"Finally another well-lubricated man in leather underpants performed the same series of movements and ended up standing next to Yevgeny in the same pose: this was a very dark-skinned Negro, not as tall as Yevgeny, but heavier." -- "The Confusion" by Neal Stephenson. I'm at page 286 of 815. Gripping. (This one has more dull bits than Quicksilver, but they're a lot shorter.)
The times when metacity 2.6.5 crashes appear to be when I close a Galeon window I have opened recently. Now that I'm paying attention, I see all the windows in one screen while metacity starts back up. Afterwards, I have to move my xterms up again. ("Window Systems Achieve Gravitation." Alternatively, "Gravitation Explained As Periodic Universal Cellular Automata Crash.") It appears that GVim under Evolution (via Bonobo) crashed again, this time when I poked the close box, 'cause I didn't get a "Discard changes / Cancel / Save" dialog box even though I had entered text.
"Lisp" membership, 462; "I hate Java", 486. Gap widening again.