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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up, quick mail chew; sync with Andras, Kendy &
Miklos. Drove to Lowestoft - worked on mail in the car.
Up lateish, played with T,B&S for the last times
before they left; Lasagne lunch, photos in the garden, bid
a sad 'bye.
Tidied the house up a bit; had a service at home,
listened to a STAG talk together; watched a movie, put babes
Up earlyish, finished slides, poked at a local
online demo. Gave my talk.
Alberto pointed out that I missed out the great work on
Commander DConf based lock-down done by Stephan B; mea culpa!
Caught up with some more guys around the place, and
set off home by train, wrote a number of connection mails to
join some missing dots.
Caught up with the family, put people to bed;
Run in the morning with J. back, quick mail chew,
paperwork, train to GUADEC - its been too long. Arrived,
talked and caught up with lots of old friends, out to a
coffee shop for some more action, then a pub, then the
evening buffet event; caught up with the SUSE team.
Up late talking & writing slides.
Poked at Raspberry-Pi driving a WS2812B LED strip
with H. got the electrical pieces sorted out, plugged it all
in, got some smoke: ATX power supply shorting itself via
some helpful trailing leads - phew. Very early RPI not doing
the PWM magic at all - mis-detection of the H/W it seems.
Out to Bury Gardens, babes recording a wizard movie
with T., to augment with Blender at home.
Back home, got the LEDs setup & working with some
cannibalized Pi 2 - did some programming in the evening
Rather a rainy day; up late, J. out for a run, H.
off to play the organ at All Saints. Bit of mail chew, home,
Julie-Anne over in the evening, fine Indian meal with
everyone, caught-up with J.A., T&B out dancing.
Up late, mail poke, call with Kendy; Out to Lackford
Lakes for a walk, play & ice-cream with S. & babes.
N. out swimming with Naomi B.
Becky cooked a lovely dinner, H. took pictures of a
sun-dial. Played Cover Your Assets & Smash-Up in the
evening; bed late.
Up late, raining enthusiastically - S. not sleeping
nicely; call with Miklos; did a bit of work - Support &
consultancy calls. Played Windlands racing with T.
Watched TomorrowLand with the babes in the
evening(?) - some scary robots - but some great female
leads & heroism - nice.
Up early; Violin at Church with Mel & co. Home for
a fine roast lunch with the whole wider family. Slugged
variously, R & A left for home. Played Windlands together.
Up lateish, presents with H. lovely pancakes made Becky for
breakfast, presents. Put up the tent for H's birthday party; poked
at the LED light strip & Raspberry-Pi present while H. and Becky
and Elize went shopping.
Friends arrived, watched Beauty & The Beast
together, put babes to bed, played Sabbtour Gold with H's friends.
Put them to bed in the tent, despite strange fox calls in the night.
J's birthday - presents at breakfast, out for a run together.
Reviewed a number of fixes prior to -5-4-0, looking good.
Rob & Amelia & Thomas arrived in the evening - out
for a lovely Birthday dinner at Kings, all home later.
Mail chew, catch-up, patch review, ESC call,
Advisory Board call.
Partner call, built ESC agenda, plugged away at excessive
memory usage by meta-file rendering to canvas / drawing-layer.
Mail chew, paperwork, lunch, build slides & projections,
commerical call, did some memory profiling; always nice to spot a stray
1Gb of RAM allocated in error.
Really pleased to notice that ARM release their v8a
machine-readable architecture spec/ - have always been irritated in the
past to see gcc/as, valgrind, llvm, mono, etc. write their own hand-coded
machine-code parsers / generators - would love those to be auto-generated from
some decent descriptions for all of the modern, relevant CPU architectures.
Mail chew; product & consultancy calls, paperwork,
board call, partner call. Played a little with Samuel at lunch
Got babes up, fine cooked breakfast with the wider family &
friends, packed the car, bid 'byes, set off home via Sue's with
T&B&S. Good to see the other nephews briefly, home - got
unpacked, and T&B&S. to sleep.
