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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Sync. with Kendy, wrote LXF Column; lunch. Customer call,
board call; admin.
Commercial team call, mail, admin. Lunch, partner call.
Fixed a bug to stay sane. Built ESC bug stats. Plugged away at
Mail chew, poked at some of the conference backlog, security
bits etc. up-loaded slides; team call - everyone made it home safe
apparently. Plugged through admin backlog.
Browsed the various improvements in our new Collabora Office site.
Up late, listened to a rather fine sermon; packed, passed
the cathedral, coach to the airport, slept on the flight, slept on
the train, picked up in Cambridge by wonderful wife & babes.
Home for pizza tea.
Out to board meetings much of the morning with employees;
lunch together, back for more talks at the Cabinn (somehow fell
asleep) - out to a fine Italian restaurant in the evening.
Dragged myself from sleep somehow; gave a final talk on
regressions (as hybrid PDF):
Wandered the conference talking to people variously;
fun. Out for dinner afterwards with some friends, late night
budget ranking. Bed earlyish,
To the conference, enjoyed various talks - great to hear
from Eliane / EDX in Brazil. Hacked on slides. Gave a talk that
tried to capture some of the work that has been done in the last
year as hybrid PDF:
Lunch; Thorsten's talk, partner meeting. Out to a rather
fine party in the evening (via. a rather circuitous route). Bed
Up early, poked slides; rushed breakfast; out to the
conference - enjoyed the opening talks; lunch with Simon,
gave a keynote on LibreOffice and Collabora:
Caught up with Noel Grandin & fixed Peralex' gitdm-config
affiliation, Noel: an impressive proportion of commits.
Talked to partners, customers, awesome hackers, wandered the
conference - scads of old friends; up late with Caolan, Cor &
Kendy. Up late writing slides on VCL.
Breakfast with the team; out to the RaceHall for some team-building
goodness - lots of bombing around the track - trailing behind the
leading risk-takers / drivers.
Lunch; corporate review / presentations with the team. Bus
back to the hotel, out to the venue, caught up with lots of
developers and others before heading to the fine pre-meal to meet
and eat with more people.
Travel to Arhus - via Stansted, pleased to see both Mihai
and mjayfrancis on the same RyanAir plane. Bus to the (cheap?)
Cabinn hotel; on to meet up with Norbert, Bjoern and Andras for a
pre-conf. board meet-up. Back for dinner, met up with Kendy, out
for a drink with other Collaborans.
Out to NCC, Compassion Sunday, Claire spoke. Back for
a big roast chicken dinner, slugged with the family happily,
Out to nearby Anglo Saxon village - tree climbing with
small girls in the sun; wandered around the lake. Home for tea.
Yes Minister in the evening.
Mail chew; plugged away at slideware for next week. Partner
call; more report poking, stats building, etc.
Up early; music practice with babes; work. Mail chew, estimation,
Lunch. ESC call, more mail chew, report writing, slide bits.
And somewhere it turned into Wednesday. Practice & breakfast
with the babes. Reviewed a nice report. Built ESC bug stats.
More testing, reviewed some nice patches from Tomaz & Tor.
Lunch with J. lots of gerrit goodness merging code. Re-purposed
a Linux SSD for a windows swap partition: feels like sacriliege, but
there must be some way to make Windows 7 run two compiles in parallel.
Mail chew, more meetings; customer call; sync. with Philippe.
Hacked at particularly nasty OpenGL / flicking problem - apparently
context switching causing glFlushing; hard to fix; up all night.
Mail chew; 1:1's, caught up with Niall, chased OpenGL issues;
Off to NCC; ran the teen kids group; back for a cracking lunch.
Upgraded H's machine in the afternoon & installed minetest; visit
from Allison & visited Nigel. Bed early.
Up earlyish; out to Sandringham with M. for her annual trip
with Father - had a lovely day wandering the house and gardens (doing
a fun quizz), eating lunch, playing in the playground in the sun. Home
after a bit; lovely.
Prepared for kids work tomorrow in the evening.
Music practices in the morning; reviewed queued gerrit
patches, drained mail queue; planned day. Lunch.
Chat with Thorsten, partner call, customer pokeage;
hackery; dinner, babes out to Friday-club. Watched LOTR 2, #2
in the evening.
Tackled a slew of admin that has been piling up; sync with
Lubos. Booked flights to the Hamburg
Hackfest - just after the conference, but should be fun.
Plugged away at report writing; worked late.
Into Cambridge, mail chew etc. Somehow my Samsung S4
refuses to boot (or crashes very shortly afterwards) if it is
not plugged in & charging; very irritating indeed, hard to
diagnose post-crash with adb as well; odd.
Wrote a LXF column, met Tina, great to catch up with
Daniel & Matt quickly - rapid lunch, Xero review with Lucy.
Turned around some partner paperwork; built stats.
Mail chew, slogged through some bugs; fixed a number of
OpenGLContext referencing issues, chased a lifecycle coupling bug,
chased some GL context bits; nailed a master regression in the
timer scheduler. Built ESC bug stats.
Mail chew, call with Kendy, Andras, lunch, team call, sync.
with Tor, filed and triaged bugs, poked at some code. Dinner, put
babes to bed, Lydia over, worked late.
NCC, Tony on starting The Story. Had Martin,
Mary-Anne and their daughters over for
lunch, fun. Afternoon tiling action, upgraded Naomi's openSUSE
to install 'minetest' - rather sucked into huge underground voids
- it beats digging them yourself.
Up early; mail chew, sync. with Kendy, interesting customer call.
Pleased to see the UK Army trying to fix it's harassment problems; an
extraordinarily crisp goal "to close with and kill the Queens' enemies"
Sitting at the desk, distracted by the sight of the postman
passing with someone else' pay-check letter in his hand it builds
nostalgia for the days when someone else would post these to me
monthly without any real concern as to how the mechanism that produced
Posted ESC minutes. Prodded at admin, call with Kendy to
plan projects; dug at the module graphing perl-script to get mergelibs
included in the rendering; fun.
And so ended up tired but less buggy in the morning. Team call.
Lunch with Katie & H. - going swimming. Back to some queued admin.
Patch review, hacking, IRC, debugging etc. positive ESC call. Dinner,
bed early; somehow a big 36 hours block of work helps you sleep like
Up early, mail chew; team call, plugged away at bugs, patch
review, code merging, more bugs and other misc. GL related bits - fun.
Worked overnight to get things ready for 5.0.2.
Up early; mail chew, patch review, ESC stats building.
Patch review, team call.
Pleased to see the Mentoring Lead job application period
extended. Surely this is a dream job (although part-time) - possibly
more applicants that can do less time - interleaved with their studies
might fit ? Have you ever wished you could work part-time on Free
Software ? do you have the C++ and mentoring skills we need ? would
love to hear from you for the LibreOffice
Mentoring Lead. role.
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Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
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It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
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