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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, team calls, misc. code fixing, ESC call;
late call; later to bed.
Mail chew; revenue recognition work; poked at conference
travel for the forthcoming openSUSE / Kolab conference.
Report review & tweakage, built ESC bug stats, merged
VclPtr but enough conflicts that it will need a re-merge to try to
keep up with a rapidly moving master branch. Finally merged it.
Board call while ferrying H. and M. to their lessons
variously, stopped at playground on the way back; checked
Dinner, read stories to babes; wrote LXF column; mail; bed.
Admin, 1:1 calls , out to Agnes Forsyth's
funeral - a lovely Christian lady; a piper at the funeral too. Back
for team call, more 1:1's, team call, another 1:1 & dinner. A
whole day of meetings; urk. Chatted with J. happily in the evening.
Out to NCC at the Academy, Helen spoke. Back for lunch,
slugging, babes playing in the sun in the street with Sophie.
H. home from her fun 'Shine' + sleepover + barn-dance + film
bash. Out for a run with J. played 'Bridges' with H. Tea,
Breakfast, J. out for a seminar on teenage kids at church.
Fed three babes - sawed up the last bits of the sofa to bin them;
dis-assembled the malfunctioning toilet door - somehow broken its
spring(s) - made some split-ring pliars from screws & a bolt with
N. cannibalised pantry door for toilet door & ordered new parts.
Started assembling some flat-pack kitchen units; David
arrived, finished the assembly - had a fine pizza dinner together,
read stories & talked companionably until late.
Mail chew, admin, misc. calls; got the VclPtr bits passing
make check, and building on Mac / Linux / Windows. Not good to merge
just before the weekend I suspect. H. out for a sleepover.
Watched Jane Eyre on the BBC in the evening with
Julia - horrific compared to the nuance depth of the book; hardly
explicable without reference to it either.
Reminded by Claire to update my blog; good idea.
Mail chew; amused to see the pictures from Keith of what building LibreOffice
can do to your laptop paint job; though I'm rather a fan of Thinkpads.
Great to see Tobias and Jennifer's interview
written up by Sam; nice work guys.
Partner call; lunch; ESC call; pushed minutes. Poked at CI
builds of VclPtr bits.
Customer call, interview, interesting lunch
with Andrew Haley. Partner call, sync. with Tomaz, reviewed a nice
Meetings with UKTI in the morning, good to catch up with the team.
Collabora Quarterly meeting in the afternoon. Acutely irritated by
parts2repair.com which appears unable to send me what I ordered; I guess
the moral is to check scam
adviser first or somesuch.
Wrote status report, 1:1 meetings, 2x team meetings, admin.
NCC, Tony spoke, slugged much of the afternoon.
A busy week chasing and missing the Alpha 1 deadline (today).
Into Cambridge, fun customer meeting all day with Bob, lunch, museum,
Mail chew, partner call; team call; did some modelling
and a bit of calc / StarBasic function creation. Built ESC
Mail chew; plugged at various problems left/right with Noel
in gaps. Admin bits, TDF observed acceptance tests. Took H. to
hospital - seemingly she fractured her wrist yesterday, got a splint.
Mail chew; 1:1's, mail, product team call; quick lunch;
consulting team call; poked a partner. Up late at night fixing
Up; off to NCC; spoke. Home for a passover lunch, and
some painting red-paint on door-posts & lintels with branches
for fun. Poured over maps of Europe for some holiday planning via
France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy etc. perhaps with some business
interspersed (DV). Watched From Time to Time with the babes,
rather lovely. Dinner, read stories; bed early.
Up late; slugged a bit, more VclPtr fixing idly in the
morning, along with starting to research Colossians 1 in earnest;
worked through the day interspersing meals, playing with babes,
VclPtr fixing and sermon building for tomorrow until after
Mail chew, sales bits interspersed with re-basing the VclPtr
work - another huge whack of work - both encouraging: lots has changed
and improved - code removed & cleaned up; and also disappointment
at some needless conflicts; the trials of long-term branches.
Reviewed Kendy & Miklos' sexy report of the Android
editing infrastructure work that has been done; excellent stuff.
Breakfast, bid 'bye to Niall - started to try to catch-up with
vacation mail. Built ESC bug stats & sent agenda. Lunch. ESC call.
Tried to get a modern llvm/clang installed on my openSUSE 13.1
and failed completely; short of breaking Mesa that seems impossible;
tried the binary downloads of 3.5.1 which seem to get tangled with the
system versions; sigh - I could really use the benefit of our plugins
Up early; drove into Cambridge, all-day sales review interspersed
by an amusing, office-wide Easter-Egg hunt: dead fun. Out for a drink with
the team, dinner with Kat & David in the evening, home with Niall.
Drove home, got a bit of work done on the way in the car.
Also continued reading Selling the Wheel to the babes (due to
popular demand). Got home - disposed of an old sofa by sawing it
into pieces to fit into the (free) black-bin, rather than the
(for-pay) municipal tip. Discovered a number of moths & a
lost Asthma inhaler (1984), some marbles (I knew I'd lost
them) and a lot of pens & pencils.
Hannah dissassembled the Nexus One (debugging the broken
power button), called in for a 2nd opinion. The power switch's
flex cable is visibly cracked; and (seemingly) the flex assembly
is glued into the PCB sandwich making it ... tough to fix. Broke
down & bought a new flex assembly for GBP10 - impressed with
H's disassembly skills.
Cleared the house to prepare for Niall's arrival. Up late
with Niall and J.
Up too early; off with Dad, Robert & 4x small girls to
do a lot of rock-climbing at Brimham Rocks. Lots of fun had by all,
exhausting though. Home after some snack-lunch & ice-cream.
Late lunch, afternoon of varied slugging, bed early.
Off to local church for a fine Easter service - putting
flowers into chicken-wire to ornament a crude cross symbolizing
Back via a tour to the castle, for a fine roast meal.
Dug at various tasks that need doing - examined the raised-beds
idea, pressure-washed and improved Father's shed base - thanks to
Gary: a neighbour (and Kingston/KCOM executive), and put up a
washing line. Up late talking with the parents & Robert.
Up; breakfast, finally got around to filing expenses.
Walked into town, played in the castle park with the babes; home;
lunch; egg painting with Grandma, poked in the garage with Father.
Out into town, walked up the castle steps, played
in the gardens - home with the babes: by now stuck into some
great dinosaur / explorer board-game. Helped Father tidy the
partially-used paint glut in the garage to improve the
Out in the evening with J. to 'So' for a lovely meal
together, and on for a pint at a local pub; good to have some
time together - even though we're both exhausted.
Quick mail poke in the morning; out for a walk to the
Fountains Abbey estate - for a seven-bridge walk - a delightful
rest in the sun.
Up, poked mail; chewed stats; breakfast, packed to set
off for Yorkshire. Hacked in the car - cleaned out a number of
key VclPtr issues - encouraging to see the bulk of unit tests
Good to see Grandma & Grandpa, chatted while the
babes disappeared into a frenzy of lego & railway-track
construction. Read part of Bodge-It-Yourself to H.
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