If you have yet to, you must read Edd Dumbill's take on the platform integration with Gnome. (Y'know, the subtle Mono vs. Java vs. Parrot flamefest.) It's inspired. Absolutely inspired. And it is 100% the approach the Gnome project must take to ensure future success.
In my own hacking news, I did some sterling work on understanding the Ibex core in order to fix a bug or two. The Ibex core is quite a complex beast and I'm quite proud of myself for coming out the other side with only a few cuts and bruises with all my limbs intact.
Sadly I've not done nearly as much on the GNOME Office website as I should have done. Given that I'm afk Friday evening through to Sunday night, that'll probably not happen until next week. "Next week" again? Tomorrow seemingly never comes. (But it will!)
Oh, and apparently us Europeans are, "assaulting a successful American industry and policies that support [US] economic growth." by fining Microsoft for illegally abusing it's monopoly in order to gain and maintain their stranglehold on the market. Microsoft has made $100s of billions... if anything I would have thought the $700 million fine was a little low. Then again, I'm not a Democrat candidate for the state of Washington; home to the giant company.