someone came on irc today saying they had a friend who would switch to kde if only they could make the taskbar blink indefinitely when a window demanded attention, ala gnome. this seemed like a silly thing to let get in the way. but seeing as i was already 5 hours into boring administration tasks any sort of hacking sounded really great so i spent 10 minutes adding the feature. after lunch with the p-man i tested it out and then uploaded the patch to my site.
with that patch you can edit your ktaskbarrc to have an entry like this:
and it will blink forever. anything less that 1000 and it will blink that many times. hooray.
other than that i did a metric butt-load of paperwork and organizing, two loads of laundry and spent some time outside with my son who is taking off for a week's vacation in california with his mom on wednesday.