What I’m doing now

OK, so I can’t tell you much about what I’m doing, but I can tell you that I’m busy.

Tomorrow I fly to San Francisco to attend the Ubuntu Developer Summit, at the Googleplex for the week. This is unrelated to everything else that I’m doing, but should be fun.

Since the start of September I’ve been working on a small experimental project for an Openismus GmbH client. It’s secret but not currently part of any actual product or strategy for the client. It’s using the C-based GObject API, so I’m playing lots with GObjects properties, interfaces, vfuncs, inits and constructors, etc. This is full time for me until approximately early January 2007.

I’m also steering some work that Daniel and Johannes are doing for a client, which is mostly about creating documentation at the moment. That’s secret for now, though not for any particularly good reason, and will definitely be public and generally useful eventually, at a secret time in the future. They can’t say, so don’t ask.

I’m also doing bits and pieces and general support here and there for another Openismus GmbH client, and working on the repository analyzer for them.

I’ll likely have some work to do soon for yet another locally-based (more or less) client who have some long-term plans to use gktmm on embedded devices for a specialized market. They’ve already started and are doing well, but would like some advice and manpower.

In general, I’m busier than I’d like to be. I’d like to always have some excess capacity so that it’s easier to accept work for new customers, with the added avantage of being less stressed and thefore more productive. An extra full time employee would make that happen, but I’m not quite ready to do that yet, given the lack of guarantees of enough work in the longer term. Possibly I’m being too cautious.