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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
J. kindly dropped me at STN, flight to Nurnberg. Met an
interesting sales engineer working on Nuclear power stations in
Headed to the Nextcloud booth, spent some time talking
to customers, interested parties; lunch, wandered the show floor.
Out for a pleasant dinner at a nearby Italian place - staying
AirBnB just next to the venue; nice.
Got an anxious security mail from Microsoft to verify
that it was indeed me using my computer to access live.com; ended
up at this triumph of usability - do I click:
"This wa..." (grey) or "This wa..." (blue) ?
No tooltips. Mercifully Chrome's debug mode suggests that the
blue 'wa...' was the one to click if it was me.
Mail chew, admin, sync with Kendy, Eloy, Miklos, Andras
Picked up H. from her sleep-over (a garden shed full of small
girls), back to All Saints, H. played piano; fine shared lunch
afterwards. Enjoyed some organ playing with H. home, watched the
Princess Bride. Put tired babes to bed early. Started the new
Man in the High Castle series with J.
Relaxed with the babes, read stories, chatted with
small girls. H. out. Sophie over in the afternoon, M. and J.
out to the Higher childrens mission / event at Ely Cathedral.
Watched an Oceans movie.
Mail chew; admin. Poked distributors, until I found a
friendly one. Catch-up with JP in the evening. Out for Men of
Faith in the evening, nice Mexian meal.
Migration workshop; lots of interesting feedback. Lunch
together, got some good product feedback; flybe back to the UK,
trains home, late.
Up rather early; J. dropped at station; trains, admin
& projections in the airport. Arrived in Belfast, off to
Ulster Hospital. Great to meet up with the team there and to hear
the encouraging & amusing stories. Did battle with Tor, Mark &
Leslie's help with PatientCenter - a mix of VB5 and VB6 - and looking
for Java libaries too; fun. Up late writing slides.
Mail chew; built ESC minutes; mgmt team call.
Mail chew, AirBnB booking, lots of admin, customer call.
NCC, sung & played bass variously - over to Dorinda &
Frankie's to enjoy lunch & their company. Home, watched A Cinderalla
Story - not entirely sure that the plot-line of the anonymous, on-line
relationship happily turned out to be with a real-human / frustrated jock
is a great pattern to promote.
Taxi to the airport; flight home - wrote blog; added stats
to ESC minutes, worked on mail. Kindly picked up by J. lovely to
see her, H&M again; home, relaxed.
Up lateish, lots of hallway-track conversations in the sun.
Spoke to a set of local engineering students with Eike - about
arbitrary engineering problems - hopefully helpful for them: lots
of good questions.
Back for the closing session; out for a team meal together -
lots of good Italian food, and company. To a cocktail bar afterwards.
Bid 'bye to all - a great conference. Finally got time to review
& sign-off on CP's 2017 accounts.
ESC meeting first-thing, balanced diversity & inclusion
session. Lunch. Spoke on discussion paper around re-focusing TDF
marketing around the community, to drive ecosystem growth and
credit all participants.
Hack-fest in the evening, more partner meetings, pizza,
and interesting catch-up with people.
Breakfast, more slide polish; to the venue. Gave my
Relaxed and talked in the courtyard in the sun, OSI
20'th anniversary cakes. Fine dinner in the evening, with a cake
from Collabora Productivity to celebrate five years, and thank
the team for their hard-work and confidence, and the community
for all their help.
Up late, working on slides.
Out to a nearby lake with the team & a set of
our partners for a stand-up-paddle exercise. Good to talk
with everyone, see the lake, mountains.
Back into town for a tour of the Museum - rather
interesting and sobering too wrt. the communist era. A
notable picture of the dictator at the start of his reign
and 10 of his friends: only he survived to the end.
Meal at a nice restaurant, managed to project
some slides with the assistance of the hosts - and got
everyone to introduce themselves - chewed over what we're
Party in the evening, good to sync with Daniel,
Chris, and catch up with many friends old & new.
Up unfeasibly late writing slides.
Breakfast, mail chew; checked out of Idea; board
meetings, adding the MC later - lots of discussions. Meal
in the evening; checked into new hotel & slept.
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