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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail & catch-up with Kendy. Lunch.
Pleased to see the work we have done together released announced as Nextcloud
Office which will be the default Office in Nextcloud from now on; looking
very slick. A few points:
- Lots of that coding touches Collabora Online and is already
included and published in CODE 21.11, and of course we build on LibreOffice
Technology so that work is also already contributed and will go into the
next LibreOffice releases.
- From a customer and support perspective we continue to work
together as before to deliver excellent support to all of our customers
and users as today.
- Naturally we are thrilled that Nextcloud joins a long list of
other partners and OEMs that choose Collabora
Online as their default option, very often white-labelled.
Interested by Richard Moore (head of MI6)'s take on data traps
"The data-trap is this: that if you allow another country to gain
access to really critical data about your society, over time that
will erode your sovereignty - you no longer have control over that
Plugged away at an ASAN build to chase an horrific but rather hard
to reproduce spreadsheet / comment crasher I've been idly chasing for some
weeks and can now reproduce.
Finally got around to fixing older blog links from
Mail chew, planning call, TDF board candidate questions,
recording for Jos; lunch, worked through E-mail, audit, partner
bits. Out for a run with J.
All Saints in the morning - lost singing voice from over-use
yesterday; H. played piano & organ. Home - pizza lunch, and talked
/ snoozed in the warm lounge for a while. Rebekka home, cakes and VR
with Raj & Cherish. Drove H. to the train back to Durham.
Up early, Julia-Anne & Isaac's wedding - spent some time
setting up the reception venue, before heading to the wedding venue at
Clare Country Park. Got quartet bits setup, Jitsi streaming (made worse
by remote user-muting (and no ability to then un-mute) of the stream) of
the event, and after an awkward hiatus realized I was supposed to be
leaading parts of the service - so tried to get the various bits into
the order with Cannon
White leading the service. Stayed & locked up after photographs.
Lovely reception, food, speeches & some dancing - interesting
company; drove back through snow / blizard, bed late.
Day off; visited Bletchley
Park with J. M. & E. - really good to see the place; lots of interest,
not enough about local favourite Bill Tutte.
On to IKEA - which had dis-continued the chairs that J. wanted before
they could be ordered; bother. Home, took babes to Badmington & set out to
pick up H. from Ely - so lovely to see her again.
Mail chew, catch-up with Miklos, then Eloy, COOL community call.
Really thrilled to see our first CODE
21.11 release today packed with new features from the team and
Lunch with Rebekka: at home making wedding cakes for Julie & Isaac.
Plugged away at debugging an issue for Lubos; feeling flat.
Took E. to school; out for a walk with Isaac, catch-up call
with Eloy. Analyzed some macros, out for a run.
Took E. to school; mail chew, call with Mike, Thorsten
& Paolo. Mail chew, catch-up with Cor. Up very late working
on demo servers & documents.
Mail, quick planning call, took M. for her 'cello exam to
Haverhill on to Deja-vu for a comforting coffee;
dropped her back to school; to work. Mail & meetings, catch-up
call with an old partner.
Setup tables & chairs & video-call for PCC &
Bishop & co. to come over for section 11 meeting for new
vicar at our house, caught up with Ian afterwards.
All Saints, played bass & violin; back for a fine pizza lunch.
call with H. collected babes from Cambridge late; sleep.
Up late, J. on a course, dropped M. into Cambridge.
Bit of mail chew; played with E. David over - even more
floor-space in the Garage freed: with G-clamp rack, and
counterweight for hatch - fun.
Catch up call with an old friend, staff call, TDF board call.
Admin backlog, a smidgin of hacking.
Caught up with Miklos & Andras, COOL community call,
found some fun bugs; marketing call, partner call.
Weekly sales call, CP all-hands, marketing review,
catch-up call with William & Andras.
Catch up with Caolan, 1:1's with Kendy & Cor, call with
an old acquaintance, call with an interesting older ex-customer to get
useful product feedback (much of it already implemented thankfully).
Monthly management meeting.
Planning call, lunch with Isaac, call with an old acquaintance.
Out for a run with J.
All Saints; remembrance Sunday - sung & played variously.
Home for a roast lunch, slugged & watched end of LOTR with babes
interspersed with catching up with an old friend on the phone. Dunged
leaves & fallen apples out of the garden.
Isaac & Julie turned up, chatted to them, watched Money
Heist and picked up N&M. from StAG; bed.
Up earlyish, flow-tests, off to Sue & Clive's for bonfire
night celebration. Great to see their upgraded home for the 1st time
since lockdown - with new garden cabin. Enjoyed some fine food &
company, fireworks & drove home late.
Admin, calls with William & Andras, interspersed by
other calls and E-mail. LOTR in the evening with the babes.
Admin; 1:1's with Miklos, Andras; COOL community call.
Lunch, partner sales call, catch-up with Lothar & Paolo.
Ran some Oxbridge mock interviews for some promising
young people from Hills Road; interesting.
Mail chew, call with Mike, Kendy, Cor, TDF team. Up late
working on slides.
Planning call, partner call, catch up with Mike &
Cor, poked at demos & slides.
Drove to Kennilworth, L's funeral - lovely to see R&A&E,
and all of the family & extended friends. Talked to lots of
interesting friends & neighbours. Drove back lateish, chips for tea
and movie with J.
Up early, bid J' 'bye to her course; breakast. Chatted
with E. and read her some of Josephus's The Wars of the Jews:
secondary sources are passé
Worked away at pulling some delta code out of some
older past for CO 2021, fixed the build. Lunch with Georgie
with Sue & Phil popping in. Sorted out washing left
1:1's with Miklos, Andras, COOL community call,
lobbying call, ESC call, customer call - pleasing to have
a near flawless upgrade from COOL 4.2.x to 6.4.x at a
very large installation.
Bible study group on John 2 with Sue & Phil
Weekly sales call, more admin.
Mail chew, 1:1 with Kendy & Cor, more admin,
late partner sales call.
Weekly planning call for much of the morning;
E-mail catch-up, joint marketing call in the afternoon;
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