Reading to the kids is important. Not that Amiel knows what’s going on yet, but it calms him down a little. Mira is just crazy about books, though, and has this habit of jabbing sleeping daddies with the sharp end of a book when she wants attention. And when we all climb into bed for a good read, “Goodnight, little bear” is a good choice (Dutch translation, though). Mira keeps taking the time to point out that snow is cold on the relevant page.

Other than that, I managed to get Amiel to fall asleep on the couch, and got some nice snapshots from that, so you can see what his face looks like when it’s not all scrunched up from crying. You may wonder why I do so much hacking and mailing and chatting in the middle of the night – well, it’s because he’s awake, and so am I.

While this was going on, I messed around with KPilot some more, discovered that I had broken the sysinfo conduit in january 2004 and no one had complained until now. Fixed some other bugs based on messages from people on the mailing lists. Looked at the KNotes conduit, in particular related to a bug with 740-odd votes, and I’m confused. It works for me. Every time. But these folks just can’t get it to work. I’m confused.

Next up in KPilot land is more work on the KNotes conduit, since I can see it’s somewhat inconsistent and needs some TLC. In the meantime, prompting people to actually work on the features they claim they desperately need is like .. talking to a brick wall or something.