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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail; admin; lunch, status report, sync. with Andras.
All Saints, played bass; pizza lunch, dropped H. and M. off to the
Rememberance parade & service with Scouts. Watched Man in the High
Castle, and a large nativity silhouette with J. Worked on mending J's
old Galaxy S3 for M. in the evening - struggled to find compatible PIT
files that would not be rejected; grim. Rather unclear why Android's
Download mode doesn't let you read the flash contents smoothly.
Off to Sue & Clive's - worked in the car. Saw their new porch,
enjoyed a fine lunch, out for a walk - saw some deer in the fields. Adrian.
Georgina & Isabelle arrived - enjoyed fireworks together. Drove home -
bed extremely late.
Mail chew; admin, board call during lunch; interview,
marketing call, interview. LOTR in the evening.
Mail chew, lots of it. Customer call, TDF marketing, sales &
marketing, ESC calls. Two partner calls. Back to some quick patch review.
Some hacking in the evening on urgent code bits.
Guilty hacking and bug-fixing through the day, poked at a perennial
annoyance of not complaining when people send SSL/TLS frames to a plain
HTTP port in online, timeouts on slow document conversions and more - fun.
Band practice in the evening. Worked excessively late tackling some bugs.
Mail chew, built ESC agenda/stats. Some patch review, admin,
Mail chew; drove into Cambridge to swap hardware around &
see Dorée home for a late lunch. Mail chew. Physics lesson for
H. and Katie in the evening kindly provided by David.
Played at family service; M. reading, H. piano & organ, N. games
& violin. Lots of people for shared lunch - fun. Back with Mary for some
more slugging, organ practice, sheet cutting & sewing machine dis-assembly
with J. relaxed variously. Stories, bed.
Cooked breakfast, H. out singing, played Paper.io with the
babes. Put up fixings in M's room, nice. Caulked plasterwork - still
not dry, and considered the kitchen mess.
Fixed some gtk / webkit goodness Tor has produced to use our Online
view inside a gtk+ frame - for easy debugging, testing. Might be a good route
for a more attractive minimal viewer & editor on the Linux Desktop one day.
Watched LOTR-ness in the evening with the babes.
Mail, sync with Olivier, got my Android development environment
into some sort of state; lots of downloading. Bought an iPad to test
with an expensive hobby. Caught the last part of the ESC call. Dinner.
Back to install more Java/Android-ness.
Up early; briefly strengthened ceiling joist mostly suspended by
plasterboard. Dean arrived to fix leak & plaster things up.
Mail chew, more C'bra mgmt hangout goodness; interview. Out to
Band practice, then the pub with two Chris' and Max.
Up, interested in the water dripping through the roof: an
exciting new experience - thank goodness it wasn't plastered first,
placed a lunch-box underneath.
Listened to the IBM/RedHat webcast - hybridize your clouds,
RedHat is a great company, perhaps IBM's sales teams will do great
things for their existing products. I guess Microfocus' sale of SUSE
for only $2.5bn
looks like a bargin.
Mail, tech mgmt call, picked up E. from school; mgmt call.
Up late, fixing kitchen lights, packing the extension loft void with
fibreglass: a giant blanket of thick goodness; hopefully it helps
Dean arrived to fit a new Velux window on the kitchen - fun.
Spent a while squeezing myself into a very, very small cavity along
with lots of fibre-glass to try to make the extension somewhat warmer.
Couple of calls, lots of mail, C'bra mgmt meeting bits.
Band in the morning, Max, Angie & Noah over for lunch,
out to a fine concert at All Saints, part of Beethoven's 5th
piano concerto curiously instrumented for piano & organ. H.
played the organ too. Wine, cheese, fund-raising for naitbabies. Great talk from
Cedric on the research they're doing to address it.
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