This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Up rather early. Train to Victoria - mail, Lutz found a
nasty bug in Bonobo's accelerated cmd / node mapping - doh, NotZed
found it the other day and I worked round it without thinking.
- Got to Heathrow eventualy, clapped out. Amused to notice
a long queue of clearly not disabled people outside a single disabled
toilet ignoring the up arrow sign above the doors to the main facilities
in front of them.
- Nice plane, very nice - seemingly recently re-fitted,
relatively clean and plush, lots of arabic around, large screen
pilot's view of the runway as we took off - the lines painted there
seem to be massively long and fat, to give a false impression of
extreme slowness as you rocket along at 200mph. Touch screen video
- Dubai - off to the convenient airport Irish pub to
re-charge, air conditioning still in action at night.
- Long talk to an Australian about Dubai - apparently
the natives are idle, and import Indians in cattle trucks and send
them up multi-story buildings in the midday sun where they feint
and fall off. All serving people are foreign, they have no work
ethic seemingly - 30 years ago they just sat around fishing, and
they don't excel at their high powered education. 2.8m locals,
and far more immigrants than natives - predominantly Indian and
Phillipino. A police state, phones tapped routinely, no human
rights for non-muslims etc. Most holidaying tourists apparently
never see it. The Sheik(s) have control - a benign dictatorship
of a couple of tribes. The average local has a tremendous amount
of debt - everyone has the latest mobile phone, lots of flashy
cars - Mercedes everywhere - consumerism with a vengance.
- Hacked evolution around a bit.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)