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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up, but not early enough - missed prayer meeting,
out for a run with J. mail chew, into Cambridge to meet up
with an old friend - Dhanajay, Bindu, Mihir and Mrinalini.
Punting, botanial gardens, and more, fun.
Home, put babes to bed; mail & work until late.
Into Cambridge for a meeting; worked in the station for
a bit; lunch on Kings Parade.
Interested to read an Ubuntu
Phone post mortem. I was predicting demise from the start of
the project having seen the Nokia/Maemo/Meego outcome - for economic
reasons, lots of people made really nice, different FLOSS operating systems,
and some pretty but proprietary ones eg. (Windows, Blackberry).
I'm glad Simon points as #1 to the lack of a "profitable niche" as the
ultimate problem. When Android has a zero (or probably negative) cost -
how can free fund building a compelling alternative ?
Mail chew, chat with Thorsten, mail; admin backlog,
pre-vacation sync. with Kendy. Julie over for dinner in the
Mail chew; extraordinary. Reviewed a nice FastParser
improvement, commercial call, chased a late-payment. Dinner.
Mail, built ESC agenda late.
Mail chew; consultancy call; more mail. Lunch. Contract pieces.
Out to see The Shack rather late with Lynn & Paul, well produced,
some positive portrayals of God, the trinity etc. a bit concerned wrt. leaving
room for God's wrath being missing; I will repay is a vital part of us
letting go - I think; cf. coals.
Up early; to the Stable for band practice & service. Did
the kids work with Uche. Back to play Boswars with E. - collaborative
play worked best. Out to HT
for the evening service & to see Janine & Ben.
Back, put babes to bed; played Windlands - alternating with J.
Woke early, mail chew, played Windlands much of the morning
with H. and others. Lunch, out shopping alone with J. fun.
David over in the later afternoon for dinner; H. and M. out
for a sleep-over; enjoyed catching up with David until later.
Up late preparing for Kids work on Prayer tomorrow.
Mail chew, plugged away at code for much of the day.
Interview. Bought Windlands
for the Vive, played it in the evening - rather mistake, an
extraordinarily addictive game.
Mail, admin, contract bits. Lunch. Sync. with Miklos, Ash,
Kendy, Eloy, Armani and ran out of day.
Mail chew; massaged priorities. Thrilled to see the great work
from the team ship in Collabora
Online 2.1.2 with avatars, and various other UI features; well worth
Lunch. Martin over in the afternoon - really good to catch up,
despite dentist' inspection; what fun.
Consultancy call, mail chew, built ESC agenda. Lunch.
Commercial call; super hot - and 3x active building sites
two next-door, and one across the road: wow.
Worked lateish and got my hash to wire-id conversion
working nicely in online; more efficient and more readable.
Mail chew, aborted team meeting; patch review, prodded leads.
Lunch. Dug through older E-mail looking for gems. Partner call. Finally
got around to de-bonging the online / slideshow unit test. Poked at a
particularly fun unit test deadlock for good measure. Tried to unwind
what is the same DNS lookup issue as this with
unpleasant BT Home Hub. TDF board call.
Birthday - 40th' today; a fine clutch of presents over a
continental breakfast to enjoy with the family - they're such a
Out to Louth Evangelical Church, good talk on Jesus' teaching's
power to amaze & convict people from Mark 1:21-27 from Mark Plumb
visiting from Huntingdon. Home for pizza lunch & more Spa'ing.
Drove home; un-packed, stories for babes; movie, sleep.
Up earlyish, out for a walk through the countryside around Louth;
with the family - lovely; picnic lunch in a field. Back for a long swim
together at the lodge Spa; lovely. Fine steak dinner, bed.
Out for a run with J. mail chew, mail chew; calls with
Miklos & Kendy; lunch. Set off to the Lincolnshire Wolds in
the early afternoon with the babes; picked up H. and N. on the way,
worked in the car. Arrived, meal, watched some Black-Mirror, bed.
Mail chew; disappointed to see Tim Farron stand
down from the Lib-Dems: "... we are kidding ourselves
if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal society."
Shame on those lazy interviewers who attack the man not
Back to poking at calc formula iteration;
Tor fixed the problem; nice.
E's birthday - present opening at breakfast, so lovely. Mail
chew, re-built master, admin - lots of it. Plugged away at Calc, and
at online in the evening.
Patch review, built ESC agenda. Plugged away at some calc
pieces with Tor, commercial call, partner call & two customer
calls. Visited a friend in the evening for some advice.
Mail chew, a trio of team calls; partner call in the evening.
NCC in the morning; some disappointing suggestions. Home for
lunch in the garden; tried to get Unreal Editor working nicely with
the Vive for H. crimped some ethernet cables, tried to get the editor
UI to work at all; eventually managed to find the documentation
on how to use it.
Up early, contract review in the early morning; setup the
Vive for E's friend to play with; J. out to funeral parlour to do
bereavement counselling. Lunch, out to studlands park green for a
family fun-day with M. & E. - lazed in the sun.
Home for tea with Kiaran & Amy & Julie-Anne, lovely
to catch up with them.
Packed H. off for DofE expedition, mail, got used to the
idea of weak and unstable Government for a while - and moved on.
Chewed through admin quickly, worked on making tile
hashes more comprehensible and smaller on the wire. Partner
calls. E's birthday party, caught up with Marina, E's friend
over for the night.
Mail chew, carpet fitter arrived; reviewed nice patch fixing
our zip handling's thread-safety from Azorpid. Lunch. Plugged away
at re-implementing the gsf-vba-dump tool built into LibreOffice -
using our much improved VBA import; added a
command-line parameter. ESC call.
Up in the night to check on the election - oh dear. I used
to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure..
Mail chew. Sync. with Timar & Nemeth. Catch-up with Cor,
Lunch. Call with Eloy. Wrestled contract bits in the afternoon.
Moved furniture around in the evening with H. and J.
Mail, partner call, consultancy team call, code review,
built ESC prot-agenda.
Really encouraged to see the great recent work going on
with German comment translation from Johnny M & Jens Carl.
Down to a single top-level module (writer) to translate, and only
18 individual files (at least as far as the auto-detection goes)
with around 500 strings - the end is in sight. Also great to see
Johnny M cleaning remaining un-detected bits. If this floats your boat -
before the tasks runs out poke at:
list, clone the git repo
and make your mark in technical translation !
Lunch, commercial call. Added some more ethernet cabling
to the front room while the under-floor is accessible in the evening.
Mail chew. Customer call, contract review; admin. Poked
at some GSOC patches with Mohammed. Customer call.
Collected H, off to church; Luciano & Simone back for lunch
with their girls. Played in the garden & on the VIVE-ness a bit.
Put tired H. to bed, then brace of babes. Watched Tower Heist
with J. - amusing.
Worked in the night, back to bed; up lateish; played with
the babes, H. out to a party / sleep-over. Out to see Hannah, Nick
& Joni for a walk, good to catch-up with them. Back for a BFG
movie and home-made pizza.
Out for a run with J. poked mail, call with Kendy, reviewed
a lengthy report.
Up in the night; worked away at a printing issue on Linux; a
weirdness in printer / page settings detection that's reproducible; bed.
Interviews, mail, lunch. Customer call. Poked at a patch.
ESC call. Sync. with Tor, Miklos.
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