Finally got the V770 working properly. Had to do a clean install of Windows 98, then install the AGP drivers, then install the video card drivers. Ugh.
The Athlon is excellent. Even at "just" 500mhz, it screams past my Celeron 366 and K6 233. No compatibilty problems so far, hardware or software.
Classes started today. I should have a much better selection of courses this semester than last. Didn't get as much Gnome hacking done over the holidays as I would have liked, but I'll make up for it in the few pre-assignment days. No classes Tue/Thur, either! Yay! Currently cleaning up CVS gnome-media, making it releasable. Not many new features, but a few bug fixes.
I want to go document more of gnome-libs soon.