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services for whom I work.
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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, call with Rash & Kendy, then a partner,
Miklos, Eloy etc.
Mail chew, partner call, catch up with Kendy, worked
on annual reviews, poked at some customer proposals.
Add a brush to insulate the back-door which has an
inexplicable draft coming from (whom knows where) in the
sealed room beyond it, perhaps it helps.
Early morning partner call; mail chew, planning call.
Lunch with H. marketing call, mail.
All Saints, played Beckie's guitar reasonably badly
with Peter on Organ & Piano and H. singing. Robert &
family over for a pizza lunch with Emily too. Slept awkwardly
in a chair with J. into the evening, then couldn't sleep.
J. off to Becka's wedding in Wales early with H. and
M. - N. out into Cambridge too. Slept.
E. helped to get some
lagging onto criminally un-lagged central heating pipes in
a crawl-space; got an electric car charger ordered for a
mooted 2nd hand electric Leaf.
Did some Maths revision with E, and watched Valerian
and the city of a thousand planets - lots of drop-offs but
Mail, admin, got a bit of hacking done to improve
COOL spreadsheet use.
Catch up with Miklos, end of the COOL community call.
Call with Tracie & Julie, partner call, mail chew.
SFSCon keynote video
Sales call with Eloy & Mazim, more work on annual
reviews and moderation with Andras and others. Chat with
Christopher in the evening.
Catch up with Lars & Andras, Kendy later in the afternoon,
mail chew, admin, worked on annual reviews.
Mail chew, catch up with Mike, planning call. Poked at
some bugs and did a bit of hacking in passing. B&A out for
a nice lunch in Cambridge with H,N,M. Caught up with them in the
All Saints in the morning, played with Cedric, Robert
spoke, back for lunch with Bruce & Anne over to stay,
chatted with them in the afternoon. Watched an SAS video later.
Up, mowed verge, filled the bin - topping it with
lots of mud from cast-iron soak-away drain that's been filled
Lunch, David over; replaced dead Xpelair ceiling
fan in babes bathroom with an improved Vent-Axia version.
Dunged out U-bends with plungers and soda crystals to get
house into some order.
Wraps for dinner & chatted.
Mail chew, poked at Wireshark and discovered zstd delta
non-compression, fixed that. Sync with Rashesh around K8s.
Caught up with Miklos, poked at project manager hiring
Sales call, 1:1 with Eloy, mail, projections, planning,
chasing annual reviews, all-hands call. Picked up E. from Soham,
band practice in the evening.
Tear-down on a rather interesting vacuum
dressing - curious, still if NICE likes
it it must be good.
Partner project mgmt bits, sync with Kendy, monthly
management call, more project mgmt bits. Mail chew.
Put up curtains for J.
Not entirely surprised by the amount of back-lash to:
and blockchain. Was much more surprised to get a number of
'WTF!' pokes directly to me on the topic; your ire is mis-directed.
For the avoidance of doubt I'm no longer on the TDF board,
Engineering Steering Committee (who AFAICS were not consulted),
and was not personally part of any such discussions with Etherium
(whatever its merits).
I'm also skeptical of asking the internet for technical direction / ideas
particualarly when there are lots of really obvious things to improve
in LibreOffice - that we should be getting on with. These are well
known. TDF's job, in my view, should be to get more involved with
spending its donor's money - working constructively with the volunteers
and companies: Collabora, RedHat, allotropia, NISZ, and others doing
the heavy lifting in LibreOffice to improve it. Still, probably good
to be in the news.
Planning call, start the E-mail catch-up, marketing call,
Busked All Saints in the morning, pizza lunch,
slugged variously with the family - nice.
Finally some sleep; checked-out, bus to the conference.
Somehow lost treasured, wife-knitted snood somewhere along the
line. Long chat with Marina - with time flying until had to
rush for a bus. A long journey home - good to be back &
spend time with the babes.
Up early, off to meet Simon at the Laurin - only
to find out we'd mis-timed conference start by an hour;
hot footed it to the NOI tech-park in a hurry - just
Gave a keynote on the opportunity that recent interest
in Digital Sovereignty brings for FLOSS, along with the fun of
aligning some of the various FLOSS business models there are:
Business match-making event in the afternoon. Wandered
the show, talking with people here & there. Walked back into
town - and enjoyed wine & jazz with Simon & some old
friends until late in the evening.
Up rather early, quick breakfast with Simon
and on to Bolzano via a delayed
train - attempted to catalog FLOSS business models I'd
seen - how to create scarcity ethically ? Bumped into
Matthias and the large FSFE team on the train - fun.
Arrived in beautiful Bolzano, admired lots of
mountains on the way, found an AirBnB & on to the
Caught up with various people, nice meal,
very interesting conversation with Brian + Jennifer
& Matthias - back late, more slide polish until
Breakfast, off to the conference, more discussion,
caught up with some non-profit friends .
Gave my talk on Documents and your Digital Sovereignty:
More catch-up, pleasant train journey with Simon,
and a passing crypto lady to Zurich, started in-earnest
on the next slide-deck for an SFSCon keynote. Stay-over
in Zurich late.
Breakfast, off to the conference - lovely to
catch up with Arawa & Nextcloud friends at their
joint booth, wandered the show floor meeting with
partners, and old friends variously - a busy day.
Drinks event and out for dinner with Philippe
& teams. Worked on slides until very late, little
Mail chew, planning call, really sad to see
another extremely talented developer - who has been
with us from well before the beginning of TDF and
who has served, wisely on several boards follow
Caolan out of the door and resign. Thanks to Kendy for the
huge amount of work he's done to make TDF better,
and for the kind, friendly way he has done it.
Travel to Paris to the Open Source
Experience, met up with Naomi for the Eurostar -
slides on the train, arrived at the hotel
eventually - met up with Eloy. Bed late.
Up lateish, All Saints - played with H. in the
band, shared lunch afterwards - good to see lots of
people celebrating Susan & Philips Allison's service
with us before they move on.
Home, brief hibernation, back out to Cedric's
blood-cancer charity fund raising concert at All Saints,
H. played the organ, cheese & wine - home. Watched
Enora Holmes 2 happily together, bed.
Up lateish, off to Sue & Clive's for fireworks,
supposed to write slides in the car . Met up with Sue's family, and Georgina,Adrian
& Isabelle, interested by Adam's cricket practice.
Great fire & fire-works display, home rather late.
Mail chew, updated our Product Management ranking,
lots of things got done - good. Sync with Andras, some idle
async & jsdialog work for calc, poked at slides.
Christina over to see H. watched Amelie; picked up
N. from a party very early in the morning.
Mail, catch up with Miklos, partner call, lunch with H.
Filed expenses, poked Eurostar for a refund (three hour delay and
a mostly broken-website).
Positive call with Herman & Hannah.
Mail chew, poked at people variously, sync with Andras,
who with Tor got my zstd stuff finished & merged.
Good call with Hannah & Herman, catch-up with Mike,
Tor, then Gokay.
Partner call, catch up with Kendy, annual review planning,
mail chew, sync with Gokay. Mail, admin.
Got some hacking in in the evening - too exciting; fixed an
ergonomic annoyance for Tracie.
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