AUG
19
2005

Hard Knock Outs

Don't you love it when all your hardware goes on strike almost at the same time?

On Wednesday, my workstations secondary harddisk went on strike, eating (among other things that I had mostly backed up) a report I was working on for quite some days. All lost, sucks. I suspect bad sectors might be the cause. I will get a new harddisk after aKademy, for now I am living with only one.

JUL
14
2005

Passing Back the Ball

It seemed I made a wish of some people from the usability folks come true. Presenting: my first approach of a CollapsibleWidget!

The same dialog with two filled and one empty collapsable item on Linux, OS X and Windows:

JUN
30
2005

Congratulations, Wikipedia!

Wikipedia has just won the most important prices german journalism in two categories -- the Grimme Online Awards. I am proud that we have teamed up with such a cool project. I wish I could contribute more time to Wikipedia. Another price went to BILDblog, one of the most important watchblogs that I know. Congratulations to you all!

JUN
26
2005

LinuxTag is over

I arrived home safely at around 11:30pm with a Thomas, a fellow of my LUG in Bonn and a translator for kdeextragear. He also took our booth parts in his car, which helped us a lot, thanks again man!

Looking back, LinuxTag was a very interesting event that got lots of press attention, as did our KDE-Wikipedia cooperation, which was probably one of the most amazing things that we managed to organize. The booth also went very well, thanks to Josef for taking care, it was awesome!

MAY
29
2005

Pretty pretty


After we decided to merge some improvements from KOrganizer/PI yesterday I finished to check-in the new timebar last night. It looks a lot better now than the old one, which basically only showed hour and seconds at the same font size. Those with 12 hour display will see an am/pm indicator instead of "00".

MAY
19
2005

Basic Desktop API

Kurt has an interesting point on a common api for basic desktop usage, hidden under some stuff I basically agree with but don't think it's easy to solve: A minimal desktop API for applications that do not use DE libs directly. In fact, Matthias, Scott and me discussed a solution to a similar problem back in Nove Hrady. We were wondering how to enable the use of KDE widgets in Qt applications.

MAY
19
2005

Taxi Danimo Ceases to Exist

Last Friday (the 13th) was literally a black Friday for me. My car broke in the middle of my ride home and is broken beyond repair. Right on the freeway, involving a police car to protect me, my car and the ongoing traffic - the details would fill up two or three blog entries, but I'll spare you that stuff. So I'll get myself a BahnCard 50 now and try to be mobile by train. *cough*

MAY
11
2005

DCOP ported to Qt4; Arthur eyecandy


As already pointed out by others, we started porting kdelibs to Qt4. Thanks to the restless work of Maksim, DCOP now compiles and works, at least the client part of it. He managed to restore compatibility with the protocol used in KDE3, so we now have some means of posting stuff between toolkit versions.

MAY
7
2005

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

I took the test and those are my results:

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% General American English
25% Yankee
20% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

I'm really curious how our british folks can master this, or if they simply feel insulted ;) (Hey folks, I seem to speak 5% non-american english, must be Denglisch... )

MAY
6
2005

KDE's restless pace

Being online for less than 3 days, subversion already shows the rapid pace in which KDE development happens. Starting off with revision #409210 after conversion, Stephan Binner just made commit #410000, by fixing ugly-looking disabled icons (by using setIconSet instead of setPixmap ). Maybe we will soon see a run for milestones like in the german wikipedia?

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