Since being forced to upgrade from FC14 to FC17 at work (yes, yes, I know it's practically EOL already, but in a corp environment, what can one do), and the company deciding not to support Gnome 2 any more (despite that being the supported WM under FC14) I decided to run E17.
Unfortunately I don't have root access to the box, so I've rolled my own (and it's the first compile-from-source I've done in quite some time!). Here's how I automated it (change INSTALL_ROOT and the pack in the .Xclients file to suit):
mkdir -p $HOME/tmp
for i in $components
tar -zxvf $i.tar.gz
Then, to get it running, I did:
cat <<EOF > $HOME/.Xclients
shopt -s execfail
Reboot, select 'run user script' from the options, and you're good to go.
A few months ago, I spiked a little in my nighttime med usage. After 3 years without any dosage increase, I was starting to find I needed slightly more than previously in order to get to sleep; even then, I'd lay away for hours until finally drifting away for a few hours' sleep.
I collect . . .
→Read More: Iterations: The Medical Diaries
A letter written to Fortnum & Mason this morning, following a disastrous incident in this Diamond Jubilee Tea Room yesterday:
Along with my wife, I visited your Diamond Jubilee rooms yesterday with the intention of enjoying afternoon tea and cakes.
Due to severe gluten intolerance, I took the opportunity of indulging in . . .
→Read More: Fortnum & Mason: Gluten Free? Unfortunately not.
Following my complaint to TFL, and a subsequent mail to their claims department to try and recoup some of the £161 of expenses incurred from the (now 4) incidents, I received this response today:
Dear Mr Tullett,
Re.: Faults in the carriageway
Thank you for your further e-mail of January 3 that reported the . . .
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For the second day in a row, I received a puncture on my bike in the same location – Tooley Street, SE1, due to the disgusting number of potholes in the road. As I cycle to save money (the trains are revolting, and extortionate in price), paying ~£7/day for the 'privilege' of . . .
→Read More: Complaint to TFL