Up, enjoyed watching the extraordinary preparations of hair,
faces, dresses for a slew of young beauties. Set off for the wedding
venue, went rather slowly so as to be on time, arrived. A lovely,
moving service. Off to Wyck Hill House for a fine reception - babes
played quartet for light music; fine food, speeches, toasts - much
dancing & chatting with interesting people until rather late.
Everyone up early, quartet practice, out for a run with J.
Mail chew. Set off early to collect babes from All Saints & Soham,
drove at length to Swindon to stay at David & Gillian's house
before Robert & Amelia's wedding. Fine food, home & company,
lots of preparation - bouquet making, and so on. Up late drinking
port & enjoying cheese with David.
Mail chew, sync. with Eloy, partner call, got a few minutes
of hacking in somehow. ESC call, left for music lessons, quartet
practice, dropped M. straight back to her play with H. babes at
home, back for a fine Aladdin play. Put babes to bed, wired up new
lounge light, bed.
Mail, some patch review; poked at product features, pricing,
bugs, sync. with Philippe.
Mail, admin, more mail, commercial call.
Up early, quartet practice with H. and N. ran home from school
with J. Mail chew, gerrit review, more mail. Product call, consultancy
call, mail chew.
Up lateish; off to All Saints for Miriam's leaving service; and
picnic lunch & school graduation ceremony; ringing the bell as they
leave - only E. left now.
Home; set too at E's room making it suitable for Tom, Becky &
Samuel next week. Played with babes variously, tried to separate H's rather
broken S4 display from the frame assembly for N's phone-of-pieces - nearly
(but not quite) succeeding (accidentally severed the connector in the
process - bother).
Dinner, put babes to bed; admired Chris & Allison's extension.
Up lateish, cleaned the home with J., mended the hoover,
worked on un-completed task list. H. swiming with Alex & Madeline,
Vive playing on their return.
Dis-assembled part of E's bunk-bed. BBQ, practiced
Quartet late, put babes to bed. Stayed up mending J's phone
with N., and H. installing a new screen.
Practice, mail, work, more mail, calls, etc. M. out on
a sleepover; J. out for dinner with Louise, E. back home from
adventure holiday - exhausted, put her to bed; watched Indiana
Jones - and the Last Crusade with H. and N. then worked until
Quartet practice with H,N and later M. Mail chew, built ESC bits.
More mail & admin pieces. ESC call.
Quartet in the morning with the biggest three. Mail chew,
partner call - sync with Pranav. Lunch. Customer call - always nice
when a customer says 'Wow' when we show them the work we did
Tried to get skypeforlinux audio working; seems the wrong
fallback input in pulseaudio (or something) - but having many dozen
Test users registered obscuring the real 'echo123' user makes testing
skype audio awful; hmm.
Curious that Corbyn's 'Glastonbury' speech (really at the
'Pilton Pop' festival) ("Build bridges not walls !": fair enough)
occurred behind a huge fence with watch-towers (to keep out those
who didn't pay the ~GBP250 entrance fee), and he is now attacking their litter picking
Mail chew, patch review, profile trace reading, admin. Sync.
with Andras, commercial call, mail, some hardware maintenance - taught
M. to install a graphics card. Partner call, dinner.
Up, practice with E. until she left for her Grade 2 Violin exam.
Mail chew, prodded at this & that. Lunch. Product team call, followed
by consultancy call, customer call, dinner. Picked up Josh & Julie at
Up lateish; breakfast with Josh, out to Bury St Edmonds to
chuch, good to see Alan & Sue. Back for a pizza lunch. Applied
slugging in the afternoon; cleaned out E's room to make room for
T&B&S arriving in the UK soon.
Up earlyish; off to Wicksteed theme park with the family.
Lots of fun had by small people, a real pleasure to see them
enjoying the slides, smallish roller-coasters, and so on. E. finally
big enough to go on most things. Lunch in the field. More rides,
laser-quest etc. Home in the afternoon, dropped H. at Katie's party.
Home, Josh & Julie-Anne over for dinner, good to talk
with them until late.
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