made it home safely and with all pieces of luggage and what not with me. i didn't even have my luggage in the door yet when a couple of friends walked passed with their dogs and then t. pulled up in her car to say hi (to the cats, mostly, i think =). once the dog walkers were gone, t. and i went for a spot of tea around the corner (it was her birthday!) and i struggled to stay up until a reasonable hour before collapsing into bed sometime after 23:00. this ensured i didn't wake up before 08:00 today and now i'm back on the local sleep schedule. the first night is always hard.
one annoyance upon return was that my desktop system was dead: it wouldn't even boot. it turned out to be a heat sink problem. i've whipped up a temporary fix, so it's back up and running for the time being. i need a more permanent solution, but this will do for now.
the house is nice and clean still (yay for the cats not destroying it!) but i have laundry to do and had a ton of email to get through. i'm going to go for a quick walk around the block to get some fresh air and then eat something before p. comes over with his mom.
both the desktop and laptop are now busily compiling the latest kde and hopefully i'll get a bit of hacking time today though i'm not counting on it. may not get any coding work in until tomorrow. such is life.
looks like i'll be keynoting at the trolltech dev days in california in early october, which should be cool. we'll also have a kde dev lab area there to interact with attendees in an informal environment. neat!