Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

  • Experiment still ongoing, 5 days. #mylitteexperiment #
  • Excellent workshop with Vanessa Menendez-Covelo this Saturday. She got me into positions I thought were beyond me. #ashtanga #yoga #
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011lvb9 : All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace #
  • Building more stuff for [h4a], updating and adding cblrepo itself, as well as criterion. #h4a #haskell #archlinux #
  • Oh how I wish authors of #haskell libs would put examples in their Haddock docs. Right now it's criterion that's confusing me. :-( #
  • Seeing some strange stuff when using criterion. #haskell #performance #
  • Experiment over! It took my former employer a week to turn off my access to the SSH gateway into the internal network. #mylittleexperiment #
  • This is only the beginning of being a responsible parent who only has FLOSS systems in the house. #floss #parenting #
  • Sent a letter to the manager of the nursery urging them to use an open format for their weekly newsletter. :-) #openformat #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-23

  • 2 days to go :-) #
  • I just got a lesson in nice Text.JSON usage. I guess I should stop looking to @donsbot for idiomatic #haskell ;-) #
  • Good morning! #
  • Cleaning out desk and computer at work. The scrubbing of one of the systems will run over night. #movetosweden #leavingjob #
  • One more day in this job :-) #movetosweden #leavingjob #
  • Off to my last day at work in the UK. First some #yoga though. #leavingjob #movingtosweden #
  • I'm just about to leave the office for the last time :-) #
  • I am now officially in between jobs. For about 2 months :-) #movingtosweden #
  • First day as funemployed (thanks @mcclurmc for the word) & I've accomplished all I wanted & a little bit more. Great start. #movingtosweden #
  • I'm running an experiment: 2 days. #
  • Lots of un/re-learning to do here: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm :-) #shoes #
  • Done for the day :) #movingtosweden #
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-15

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-09

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Xmonad and Gnome 3

The upgrade to Gnome3 in ArchLinux a few days ago broke my previous setup that combined xmonad with Gnome. Gnome 3 has a fallback mode, but I found that the instructions for replacing metacity under Gnome 2 no longer worked. With some help from the xmonad mailing list (in particular Jens Petersen and his efforts of providing a working setup on Fedora) I now finally have a working setup again. Here’s how I did it.

Add a session file for use by Gnome Session (/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/xmonad.session):

[GNOME Session]
Name=Xmonad session
RequiredComponents=gnome-panel;gnome-settings-daemon;
RequiredProviders=windowmanager;notifications;
DefaultProvider-windowmanager=xmonad
DefaultProvider-notifications=notification-daemon

And a desktop file for GDM (/usr/share/xsessions/xmonad-gnome-session.desktop):

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xmonad GNOME
Comment=Tiling window manager
TryExec=/usr/bin/gnome-session
Exec=gnome-session --session=xmonad
Type=XSession

That’s all it takes. Of course I’ve raised a ticket against the Arch package.

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