peyton and have been hanging out this evening putting together his new star wars lego. he got four boxes of the stuff, each with 2 constructions and a couple star wars guys. we now have quite the collection of space ships, buildings, heros and villians from the movies. his two favourite things these days is lego and star wars, so this is right up his alley. we walk through the instructions together and he does pretty much all the construction. i help with the some of the small pieces, but that's about it. i think it's a great excercise for his mind on so many levels.
and despite getting very little done for KDE this week, the plasma meme spread like wildfire. first on slashdot, and then on golem.de and pro-linux.de. i understand these are some of the higher profile german linux/oss sites, so that's really cool.
more people are visiting #plasma and bouncing ideas around. matt broadstone and i spent some time hammering out design details for extensions, applets and extenders today there. the qt4 porting is going decently, though there are some major rough spots still. all in due time.
more ram arrived for the laptop today so that'll make developing on it a bit more fun. but on the downside, the depressing show of animal humiliation and brutality combined with insane overdrinking and endless parties that is known as the calgary stampede has begun.
more progress was made on the san diego devel workshop, with both intel and trolltech coming on as sponsors and the speaker list being settled. there's another very high profile company that is this close to committing to sponsorship, but i'll hold off on naming them until it's "in the bag". the website will be up next week containing details on travel and lodging, the speakers, the topics and online registration. tom chance and linspire's heather are tag teaming on the marketing, so i know that we'll get some good press coverage =)
and then my goal is to hold similar events in texas, new england, southern ontario and the pacific north west before the end of next year. that's one every 3 months, which may be a bit ambitious, but we'll see.