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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Particularly gratified to get a very touching birthday-card this morning:
it's normally me that does that sort of thing.
Valentine's day release of Collabora
Online 4.0 with an associated CODE update too. Tons of rather excellent
work from the team there - its a privilege to be able work with them, and to fund
almost all of that at Collabora. Then again - if you'd like to help out with both
the funding, and directing the next round of feature work, we'd really appreciate
you as a partner or customer.
Customer call, sales & marketing call.
Up late applying my limited caligraphic skills to J's Valentine's
card: what a lady !
Isolated my weird Galaxy S4 hanging / power-off state to it being
inside the bumper. Wondered if its too tight fitting and presses power/volume
buttons constantly; cut these out - and bingo, a stable phone. Nice.
Built ESC agenda, prodded applications, ferried babes and friends
to different places. Learned more WordPress than I was hoping to until late.
H. to Hills Road; missed it - calls with team; sync with Amir.
Worked through CVs at some length: we're trying to hire - for
Libre/Collabora Office related bits:
a QA / DevOps / Build eng,
and a Technical Writer.
Added a number of more open-source experience style criteria to try to
somewhat reduce the flow of applicants: encouraging.
H. returned early and worked, played some 'go' with her till
she beat me.
All Saints, confirmation service: got confirmed by the Bishop;
interesting. A fine shared lunch afterwards, nice biography of Ryle from Mary.
Home, relaxed, read some Vinge to the family; movie, bed.
Family Birthday visits B&A, A&L, S&C,A&J all over
for a fine lunch at Prezzo. Anne brought her car for us. Slugged in the
Admin catch-up day, calls variously.
Somewhat amused to see a key differentiating feature of Office 365
is the ability to easily
create a Resume (CV) and apply for a different job on-line faster: enterprise value indeed.
Mail, setup websitestaging server, sync with Eloy; into Cambridge to
meet a partner, lunch - meetings, tour of Cambridge; train home.
Mail; lengthy CP tech. mgmt call, marketing call.
Mail chew, admin backlog; mgmt quarterly calls much of the day.
Lovely to be home again with the family; relaxed a little,
tidied up & dealt with private life backlog. Out with some of the
lads from Church to Ipswich to visit the Bishop's staff around
crowd-funding for church re-modelling.
Mail, and into Cambridge for quarterly mgmt meetings; out
for dinner with the team; back, chat with H, bed.
More FOSDEM goodness; talked ~all day from morning
to evening with lots of interesting types & very old
friends. Worked on various trains home at considerable
FOSDEM - what can one say: an awesome collection of
friends and colleagues in the work of software freedom over
many years. Sometimes it's easy to forget that outside the
sometimes vexing world of LibreOffice - there are so many
great people continuing to do excellent things. Gave a
couple of talks on Online - how it works, and why.
Back to the hallway track - where the knees and heels
die, but where there are lots of interesting people to stand
and talk to. Lovely pasta dinner kindly created by the Italian
community at the lovely Beta Co-working venue, good to catch
up with everyone.
Up early, BoD meetings all day, lunch brought in,
MC included, and then staff too. Fine wine & cheese
event in the evening before the FLOSS Foundations dinner -
met up with lots of old friends. Started on some slides,
and worked until late at night.
More hack-festing, talked and dug out some sorting
code-pointers; quick lunch. Board meetings - all day, and
BoD dinner in the evening.
Up very early, trains to Brussels - pleased to enjoy the
same Eurostar as Alasdair. Beta co-working; met up with a number
of good sorts, talks on this & that. Prepped slides.
Back to the Bedford, an eventful check-in experience with
Noel, sorted things & out for dinner with everyone.
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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 Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
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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