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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, S&M call, partner call.
Really pleased to see Collabora
Office 4.2.1 for Android out - with a lot of rather important fixes,
performance improvements, UI pretifications and much more.
Mail, call with Mike, some hacking; tech team call. Dug
into unit tests, pwrt. parallelizing them. Movie in the evening.
Mail chew; planning call; more various admin. Lunch with
the kids - all studying studiously up-stairs; nice. Back to some
Feeling rather unwell; up early, helped J. who despite her
consumptive cough, tidied up in the garden a little. Sang a bit with
the babes & enjoyed a talk from All Souls.
Pizza lunch; out for a walk on the gallops together - ~no-one
there. Slept exhaustedly in the afternoon. Watched Point Break
with the babes.
Cleaned a ton of dust out of my office - helped
J' get the garden tidied up, bought trampoline parts.
Watched Jabberwocky with the family.
Managed to get my PHP hack working in the evening.
Mail chew; partner call, tried to prop up some ESG stocks
a little; worked on PHP proxy sockets.
Last day of school; H. had a final party with her
train-sharing friends here.
Mail, patch reading; worked on mobile border setting in
Calc, and handed over to Pedro for beautification.
Amused to see Pedro's videos of Android, comparing features
vs. Google Docs on mobile. Ever wondered how to: re-size
an image or how to apply
a master page to a slide there ?
Took babes to music lessons in the evening; back to bed.
S&M call, CP all-hands, out to admire the empty
shelves / aisles at Tesco locally. Bought some components for
a new ultra-cheap, purely mechanical ventilator design I've
been mulling over driven by compressed air. Worked late.
Mail, admin, monthly mgmt meeting; more admin.
Accelerated Android copy by two orders of magnitude by not
serializing to JSON, but the (old) Java / binary object
Mail chew, admin, calls, finally got to some code in the
Breakfast with my parents, All Saints, back for a fine
roast lunch; admired his new(er) Prius with Dad.
Watched a film with H. until babes returned exhaustedly
from 'Alive', read stories and put them to bed.
Went for a run with Julia, poked at finances a little.
Spent some time Aralditing M's laptop, and finally got to
dis-assembling and gluing my own; good. Watched Bones with
J. while she felted. M&D arrived, lovely to see them.
Mail chew; code reading, TDF BoD call(s). Patch review.
Interested to read the latest Cambridge Paper on AI
& simulated relationships. Interesting to think about
what children might mis-learn when interacting extensively with a
(usualy female voiced) slave-'person'; should they say please ?
do they build a shallow and instrumentalised understanding of
relationships; and more.
Customer call, worked at sockets.
Mail chew - worked on cypress bits - seemingly my
mobile user-agent is not happy, screenshare with Tamas Z
and got a couple of fixes in; nice. Music lessons in the
Mail, S&M call, poked at CSS horrors - why do we use a
Vex JS dialog class when doing it by ourselves would be so infinitely
easier ? amazing. Call with Pedro. Ferried M. to ballet; band
Mail chew, sync with Miklos, tech. call, sync with MikeK.
Mail, worked from church while H. practiced. Got some sockets to
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