A couple people have written me after my last post- thanks for the words of encouragement and support.
I’m currently playing with HEAD desktop (some nice new tweaks in panel and elsewhere), vino, and all the cool new ifolder/beagle/dashboard bits. I’ve actually (gasp) filed useful bugs, for the first time in ages. Been nice to just play and get back to some basics. Need to file more bugs, though… network status applet is reporting I’ve sent a billion Gb of data, in 12M packets. Big packets. :)