i'll try to start live blogging my l.c.a attendance experience here. if i succeed there'll be a bit of a flow of small posts over the next few days in my blog here.
this morning i was in an interesting presentation on conduit, a data syncing solution. it's an interesting project in that it has the sort of big picture view (in particular, to bring as many forms of syncing to as many gnome apps as possible) that i've come to appreciate in many kde4 projects. it will be interesting to watch it continue on. it also made me wonder idly about opensync in kde again.
during morning tea i chatted with Andrew Cowie, Jon Corbet from LWN and others. it was a stimulating conversation in general.
after the tea Andrew presented on Akonadi, promoting it to the gnome developers here with the idea of having a coordinated effort between all the free software desktop projects centered around Akonadi. very cool, and i hope the gnomies take Andrew's recommendations to heart and start doing cool things with it. Andrew made a really good set of points about how difficult and boring much of groupware can be and how the kontact hackers did what rarely happens: facing discouragement and burn-out on a particular app, the reinvented how they were addressing the problem to breath new life into the space in general so that their expertise was not lost and others could get involved (hello, Mailody =)
we're on to an OLPC presentation now ... not a project i'm overly optimistic about, tbh. keithp is sitting next to me playing around with a new x11 toolkit he's been working on that features resolution independence as a core feature. i've already taken the opportunity to smack him about the xrandr/xinerama issue so i'm feeling a little less aggro about that particular fubar now ;)