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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Pleased to my chat with Randal & Dan at FLOSS Weekly
Booked travel to DINAcon 2018
will be available to do some LibreOffice hackfest'y stuff, and a talk
on "How best to migrate to LibreOffice".
Mail; distracted by a bit of hacking for a customer. Marketing
& Sales call, ESC call, early dinner, interview.
Pleased to see Jona publish our latest LibreOffice
Infographic giving an update on what we're doing.
Admin; consultancy customer feedback process bits, mail.
Band practice with H. in the evening.
J. out for new counselling course. Mail chew; sync with Andras,
mail & admin. Lunch. Picked E. up from school. Built ESC agenda.
Thrilled to get a call from the airline letting me know that my
kiwi.com flight had one leg cancelled for 'technical reasons' (its good to be
able to predict plane failure a week+ in advance). Offered lots of
unhelpful flights that arrive at the wrong time. Re-booked on BA
arriving in Tirana a day earlier; fun. Attempted a fix of a sax parser,
threading cleanup on exceptions fix during the various calls.
Out for a run with J. - locked us out; spent some time
re-leading & puttying in the glass pane broken while
attempting removal - bother. Mail chew.
Occasionally I have to use skype: the customer is always
right. When I do - I wonder why they recommend searching for
/ Sound Test Service" - rather than providing a helpful
built-in link somewhere, and/or why they didn't restratin the
rather large number of unhelpful people calling random accounts
the same thing - to the point that it's impossible to test
your sound; amazing. All the lonely people - where do they call
come from ? Luckily skype provides a friendly 'location' breakdown
so it's easy to see.
All Saints, James, Marta & Amelia over for lunch - had a fun
afternoon together. H. & E. to organ practice with J. Watched
Yes Minister with M. and N. Prayer meeting at All Saints in
Up early, removed mouldy silicone and re-siliconed N's bedroom windows.
Painting of everything else inside and outside - used lots of white paint up.
Long stories in the evening.
Mail; TDF BoD call in the afternoon. N. to a sleep-over. Badmington
in the evening as a family with Margarit. Jack Ryan watching.
Disrupted day, mail chew - Open Door arrived to remove
two surplus wardrobes. Nice chap arrived with a
new bed for M. and fitted it. Lunch. Sales & Marketing
call, ESC call, dinner - with a customer call in the middle.
Pondered: is it a bad thing how much I enjoy reading my
Brother's CMOS VLSI Design text-book in bed instead of
some trendy management tome (I could be hunting Zebras eg.).
Mail, admin. Amused by a faustian bargin cartoon in the Private Eye;
Devil: "I shall enrich you with all earthly pleasures in exchange for ...",
Person: "My soul ?", Devil: "Your Data!".
Drew more pictures around TDF's commercial ecosystem
Mail, fitted-wardrobe builders arrived. Sync with Jos.
Mail; out to Bury Hospital, back for lunch. Tech. mgmt call.
Built ESC agenda, out to visit the dentist; a day for personal
Mail chew; sync. with Kendy.
Thrilled to be notified by our HR system that it is now exactly
years of Collabora Productivity. Congrats to Andras Timar, Jan Holseovsky,
Miklos Vajna & Tor Lillqvist for surviving the transition and the last five
years, and Lubos for joining us later after his SUSE time. Of course - the number
of talented individuals who have helped keep us afloat and contributed significantly
to our success keeps growing & I'm grateful to so many for their hard work and
good-will. We're also growing our team more - hiring not only in marketing
and/or C++ skills; do contact me to join us.
Lunch, disassembled Miriam's bed. Poked at the product management
backlog, call with Miklos.
Early morning swim before breakfast with Greer. Communion
service, showed the results of the kids work. Lunch, packing, down
to swim with the babes again; said our 'byes - and drove home.
Off to an organ concert in Ely with H. - who was very
kindly let play on the (massive) Ely Organ by the assistant
organist; exciting. Seems the CH Chapel
Organ - (that I used to practice on) is the biggest south of
Breakfast, talk in the morning interrupted by a fire alarm.
Coffee. Max spoke well on Acts 11 and its context. Lunch - baptism
of a couple of ladies on the beach, swiming in the sea with the family.
BBQ in the evening, followed by an All Saints talent show
in the evening - all singing, all dancing.
Out star-gazing with H&N. on the beach - unfortunately
light-polluted by the nearby nuclear power plant, but still, lovely,
played cards bed.
Morning calls; viewed a rather disappointing house. BoD call.
Worked in the car on the way to B&A's - nice cup of tea with them,
and onto Sizewell Hall for the All Saints retreat.
Lovely grounds, dinner, music & talk; nice to see everyone,
up late talking; managed to get two kids into playing 'Go'.
Mail chew, sync. with Andras and Henry. Calls variously.
Took M. and her friends to go-carting; pleased that the lads there
coached the two nervous ones into the cars - who then enjoyed it.
Back for a party tea, and sleep-over in a tent. Back to work on
paperwork - dispatched that lot late.
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