Ethiopian restaurant with T, B. and Federico.
On to the 'Hendrix Experience' - not packed, and with a rather
middle-aged bent, but interesting music. Bed late.
Up lateish, wandered into town, met up with Dave & Srini
for lunch, and off to MIT to chat to the mob; great to see Ted again.
Back to Thomas', and on to Becky (& Clay & John's) for a
lovely dinner, great to see her place & relax.
Back for a little mail & hackery in the evening, while T&B
enjoyed a Divali party; sleep.
Up early, to the venue; enjoyed a useful discussion between
Lennart and Arjan, chewed over bootchart2 for dracut with Harald.
Disappeared to finish slide-ware over lunch.
Gave my talk on LibreOffice (slides).
Out to the final party - lots of fun, met interesting new people - dinner
with Allison from Canonical, and Chris from TI - enjoyed the hospitality,
Met up with JRB, and off with James to Finale, via lots of
tramping through streets waiting for a table, for a fine port and
pleasant desert nibbles dish. Back to bed late, tired.
Up lateish; breakfast, off to the venue; enjoyed the hall-way
track. Prodded at my talk, conf call in afternoon.
Caught up with Federico and Rob over dinner at CBC in the
evening, then back to Porter for late-night slide creation frenzy.
Up at 6:30, clearly sleepig on the plan is an
excellent plan. Worked through some of the mail backlog
while T. slept. Off to the conference via getting the
bank to enable my card, an ATM, and a taxi (arriving
somewhat late for Jonathan's talk sadly).
On to the init-track-of-awesomeness - which went
rather well, gave my bootchart2 talk (slides)
and showed off the all new (on the flight) kernel
Really good to see lots of old friends in the audience,
great to see systemd presented well; lunch with more friends.
To the desktop track with Federico, then long
conf-call with the LibreOffice guys; met BDale in the lift
and out for dinner & ice-cream with Keith and himself.
On to the Aquarium, for some drinks, nibbles, and to
admire Linus' scuba-diving skills in the main fish-tank.
Thomas and Becky arrived later; home with them, bed.
Up, breakfast, piano & violin practise with the
babes; prayed - off to the train. Read and sent mail there
via the miracle of 3G goodness. Met an interesting girl - Becky
at security - a trancendental therapist trainee off to India
for the first time; discussed life, theology etc. with her and
a passing Ben, also off to the plumbers conf.
Really sad to see Stormy go
from the foundation, she will leave a big hole; I wish her
all the best at the Mozilla Foundation.
Interested to read Roberto Galoppini's blog offering
buckets of technical advice.
Personally, I like Roberto, who has many skills, and much to
offer in many areas; however I don't believe that details of
coding and growing a hacker community are core competances; lets
look at some of the detail:
Clearly Roberto makes some good points about self selection of
the LibreOffice steering committee - bootstrapping is hard, as is working
out whom to include so that things can be moved quickly (StarDivision are
past masters at endless rounds of stalling - eg. the 'Corporate Advisory
(Delaying) Board'). Thus far we have made a good start in my view. We will
have elections and a membership in due course. This however is a fairly
normal process - many projects start out as an informal coalition of
friends, and like minded people, and eventually incorporate into
something formal. In summary some reasonable points amidst some less
- Concerns about code cleanup: - He
is concerned about removing the fourth(!) boolean type (FASTBOOL)
a change that is already included in LibreOffice, kindly
done by a contributor (Norbert) - who has since proved to
be a super-star: removing the obsolete VOS library, and
digging 'Solar' mutex threading nasties out of the code.
Is it really -so- dangerous to remove a single obsolete
boolean type ? is it bad and silly to just clean up old
- Problems merging up-stream changes: -
Roberto makes a good point, that the more changes we do,
the harder it is to merge Oracle's contributions purely
automatically. Having said that - this is true of any
change: and being restricted to only small localised
changes was a major failure of the past we don't wish to
repeat. Better to have more contributors, than restrict
and exclude useful changes in my view. Finally, automatic
merging should not be the norm no matter who contributes
- technical debt: - this is a great
concept and a good point to raise: Roberto says: coding it
is good only if it doesn't increment project's "technical
debt". Completely agreed ! However there is an obvious
conflict between demanding reduction in technical debt, and
criticising cleanups of dirty code. The
on technical debt, has this good advice:
"Refactoring is like paying down the principal" -
agreed, but if even the most basic re-factoring:
operations such as cleaning up legacy cruft (like FASTBOOL) are a
cause for concern, what then for anything bigger ?
The argument is self-stultifying here. More good advice might be:
"Maintaining an application without any unit tests is like
borrowing money each time you add or change a line of code."
Problem is OpenOffice has few-to-zero working unit tests. LibreOffice
is making adding them a priority, despite the structural problems,
and we already have some working properly.
Personally, I believe LibreOffice has inherited a vast
technical debt from its parent, that we are finally, starting
to pay down. A good blog though, worth reading.
- Copyright assignments: - Roberto says:
"While individuals may prefer to avoid the burden of
copyright agreements, corporations and companies tend to like
them more." - to which I can only respectfully disagree.
I am sure that some individuals can cope with assigning
rights - since they don't (yet) see why that is dangerous.
Corporations on the other hand are really waking up to the
problems here. Of course, in general, they desire other people to
assign all of their rights to -them- - that goes without saying;
but assigning their rights to others: that is a much, much
- Corporate domination: - again there are
real risks here; it is fairly clear that Oracle dominates
OpenOffice.org - to an extraordinary extent. By having many
more companies and (ideally) encouraging and empowering
masses of volunteer contributors to dilute them - I hope we
will avoid this risk for LibreOffice. Having said that -
creating a structure where technical decisions are driven
by FUD from non-developers is not a desirable outcome.
Eventually arrived in the US, after hacking up a nice new
kernel boot-graphing feature for bootchart2, and prodding at my
slides for tomorrow. Chatted with Thomas, and got somewhere to
sleep setup; bed.
Up late; prodded mail, Caolan been doing an amazing job
reviewing and merging patches over the weekend; read and commented
on various fun packed discussions.
Lunch; annual review with JP - interesting opportunity for
introspection. Clarity, fdo account admin, backed up the laptop in
preparation for Plumbers / GNOME Summit travel tomorrow - hopefully
flight restrictions are not too awful.
Heard rumours that PLA warps less than ABS when extruded;
perhaps this was my mistake - thinking that it was harder than that.
Printed out expense reports, and collated for posting.
Worked late, and packed for tomorrow.
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)