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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Polished slides, helpful Partner Council call; more
Spoke to some Hills Road Computer Science students
on the skills needed for a career in Software Engineering,
something of an unusual talk for me:
Call with Kendy, then Cor, lunch. Worked at draft slides for
the partner council; handed them over to Elisa.
Planning call, admin, call with Hossein
LibreOffice's shiny new development mentor: nice.
Toiled away at slides. Poked at an invalidation problem.
All Saints goodness, lots of relaxing.
David over, good to see him - put up a Gazebo and cable-tied
it to the wall; hmm. BBQ goodness.
Tried to peel back the main backlog a little. Testing meeting.
Profiled a document conversion to PDF for a lead. Contract work, catch
up with Florian & Thorsten.
Christina over to see H, Wendy dropped in too, E's Birthday
party in the evening - busy.
Customer call, COOL community call, marketing call, sync with
Andras, lunch. Call wiht Tracie, Mike, more admin. Proof-read text.
Sales call & catch up with Eloy. Partner call,
customer sales call, lunch. H. dunged more muck out of the
Mail, catch up with Pedro, consultancy team call,
Piano Tuner over, catch up with Kendy, Cor, Philippe.
Plugged away at building performance benchmark with six
users auto-positioned via bookmarks in a sample document.
Fixed a regression of my own creation blowing the
JS VM's stack for large images.
Planning call, mail chew, call with Tor & team, admin
call with Andras, Herman & Stelios. N. off camping with her
friends; Yes Minister with E. catch up with Guy in the evening.
H. and I headed to AllSaints, the rest to see Bob &
Dee. Back for a fine pizza lunch, read family book together,
got to the last episode of The Chosen
together. Out for a walk, and switched to Line of Duty, a very
lazy day; M. concerned about exams tomorrow.
J. out for counselling training; got another
couple of sets of door furniture mounted. Wrote up the
recent DAC/PCC meeting minutes from notes. Call with
Dad, H. helped cut & mount door trims.
Helped N. & M. with a quartet backup plan
for tomorrow, with H. double-booked.
Presents at breakfast - some good tools to continue
finishing the house more quickly. Took N. and M. to the
orthodontist at Addenbrookes; home admin, lunch. Simon over
for a long Sales & Marketing chat, interesting. Fine
Steak & Baked Alaska dinner - 44 years, and none
the wiser. Put up new Yale / wireless house alarm, H.
organized the garage boxes nicely.
Mail chew, customer call, catch up with Muhammet, COOL
community meeting. Lunch, couple of customer calls, poked at
some profiles. E. had Amelie over for a sleep-over.
Sales call, early lunch, catch-up with Elisa & Pedro.
All-hands call, out to minute DAC / PCC meeting at All Saints.
Picked up babes, hand-over with Miklos.
H.&N. back, dinner, All Saints band practice with H.
Catch-up with Kendy, mail chew, built slides, CP monthly
mgmt call. Build, profiling, fixed silly detected by CI.
Legal / contract review & signing in parallel, chat with
Pranam, dinner, late customer presentation; bed.
E's birthday - remote silent-monks happy-birthday
action, presents at breakfast, dropped them into school.
Planning call; mail, lunch, performance team call;
re-discovered Android-Studio's love of consuming all memory
and burning us deeply into swap.
All Saints in the morning, back for a pizza lunch, some
music. A cream tea with Mary & Nicky - been so long since we
saw them; lovely.
Subscribed to Musescore, some quartet action.
J. took H. & N. off to stay with B&A for a bit.
David over for the end of the cream tea, caught up & watched
Johnny English with the babes - relaxing.
James, Kate & Penelopy over in the afternoon;
played "Smash-up" and caught up with them happily.
Put up more garage tables with E. and got the
garage into slightly better order: clear bits of floor
appearing in places.
Up rather late working on performance issues.
Poked at profiles, dug at some particularly slow and memory
consuming tile base64 conversion code. Lunch with H. Partner call,
helped H. put up some desk / shelves.
Took babes to schook. COOL call, catch up with Gabriel;
lunch. Sysadmin outage postmortem, chap turned to collect the
car to mend the cat, customer call.
Code review session with Ash, plugged away at cleaning
up my threading problem; good. Started to turn spare fire-doors
into shelves in the garage.
Up early, admin, sales call, bug review, catch up with Kara,
Lunch. Met with Simon & then the S&M leads in the afternoon.
Band practice at church, home to discover the water is out
for much of Newmarket; interesting. H. returned.
Calls with Kendy, Willaim, Eloy & Cor, Philippe.
H. out to Norwich for a sleepover with friends. Played Violin
with N. - playing nicely by ear.
Investigated wavy-line rendering: used for mis-spelled
words, seems it's all very tiny anti-aliased b-splines; hmm.
Sync with Andras, planning call, admin. Caught up with
Eloy, call wiith Ash. Minuted PCC call in the evening.
All Saints in the morning, rested & relaxed variously
with the babes; reading Vinge's The Children of the Sky to
them when they're all around.
J. off to Birmingham, worked on hanging doors with David;
made good progress. Decided we need to rebate them to fit together
nicely - somewhat hindered by the cutter falling out of the router
and into the timber while cutting: bother - top tip: don't loose
the nice thin, stamped spanner for the chuck. Got ~there eventually,
Paid off electricians. Chat with Cor, TDF employees & board
call. Finished slides & recorded OW2Con talk - should be fun.
Electricians arrived and finished the last bits of wiring,
good. E's friends over - went swimming, nice to see them. Built
slide deck for OW2Con.
Mail chew; helped H. with some python programming. Catton
Windows arrived to fit replacement doors (after our previous but one
night-time visitors ~7 months ago); nice. Worked on more slides.
Caught up with Kendy, plugged away at mail &
slides for a customer/partner update - which slipped.
H's friend Anna came over; up late.
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