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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Chat with Kendy, Pedro, Andras, interviews.
Sync with Naomi on marketing candidates - lots of hiring
and interviewing going on.
Planning call much of the morning; booked CS3 travel,
various partner calls in the afternoon. Lovely to catch up
with Sean Atkinson in the evening.
All Saints in the morning, back for lunch with David,
played games with J, H. & D. who kindly took babes to StAG.
Set too with H. clearing and cleaning out the office;
managed to get H's new desk cut down together on the band-saw
and after binning a whole filing cabinet - eventually fitted
into the corner: nice.
Anne over for a birthday celebration with Bruce; lovely
to see them, pie & cake for lunch. Spent some time with them;
back to dunging out the office.
Poked at slides, chatted to Dee & Becky who came
over, multi-partner conference call for several hours. Spent
time cleaning out the office, shredding ancient papers etc.
Catch up with Miklos, COOL community call, catch
up with the OpenProject team, partner call, admin.
Persevered with my Duolingo German-learning habit.
Positive weekly sales call, monthly Productivity
all-hands call, catch up with Patrick, Thorsten. All Saints
Admin, mail, planning, status report, 1:1's,
played with Miro a little. CP monthly management
Planning call; marketing call, reviewed 2023
projections with Tracie & Julie. Catch up with
AllSaints PCC meeting in the evening.
All Saints, played in the morning with Peter,
relaxed in the afternoon.
Up lateish, dismantled washing machine, replaced
the inlet hose, J. cleaned the soap dispenser, replaced
the front seal & spring. Amazingly - no leaks anymore.
Dug through personal tax filing, eventually with
some results - filed for J. and myself late in the evening.
Up early, out for a run in the frost with J. Home, mail
chew, admin, H. passed her driving test 1st time, happily.
Catch up with Naomi & Eloy, sync call with Andras. Worked
through Univention conference action items.
Up early - driving babes to school due to missed train.
Sync with Miklos, COOL community call, mail chew, lunch, catch-up
with Andras before all afternoon C'bra Quarterly Mgmt meeting
Up early; off to the workshop venue, Marc spoke on
Collabora Online, lots of discussion, pleasant coffee with
Andreas, tram not working, taxi to the airport, not checked-in
in advance for Ryanair - what a silly system - paid the fine.
Home - lovely to be back with the babes & Mary.
Caught up with the news & progress.
Early breakfast with Naomi, Marc & Eloy - off to
the venue, met some friends - improved my German variously by
listening to some interesting talks.
Talked to lots of partners & customers, enjoyed
food, some music, catch up with Thorsten & Lothar, bed
Up early, packed, mail chew, planning call.
Catch up with Mazin. Slide & data review. H.
had a driving lesson, Nicki over for tea, drove to
Stansted, flight to Bremen. Caught up with Eloy
in-person before bed.
All Saints in the morning, church vision &
cornerstone retrospective meeting afterwards.
Home for a fine roast, helped N. to assemble her
new computer - while watching Space Balls during
the length delays during installation.
Watched Johnny English reborn with Mary,
tea, played Rummikub with H,J & Mary. Finised up
PC in the evening with N.
Up earlyish, helped seal windows in guest-room for Mary R. -
coming to stay with us today for a week.
Removed washing machine seal: interesting 0.9mm wire necked
to far smaller where it rusted 'orrible - who would use galvanized
wire instead of stainless corrosive environment? Hotpoint apparently.
Found the rusted screw (see previous thought), and located leak
finally around rubber filling manifold. Ordered parts & re-assembled.
Mary over to stay at lunch-time.
Re-plumbed washing machine feed from main to avoid pump
noise at night (economy-7 electricity) - pipe bending with E,
soldering with H. looks good.
Planning bits with H. Got ahead with admin.
Worked on slides for a somewhat unexpected partner call
with Andras, Tor & Pedro; had the call. Caught up with Eloy.
Into Cambridge to see Avatar-WoW - fantastic visual effects,
somewhat unwise plot emphasis on family & planet as idol, but
good fun. Back for a take-away - a treat for N's 18th.
Chat with Miklos, COOL community call, interviews
& offers variously - for some of our open positions.
Encouraging sales call with Eloy & Mazim,
1:1 with Kendy, partner call in the afternoon, admin.
All Saints music group practice in the evening.
Calls with Pedro, Naomi, Mike K, chat with a UK based
startup, sync with Philippe, back-to-back calls & admin
Sync with Anna, ISO audit call, planning call for
much of the morning, dug through E-mail, admin bits. Ordered
lots of bits with Robert's help for N's new PC - a Zen 4 beastie.
All Saints in the morning with Cedric on Piano. Mission
meeting afterwards, home for a fine lunch, Tashi & Emily
arrived - lovely to see them, picked up babes variously from
StAG in the evening.
J. out to All Saints - warm spaces, chewed mail, caught up
on personal admin: ONS study response, personal admin etc.
David over for lunch.
Poked at a plumbing issue with David, before re-wiring J's
counselling room, with power-over-ethernet hub, wifi extender, and
other such gubbins - rather successfully. Pizza dinner, bid 'bye to
Up lateish, mail-chew, admin, interviewing bits.
Amused to see that an old class-mate Tim
Vincent-Smith has built a/the Pianodrome
and is rescuing and re-using old pianos.
Pushed a large amount of project planning out of
the door somehow.
Took babes to park & ride in Cambridge: train strikes.
1:1 with Miklos, COOL community call, admin. Partner catch-up, chat
with Andras, more project planning. Cell group - with Mary,
Leo & Alex.
Back to work, mail chew - encouraged by a lovely speedup
from Noel for our projection spreadsheet: seconds to tens of
milliseconds to edit; nice.
Sales calls, sync with Gokay & Andras, worked on
project description pieces. J. took down decorations.
Call with Ben & Kendy on our hiring pipeline - if
you'd like a job around Collabora Online & LibreOffice
technology you can checkout
Bit of hacking until late, improving profiling
Some mail chew, sync with Andras, helped to seal some
annoying wooden windows, tidied the house somewhat. Helped H.
machine some aluminium to repair her dead Beats headphones.
Up rather late working on some maths with Miriam. A more
successful day off.
A day off - planning calls during the morning;
sync. with Andras. Out for a run with J - partner call &
special pricing call, some of the afternoon off.
All Saints - music with H. home, sogging action, more
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