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, quick breakfast with Colin, frantic hacking
at LibreOffice slides (and code) for talk later. Taxi to the
venue, setup, spoke - bit tired, but got a few jokes in:
publicly demo'd my pet project: LibreOffice on-line for the
first time; video to follow as/when I'm back from vacation.
Slides (as hybrid PDF - ie. load in impress to edit as slides):
NB: Broadway is Alex Laarson's baby, and will ship as
a feature in gtk+ 3.2 (the next release). I hope to have a
high-quality gtk3 port finished for LibreOffice 3.5 - this is a
prototype that is unfinished. To get it working, you will need
the old (pre-one-git) LibreOffice, and the libs-gui feature/gtk3
branch. You will need master gtk3 compiled with
exported, to enable
in your browser, and so on.
Personally I believe that this provides a great path
towards a full feature web office suite. Better: any
size, space, collaboration etc. work in this direction is useful
(via. 100% code-sharing) both for the thick client, and the web
(necessary for off-line use) is that this is fundamentally
duplicative, wasteful and un-fortunate.
Chatted to misc. people afterwards, out for lunch with
the Lanedo guys, Lennart etc. Left in a hurry to inject my reprap
slides into the lightning talks:
Wandered around, gave a few demos to some great guys of
LibreOffice on broadway, lots of interest, and a quick interview
on the topic.
Misc. other interesting talks, poked Marc's SPICE talk's
LibreOffice / projecting goodness; we rather need some hooks into
impress' presenter view to allow easy switching to cloned mode for
demos, and to swap the outputs too I think.
Met up with Mike and Bradley, out with some foundations
guys for dinner and interesting discussion. On to the party,
much chatting with various people, synched with JRB, before
heading back to the hotel with Rosanna too, and up rather
Checked mail - amazed to get my first ever patch as a
.docx file (from some budding reprap hacker).
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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)