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Mail catchup, started working through the backlog. Lunch,
J. off to do the NCC kids work. Played with H. and N.
variously, lunch, Chris over - and out to church in Histon,
stayed for a meal afterwards. Back, read stories put babes to
Up rather early with Kendy; set off to St Peter's
Basilica to have a look - arrived in good time 7:30 or so
to find it closed for a service; bother. Got a Museum trip
instead, the expensive 'tour' option horribly over-priced
but interesting. Sad to see so much wealth, and focus on
the art, and artists rather than what they're trying to
say about their inestimably more interesting subjects.
Sola Dei Gloria (as they say).
Wandered around myself, curious at the various
celebrations of syncretism on display. Lunch, back through
the Sistine Chapel - hard to express how beautifuly rich and
the colors are, on into St Peters - guilded, but not as
gaudy as some.
Train, bus, to the airport - RyanAir; poked at mail
and the task backlog.
Up earlyish, presented the great work we've been doing
with South Eastern Health Trust:
Various encouraging customer & partner meetings
Out for ice-cream with some
awesome French guys. Caught Ash's non-blocking socket talk
and Armin's EMF+ bits.
Great closing session - was an amazing conference,
congrats to all who were involved! Out for dinner together
at a Pizzaria near the Colosseum (named after the gigantic
golden statue of Nero that used to be there apparently).
Back to the flat, farewells, bed.
Conference, lots of hallway-track goodness;
positive CoC panel / discussion with Marina & Simon -
Lunch with friends great to see Pranav's Dialog
Tunneling talk; gave a talk on Online Unit Testing:
Off to the hack-fest in the evening, fine food,
good company, lovely.
Enjoyed the introduction, and the staggering depth
of history, and richness of the venue - very grateful to
the City of Rome for hosting us.
Massed board & MC & employees panel thing.
gave my Collabora Opening keynote with some examples of
the exciting thigns we've been up to for the last year:
Lunch; and minuted a rather lengthy ESC meeting
afterwards - with some ideas of where to go next in
graphics & code cleanliness.
Out for a pleasant social event in the evening in
town with the conference.
Up early, breakfast from the Termini Station &
waited around - sending scouts to find the missing bus,
collecting partners and Collaborans variously.
Eventually found the bus, got to the Airsoft venue,
and played a surprisingly fun team-game - lots to learn:
Coach to a nice Italian restaurant for lunch,
and on for a presentation (minus working projector sadly),
still - good stuff.
Back to Termini; and had an all-afternoon team
meeting & brain-storming / planing session until late.
Out for dinner together; talked until rather late, bed.
Up, quick breakfast - Kendy & I tried to get
Uber working to get us to the Hotel. Board meeting all
day, board dinner until late.
Back with Kendy to try to locate somewhere to
sleep; thankfuly found Miklos & woke Andras to let
us in; quested for (and found) the necessary extra bed
in the end; phew.
Worked until 3am polishing slides; tiring.
NCC in the morning, helped with the older
kids work with Uche. Home for a quick Pizza lunch
with Julie. Finished packing, J. drove me to
Stansted, Ryan-Air-ness to Rome; got gotcha'd by
an overly-expensive bus into town - should cost
Eur 1.50 for a std. bus ticket.
Found Kendy, out for Pizza together; back
to enjoy the free bottle of sparkling red & catch
up until late.
Slugging in the morning; into town later to get
some organ practise with H. only to discover a day of
quiet prayer in AllSaints going on: fair cop.
Waited in Spec-Savers for an hour for a trivial
repair-job on N's glasses - before discovering that we'd
just been forgotten; hey ho.
Home, some travel preparation; bit of hacking.
J. out to counselling course; took E. to school & ran back.
Sync. with Dennis, mail chew, slide-ware & stats, customer meeting;
picked up E. from school; babes returned.
Babes out for a Compassion bake-off competition evening,
another customer call, chat with Philippe; mail chew.
Mail chew; admin, more admin, sync with Tor, Dennis. Partner
call, lunch. Interview with Lenny, gap, another interview.
Blizard of E-mail & admin. Lunch. Call with Nico,
admin and calls until late.
Mail chew; built ESC stats, lunch; sync with Kohei.
mgmt team call, reviewed
CVs for our opening & setup interviews.
Dinner; read stories, admin, setup interviews.
Up rather early; prodded mail, wrote status report. Breakfast.
BT engineer arrived to diagnose our line problems - not in the home;
seemingly the wire to the exchange actually died: wow - tree roots,
water ingress (the cables are underground) ? who can say.
Lunch; more mail poking, consultancy call, sync with Tor.
roadmap planning, chat with Bruce, bed exhaustedly.
Up; packed random books, face-paint, sweets etc. NCC for kids
work; home for a roast lunch, Martin & Marie-Jane, Talitha &
Tirza over to share it. Chatted much of the afternoon. Tea, read stories
to babes & put them to bed.
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