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Four days off work does wonders. I hope. Been busy last couple of weeks. With mind numbed by J2EE/WebSphere pain, haven't had any energy to work on Straw or do much else with the computer, I've just spent most of my free time at the gym or cooking and doing home stuff. Or playing FFX2. I hope I'll squeeze off a few hours today and tomorrow for Straw. First thing on the agenda: sync up with Gnome CVS, last few times I tried I got a weird complaint about a conflict I couldn't locate. Second: make the configuration writer write into a temp file and copy that over the old configuration when it's done; I just lost my Straw config due to a crash. I wish I knew what piece of hardware is causing those.

At least my Gnome 2.6 setup is starting to work, slowly. I used to have a ~/.Xsession file that set up some locale variables and stuff, but apparently that isn't a good idea anymore. With it around, the normal Gnome session refused to work. Possibly I should have exec'd gnome-session or something there, I have no idea. Oh well, I nuked it, at least the thing starts now. I wonder what's the approved location for that kind of stuff… Another thing that still has to be figured out is why my ~/.Xmodmap no longer works, now I have to call xmodmap manually to get my keyboard configuration. Maybe one of these years I should really look into that new-fangled xkb thing.

But now, I think, is time to go out running, the weather is beautiful and relatively warm at +7 degrees celcius. Here's hoping it won't be as painful as the first time in the spring usually is. I at least should be in a slightly better condition than I usually am this time of year.