i'm sitting in a coffee shop in vancouver enjoying a warm coffee and their free wireless. the street outside is filled with people bustling through the fog. a rather typical fall day in this fair city.
last night i gave a presentation at the telus theatre at the british columbia institute of technology for the vancouver linux user's group on kde. somewhere between 50 and 60 people showed up, most of whom use linux as their primary desktop. virtually all of those people use KDE (i think there were 2 or 3 that used something else). so it was a friendly audience.
the projector didn't play nice, though. i've had more trouble with getting this toshiba laptop to work with projectors properly with suse 10. suse 9 was a dream and it worked perfectly. now, however, with the new x.org it doesn't like to display both on the external video and on the laptop's screen (console works perfectly however) and last night it couldn't give the projector anything to work with. i tried several resolutions, colour depths and sync rates. no luv.
so i installed vnc on the windows machine that was provided with the room, slapped the wireless card into the laptop and vnc'd into the laptop. the presentation went decently after that.
i showed a number of kde3 applications and capabilities, and talked about some of our concrete goals and directions for kde4.
this morning i committed a fix for transparency in kicker where it would go all screwy if you used either the numeric or text labels on the pager in transparent mode (though some also reported the problem in elegant mode). so if you were running into that problem, it's fixed for 3.5.1. would've been nice to get it done for 3.5.0 but it didn't quite make it. =(
i'm meeting up with an old friend in about 12 minutes that i haven't seen in a year or so. will be nice to see her again.