While I dedicate my beloved Inspiron to The Greater Cause (in this case, The Greater Cause is as a Hardy tweak guinea pig), I’ve been spending most of my working time staring into The Eye — the 800×600 porthole of my Thinkpad.
I surprise myself saying it, but it’s not as bad as I anticipated. I added a couple of new desktops (I found six to be a good compromise) and just bounce between them a lot more often, where on a larger screen I would overlap windows rather than add desktops.
Actually it’s a strange thing to mention, but I find myself rather liking the font displays on the Thinkpad. They’re nowhere near as crisp as 1600×1200, but it’s somehow enjoyable to see the individual pixels, no matter how hard Arch tries to antialias them. Call me weird.
But most everything is acceptable, although Osmo doesn’t like a shallow depth like that. The bottom third hangs down below the limit of the screen, and I have to ALT+drag to see the lowest items on my to-do list.
Everything else is just fine. I’m about half way through building the guide on the Thinkpad with Arch, mostly because it has the newest version of Zim. Zim is behaving a little strangely for me, but it’s not anything I can put my finger on and so I won’t go into details. I have a feeling it’s because I migrated my “notebooks” from a much earlier version, and probably should have started from scratch.
Aside from that, and a few real life issues that will unfold over the next few days, I haven’t much to tell about — it’s busy, it’s ordinary, it’s slow going.