This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit
Productivity a subsidiary of Collabora focusing on LibreOffice support and
services for whom I work.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Failing that, there are all manner of interesting things to read on
the LibreOffice Planet news
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Discovered my blog is down - apparently I had missed
the notification: bother; kindly provided with a backup
of the last ~20 years of random up-loads/backups/slides & blog
bits from there: 1.8Gb.
Fond memories of when such things were stored at unam.mx in the very early days
Been wondering what to do about my blog anyway - some
people complain(ed) about the personal content - it's not
technical-enough and presumably ragged around the edges. They want
a tag so they can ignore the personal pieces - and can instead get
pure engineering updates - as if from some corporate entity. I'm
not impressed by such requests for several reasons:
Have spent some holiday to catch up, and will try to get some
- Hacker communities are made of people - not corporate
clones: people are wonderfully different & have real lives,
and interests. Its important to remember that communities
are not this homogeneous professional blob - they are made
of diverse experiences, viewpoints and interests.
- Reminding people that their software is created and
maintained by a fun but motley crew of random co-beligerents
can stop them getting the idea that they get a polished,
professional product for free - which is quite helpful
for the ecosystem who sell that.
- My blog is run from some legacy pybloxsm software from
emacs and I have little-to-no time to adapt it to make it
easier for people to read only the worker-bee part of it.
They are more than welcome to read none of it.
- My technical content is increasingly less substantial
these days I fear - primarily I do a lot of sales and
management which - while interesting & encouraging
doesn't lend itself to early publication.
My content in this blog and associated images / data under
data/ directories are (usually)
created by me and (unless obviously labelled otherwise) are licensed under
the public domain, and/or if that doesn't float your boat a CC0
license. I encourage linking back (of course) to help people decide for
themselves, in context, in the battle for ideas, and I love fixes /
improvements / corrections by private mail.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)