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; off to School with the babes for their music
assembly, accompanied N.'s violin piece; provided a human 'cello
spike holder for M.'s first public performance; fun.
Home, caught up on the mail backlog. Sad to see the
situation in Japan, the tragic irony of a Tsunami stopping them
getting enough sea-water into the reactors.
Created a new translations/ repo to store our .po files
for Andras, lunch, interview, team meeting. Finally started to catch
up with my admin backlog while a clean LibreOffice compiled.
Reviewed and updated the LibreOffice Google Summer Of Code
page, in hopeful anticipation of our acceptance as an
Good news - an heroic Riccardo Magliocchetti did a release of
If you like to see your boot process, you need bootchart2 - using an
array of wonderful kernel probes (if they are there) it can give you
insight into the bowels of madness. Lots of good
and improvements. My favorites are the reliability improvements
from Peter Hjalmarsson has worked on, but of course Sankar's beautiful,
multi-colour cumulative I/O latency graphing (to complement CPU
graphing) is a must-have as well, for serious boot-charters. Hopefully
we can get them out there, and speeding up distros' booting experience
quickly, and there is still a lot more fun to be had in the world of
Prodded at some oddness with rsc and gnumake, and valgrinded /
fixed a chart related crasher, discovered yet more shocking quality
build perl hiding an scp2 error, accelerated it > 10x and added
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)