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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up, girls dressed prettily, drove to the Reed's home
for a fine pre-Easter feast in Pickering. Walk down to the
North York Rejoiced over an accepted offer for a home
for them. Home in the evening, put babes to bed.
Got up, played lego, walked down by the river; sang
in St Roberts cave. Came back for lunch, Rob & Amelia
arrived late. Learned to play "Sushi Go!" together, admired
the house they just viewed. Lasagne dinner together.
Mail, admin, sync with Kendy, Andras, Aron, Jona, lunch.
More work, packed & set off to Knaesborough with the babes.
Mail chew, mended NSS use in minimized jails, fixed unit tests.
Reviewed security documentation at some length.
Mail chew, admin, interview, more mail, built ESC stats.
Mgmt call, sync with Philippe. Dinner, spent a chunk of time
reading NSS in the evening.
Mail chew, chat with Paolo, mail chew, admin left & right.
Back-ported a patch eventually, and poked at the crash reporter.
Helped M. and N. with their maths in the evening.
Up; played bass & violin (not concurrently) at All Saints.
Grier & Barbara over for lunch and fellowship. Quartet practice
with the girls; Odyssey after tea, put people to bed; watched Patriot -
Took a car-load of babes to Ely for Shine and did
Ely Spy Mission Trail with E. - a nice meal together by the river,
visited the museum & picked up a set of babes to take home.
Julie over in the evening, out with J. to Wetherspoon for
a nice evening out together - met several people in the pub, relaxing.
Mail chew, chat with Andras, sync with Kendy.
Early morning customer call. Mail chew, another customer call,
and another, and a sales & marketing meeting, 5mins for lunch, then
the ESC call. More mail.
More mail; calls, aggravation. Music group practice
in the evening; relaxing.
Mail chew, team call, etc. commercial call, in the
afternoon. Lots of E-mail annoyance.
Up early, practice with H. and E. Mail chew, code review, hit a
deadlock while editing & fixed it.
Booked flight for SuperSec
2018 in Almeria which should be fun. Wrote status report.
More mail; grief.
All Saints in the morning, baptism, Fraser spoke well, back
for lunch; Violin practice with E. out to pick up babes; took H. and
E. to a concert - back for pizza dinner, put babes to bed.
Up late; into Cambridge with E. for Science Week. Lots of interesting
things in the Guild-hall - glow-worms (nematodes with glowing proteins and
double the life-span), LED torch creation with the IET, vascular models to
pay with, Artemesia seeds to plant, and more.
Lunch, on to psychology to see some tool-making bird videos, theory
of mind, optical illusions and more.
Over to see David later, built giant lego tower with E. to the
ceiling, back to ours with David for a chinese meal, bed early.
Mail chew, analysis, patch review - great to see Noel making
great strides in privatizing the dreaded separate alpha into
vcl/ where hopefully we can remove it, accelerating
everything that uses cairo / libpixman at least.
Bid 'bye to three babes to Burwell House for 'Alive' with YFC.
Watched the last Season 2 Man in the High Castle; interesting.
Mail, ESC call, competitive analysis - rather encouraging how far
Collabora Online has come since 2.x. ESC call, more analysis.
Mail, poked at patches, funded two small girl's phones;
what a chunk of cash to spend on connectivity; saved the difference
by getting a better personal plan.
Calls with Andras & Eloy, and others.
Mail chew, patch review. Pleased to see Tor's impact on
bugs, with Mac disappearing from the high-priority regression list
Seems the security circus got a lot nastier recently; what
chance that a company releases a very slick website, with pre-made
videos, polished collateral, and marketing - in advance of any
technical information, or patches that "AMD is vulnerable" - just
for fun. I wonder who paid for all of those pixels.
Practice with E. scales decaying over the weekend; hmm.
Mail chew, sync with Miklos. Lunch with J. Sync with kendy,
call with Jeroen. TDF call. Stories in the evening - Asimov for
E. Max Lucado for H.
Up, cooked breakfast in bed for J. with M. - presents,
cards, a banner, etc. for the sweetheart. Out to All Saints,
played bass; enjoyed Max's sermon. Home for roast lunch.
Slugged; digested; played guitar much of the afternoon
while babes played lego (a break from minetest), and Smash-Up.
Julie over for tea.
Poked mail, took H. to practice the Organ & got
a bit of hacking done. Back for lunch. Watched Lost in
Space (with not much to recommend it) in the afternoon.
Out for a run; mail, customer calls, poked at
Poked at EC2 hosting of minetest again in the
evening with N.; SLE12 too stale, and/or games not
compiled for it; decided to try flatpak having played
with snap the other day. Far from ideal for a head-less
server use on a remote machine; the app store gives
.ini files rather than a simple command-line to install.
Installing files demands a server to install from rather
than noticing I have just one, and the app is in it.
The command-line demands very.long.qualified.names rather
than being helpful. I assume this works beautifully from
the GUI, and I'm a victim of a corner-case.
Running a new OS underneath chews enough RAM to
require a more expensive instance too - upgraded that,
it works; hmm.
Customer call at breakfast; fun. Sync with Miklos. Call
with Eloy. ESC call, posted minutes. Out with Richard Wood in the
evening for a pleasant drink / catch-up.
Mail; sync with Andras, admin, lunch; chat with Thorsten,
poked at projections.
Mail chew, more text review; built ESC proto-agenda. With a
number of friends dying of Cancer near and far, I was encouraged to watch
Death is not dying;
serve, with joy - what a great reminder; the serving is easy -
the joy is often hard for me.
Got some AWS / EC2 instance setup in the evening with N. to
backup family photos & minetest
Mail chew; admin, call with Mike K, lunch. Great swathes
of admin; people like to send me 60 pages of legal boiler-plate at
a time it seems.
Interested to see in the news that
the Royal Mail can spot bogus clairvoyants these days - I
wonder if they use AI for that.
Pleased to discover that after some upgrades removing
nouveau.modeset=0 from my kernel parameters (while
adding nopti) gives me some accelerated X goodness again; nice.
To church early, played bass, E.H & self did
prayers for the family service. Back home for lovely family
Italian food extraveganza - with S&C, J&A, B&A.
Played Vive, with J.&A, Clive gave bass advice;
listened to Odyssey over tea together; put babes to bed with
stories. Reading N. Sustainable Energy
without the Hot Air.
Snow-ball fight in the morning in the road & built
a snow-man. Christina over for lunch & making cookies with H.
- out to sleep-over with Charlotte; watched Evan Almighty. Stories
with babes; bit of work; Man in the High Castle in
E. home for another snow-day, while H.N.M. go to school
in Soham. Mail chew, sync with Andras & Kendy, updated some
docs. More mail.
Pleased to see the team produce a great Collabora
Online 3.1 release with lots of fixes & improvements.
Hannah, Nick & Joni over for dinner, and an art
lesson drawing still-life; terrible tonal shading from yours
Early call with Martin & Miklos, mail, snow sweeping,
Somewhat irritated to get "Your exclusive invitation -
The new Porsche Cayenne" through the door - presumably sent to
company directors; I guess we need to have some reply options:
"[X] I invested my money into Free Software not silly cars"
or perhaps -
"[X] When your car is a plucky start-up leading the battery
vehicle and self-driving future, then I might look again (cf. Tesla)"
Then again - a junk-mail fuelled heating-system is an attractive
option with snow outside; perhaps I should install another
forty-two letter-boxes in my door to feed it.
ESC call, chat with Daniel, mail. Dinner, read stories.
Contract review, financial projections.
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