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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up, onto the roof to measure chimney pots for new covers, greased
the angle weather-vane too. Lunch, out for a walk along the Dyke with the
babes; back just in time to catch Nick Webb - enjoyed some tea & time
Watched a somewhat reduced version of The Matrix in the
evening with H. before noticing I'm on kids work tomorrow. Stayed up rather
late planning games & events.
Up early; out for a run; mail, partner sales call; Bruce & Anne
over for lunch, sync with Eloy, lunch. Team call. Admin & accounting
Lots of kids over for a Baptism Class evening meal, review. Watched
High School Musical together, H. and N. had their friends over for a sleepover.
Mail chew at length; smaller team call; sync. with Bruce.
Continue to be amazed that Barnier insists that the ECJ
continues to have jurisdiction in the UK. Theresa May's Florence
said: It wouldn’t be right for one party’s court to have
jurisdiction over the other. - which does seem transparently
sensible; to argue the converse - that the British High Court
should have jurisdiction over the ECJ in discussions of British
National's rights in Europe would sound equally absurd.
Endless admin, calls etc. Got a bit of hacking done in the
afternoon on time based delta compression.
Sync with Miklos, admin, mail, lunch. Consulting catch-up,
sync with Tor, customer call.
Practice with babes & packed them off to school. Mail chew,
lots of admin; analyzed some GL logs, caught up with some of the
conference E-mail backlog. Consultancy call, out for dinner with J. in
the evening: lovely.
NCC in the morning; to All Saints to collect Mary Rogers; big lamb
lunch. Quartet practice in the afternoon; out to a Organ
at All Saints with H. in the evening; fine.
Flight arrived late; picked up by J. at midnight; slept eventually.
Up early, drove to Insane
Terrain YFC fund-raising run - pleased to see all small girls wading happily
through the thick mud, running, clambering over obstacles, and nearly swimming in
deep ponds: great. Picnic lunch.
Home, some degree of relaxing; watched 2nd Hobbit movie; babes
to bed early.
To the venue, talked much of the day with
various people; tried to get some mail & admin
done too. Out to the party in the evening; before
heading onwards to a late-evening RyanAir flight.
Walked to the conference, abortive customer call; gave
Caught up with Markus over lunch, talked with various
customers and users, poked at a bug with Thomas.
Up unfeasibly early, coach to Stansted for an early flight
to Nuremburg for the ownCloud conference. Poked at slides. Arrived,
good to catch up with lots of people, out for dinner with Holger,
Thomas, Michael & some CERN guys in the evening.
Mail chew; chat with Eloy; lunch; partner call; built slides
for monthly mgmt meeting. Admin, chased invoices; built ESC agenda.
Dinner; out to H's organ practice; did a bit of
hackery while it happened on unit testing, walked home and
put babes to bed variously.
Practice with babes; mail chew, installed ownCloud X for demos.
Lunch with J. poked at online unit testing some more. Consultancy call.
Into Cambridge with a 4K screen to seek out some memory
issue; caught up with Tracie.
Picked up H. NCC in the morning; dropped her and Elize to
Katie's to setup a surprise party for a friend
Home for Pizza; Julie over in the afternoon, slept a little; out
to NCC AGM in the evening. Bed.
Took H. to All-Saints for some Organ Practice & dropped her
at Emily's; home, slugging variously. Took H. and Elize to hers in the
afternoon for a sleep-over. Back to play with the babes.
Got some hacking in while re-watching a Prince and
Out for a run in the morning with J. mail chew, partner call,
Lunch. More mail.
Mail; finally noticed Java EE going to Eclipse
on the grounds that a copy-left license is good for communities; good for
Oracle. Looking forward to seeing how they can make that blossom &
Admin, ESC call, sync. with Shinnok, call with Kendy & Heiko,
plugged away at admin until late.
Mail chew; patch review; sync with Tor & Miklos. Poked at
partner mail; plugged away at spell checking in the evening.
Mail chew; poked at tile diff compression; built ESC agenda bits.
Travelled into Cambridge to setup some hardware, quick partner call.
Lunch. More machine poking, consultancy call, home. Worked away until
late; Lydia & Janice over.
Mail chew, booked another AirBnb in Rome for the LibreOffice
conference. Lunch with J. Consultancy call, signed things; more mail
Out to Giles' baptism in Mildenhall at Kings Church - really
encouraging to hear his testimony of the rescue of his family and
himself: from aggression, obesity, living to play xbox and being
abusive to his family - to freedom, peace, a normal weight, running
for charity, and with hope for the future.
Back for lunch with Julie-Anne, caught up a bit; and slept
on the sofa between playing Windlands on the Vive.
Up late; played Vive with M.; poked at callgrind profiles and
threading goodness. Prodded at team-building opportunities around Rome.
Slugged in the afternoon variously.
Up early; practices, packed babes of to school. Mail chew,
out to get the car services & MOT'd - price of Prius Plug-in
seems to be GBP 35k, presumably around the Tesla / Model3 price -
of course, you get a hybrid / engine too.
Worked (on the laptop) in a nearby gym until it was done;
sync. with Kendy, feature ranking etc.
Mail chew; partner call, admin, lunch. TDF admin, contract
pokeage. Distressed by the hyper-load pops / clicks coming from
pulseaudio + chrome + hangouts, starting up a hangout is far from
ideal with headphones on - scary.
Out for an Organ lesson with H. and Roger at All Saints -
good to hear the pedals in action. Home, read to H.
Packed oldest three babes off to school; did some practice
with E. and tried to avoid getting stuck into M's bigger 'cello for
its novelty value.
Mail chew; planned the day; call with Eloy. Interview with
Kevin. Amused to re-read the Economist Style-Guide on
Collabora is hiring
always looking for smart people - but Collabora Productivity is particularly
looking for a sharp Marketing
Specialist - could it be you ? let us know; do you have just part of the skills
we seek: also interesting - drop us a line.
Customer call , another interview ,
admin. Dinner; assembled a hex core Ryzen PC with the babes - showing them
how relatively trivial it is.
Up in the night; worked, built ESC bug stats while doing
CCPAS on-line training.
Booked flight to the LibreOffice conference.
M.'s first day at secondary school; made tea in bed for J.
and walked her together to the bus; lovely to see them grow up -
such a privilege.
Did a live update direct from openSUSE 42.1 to 42.3 (as
not recommended in the docs) - apart from having to delete a number
of snapshots (was unaware that they were being created) - it worked
flawlessly; continuing to work while it went in (wow).
Up, mail & IRC poke-age; sigh. Chewed mail in the
car on the way to Aldeburgh. Lunch, chat with Buovjaga, out for
a walk to Thorpness with B & A. Back, more mail; poked at
backlog of admin in the car on the way home.
Off to Soham Baptist Church - encouraged to hear
the Gospel preached & the word patiently explained &
applied. Back for a pizza lunch; played smash-up, BosWars with
E. and slugged generally in the afternoon. Watched the last
Tick in the evening with H. - un-necessarily terrible language.
To a kids-leaders' prayer & planning meeting at Klara's.
Back for lunch with David, out to wander around Ickworth - back for
a roast dinner, read stories put babes to bed.
Out to Dianne Curtis-Prior's funeral in Histon in the morning,
a really lovely service, lunch afterwards; back for lunch. Switched
from IRC to Mattermost's IRC bridge. Plugged away at mail.
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