Today is the day that people are arriving in Randa. We are in a nice chalet in the Alps that has a spectacular view of the glaciers that cap the mountains on either side of the valley the village sits in.
The town itself is very quaint with rather traditional buildings. Structures for livestock are scattered amongst the houses along the couple of main roads, which are just wide enough for a single car. One of them is cobbled and snakes upwards at an impressive angle, flanked on both sides by beautiful, rustic houses. Many have the occupying family's name painted on the outside.
That street is not the one we are on, however. We managed to take a wrong turn in a town with three streets and get lost. My navigational skills are legendary. Thankfully there were three others with me and I was not the one with the directions print out so I can pretend to not be overly responsible for this impressive feat. ;)
It's currently just after 15:00 and five of us have arrived thus far: two from Brazil, one from Germany, one from Franc and myself. We had a refreshing lunch in the garden (a wonderful home made bread, home made vegetable soup, some sausages and cheese) and then came inside to fire up the laptops. Mario is an awesome host, having met us with his KDE "Part of the Solution" t-shirt on, a large Konqi outside at the front door and his wonderful cooking and kind demeanor making us all feel at home. Four of us are in the main meeting room right now working on our demos for tomorrow's presentations, catching up and email and (as you can tell ;) blogging.
I've hooked up a Freescale MX51 based system that I brought with me to a monitor and keyboard in the main meeting room as well. It's hardware typical of what we will be seeing in netbooks that will be finding their way onto the market in days to come. This obviously dovetails well with our Plasma Netbook efforts and the machine was sent via FedEx to me here in Switzerland so I could bring it along for us to play with and get the latest Plasma goodness running on it.
I can already tell that Tokamak III is going to a ripping success: we're in beautiful surroundings without distractions but with everything we need (good food, good internet, good KDE hackers) at our fingertips. Tomorrow will be our first of six days of serious Plasmacation, and we'll keep you updated here on planetkde.org as well as on identi.ca (using the KDE tag). Please feel free to follow us along and join us in #plasma on irc.