2013 timeline

Another year so time for summary post. Mostly spent around AArch64. Changed job. But let go with usual month-by-month style.

January

February

March

  • My blog is now EU cookie crap compliant.
  • Visited Hong Kong again for Linaro Connect Asia. Nice city, good conference. Hint: if you go for street shopping wait for seller to give price and start from 20-40% of it.

April

May

  • Left Linaro for good due to end of Canonical<>Linaro contract. This also meant leaving Canonical as I did not want to work there. You may want to read my post from start of May and my good bye Linaro one as well.
  • First discussion with Red Hat about job opportunities.
  • Visited UK for pleasure. London and Cambridge this time. I saw lot of interesting places, did several beers with local friends. Good spent time.
  • Sent ALSA UCM profiles and got it merged. One thing less for distributions to carry.

June

  • The “we pay you but do not require you to do any work” month at Canonical. Nice move from their side.
  • Visited Pixel Heaven in Warsaw. There was lot of different old computers. One of them was Acorn Archimedes so I was able to play with really old ARM cpus ;)
  • Started playing Ingress because I had 2 hours to return train…
  • Spent some time on Arch Linux ARM forums and found some nice hints for Chromebook usage. Also U-Boot for SPI flash…
  • Wrote post about ARM history which got shared in many places.

July

August

  • Got hired by Red Hat as Senior Software Engineer. My wife joked that next position would be Retired Software Engineer ;D
  • Vacations continued.

September

October

November

December

  • Started merging my stack of AArch64 related patches into Fedora. And into upstream of course. Lot of issues it gave.
  • Got Qt5 nearly complete on AArch64. Still have to get QtWebKit part done but it is close. Good part is that all my patches do not require any contribution agreement papers.

It was quite good year. Changed job from interesting one at Linaro to also interesting one at Red Hat. Still work on AArch64 porting stuff but this time I have access to real hardware so it goes faster.