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services for whom I work.
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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Really encouraging first COOL
days developer conference. Great to hear from so many
talented contributors and partners doing great things with
COOL, and to see many of the improvements of the last year.
Last stand-up for COOL Days planning, lots of interesting
content built on LibreOffice Technology for developers as of tomorrow:
Ploughed through admin. Pleased to see Miklos' list level
Made loolstress use SSL when specified. Up late working
Mail chew, got some finances for H. sorted.
Distressing TDF board call.
We are advertising for a Marketing
Manager to lead the Collabora Online / Office marketing team,
so if you know someone who loves FLOSS & marketing - please
encourage them to get in touch.
Reviewed and executed accountancy papers in bed - fun.
Planning call; positive TDF board, staff & MC meetings.
Plugged away at slides & admin.
Up lateish, breakfast with the family. Helped assemble
high-chair for L. with Dad & chatted to him while everyone
else went for a walk. A fine lunch, packed - bid 'bye, drove
Arrived late; unpacked, no H.(!) a hole where she used
to be. Watched most of the last Vigil episode.
Up just before 6am, quick breakfast, got H. to Durham
staging area by 8am, and into Hatfield early. Unpacked good
things variously into her new room & looked at it with
the babes, dropped the car; bacon sandwiches & bid a
Back to M&D's - caught up with the last talks
at LibOCon, final Q&A session etc. Out for a walk to
catch up with M. and J. at the top of Galeon stairs
looking over the town. Wandered back with them.
Dinner, and watched The Ideal Husband in
the evening with the babes; fun. R&A, E&L arrived
late - put them to bed.
Up late, worked on more slides, listened to Cor's talks.
Gave a talk on COOL performance:
Lunch; mail chew. Somehow packed the car with all H's bits
for university - as well as the rest of the family; some grim cold
going round too: set off for M&D's; arrived late - bed.
Mail chew, listened to LibreOffice talks. Gave a keynote:
Lunch, listened to more talks; helped assemble a toolkit for H.
for university: with some useful bits and pieces. E's friends around
in the evening.
Call with Tor & Kendy; Productivity all-hands call.
More slide & E-mail multiplexing.
Frankie, Dorinda & KA. around for a pizza dinner -
lovely to see them; up late working on slides.
Mail chew, partner queries, worked on slides, chat with Cor,
Tor, monthly mgmt call; slides.
Took kids to school, planning call, partner and
All Saints - H. played & was prayed for as she goes to
University. Home for lunch; applied resting - watched the latest
Vigil and slept poorly.
Off to see the Griffins. Worked in the car on slides and
bits of code. Really lovely to catch up with them, and eat together
properly. Stayed and talked to Bruce while Anne, J & the babes
when jewlery shopping for H's 18th. Drove home; relaxed.
Visited an accountant nearby; catch up with Paolo,
picked up some hardware from the office. Worked on
slides with some success. H. back, watched Yes Minister
with the babes, bed.
Plugged at infographic pieces, COOL community call - great
news from Pedro;, patch reviews, bug multiplexing, some great perf.
work and fixes going in.
Started on performance slides for the LibreOffice conference;
lots to say. Partner support.
Mail chew, catch-up with Miklos, Kendy, Eloy; sales call.
COOL days call, poked at the COOL
developer days schedule to get that straightened a little. Lots
of conference related admin at this time of year.
Caught up with Marco, lovely to hear from Robert too.
Finally got some insulated plaster-board setup around the noisy
garage water-pump; hmm - still noisy. Band practice.
Mail chew, catch up with Cor, lunch, sync with Tor,
admin, catch up with Tracie, TDF milestone call, helped H.
with some programming exercises.
Took babes to school, planning call, sync. with Cor.
Lunch with H. mail chew, patch review, catch up with Daniel.
Worked late, somewhat ineffectively.
Played at All Saints, caught up with people afterwards Home for a fine pizza lunch. Took H. to Ely Cathedral to watch
the Organist at choir practice & enjoy Evensong together; good talk
from a Ridley College trainee.
Home, dinner, watched, talked with babes; relaxed.
Up early, breakfast, poked at E-mail and messges.
David over, mowed the lawn together and binned a truck-load
of windfall apples.
Took babes into town for the food & drink festival
variously. Worked away at pump enclosure to reduce noise for a
while. BBQ dinner. Elish & Ionie over for a sleep-over with
E. and M. and H. out to Jude's birthday party.
Finally got trace-replay working in my new &
loolstress - very nice indeed
to see multiple users concurrently typing into the same
document so smoothly; good stuff. Chased a bug until late.
Mail chew, call with Dennis, employees & Board calls.
Idly bisected a compile breakage in the background.
Mail chew, partner call, COOL days standup, COOL community
call. Lunch with J. catch-up with Lubos, customer call, sales call.
House group in the evening; lovely to see Jan & Hamid
Mail chew, marketing stand-up, sales call, admin,
catch-up with Miklos, poked partners variously. Some coding
before finishing work.
Really pleased for J. to have her first paid private
counselling patient from home - despite doings shed-loads of
work for people.
Band practice at Cedric's home.
Mail chew, partner call, marketing stand-up, catch up with
Kendy and Philippe.
Mail chew; planning call, catch-up with Tor; lunch.
Poked at investigating H's apparent fraud case - nasty.
Status report; customer support.
Packed; some thoughts from Rick from James 2; out for
a walk nearby, back - toured the Castle in the light; lunch at
the pub & headed home. Lovely to have everyone in one
Breakfast, walked from Wells to Holkham, to Holkham Hall for lunch,
back to Wells, bought some necessaries, and wandered down the Quay and along
the river for a good way.
Back, rest, out to the pub for a pleasant evening; back via a bit
of - star-gazing from the ruined castle: beautiful.
Mail chew, positive partner call, packed - N. kindly
made a lemon cake. Peter picked me up, took us to Castle Acre
for the All Saints men's Walking Weekend; fun.
Found the place, Rick prepared a fine BBQ, enjoyed
catching up with lots of lads. Played Reminiscing together.
Mail chew; COOL community meeting; catch up with Eloy,
customer call, caught up with Simon N.
Up early, helped H. pack bits up. Chat with Marina, lunch.
Call with Cor & team, then Nick & Mert. Admin.
Worked back through even more mail.
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