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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Out for a run before school with J. On Brexit - I voted in,
so disappointed, but interested to see what the result will be;
presumably not an Irish style neverendum; will the golden rule be
applied to exiters ? why are the CAC40 and EURO STOXX 50 down
8.5% now when the FTSE 100 is down 5% ? when does the curse of
"interesting times" go away again.
Up early, mail chew, customer call, pleased to see our
product integration on the market with ownCloud. Some ideas
take lots of time to mature - I recall discussing what was needed
with Markus Rex at CeBIT, March 2014. Some amazing work from the
Collabora team to get everything together for today.
Lunch. Plugged away at slideware until late.
Mail chew; meeting / slideware prep. poked partners.
Admin, paperwork, etc.
Reviewed Noel's nice patch after dinner and stories
for VclPtr'ing all Menus - turns up some surprising things
in the code. Boggled with Azorpid at the namespace mis-handling
corner-cases in the code.
Mail chew; customer / partner calls; sync. with
Philippe, poked Azorpid's GSOC work, and filed mid-term
Up early; music practice with the babes - mail chew;
team calls, partner bits; customer call; board call somewhere.
Up; Fathers Day cards; out to NCC - Roy spoke; home for a fine
BBQ lunch; with Baked Alaska - wow. Watched The Martian - which
(apart from some gratuitous language) was good fun for the babes.
Party left-overs, put babes to bed.
Up earlyish; slugged - cooked breakfast; a 39th birthday - nearly
officially 'old'; some nice cards & presents. Barabara & Colin popped
in - a nice surprise, and Mary Rogers too - lovely. Prepped for E's party lunch.
Into Cambridge on the train with H. and N. - started them on Truckers;
went Bowling with the David, E. and lots of small people - fun; home for a
party tea, and a series of games.
Neve had a sleep-over, plus Simpsons The Movie with E. Bed.
Up; out for a run with J, partner call, mail chew; out
for a fine lunch with Bruce & Anne; & J. partner call.
Wrote LXF column. Submitted backlog of GCloud6 nul returns.
Poked at Elize's computer - apparently un-bootable,
Windows MBR corruption; odd.
Up early; sometimes it is annoying getting https://
certificates right; but then I poke Orange's website to top-up
H's phone - and discover a litany of failures: poor certificates,
scripts loaded from elsewhere etc. fun.
Postal voted (somewhat reluctantly) for 'Remain' (for
now) in the EU election. Built ESC stats. ESC call, JanI call.
Mail chew; team call; sync. with Philippe, partner call,
To the office; met a series of pleasingly smart engineers,
and business guys back to back; fun. Rushed to the airport - to
home in time for E's birthday. Lovely to see her, installed
openSUSE Leap onto her laptop - so the much-requested
pink-pony works - even if the Broadcom wifi doesn't.
Up; mail chew, quick calls; train / plane for a customer
visit; plugged away at bits of work; bus, train, finally arrived.
Out for a fine dinner with Christian in the evening.
Up; of to NCC - Claire explained Psalm 3 very clearly,
back for pizza lunch - Ben & Miriam over in the afternoon,
dropped and collected N. from a party; M. returned home -
Got laptops upgraded, installed and played pink-pony
with small girls; read stories, put babes to bed, slept.
Up earlyish; missing M. (at cub camp), breakfast together;
off to the Queens Birthday Celebration on the studlands green: free
food, bouncy castle, music etc. Popped in to see Roy too.
Dropped Maurizio at the station; back to clean the church
with Mike, got a few work related loose ends cleaned up; watched
some iPlayer, sleep.
Up; off to morning customer meeting - met Julie in person,
and an interesting set of IT managers; admired an extraordinary
container-ized HP data-center - fun. Lunch, and to the airport,
customer call - caught up on E-mail.
Sat next to a Quentin Coehn on the plane; a fine Christian
chap with an amazing life story; encouraging. Home, cider with
Maurizio, and up late talking.
Up; mail chew; calls; video-con. demo with Maurizio,
train to airport, flight to Belfast; why can't Google Maps
deal with public transport here ? eventually despaired and got
a taxi. Met up with Maurizio again at a fine AirBnB place.
Up late working on slides.
Wow - one of the pleasures of my job is getting,
and approving bills; imagine my surprise to get a pucker
looking, but clearly fraudulent invoice from thepinklight.com
(also scammed?) - for booth babes (which are morally repugnant
in concept) for InfoComm; creative.
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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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