it's -5C out right now, preserving the snow that sits on the ground. but as chill as it may be outside it's been a long and hot day inside. it's half past one in the afternoon and i'm still a bit away from being able to sit down and write some code.
today was lsb phone call day and i had a mountain of tasks to work through, ranging from trying out our new travel agent to get a flight to the e.v. board meeting and foss.in to working on arrangements for a community driven spanish translation of qt documentation to working on a list of recommended developer meetings for sponsorship. i've been working with 07:30 which is totally aberrant for me, as any of my friends can attest to, as i knew it was going to be like this.
there was a rash of good news to offset the work load, though. first was a note from a new friend in india (hi aarti!) to let me know that the cybermohalla labs, associated with the sarai group in some way, is working on a kubuntu derivative that is optimized for the hindi locale along with various bits of common add-on software. they will be installing it in their labs and sharing it with other groups in the area. cool...
then there was the public launch of the ca/browser forum which is working on modernizing digital signature support in internet software. kde is a charter member in the group with george staikos doing us proud there.
i also found out about another local deployment of kde at a rather large energy company. they contacted me to see if i could come in for a visit. i'll hopefully be taking them up on that offer shortly. will be interesting to see how things are going for them and what sorts of challenges they've run into.
so another good day =) and now, off to work on this week's obsession: dolphin.