it's noon and 3 hours into my working day i'm finally through my email, business correspondence and administrative responsibilities for the day. in some ways i feel like i'm back 6 years ago working at a start up company due to the new focus, energy and time that i'm putting into my kde involvement right now. i think i'll start a few hours of hacking now.
in osdw news, i received an email from the linux asia coordinators saying they would like to explore hosting an osdw event in february '06 as part of their event in new delhi. i'm already personally committed to being in los angeles for scale the day after linux asia so i won't be able to attend myself. but i'm excited about the possibility of assembling an osdw event there anyways.
if the linux asia osdw event does occur, then there will be osdw events on four continents in just the first few months of 2006! i never expected it to take off like this. in fact, i assumed that even trying to do it in my own "back yard" (north america) would be a difficult, uphill battle all the way with little immediate reward. i think this says a lot about the growing global interest in the open source desktop.