i stepped back into design mode on a few fronts this last week, so my commits to CVS have been fewer. but i find i need to do that every so often. i've come across some non-trivial issues with the (to) $KDEHOME (and beyond!) data/settings backer-upper program, for instance. nothing unsolvable, but it's something i want to get right the first time around.
i've been exposed to a few non-KDE desktop cultures more than usual lately and i must say that KDE's user, advocate and contribute community is refreshingly uplifting, fun and non-insane. it's easy to take for granted, but it's one of the things that sucked me into KDE in the first place. to quoth the sage: i love you all, man.
in good (if personal) news, a person i became acquainted with while traveling earlier this year but who then subsequently disappeared into the email aether resurfaced. i'm happy about that because they are one of those people that i actually find interesting primarily for reasons other than geekhood. finding people is easy, finding interesting people is less so. i prefer not to lose track of that particular variety.
and speaking of finding people, last week's crapitude seems to have worn off. not only did i meet two new friends the other night, but i found out the identity of the woman who brought my cat back last weekend. apparently she started training as my lives-in-the-apartment-in-the-back scream-singing neighbour's replacement where she works (managing a small local chain of gellato & sandwich joints), since she's going to work as a counselor at a summer camp. once they discovered they lived in the same neighbourhood, they started talking about things and the cat delivery came up. the neighbour gave me the scoop while we were eating some amazingly good chocolate and banana muffins she baked this morning. that's the good life.
the two new friends ... well, we met at karaoke. they knew someone sitting at our metatable and so had joined us. one had an amazing voice (the other was so-so) and expressed her desire for this inflatable saxophone that was a prize that night for the trivia rounds (which oddly enough i'm not allowed to partake in) so when the sax was put on the block, i gave the sax-luster the answer to the question and sure enough she won the sax. about as corny as winning a teddy bear for a girl at a carnival, but seemingly as effective. after the show they didn't have any ideas on what to do but didn't want to pack up for the night, and so asked me for some input. if only P's aunt, whose place he had been sleeping over at last night as a special treat (they have a really great relationship =), hadn't dropped him off here at 8am (she had to work today) it would've been a perfect Friday/Saturday cross over.
and while the house work is over, i need to go grocery shopping today and have some work to complete tomorrow for presentations on monday. peyton and i have been making crafts today as he loves that stuff and it's within the limits of my cognitive/creative abilities right now. besides, it's too grey and chilly to go play outside today.