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
Walked babes to school. Interested to see the IM
NAND flash, double the capacity in the same footprint. At 167mm^2
(a square 13x13) - 8Gb == 64Gbit; to convert that to the world of
hard-disk geometries (all in bits per inch^2 [nice]) is ~1/4 of an inch
squared, giving an areal density equivalent of 240Gbit/inch squared (highly
contrived without leads, packaging, and/or hard-disk spindles, read heads
etc. but interesting). So that gives us - numbers courtesy of man-in-the-pub
Of course, ideally storage densities would be measured in mm^3 (the
world is going metric - inch by inch) - and of course, for eg. a backup medium,
ultimate density of leaking capacitors is not the key consideration; but interesting
nonetheless. I'm looking forward to the next generation of flash-ssds - but, if we
could get the (rather good idea) of hybrid disk + some flash in a single box to
market fruition things could get better rather more quickly. Incidentally - one
reason doubling capacity in the same footprint makes a difference is the fixed
per chip for etching, sawing, packaging etc.
|IM 25nm flash||240|
Tried to book an hotel at FOSDEM on Alasdair's recommendation, I
suppose I should at this point insert some graphic suggesting I'm going to
FOSDEM: it's going to rock. By some miracle of scheduling, I also seem to
have a talk on boot
performance Saturday @ 16:15. The abstract for which should read:
A quick expose on boot time profiling tools, show-casing
the slightly-less-lame: "bootchart2" - a new and improved boot time
profiling tool, and other ways to speed things up. Which of the seven+
'readahead' tools do you want, and why ? With a summary of recent fixes
and wins in the area, and how to get involved with improving Linux boot
If you have content I am likely to miss: a new uber-funky boot,
ultra-fast boot subsystem (or something) I'd love to hear about it for
I don't think I ever realised that Andy Wingo's past before
GStreamer was so interestingly Nucular - a
fascinating set of insights. I must say that, I'm more optimistic that
you can blag money out of the military, and use it to generate something
socially useful - the internet might be a case in point.
Poked LXF, odd. Clarity; one-to-one with JP, sync with Aaron.
Worked late on git based code auditing tool. Printed out some lovely
pictures of the children for their God-parents.
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)