I ended up taking two "breaks" during the day today to do "30 minute hacks". This is where I do something in the codebase that may or may not end up being useful but which I find interesting to try out, keeping the exercise to a length of 30 minutes or less.
The first one was moving around some of the UI in ksnapshot (after chasing down an annoyance in kdelibs that would pop up a notification every time ksnapshot started if you had last saved a snapshot to a remote location). Here's the result of that "30 minute hack":
The second "30 minute hack" was inspired by finding a blog post I found linked to from Linux Today.
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