the media is ever on the look-out for the Big Story(tm), so it's easy to miss the little ones as they don't often blast brightly through the aether. i was glad that some of the community news sites carried this story about 48 new kde-on-linux users in vietnam. made me smile. that's 48 more youth being introduced to the wonders of free software. maybe not huge in the big scheme of things, but i can't help but think two things: repeated tens of thousands of times over these "little deployments" mean everything, and who knows what these young people will go on to do with their lives? maybe something great, maybe something with free software. you never know which seeds will sprout into the tallest trees, so every one counts.
spent the day today optimizing and bug fixing in plasma. no big features to comment on or exciting will-change-your-world-forever type things ... but again: it's often the little things that help make the differences.
i've also noticed that there are more and more plasma related patches being posted for review. it's great to see more and more people joining the plasmafication gang. i've gone over at least 4 new patch sets just today, and even the smallest of improvements are improvements and they all add up. see, the theme keeps recurring ;)