I moved into the new house last week, and this is my first full day on the Internet since that point. I had a lot of catching up to do and still have more to do. Lots of code review and, following up on a blog entry by Albert noting that deleting items from a QGraphicsScene before removing them causes a full view paint, I committed a nice little set of optimizations that prevent full-screen repaints in plasma-desktop when just moving your mouse around over widgets. It really smells like something that should be fixed in Qt, but for now a few work-arounds in libplasma can't hurt anything and are now in both trunk for 4.4 and the 4.3 branch for 4.3.1.
The move itself was uneventful, if very taxing on my spirit and body. It's great to be by the ocean again, however, able to smell the salt in the air. It's great to be in a city that is so vibrant and alive. To live on a street with old trees on it. To wake up to the morning sun throwing its opening rays of light in through the East-facing skylight. To visit with old friends and make new ones. To start settling into this new era of my life.