Ahh, much better
I (finally) did my income taxes for the first time this year. Even though Andover didn't withhold, I only ended up paying $241. Next year I should get a refund, as Helix is withholding. Doing taxes didn't actually seem so bad, though I did have TurboTax to help me through the process. Of course, this is assuming my e-file application was accepted...
I finally bought myself a new laptop. A Sony VAIO PCG-505TR. Only a Pentium MMX 300 with 64MB, but that should be fine for light hacking and mailreading on the road. Thankfully, it has better battery life than my last laptop (VAIO Z505SX, which will soon be my sister's). It says 3-6 hours with the supplied double-capacity battery, but I tried it last night and only got 2:54. Still, better than the 12 minutes I was getting before. Maybe I'll get a quad-capacity battery :)
So, SlashApp. Soon to be renamed GTicker. I finally got that configuration dialog working. Now all that's left is to get it working with different panel orientations. Seeing as how I saw some documentation on that earlier today, it shouldn't be too hard. I was even able to stay off IRC for most of the time :)
Decided I need to visit shaver's new place when he moves in, as he requested my presence.