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, prodded lots of encouraging mail; pushed some minor
tweaks, pushed a screenshot
of my prototype style preview patch
(inspired by Ricardo Cruz's work), to make style selection easier - it'd be
wonderful to have someone to take that further while I'm distracted elsewhere.
Crunched some statistics, got past mail; prodded at gtk3 bits.
Built on Caolan's good start to the work, and got something rendering pixels
without any theming, but reasonably robust. Quite a bit more work required
to target the backend at cairo, and rid ourselves of the X backend I think,
particularly wrt. the
ROP_XOR nastiness, either that or abandon
X rendering of most things in favour of
basegfx and just chuck
pixels around. Pushed the prototype to master:
--enable-gtk3 --with-system-cairo fun.
Dinner, put babes to bed. Out to see X-Men First Class in Bury
with some of the lads from Church: Brian, Simon & Chris - fun in
some ways. Most curious to see the eugenic motif ultimately adopted by
one of its initial, show-case victims - que ?. Similarly extraordinary
given the film's message, and the primarily white racial representation
to have the token coloured person killed early on with some failing
to evolve idea: weirdly disturbing - can you make this stuff up ?
Call with Jonathan, home late, worked, bed.
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improvements / corrections by private mail.
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)