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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail, patch review, customer call, slide-ware hackery,
lunch at the K/B, sales call. Value-prop analysis call.
Pleased to see Swapnil's patreon
posting of our chat yesterday; interesting to see Patreon growing with
Simon there too.
Mail; sync with Miklos, estimation, status report. Customer
call, TDF/BoD call; Leanne over to stay; worked late while listening
to the ladies talk.
Played guitar at All Saints with Laura & Mary; fun.
Took Mary R. home for lunch and off to Histon to pick up H. E.
& Kelsey. Home, lunch, slugged & played with Mary &
tired H. and E. tea, stories, put people to bed.
Breakfast, out for a walk in Anglesey Abbey with
J. M. and N. - enjoyed the winter garden, and lovely
grounds. Back for some applied slugging by the fire in
the afternoon - and attacked the pre-loading problem for
some of tangle of late-binding module inter-relations
Not hyper-well, mail chew; admin, planing, sync.
with Kendy, late partner call. H. and E. off to GenR8
fun in Histon.
Interested to see the growing awareness (as brought to
prominence for me in The Tipping Point) that some quite
(surprising) issues can be almost contageous
if given social permission and/or with too much tragic detail.
Mail chew, ESC call, sync with partners, admin.
Relaxed a little; mail, calls, planning, lots of unwanted
hassle left & right.
Band practice in the evening, Beckie kindly lent me her
guitar; went reasonably well.
Breakfast with Kendy, off to the venue - somewhat
zombified from chronic sleep deprivation. Talked individually
with lots of great people, bid a sad 'bye, and train / Eurostar
to the UK - surprisingly good wifi on the train even in the
tunnel, worked on the way home.
Lovely to be back, and see my lovely wife &
wonderful baby girls.
Off again, to the lovely Beta
Co-working space - board meeting ~all day. Pizza bought in for
a late lunch. More meetings - until late, out for a drink together;
sad. Finally back to E-mail; then bed.
Awake until 6:15am writing my talk; slept until 9am,
up breakfast, off to the venue; spoke on re-structuring a
giant, ancient code-base:
Out for lunch with Julian Seward & a thunder-birder
- excellent to catch-up. Back to the booth to see many old
friends into town in the evening for a
burger with Guilhelm, Olivier, Miklos & Kendy - nice.
Back, to write a few more slides; bed.
Breakfast with Kendy; to the conference lugging swag;
handed out stickers to many people
lunch with some friends. On to the LibreOffice dev-room for
some interesting talks. Gave my talk:
Walked to the awesome Beta Co-working in the
evening for a fine Italian pasta, LibreOffice dinner from Italo
Back late to the hotel.
Train too early to Hamburg; met Herbert in the airport,
flight to Brussels; worked on slides on the flight; got to the
Atlas Hotel in the end - tried to get one talk finished before
heading out; then joined the AB call instead.
It is this time of year when you re-read your abstract,
scratch your head - and try to work out what possessed you to
put XYZ topic in there.
Out to the foundations dinner; great to see lots of old
friends, and make some new ones too . Back to
Gerv's hotel, and caught up with Loic. On to the
Delerium Cafe - surprisingly less packed than normal at midnight;
met up with Nicolas, Kendy, Markus, Raul, Richard and many more;
eventually back to bed.
Freezingly early blackness, bus, plane, tram, train, walk,
Univention Summit. Good to meet lots of partners & friends,
some great talks, an excellent evening party - encouraging.
Mail, calls with Jona; sync with Kendy, proposal pieces,
built ESC stats.
Mail, admin, proposals, much of the day, chat with Simon.
Into Cambridge to meet Philippe; had a fine dinner with a chunk
of the C'bra team afterwards, good to catch up with Guy again.
Mail, meetings, poked at the Poco process execution impl.
and created a cleaner one for online. Started writing slides for
FOSDEM in earnest. Sync with Kendy in the evening.
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