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 mail, call with Kevin Hunter, then Ludwig.
Disappointed to see the good work being done in LibreOffice
to improve our security & vigilance (as clearly disclosed well
in advance to all related vendors and projects on the multi-vendor
list) twisted by people outside the (necessarily private) lists.
The process, combined with some (lack of) response problems from
Mitre is not perfect, for sure, but hopefully, the punch-line
is clear; if you're not using the latest verisons preferably 3.4.3
or (for the profoundly conservative) 3.3.4 then it would be
helpful to update your LibreOffice.
Fetched E. from pre-school, lunch, TSC meeting.
Recently one of our top slide designers: Karlin Stokes
pointed out how annoying it is that color schemes cannot be embedded
in ODP presentations. That means that causal users tend to create bad
presentations not using the carefully selected palette that matches
the corporate artwork provided by the experts. So - during SUSE
Hack Week I spent a while working away at this.
The user interface change being the rather small 'Embed' button
highlighted. That should move into a more useful place soon I hope,
and finding a volunteer to help move this (essentially file based
configuration) into the File->Properties dialog would be wonderful.
Much of the rest of my hack-week was overwhelmed with
fixing unit test pieces, patches review, and misc. admin - although
I did manage to get a bit done driving the gtk3/broadway port
Tended J. now chewing antibiotics at a great rate, put the
babes to bed, and back to work. Suffered from the X bell suddenly,
tried to turn it off variously in the settings. Eventually
xset -b - an unpleasant blast from the past.
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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,
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