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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Planning call much of the morning; tried to air the
formaldehyde smell from out-gassing book-shelves from the
room somehow without letting the cold in.
All Saints, David came over, slugged variously.
Visited Bruce & Anne, lovely to see them.
Shelves arrived from IKEA (finally), TDF employees call,
encouraging customer/partner call, mail, encouraging meet up with
Arawa's great team; catch up with Eloy, Gokay, and an interestig
west-coast start-up. Admin, mail, minutes, catch-up.
Catch up with Miklos & Andras; COOL community
call. Sorted out purple. C'bra quarterly mgmt call much
of the afternoon and evening; caught up with frenzy of
detailed task backlog in parallel.
Finally got to TDF budget ranking; tweaked my
ssh-config for gerrit thanks to mst & erAck.
PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes ssh-rsa did it
Transferred H. money for university food &
Took babes to school, CS3 interspersed with sales call
with Eloy; catch-up with Gokay. C'bra quarterly mgmt call much
of the afternoon - caught up with admin in parallel.
Planning call, TDF marketing call; worked on
CS3 slides until late, called Pad.
Planning call, TDF marketing call; worked on
CS3 slides until late.
All Saints, 2m Peter played the Organ well; sang
with Mary. Bob spoke, home for roast lunch. Slugged
vigorously; picked up babes from StAG in the evening.
Up lateish, breakfast with the crowd; got the garage
tidied up again. Worked on J's counselling room facade -
routed up the door sill, managed to take ~all the teeth off
the circular saw removing the top 1cm of the frame: which
made it substantially harder to cut with. Eventually cut
it down to size.
FOSDEM slides, recorded & up-loaded video -
looking forward to it; set to work on CS3 slides,
talk with Simon, catch up with Gokay.
Helped N. tidy the house, picked up Charlie,
and got to work making the garage habitable for boys:
amazingly there is a concrete floor under the dust.
Lots of N's friends turned up for 17th birthday
party & sleepover; good to see them, tried to teach
several lads to play 'go'. Left them to it, 2:30am the
singing stopped, 3:30 - boys out to the garage to sleep.
1:1's, COOL community call; discussion of the
color purple: fun.
Wonderful to see the team release
today - with all the goodness of CODE, and some new RTL
functionality for our Arabic, Hebrew and other Indic users
Catch up with Dennis, sales call, monthly all-hands
call. Release material review, TDF Advisory Board call.
All Saints, practice singing.
Press pre-briefing on COOL 21.11, catch up with Simon,
monthly mgmt call, mail chew.
New-approach to planning calls, mail, catch up with Philippe.
Up early sawed a barrel in half to grow potatoes
in for Father, re-arranged the garage contents a bit; lunch.
Drove home, sermon in the car, dinner with the babes;
Up earlyish, breakfast. Got support prepared by Dad screwed
into the attic, wire through, ceiling switch mounted and wired. Out
to visit a friend of Mum's who kindly lent H. a lovely full-size
Home - back onto wiring with Father; a fine lunch. Drove H.
to Durham, and managed to get her bits back to her study with E's
help. Wandered through the Cathedral, and out for a coffee with
her friend - lovely. Bid a fond farewell.
Drove home, dinner, watched Cinderella & had snacks
with the parents.
Sync with Gokay, TDF board calls, catch up with Frank,
go/no-go decision call with Ash, Gokay, patch review etc.
Packed left N. and M. at home, and drove to M&D's.
Chat with Miklos, partner call, COOL community
call. Lunch with H, sync with Eloy, partner call.
Provider check-in, caught end of the ESC, customer call.
Sales call, catch up with Eloy, Andras, Gokay.
Catch-up with Mike K, Kendy, Simon L, mail chew.
Into town with J. and H. to meet up with N. for
a birthday celebration at Nandos together.
Monster planning-call 2.5hrs - the joys of
approaching release time? Intro call for Italo, Mike
& Simon L. Partner discussion.
All Saints; band. Pizza lunch, relaxed variously
with the family in the afternoon..
Chewed at mail & some hackery in the morning.
David over in the afternoon, present opening;
played with arranging Spot-It cards into a 7x7 grid with
some vanishing points ineffectually for a while before
Got timber joinery sorted, and glued together,
dinner, relaxed together.
Mail chew, prioritization, patch review, some hacking.
Durham switched to online teaching for two weeks for
H. so she could stay home for a bit longer: fun; re-arranged
the weekend with M&D.
Various 1:1's, COOL community call, catch up with Gokay,
poked at tickets & bugs, caught some of the ESC call.
Susan around for house-group, chatted with her and J.
Weekly sales call, team dev show & tell - lots of
encouraging goodness being created. Call with Gokay.
Started adjusting window frame for the garage, cut a
suitable mortice in the nice mahogony.
Various 1:1's, catch-up with Ezinne, poked at delta
generation, and customer pieces.
Mail chew, planning call, J. got the decorations down,
caught up with Simon L, plugged at admin, continued reading back
through E-mail; out for a run with J.
All Saints with H. in the morning; dropped H. at the
train, home for a Pizza lunch with Hannah, Nick & Joni
played games with them; lovely to catch-up.
Out for a walk with J. H. M. E. - passed the somewhat
extraordinary Suffolk Hedgehog Hospital: (Hedge-hogs, why can't
they share?) - and had a nice walk around Ousden and admired
what looks like a bunker on Back Street.
Spent some considerable time adding a lock to
our en-suite toilet door; can finally put router &
jigs away after their long service - good.
Hacking until midnight - ooh it's addictive; got
compressed deltas almost working with zlib - lots of
bandwidth and CPU savings left & right I hope.
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