so i deuglified the window list button in the taskbar and am mostly done implementing a wishlist item for ken wimer, the only guy that i know of to have a piece of art named after him that ships with kde. (wanna see where? open konqi, browse a directory of files, go under the view menu and select "configure background").
kicker in the kde4 branch now builds so its time to start making things works properly. thankfully many things do, but there are still easy to spot problems in places, and i can only imagine how many non-easy to spot problems await. but this concludes the initial port to Qt4 a whole 2 days ahead of schedule.
however, not all is comfort filled. my new neighbours, whose first impression of me was attained by knocking on my door at 9:30 saturday morning looking for howard (the property manager) and instead finding me rather disheveled and in my robe, are cause for potential distress.
you see, the female half of the pair knocked on my door that leads to the basement with a query about the washing machine. she was doing their laundry and the washing machine stopped mid cycle and she wasn't sure how to get it going again. she asked for my assistance and being a good neighbour i obliged her. once in front of the machine i see that yes, indeed, the wash has stopped mid cycle and the washer was full of clothes and water. i could see this because the lid was open.
i examined the dials and they all seemed to be on the right settings, the lights were on so it was getting electricity.... pondering what might be the issue (and hoping that it wasn't broken) i closed the lid and instantly it sprang to life!
to which my neighbour says, "oh. you have to close the lid. i guess that's smart, for safety and everything."
oh. my. god.