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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew; hunted the house for a spare disk, and was encouraged
to use Clonezilla via a great image
from Taiwan. Call with sales & marketing team. Lunch.
BT Phoned up to say I'd run up a $100 phone bill calling India
yesterday and could they do something about that; surreal.
Thrilled to see the team get Collabora
Online 3.2 released:
A number of great new features for our customers & partners, including
data-validity - so you can limit the options in a drop-down for a cell - so that
they make sense (to Patriot watchers anyway), as well as basic things like
Insert -> chart something not present in Word Online (for example).
Pondered why Windows 10 fails to boot in curious ways when its disk
is copied to another disk without the disk label being made to match; any why
it then proceeds on a length series of fruitless, attempted repairs.
Sync call with Miklos, mail chew; poked at some socket code.
Still sad that there is no good C event-loop, and as such no async
structure that a nice DNS APIs could fit into; ho hum. Of course there
is getdns but it in
turn has several dependencies.
Customer call much of the afternoon. Pleased to see the free
Samsung SSD imaging tool do a great job of moving a Windows install
to a new disk.
Mail chew, patch review, planning.
Great to see some nice work by Tomi to get Collabora Online support
integrated into JODConverter
(increasing security), and to see Miklos's nice writeup around Document
Conversion there - several of our customers get support for document conversion
use-cases that help to improve LibreOffice.
All those poor souls still struggling with manual management of LibreOffice
processes for document conversion can relax & use something sensible
Weekend mail fun, poked partners, sync. with Miklos,
Andras, created a unit test for thread stranding problem with
fork-kit - whereby having threads lurking around at the time of
a fork - is a really bad idea.
All Saints in the morning; H. played piano for a song.
Back for pizza lunch plus Charlotte & Grace, took H. back
to practice the organ.
Home; tea; read stories; out for a drink with Chris in
Drove to Aldeburgh to collect N. and H. - who had both
made pretty rings with Bruce. Silver-soldering up settings and
bands, and setting a stone in them - good stuff.
Out to wander Sizewell beach, back for tea, home.
Partner call, mail processing, admin, sync. with Eloy.
Lunch, TDF BoD call, sync with Kendy.
Mail chew, H. and N. off to learn some jewlery making with
Bruce. Commercial call, lunch with smaller babes. ESC call.
Pleased to see LibreOffice Writer used as the word-processing
workload in the Powerhammer
Hospital app't in the morning - West Suffolk: they at least
know a difficult case to be referred; good. Filed holiday, mail
chew, poked at receipts & expenses.
Still no voice, mail, admin; lots of friends over for
lunch before Tania's funeral at All-Saints - very sad; a packed
church. Back for a customer call.
Plugged away at tasks variously; dinner, put babes to
bed, worked in the evening.
Practically no voice; not ideal; swallowing a challenge.
E-mail doesn't require a voice-box however.
Breakfast together at Burger King supposedly
the only place open at this time - hmm; interesting
engineering going on nearby - parts of a TBM(?) nearby. To
the office - for a status update, and more sync with
Lengthy flights back, J. picked me up, lovely to
be home, but a horrible throat to go with it.
J. kindly dropped me to Stansted early, flight delayed
by an hour - plugged away at calc, vlookup-ness. Eventually
found my way to the Freiheit offices - a beautiful venue
kindly donated for the hack-fest.
Met up with and talked to lots of old friends. Up
late talking, caught up with Miklos & Tomi at our AirBnB,
some mail chew, sleep.
Waded back through the accumulated mail pile; lots of things
going nicely. Checked-in for the Hamburg
Hackfest tomorrow - should be interesting.
Worked in the morning, bid 'bye to the parents; J. drove
home while I poked at calc internals a little - ESC call and chewed
mail in the afternoon.
Into Harrogate for Spring Harvest; not entirely convinced -
but spoiled by big (free) conferences like FOSDEM that are so well run
and scheduled. Some interesting content of course.
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improvements / corrections by private mail.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences
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