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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Slept poorly; un-screwed leaking drain with H's help.
Wow; full of solids nearly to the brim, after some investigation
discovered the hole filled with a metre cubed bulk sand bag and
some rocks: which had been acting as a solid filter presumably
since construction by Pete Mathews Home Improvements Ltd. not
great. Set too trowling the volume down with H's help.
Interupted by a pleasant call with Simon & Nick
at Linux Format and lunch.
Worked on delta cache pieces until J. returned.
Finally solved the plumbing issue by the evening; grim.
You don't realize how wonderful modern sanitation is until it
Shut the bathrooms draining into the dodgy manhole;
still have some free capacity luckiy. Waited for drain people
Sales call, some marketing bits; more delta debugging.
No-one arrived to charge us some hundreds of pounds to
unblock the drains by the late evening - hey ho.
Managed to reproduce an annoying Online crash; Aron
got a nice reproducer good to get that fixed. Discovered the
drains not draining - things from upstairs coming out
downstairs: not cool. Called emergency drain un-blockers -
picked the one that gave a quote in pounds for tomorrow.
Pleased to find SSL issue fixed & released.
Planning calls; came to do tax & annual accounting
to discover a failed bank-pin RSA dongle - why is the battery
not user-serviceable ? odd.
All Saints, J. ran Kids For Christ (KFC). Relaxed.
Building in the garage with David; got more of the next
wall insulated, plaster-boarded and so on.
Up very late working with Ash on a rather surprising SSL
Some hacking time at last - lots of progress on improving
delta + keyframe compression and storage - nice. Catch-up call
Relaxed and caught up with H. who helped with the garage
building work somewhere here.
N. got a positive COVID test - and started self-isolating,
M. to the dentist, H. home - really lovely to see her after so long.
COOL community call, admin etc.
Sales calls, band practice.
Took babes to school; planning calls; mail chew,
All Saints; fine lunch, slugging.
David over; got much more stud-work with ply screwed
to the garage ceiling, floor, fibre-glass into sections and
plasterboard onto the back wall.
Mail & admin catch-up, sync with Gokay. Got some
cable pulls sorted out in the garage.
1:1's, COOL community call, catch-up with Julian
Seward - its been too long - really missing in-persons like
Debugged delta pieces, monotonic timestamps and so on.
Sales meeting; Productivity monthly all-hands meeting,
1:1's, slides, monthly mgmt meeting.
Planning calls, catch-up with Olivier Paroz; All Saints
PCC meeting in the evening.
All Saints, Kelsey over for lunch - lovely to get
to know her a bit better.
David over; dunged out the garage, built beautiful timber
frames overlayed with ply-wood and perfectly square. Fitted them
into place to discover the concrete floor and/or ceiling is far
from level; time for expanding-foam and packers.
Catch-up call with Rash, worked on slides variously.
COOL Community call, various 1:1s, bits of hacking,
catch-up with Peter G.
E-mail catch-up, sales call, band practice, finished
solding up the Geiger Counter - getting around ~1 scintilation
each second or two on average: not very sensitive I suspect -
hopefully sees more than passing muons.
Breakfast & meetings in the morning, train, plane
home again - good to be back.
Up earlyish, day of meetings - interesting people
lots of good things going on. Dinner in the evening together.
All Saint in the morning, B&A, S&C & boys over
for a lovely lunch; got a train to Heathrow - first time back
on the road after endless lock-downs. Arrived in Hamburg, got
to the Hotel, sleep.
Set too soldering components, David over too - E. turns
out to be the only person who can fit through a tiny gap - at
least one of the family can.
Worked with Ash on a Secure View talk; call with Florian,
catch-up with Gokay. Men of Faith pot-luck dinner at AllSaints
in the evening.
Catch up with Miklos, COOL community call, call with Andras;
got some hacking done on deltas.
DIY Geiger Counter PCB and components showed up: available
Sales call, competitor chat, customer call, catch up
with Gokay - life seems to be mostly calls these days.
Team 1:1's variously, Nextcloud catch-up, sales call.
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