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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail & admin backlog catchup - not as bad as
expected; if much of the team is travelling - they're not
mailing me it seems.
Poked at BinaryDataContainer code that holds
compressed images in memory (or swap).
Up early, breakfast with the COOL-kids, packed and
set off for an all-day mgmt meeting in the office. That
sped by, then bid 'bye to all and sundry - ferried people
to stations & Claire College, and home.
Breakfast, partner day: informal opening chat with
Simon around various open-source topics, great talk from
Product Management workshop - lots of interesting
and sometimes unexpected input around what partners want:
excitin & useful for our planning. Updates from Eloy
Some of us went out punting in the rain - a very
British experience - before a formal candle-lit dinner
Bid a fond goodbye to people in waves until
rather late at night having gone from pub to pub.
Up early, cooked breakfast; Kendy kindly compered
the talks, Naomi's sorted out a great venue, fine food,
lots of good company - packed a huge number of 5 minute
talks in; thanks to all who spoke.
Gave a thanks / summary / wrap-up of COOL days'
technical track with some random prognostication:
Out around town in a team with Robert, Cor &
Tor for a ClueGo game/race thing - fun. Back for dinner
at the college.
Mail chew, misc. admin & slideware bits.
Packed, off to Claire College via the office to pick
up some conference goodies. Met up with Naomi &
welcomed people variously.
Dinner at Millworks - good to see lots of
people from the wider team & community -
encouragingly COOL momentum.
All Saints in the morning; H. played, pulled
stops for the organ variously. Italo and Tiziana over
for lunch - lovely to see them & spend some time
together; dropped them back to the Fitz.
Worked much of the day writing slides &
preparing talks for COOL-days next week. J. cut the
Mail chew, interview & offered a job. B&A
over for lunch, partner meeting. Bit of code reading -
knocked up a performance fix for our staging server.
Setup various bitwarden bits to point at our
vaultwarden server. Played with UCS somewhat with Mazin.
Caught up with Miklos, COOL community call, more
mail chew. Partner call, sync with Andras, catch up with
Naomi and Eloy on COOL-days.
Up early, various trains, plane to Luton -
some peace in the air to work on task backlog.
Encouraging sales call, various other calls,
caught up with admin.
All Saints band practice, and out to collect
M. and H. from Hills Road. J. and N. returned from
Loughborough design engineering open day.
Up early; breakfast with Simon; got some
E-mail chewed - call with Andras, and off to the
venue. Caught up with people variously.
Enjoyed presenting the work from the team
included in Nextcloud
Hub 4 alongside Nextcloud - some great progress &
incisive analysis to enjoy.
Out for dinner with remaining team; back
to meet Simon's charming lady - Frieda; slept.
Up at 3am-ish, drove to Luton, flight to Berlin.
Met up with the Nextclouders to practice for their big
Nextcloud Hub 4 announcement tomorrow. Lovely to see them.
Kindly hosted by Simon Tennant in the evening -
really lovely to catch up with him properly after so long.
All Saints in the morning - great to have Sam's
son (Mary's great-grandson dedicated). Home for a pizza
lunch, and presents for J. on Mothering Sunday.
Caught up with babes, read stories, bed early.
Up; J. at counselling training all day - out
shopping for Mothering Sunday; replaced dripping mixer
tap in downstairs toilet; had to use a dremel to
angle-grind the (already rusted) steel screw-threads off,
all for want of a little chromium in the steel. Got it
sorted, and the plywood / tile facing cut to size.
Out for a short walk with J. - then David over
for pulled pork & a chance to catch up. Watched
Chaos Walking in the evening.
Mail chew, dropped babes into school, woke up N. and
encouraged her to print & submit her project.
Admin, various calls. Celebrated N's project hand-in,
read stories to babies.
New bed arrived on a palette; chat with Miklos. COOL
community call - couldn't run
perf report on the
server - out of memory; discovered
perf archive -
nice! but no good docs on how to effectively use it with
perf report or
Client support call during lunch, chat with a customer.
Catch up with Paris, and Andras.
Lots of bed assembly and movement in the evening before
house-group, and more bed work.
Encouraging sales call. Interview, admin, calls through
the day, bit of profiling & code reading. Helped E. with her
Up early, run in the rain with J. mail, 1:1 with Kendy,
catch up with Pedro, lunch, partner call, sync. on COOL-days
schedule with Eloy & Naomi. Customer call, supplier call.
Up early, planning call, lunch, catch up with Paris.
Out to Mike Tippet's funeral at All Saints - great talk, H.
played organ, back. Calls variously, dinner, out to PCC
All Saints in the morning, guitar to fill-in for Beckie.
Home, quick lunch, picked M. up from StAG youth house-party - a
winner of the assassins game. Pizza dinner, relaxing variously.
Up lateish, J. to AllSaints, provided on-hand
debugging advice for N. much of the day.
Tried to get memory trimming patch pushed; fell
over amusing CI fails due to day-of-week dependent code
in unit test at the weekend issue
up-stream. Makes a pleasant change from random breakage
introduced by me.
Always bad when you have no recollection of writing the
but the style shows it must have been you.
8am sales call, partner & customer calls
through the day, calmed down a runaway logging problem
in a corner-case. Implemented a memory / cache
trimming feature for inactive documents.
Up early; E. off to have her toe looked at.
Mail chew, chat to Miklos & Quikee, some digging
into memory management, lunch, sync with Paris,
customer call until late.
Up too early, mail chew, breakfast with Eloy
& met some happy users in passing. Checked out,
off to CS3, tried to catch up with some work, talked
more to people.
Enjoyed lunch with an enthusiastic Biochemist
interested in visiting rather than sharing data. Off
to the airport - Ryan Air ! - three plus hour wait
for delayed flight; what a terrible service. Eventually
got on a plane home.
Up later; breakfast with Eloy, worked on
slides somewhat, off to the conference. More talks
with people variously. Gave mine at the end of
Dinner with Eloy, sleep.
Up remarkably early, drove to Stansted, flight
to Barcelona for CS3; plugged away at tasks on the plane.
Arrived, lunch with Eloy.
Listened to talks, met up and chatted with a
number of great partners & customers for the
afternoon. Out for Tapas in the evening with Frank,
Bjoern & Eloy.
All Saints in the morning, played with H. Robert
spoke well on a letter to a church from Revelation. Home
quickly to see M&D dropping by from Robert's.
Lunch together, relaxed, out to help David S.
install the first of several veluxen in his roof
conversion; surprisingly heavy.
Home, chatted with the parents until late.
Up earlyish, off to R&A's for L's birthday party,
good to see lots of the extended family over there and play
balloon fights - with three-to-four small boys concurrently.
Did some relaxing hackery in the evening having
driven back; amazing what you find when you profile.
Out for a run with J.; a day of many calls, worked
on CS3 slides & admin in gaps. Tried an on-line / video
violin lesson for E.
Mail chew, thrilled to see our work with Nextcloud
and Deutsche Telekom around their great MagentaCLOUD announced.
This brings Collabora Online (and LibreOffice
technology) to another large group of users, and lets us
continue to invest to improve both COOL and the underlying LibreOffice
technology for everyone; more in Steven's
Also really pleased (something of a news roundup today) to
see the EDPS
piloting Collabora Online too with Nextcloud. FLOSS solutions that give you
back your Digital Sovereignty: full control over your data, software, and IT
stack are here.
Catch-up with Miklos, COOL community call, lunch, catch
up with William & Paris, then Lars & Andras, ESC call.
Early tea with the family, up late.
Chat with Stelios, sales planning call; caught up
with William, lunch. Partner call, introducing Anna, more
calling action with William.
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