Saturday, 16 December 2006

Back on the bike!

The insurance company finally got back to me after 3 months.

Their excuse is that they closed that particular claims office and they're still making all the callbacks.

Anyway, they promptly transferred the money to our back account and I went down to Halfords and bought a new one. This one is a 20" Saracen Rufftrax 2 2007. One thing that I like about it is that it doesn't make the characteristic clicking noise when free-wheeling -- stealth mode!

Just after I bought it I discovered that there was a problem with the rear tyre as it was constantly deflating.

I took it back and they replaced the inner-tube free of charge in under 10 minutes and I'm now back on the road!

Beryl and Metacity working in harmony

Here's a script I've thrown together to have Beryl manage the main display and still allow metacity to manage the second, TV Out, display -- until the Beryl Project get it to manage the second display correctly:


# Start Beryl on main display only
beryl --screen 0 &

# Metacity on TV out
metacity --display :0.1 --replace &

# Beryl manager
beryl-manager &