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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, projections, planning, patch porting; performance win
for idle JSON conversion of sidebars.
Intensely frustrated to (minor) update openSUSE 15.1, and
discover it jumped thunderbird from 60.8 to 68, breaking all of the
extensions needed to be productive - (eg. making it possible to move
E-mail between folders without getting RSI from mouse-use), horrible;
downgraded with trepidation.
TDF is making good progress on a carbon policy, but I was curious
as to how writing more efficient software might help here. Crunching some numbers
with a 50/50 desktop/laptop mix and a 65% increase from CPU use gives
~10^-5 kg of CO2 per CPU second you're not idle. Multiplying that by the
number of LibreOffice users 2x10^8 (pace Sir David MacKay) to get a big
number, that's around 2 tons of CO2 saved for every second of CPU busy
time that we can save our user-base; go optimizers!
Testing, project planning, etc. Got the Oculus Quest update
making it possible to play 'go' games, very impressed with Daedalus'
flying thing. Band practice at church, worked late.
Mobile UX improvements and tweaking for Online; calls with the
team variously; lots of fun.
Mail chew, couple of team calls, admin. Misc. debugging,
and re-factoring. PCC meeting in the evening, and collected minutes.
All Saints in the morning, good to catch up with people.
Back to see M&D passing through for lunch, David over later,
caught up, played bananagrams. Read to M. and had a Mentalist at
before bed with N. and H.
Out for a run early, mail pokeage; took H. for a (nominally)
annual trip with Dad: into London - lunch on HMS Belfast followed by
a tour of the ship; on to see the Mousetrap together, a nice dinner
& train home, lovely.
Code fixing, patch review & merging, partner call.
Mail; JS input related patch merging action, testing.
Wrote up notes, more patch merging.
Mail chew; took H. to practice Organ, worked in the
Church, home for some hacking on unit tests. Finally got the
core side of new input support implemented, and pushed. All
Saints band practice in the evening.
Mail chew; morning interview with Cor, lunch, Julie returned.
Tech mgmt call, sync with Tamas, then Grzegorz. Up late writing draft
Worked through E-mail, tried to debug some UI tests for a chunk of
the day eventually with some success. Chat with Mert, and some partners.
All Saints - traditional organ + singing service. New Church members
BBQ at Jan's, good to talk with lots of people. Pottered home in the afternoon,
relaxed and played Bananagrams with J & H, and caught up with Julie. Met her
sister Kate in the evening.
Out for a run, tidied the house, mail chew, patch merging, etc.
Put up cabinet for J. quietly while she was out; noticed it
rather quickly. Various overlapping calls through the day; development update
report for partners.
Legal bits, reviewed Tracie's hard work on the FY2018 accounts,
mail & tasks, more patch porting & testing.
Plugged away at patch merging, and CI bits. Team all-hands.
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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.
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