APR
19
2004

presentation files

i forgot i had the presentations on my watch (it has 256MB of USB-accessible flash memory =) which, between devices:/ and fish:/, made it really easy to upload. i _think_ they are both the versions i used on the laptops, though i think i may have done some cleanups/typo fixing on each after "backing them up" from the laptop to my watch ;-) anyways. here they are:

APR
19
2004

wrap up

during the day i had the opportunity to chat with several interesting people. i talked briefly with a fellow who works on Mono for Ximian, which was interesting and productive. i had drinks with a couple of people from Real Media's Helix project, which was quite productive. i think there is some potential for good things to come out of that project if they manage to work out how to work with the community, which is no small feat. we talked about Open Source Q&A, working with the various Free Software projects, etc. good stuff. the sake helped fuel the conversation well past my exhaustion point ;-)

APR
19
2004

Pressie 3: KDE devel tools

somewhere between 15 and 20 people attended the last presentation which wasn't bad given the overly technical nature of the presentation and the fact that it was the last of the day. i was tired and hungry (the food vendors closed down before i could answer all the after-presentation questions people had for me after the second presentation! bastards!) but it went well.

APR
17
2004

Deploying KDE

second presentation went without a hitch. figured it would be lightly attended due to being at noon (lunch!). but the room was full. very good. it was well received and i'm looking for the energy to do my third pressie on kde development. having fun answering question and mixing with the people here. =)

APR
17
2004

murphy

first presentation done, muscled through some technical difficulties with the projector. i hate hardware.

the audience was enthusiastic and it was well received. did another round of the (small) booth area. if the people here are any indication, Linux is still in its infancy adoptionwise here but has a great group of enthusiastic and knowledgable people pushing it forward.

APR
17
2004

Touchdown, Bellingham

after 17 hours on the road i'm finally here. we only got lost once (losing ~40 minutes =/ ), which isn't too bad really. even the border crossing was uneventful. the drive was gorgeous: mountains, trees, beautiful little towns. i love the Pacific Northwest.

APR
16
2004

meet me at the mission

so here's the plan... i'm going to go to sleep right now (it 2:30am...) and get up tomorrow, er, today (at 7:00am) and head out to LinuxFest Northwest. if it all works out, i'll have a bunch of fun and inspire some people w/regards to KDE... i'll keep a running diary of the events here whenever i can get 'net access along the way (i'm driving there and back.. ~12 hours on the road each way.. road trips ROCK! =) this way i can keep my friends and interested folk up to date with my KDE weekend adventure, in case anyone cares. well, i know i do. =P

APR
14
2004

aseigo. blog("kdedevelopers.org"). stop();

my words have gotten me into trouble (some would say, "again"). apparently some people are truly offended because of the content of my blog. i can't rectify that now, nor can i fix other people's way of approaching the Universe. all the same, i don't want my personal thoughts to cast a pall of negative consequences upon KDE or any other Free Software project; so this will be my last blog entry on kdevelopers.org. i'll leave with some quotes that i found online while looking for some external wisdom on things. some i feel apply to me or to this situation. some are just interesting, or even funny. enjoy.

APR
13
2004

Bug Triage

the bug db is getting out of hand. we have millions of LOC, hundreds of apps, and goddess knows how many users at this point. we need to have a triage team. KDE Quality seems the right place to cherry pick people for it, but i think some education may be in order first.

APR
8
2004

kicker the catter

getting back to development is nice. very nice. kicker is in shreds on one of my machines. the non-KDE app button dialog has a nice, spiffy new (standard) look to it. and i'm a few steps closer getting away from the "main" panel being a hard-coded fact-o-life. loading applets via appletproxies will also likely be hitting the bit-bin, after discussion with John Firebaugh and others. its a nice idea, but causes it's own problems while not providing a complete solution anyways (e.g. kicker still crashes due to the bad applets. look at all the BRs on it!). i must also say that smooth zooming icons look so much nicer than icons that jump from small to big (assuming you've got the right icon sizes around in the first place!).

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