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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
All Saints, lunch, went to collect M. and N. together -
lovely building, apparently somewhat cold.
Just E. at home - up early and took her to Go-Ape in
Thetford to swing through the trees together: fair-do's - just
as with the others; but somehow a decade after my first trip
with M. I have more aches. Nice meal afterwards, enoyed spending
Sync call with Thorsten/Lothar, last gasp of board bits.
Interesting potential partner call. Took M. and N. to a StAG youth
camp in a rather impressive Catholic castle-like building.
COOL community call, mail chew, bits of hacking.
Slideware, encouraging Partner Council call.
Unusual but friendly call with a competitor.
Positive virtual meet-up with some NHS types.
Painted RSJs in the garage again - got a cold.
Caught up with Eloy, mail, slide-ware. Wrote a
unit test for root-cause fix - boost's default encoding
for unknown languages is unhelpful.
Mail chew; got a debug build of core to chase a nasty
to it root. 1:1's with people.
Monthly all-hands. Customer crit-sit chasing again.
New fridge arrived; unwound various cunning schemes
for keeping things cool - plumbed it in, wired it up.
Sync with Kendy; B&A over for lunch, ate up
lots of older, partially thawed food.
Monthly mgmt call; worked late.
Planning calls as normal.
J. out at her course, N & M at GenR8 - played with E.
Fridge compressor now starting at least, but cuts out
after a short while of cooling, and sounds unusual. Gave in and
ordered new fridge/freezer - hopefully for another 15 years.
Put up mirror for J, tidied up etc.
Hammerited steels in the Garage - aleady rusting despite
de-humidification: hmm, primed timber-window frame
Call with H. debugged some unexpected oddness in her Arduineo
Fridge failed ~15 years old - (Samsung) compressor still
working - soldered in a spare new relay in 5 minutes: should be
user service-able and socketed like motor brushes really.
Last TDF board meeting: deeply ambivalent about the state
of TDF governance as I leave; thank goodness for the many capable
new board members elected.
Worked on projections.
Meetings, COOL community call.
Sales call, catch up with Gokay; band practice.
Caught up with Lubos & Noel.
More data, continued on customer crit-sit until late;
discovered lots of brokenness in their own infra.
Catch up with Eloy; helped Hannah with some curious
matlab programming language: who knew that the
type function would do variable substitution by default:
most un-expected; lovely to chat with her.
Customer crit-sit, up all night testing & trying to
diagnose the root cause.
Caught up with Dave Neary, now at Ampere - its
been too long without an in-person FOSDEM or the like.
Work; always feel a bit bad buying a valentines day
card multi-pack. Took J out in the evening - such a delightful
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