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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
D. over, roast lunch, out for a walk, watched Bliss
in the evening, a tragedy with mixed acting.
Up lateish; three hour TDF board call, dug ivy out of
the garden somehow with Julia; out for a run together.
Short TDF board call; partner / sales call, admin.
Out for a run with J.
Finally got around to posting my FOSDEM slides,
first an update for the Collaboration dev-room on
integrating (with video)
And also for the work we did to integrate COOL
into an app-image for easy installation as part of
Nextcloud Hub (with video)
TDF budget ranking, calls, day of admin. COOL community
roundup. Some perf / profiling of COOL - nice N^3 algorithm in
writer affecting huge docs found.
Idle Freeze Pane fix, product management pieces,
late partner call.
Sales calls with Eloy, Kara, Miklos. Planning call,
catch-up with Philippe. Poked at a bug.
Early morning blood-letting at the hospital.
Catch up with Kendy, mail chew & admin. Interview.
Cut out a rather rough letterbox in the new
door; cheap pendulum jigsaw produces rather a different
on the other side; hmm.
Planning call, status report, worked through E-mail.
Enjoyed some nice data from Lubos tracing COW page duplications
Catch up with Thorsten, worked on bug analysis &
started slowly getting through the E-mail mountain.
Singing & Sermon on Judges / Jael.
Relaxed variously, out for a walk with J. Watched some
Black Mirror with H. - thought provoking.
D. over, together got water-tank breathing sealed
up and out to a sofit vent, rather than having a waterfall
ambience in the workshop.
Leveled and screwed workbench bench to the wall.
Tidied up and unpacked lots of tools, ground off rust,
oiled metal left & right. Somehow with a functional
workbench it feels more like home.
Cut out a hole to put up the washing line temporarily.
Removed more builders rubble / scrap concrete etc. from flower-beds.
Had a brain-wave / simpler design for tank breathing;
cut whole; visited a PPE clad Doctor too for good measure.
Played with E. making a rope-ladder for her attic;
she sawed up lots of rungs, drilled them out, I routed the
sides, and (eventually) we got it setup. As expected far
harder to climb than anticipated - practice required.
Managed to finally get to dis-assembling the
floating electricity meter with awful mini-roof that was
plaguing the front flower bed. Rescued some conduit with M.
and helped J. a little digging the flower bed.
Out for a run; chewed mail, product research, admin -
customer call, CP all hands call, lunch.
Equipment arrived for stopping large water tank
breathing into the garage & making everything damp
(#1 suspected cause at least). Spent a while considering
what to do there.
Monthly management call.
Did some wiring & hatch adjustment with E.
Removed lots of rocks from the garden with M. - while waiting
for the groundwork to be completed. Visit from the
Barham and Sons chap around them multi-month
delays for doors - hmm.
Watched Passengers with the family, a huge vista
painted with almost no actors: great.
Holiday (on and off). Gave up waiting for the lead-work
to be fixed, and attempted it with E's help. 100W soldering iron
not up to the job; hmm. Unclear that the blow-lamp for lead
guttering is a good idea. Siliconed everything up instead.
Re-visited last security camera mounting, and discovered
we'd mis-wired the connector at one end; balanced on ladder at a
great height & got everything connected up finally.
Valentines day, cards appreciated variously - out
for a walk. Babes & Julie decided to put together a
romantic dinner for the parents - just lovely. Hand-cut
paper hearts, amazing food, georgeous waitresses, fine
menus, and some time with just J. Teen girls rock.
Watched 'Parasite' with J. while waiting - an
interesting film indeed.
Out for a run with J.; D. over for lunch; relaxed
variously before getting hooks put up on lots of bedroom
and bathroom doors together.
Catchup with Florian, TDF board-call, customer call,
lunch. Mail chew, nice catch-up with Sean in the evening.
Admin meeting, COOL community meeting, plugged away at
more admin. Customer / Partner call. Back-ported a fix to
COOL 4.2 for a customer.
The babes have started to play 'Guess Who' a lot, perhaps
it is the large number of people & characters they're
missing. Amusingly they memorized all the names/faces so they
can play without the board.
Pleased to see Muhammet's latest nice COOL Community
Roundup - having delay writing it, the backlog only grows;
hopefully thinner next week.
Sales call, catch-up with Andras. Chased a bug-fix / back-port.
Catch up with William & Cor, lots of tedious admin.
Planning call, mail chew, marketing call, admin,
GNOME AB call late.
All-Saints via Zoom - good to see many friendly faces.
Some good FOSDEM chat questions from the LibreOffice dev-room.
Back to the family - pizza lunch, sung, sermon, watched &
- [Update] - slides posted.
Up lateish; enjoyed some FOSDEM talks, answered
questions around mine. [Update] - slides posted.
In some spare cycles - did the Linux Foundation's new Inclusive
Open Source Community Orientation course which was for the
most part remarkably positive and helpful.
D. over for lunch, sealed more gaps in the utility room
to reduce the air-flow: expanding foam everywhere.
Mail, patch review, some testing & ticket
reading. Call with Herman, got registered for and setup
for online FOSDEM at the weekend - exciting. FLOSS
Foundations virtual dinner in the evening - lovely to
hear so many old friends.
Partner call, COOL community
meeting, mail catch-up, code reading.
ISO27001 training call, catch up with Guilhem.
Morning sales call, more debugging & coding, sync
with Tor, Henry & Kendy.
Admin, some three way collaboration testing with
Aron & Ezinne. Hackery, chat with Jeremy.
Planning call, sync with Dennis, lunch, catch-up with
Andras, patch review, lots of E-mail churn. Hackery until late.
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