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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Breakfast and out to the hack-fest; had some fun helping
people with tasks, code reading, etc. Spent some time unwinding
why LibreOffice wouldn't compile in tr_TR.UTF-8 locale, a rather
toupper('i') != 'I' in a tr_TR locale,
cf. easy hack.
Fine breakfast, a day of training together with the
great Turkish student team - tiring but worthwhile - still
trying to put a dozen new names to new faces.
Built a new talk capturing at least my thinking on
how to tackle non-trivial problems; sucking eggs for beginners:
And also updated some older slides to the recent code-base.
Back to relax in the evening with some students.
Early up; set off for Turkey; the train ticket to LHR
costing almost as much as the flight - hmm; if only one could fly
everywhere. Poked at code and mail, and slides on the train.
Met an interesting chap - James McDermott on the plane;
doing market data development.
Met up with Gokhan and Muhammet and out for dinner
together - picked up Markus, to the hotel; baggage scanned;
checkin; up for a pint, and back to the room - worked until
very late on slides.
Up early; mail chew; research, team call; admin;
Mail chew, interview, sales team call; poked at this
and that. Plugged away at misc. labours.
Admin, mail chew, connected with a customer, lunch.
Team call, poked at tests, prodded some financials. Built ESC
agenda. Dinner, J. out, read stories to lots of babies; finished
a unit test I'd been working on.
To church early for CRB checks; enjoyed Tony's great,
final talk in The Story - chatted afterwards. Home for
a passover-style meal with Martin, Mary-Anne & family, a
lovely afternoon. Quartet practice, read stories to babes,
bed - still feeling awful.
Starting to feel ill. H. out for a leadership course; slugged
in the morning variously, lunch, out for a walk with the babes; home
bit of hackery, cleaning up some code. Out for a drink, and meal
with J. - an anniversary bash; lovely.
Up early; poked at some mail & code. Breakfast,
out for a run, back, my logical fix makes everything worse:
nice. Lunch, team call, admin, customer call, chat with Tor.
Admin. Worked lateish with Niall.
Up early; customer call, team call, ESC call, JanI call,
Advisory Board call - E-mail, admin, and no significant
A day packed with business and calls, also my 14th
Wedding Anniversary - what a blessing it is to have a
patient, kind, intelligent, beautiful wife, and to have
too little time for a fuller set of adjectives.
More mail; and calls - sales call, lunch, team call.
Mail chew; customer poke-age. Team call, lunch, another team
call, sync. with sales. Admin, customer call, board call. Up late
plugging away at this & that.
Up, NCC - ran somewhat younger kids work for a change. Home.
Roast lunch, slugging - quartet practice; Pink Panther; tea, bed.
J. out early; David popped over with ladder, and kindly
removed some bits of climbing-frame. Mike over to print out
metal etching masks, Lynn around for some baby-sitting. Lunch -
slugged and finished Vernor Vinge's short stories compilation.
Picked up Katie & Esther, and out swimming in Bury
- six small girls vs. one me - survived somehow. Home - potatoe
dinner, put babes to bed. Did a little hacking on a no-caps
valgrind-able mode for
online. Prepped for kids
Up, quick mail skim; out for a run, call with
Kendy & Tor. Customer call, showered, dressed - its good
to start early. Mail chew; poked at some bugs, lunch.
Found and fixed my font issue, added git hash extended
versioning; somehow I miss the LibreOffice gnumake bits now I'm
back to fighting autotools.
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