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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, admin; team all-hands over lunch midday. Built ESC
agenda, poked financials again. Looked at SPADE with the babes:
perhaps avoiding Art GCSE was indeed a smart move.
Mail chew, slideware, product management bits. Sync with Tracie,
monthly mgmt call, debugging weird online corner-case.
Out for a run; mail chew, status report & review,
All Saints, slugged, read Marooned in Realtime to lego-playing
babes; lots of applied resting.
Out to the Cambridge Science Festival for lots of fun with E.
and M. At the Engineering Department for the 1st time - build & test
Tsunami defences in the Dyson building - liquid nitrogen ice-cream from
the material scientists, hover-craft building from styrofoam, cloud-chamber
to visualize background radiation, thermal imaging cameras - and more.
Back to David's for some tea, cake & catch-up. Home for
left-over pizza dinner with H. in front of a movie.
Mail; sync with Kendy, lunch, TDF board call, more hackery.
Took 3x smaller babes to YFC pizza evening. Watched Petersen on biology &
traits, interesting & slightly frightening.
N. off to a sleep-over, and car driving outing; everyone
else to YFC pizza night at church.
Music practice with babes; mail, customer call. Lunch.
Some hackery, sync with Andras. Plugged away at fixing minor
issues until late.
Up early, mail chew. Set off eventually for Baden-Baden:
a lamentable airport RyanAir frequents at a great distance from
where people want to be. Worked on a late train, but missed
Very expensive taxi; the 2nd time bitten by this
destination (with a chronic lack of sensible bus connections);
Really font Nice to be in Germany though: the distinctive architecture,
smell of sausage & pastry stalls in the street - lots of happy memories.
Ryanair, hacked on the flight & drove home. Mail chew,
polished a patch a little. Dinner, band practice, bed.
Up earlyish, found the Nextcloud Enterprise Day, and
enjoyed a series of talks - presented the latest Collabora Online
features in 4.0. Talked with a number of prospects. Took a long
tunnel to lunch, more presentations & talks. Drinks & food
in the evening together. Bed late.
Slept badly, up far too early; drove to STN - new
terminal setup has USB sockets but no mains / power: annoying.
Arrived in Stuttgart, met up with Pedro & found the
new Nextcloud office; caught up with lots of friends &
collegues. Late kebap with Szymon & Pedro, found our AirBnB,
All Saints christening; back for roast chicken lunch,
read together - Elize over; N. doing hair curling test for
ball preparation. Organ practice with H. home, quartet: some
great Musescore scores. Read to babes, put them to bed variously.
Tidied the house, re-assembled shelving in boiler-cupboard.
Lunch. Out for a walk at Noughton park with J. and E.
Read the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslim's
proposed definition of Islamophobia -
its conclusion are interesting: Islamophobia is rooted in
racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of
Muslimness or perceived Muslimness - followed by some rather
helpful (albeit sad examples) of the deepy noxious things that can
happen in our society.
The most encouraging bit is leaving room for intellectual debate,
discussion and so on of comparative religion, theology and practice.
So often 'phobia' definitions seem tailor made as pejoratives for
bigots to thoughtlessly cast at their intellectual opponents in
order to exclude them from respectful discussion & debate. Proxies
for a lazy way of not engaging with diverse viewpoints. Good to see
a more nuanced view here. Lets see if such positive nuance survives
into the hard sphere of politics. Also encouraging to see examples
used - I'm a fan of the clarifying effects of casuistic presentation -
something often sadly missing in our codes of conduct.
Plumber arrived to service the boiler: analog timer loosing
hours per day. Interview; mail chew & catch-up, more CV triage.
Interview, admin, ESC call, partner call.
Interviews, partner calls, admin, band practice in the evening.
Up in the night; hacked at the tile-cache, and some unit tests.
Read the libstdc++
std::cerr implementation looking for the
locking - still looking. Re-worked unit test logging to avoid threading
crash when re-directed to
Packed babes off to school, practice, back to bed for a bit.
Interview, mail, lunch, tech call, admin.
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