Finally got the Gnome panel to display only two rows of pixels, on my laptop, when it auto-hides, instead of six. Using gconf-editor, go to /apps/panel/profiles/default/toplevels/panel_0 and change auto_hide_size to 2. Voilá! (Somebody got a leetle beet overzealous about chopping out config choices!)
The linuxlaptops.com domain now belongs to Werner Heuser, of Tuxmobil (nee Mobilix) fame, and no one could be more deserving. I should have handed it over years ago. (I'm still sorry, Rusty.)
Wrote my first emacs macro, ever, last week. A bit late... but then, I run emacs in viper-mode.
Saw Down by Law for the first time in a decade or two. Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni in what might be the world's most perfect film, by Jim Jarmusch.
Evolution crashed "only" once in recent weeks. I just discovered why I had had so much trouble with HTML forms in Galeon, lately: somehow my language-preference had magically switched itself (I never touched it, I swear!) to "English with Arabic encoding". That confuses the content-negotiation apparatus of some web servers, including Speakeasy.net's.