the source of my foolishness? i had just gotten back from yoga and felt ener-friggin-jized. the 7-block walk each way in -20C with strong winds whipping up the snow, skating it down the streets creating trails reminiscent of the those in a wind tunnel, was beautiful, passable but still not enough to take the edge off.
so i fired up kde4, popped open the control panel and immediately thought, "oh. my. goddess. this sucks more than i would have figured." i'll spare you the screenshot.
but 15-20 mins later and it's back in shape and better than ever. (excuse the jaggies and horific rendering in general in the screenshot below; xephyr doesn't run on my amd64 kubuntu box, it just crashes, so i have to use xnest *barf*)
as you can see it's right about back to where it was in kde3 minus the fugly group box and plus a splitter.
to kurt, with love, esme.