p. was home with a fever today. on wednesday their teacher (who he says was a substitute) let them go outside for lunch which was pretty daft as it was -12C outside and snowing. after being out there for 40 minutes or whatever he caught a chill and that translated to a fever by the next morning. i'm going to have a talk with the school on monday about this as it really strikes me as rather dumb to let the kids out to play in weather that cold. p. says they usually do inside things when it's cold outside. anyways ...
between taking care of p. i spent some time on the developer wiki since it is friday. i'll start running devwiki fridays again starting next week. today i worked mostly on the sys admin area. now the question is what to do with the old one since the dev wiki will end up being more and more about kde4 so the stuff on kde.org still holds some value as it covers kde3. there already is some divergence.
as i wrote that last sentence, it occurred to me that a KDE3->KDE4 transition guide is in order for the sys admin area. i'll add it to the table of contents and start working on that next week. there aren't many items to go there right now, but i'm sure the list will grow and be quite useful to those who eventually transition existing deployments to kde4.
given that the new site is a wiki, i'm really hopeful that as people make changes or additions to kiosk keys, change how subsystems work (such as the mimetype changes that are upon us; go david, go! =) and otherwise have information sys admins would find useful that they continue to keep the site up to date so it doesn't rot away as kde3's docu has started to.
documenting things also has the side effect of making one ensure that the design and implementation decisions actually make sense. i caught one small thing in krunner today that was a bit odd and fixed it, for instance.
i'm also still waiting for people working on or with various kde systems to provide tutorials for them. we really must have decent documentation for the important frameworks in kde4 for applications to take advantage of them. sonnet might be cool, for instance, but unless there's a tutorial that lets people start using it in their application code quickly it'll almost certainly end up under-utilized and/or take many more revision releases of kde4 to find its potential realized.
i also spent a bit of time lining up the two conferences i have on my agenda between now and summer: one in norway and one in brazil. i'll be giving 5 presentations between the two of them, which isn't too bad compared to my schedule last year.