10 Oct 2001 mperry   » (Master)

Afternoon/Evening

Very pleasant now in the East Bay. I read a interview with Tridge at linux-mag which was a good read about his take on most everything.

Since I am officially on vacation, I have been doing a lot of vacation type stuff but still seem to have a few work tasks now and then. One interesting thing lately has been exploring a few window managers which caught my interest before. Primarily, fvwm2, blackbox, enlightenment; but I also have used icewm on occasion. There are so many choices that I can pretty much spend a day on each one I am interested in. Learning about fvwm2 was on today's list. I am nowhere near a pro, but I learned a bit about its .fvwm2rc file and how to exec things in it. Exploring window managers using debian is a breeze! My alltime favorite is still windowmaker because perhaps I have used it for so long and it seems to do what I need. I think I could use fvwm2 also though.

Tomorrow, I think I will learn a bit about how icewm does things

On the portable, ipaq side, I have been playing a lot lately with the pre5 release of familiar linux. Things are working quite well as I have noted before.

On the play side, I am finding several games to be very good challenges for my admittedly marginal game playing abilities. I really like simcity and Alpha Centauri; but Descent claims both my time and some sense of vertical and horizontal displacement.

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