last night we carved the pumpkins and put them on the deck alit from within by half a dozen candles each. and then the snow began to fall. and fall. and fall. it snowed straight through to the afternoon today.
thankfully it was a fairly light snow and so there was still less than a foot of the white stuff outside by the time it subsided. winter is certainly here, however.
another e.v. quarterly report is around the corner; props to allen winter for once again heading up the conspiracy of authors.
plunked away some more with dolphin the file manager. i'm really getting to like the breadcrumb widget. it addresses quite nicely various issues such as navigation without a visible tree and hiding "messy details" like "your home is actually /home/$USER". it grants quick access to a fully editable url bar as well as jumping to common points / bookmarks in the system. it needs some work when dealing with loooong paths and network drives (it loses the breadcrumb and goes back to the traditional line edit only). clicking and holding on an entry drops down a menu showing the sub-folders; dropping a url on a crumb does the expected... rather promising little widget that i'm sure could see usage in a number of places.
the upgrade to kubuntu edgy went pretty well. i went the apt-get dist-upgrade route and nothing went awry with that process, but on reboot i'd lost the scrollbars on the laptop's trackpad and audio didn't sync properly with video in kaffeine. the issues seem to be mostly worked out now, though i'm not too happy about konversation now having the channel list on the left which forces my eyes to travel to the top left corner and then back to the center bottom of the window whenever i want to check on channel status. =( and g++ has got tits up a couple times now. erg.
this release was announced on theDot, as was the release of fedora in a me-too! me-too! story. a few opensuse guys blogged about the inappropriateness of this, and i have to say i agree. i understand the editors of theDot really do their best to accommodate people and that's not an easy balance to strike. but it ain't about kde, it don't belong there; it just gets too messy otherwise. oh well ... no animals were harmed in the making of those stories =)