as an excuse to do a little programming, i wrote a simple
clock program for x. it is just a simple text display (with
a drop shadow) in a shaped window (so it is transparent)
that raises itself whenever its visibility changes (which
probably isn't very friendly, but whatever).
you can grab it here.
the nntp server that runs off ezmlm mail archives is almost done. i just need to fix up the overview database updating, and test it with some more clients.