This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
SUSE 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 before dawn, coach to Stansted - ran the normal triage of
electronics stores and interrogation of assistants.
- Lots of Apple products in big flashy displays but (apparently)
lower margin for the seller than for Windows 8 PCs - though they
do offer discount pricing.
- Played with Windows 8 a bit - interested to see
Intel App-Up pre-installed as well as the Win8 app-store.
- Chrome-book apparently connected to the wifi but unable to
browse the internet - reducing it's demo-ability significantly,
also none of the 'docs' type apps work without an account, and
no demo account in the image. Sales-person down on the device -
prefers to sell a cheaper, more functional Windows 8.
- Security guard doing baggage scanning not seen a single
Windows Surface yet - interesting.
- Interesting to see how poor many of the pre-canned displays
are for all products: clearly an after-thought. Can't even launch
the pre-loaded Office on Windows 8: it needs registration, can't
install apps with App-Up: requires user credentials - and this
pattern endlessly repeated.
Hacked on the train, walked from the Hbf, nice offices of the
LiMux guys - sat and
hacked while people arrived variously, good to see all. Nice to see David's
huge LibreOffice dependency graph in paper on the wall. Helped out with
a horror X server / XErrorHandler conflict between SWING and LibreOffice
afflicting Wollmux. Interview with a couple of fun Journalists (met
Michael from LWN) with Florian & Italo - fun.
Caught up with lots of cool hackers streaming in; great to see
so many here; a new volunteer Peter just saw the hack-fest advertised and
showed up - pointed him to some easy-hackable-bits. Worked with Rob a
little improving the bug submission assistant URL construction.
Poked a little at reading hsqldb binary 'data' streams in C++.
Lengthy talk with Thomas, then Fridrich S. Back to the hotel with the
lads, talked until late - sleep.
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It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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