you know, i almost feel bad using a snow patrol lyric for a blog title. but it is a catchy little tune, and did appear in an episode of the black donnellys. i wonder how many other of my song inspired blog titles people catch. i abuse lyrics fairly often for titles. easier than coming up with titles all on my own.
today i took a look through the labyrinth that is kdesu (a lib in kdelibs that has both the inner workings as well as a client api which speaks to a daemon; and in kdebase-runtime, a client side app (kdesu) and a daemon (kdesud)) to look into a bug related to usage with sudo where it sometimes just doesn't work. thanks to some debugging by a fellow on the kubuntu bug report, that gave me a good idea of where to start looking.
an isv that services system integrators had run into the problem, prompting me to take a look.
i also spent a bit of time today taking stock of what did and didn't make it into kdelibs and sketching out plans for 4.1 in that regard. so now i can hopefully ignore kdelibs for a while. well, mostly. got an interesting bug report about the new clear button in klineedit where the stylesheet is either not working, or else isn't being set properly. need to debug that as it looks like crap with the text flowing under the button in certain situations. (hm.. and typing this, it just occurred to me why it might be happening... )
but yeah ... started in on kdebase things this afternoon after cooking up lunch, which consisted of a lightly curried rice and a more heavily curried oyster mushroom sautee. the curry came from egypt via my sister; a friend of hers had recently been there and brought back various spices and what not and knowing that i love to cook my sister sent some on to me. cooking is one of the passions her and i share.
anyways ... some more work this afternoon and then i'm going to yoga in the early evening. i even went on irc for the first time since earlier in the week today; i needed a break from people. essays i'm working on still lay incompleted and in need of editting, but i think i need a break from them too right now.
p. and his mom m. are in california visiting family until monday. the day at the school went really well; according to p. the kids are "way, way, way nicer" there. his comment on not being able to understand a word of what the german teacher was saying because she didn't say anything in english, only german, was pretty cute too. but it apparently went very well. now we wait and see if p. gets accepted. if so, i'll be in calgary for another year. if not, i'll probably move back to the west coast; most likely, vancouver.