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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail; continued debugging and polishing to a deadline. Interested
by the GNU
Kind communication controversy. Interested and pleased that the strange
mix of libertarian, campaigning and (perhaps overly) permissive roots of the
GNU project are still being championed by Richard, despite other
views being represented. Still thinking through my take on the pronoun
topic which intersects respect, integrity, truthfulness and much more. I find
the Roman Catholic compromise
interesting. What do you do when faced with a dogmatic requirement to call
someone's interpretation of faith and hierarchy the one true/universal
view ? What if you profoundly, but respectfully disagree with chunks of their
doctrine and practice ? Do you go for Papist (rather divisive), some
re-define the term to mean the universal set of all true Christians ? (but that
doesn't help with the identity question). How about a fudge that acknowledges the
chosen name and also the real identity of the one making the claim, in some
suitable way (ie. Roman Catholic). Of course, there are plenty of weaker
truth claims out there Unification Church
vs. ~pejorative Moonies etc.
Interestingly google tells me that these days catholic means
"including a wide variety of things; all-embracing" with synonyms of:
"diverse, eclectic ...". Perhaps a good thing to aspire to for communities
seeking to accomodate and encourage dialog between those of widely varying ethical
Prodded at the Chrome mobile device profiling bits - rather an excellent
Mail chew, dived into some hacking to help the team with their
deadline; too fun - criminaly so; broke & re-assembled bits of code
left & right. Worked excessively late - nice to have a continuous
set of changes going in all night handing over from late-night Europe,
to night Canada to early morning Russia, Europe. Tired.
Coming increasingly to the conclusion that the HiDPI model of
adding a scale-factor at the low-level rendering layer, while keeping
the rest of layout, etc. working in a different co-ordinate space is
the best of all worlds. Apple lead the way, gtk+ followed, and cairo
makes it easy - even if the treasured shibboleths such as consistent
height pixel aligned grid rendering need significant extra lifting.
Not entirely clear how to do it through an integer pixel API though.
Mail chew; partner call, sync with Daniel. Monthly all-hands.
Hacking, call with Amir.
Mail chew, built ESC stats built slideware
and stats. Lunch. Monthly commercial call. Worked at analysis, marketing
bits with Amir & Eloy. Up late looking at documentation.
Mail chew, partner calls, sync with Miklos & Kendy.
All Saints in the morning; Laura over for lunch, played
games, relaxed, watched They shall not grow old in the
Slugged in bed; attacked poorly polished plaster in kitchen
skylight with E, sand-paper and vacuum cleaner; tried to make less
of a mess of the filling there. Relaxed variously with the babes.
Worked in the morning, lunch with Dad; walked to the
station - train 20 minutes late: "slippery leaves on the line",
pre-booked ticket re-work in York; train also delayed 20mins
in Cambridge - nice. Got lots of bitty admin done on the train.
Mail; Rhona's funeral at a packed Methodist church. Family
burial afterwards, and a lovely reception. Good to see the wider
family. Home, worked - admin, mail and more.
Mail; product comparison; lunch with J. train north for some
hours; dinner with the parents - talked until late.
Mail chew, bug review, built ESC prototype, fixed some scroll-wheel
nightmares that have been plaguing me.
Mail; admin; lunch, status report, sync. with Andras, Miklos, Kendy,
Eloy; worked late.
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.
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It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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