misc. ubuntu things

I was always a bit disappointed that bash history saves  to disk only the session that is closed last.
Turns out there is a way to fix that:

vi ~/.bashrc
export PROMPT_COMMAND='history -a; history -r'


I have a vmware ubuntu 11.04 (natty narwhal) setup.
things I investigated today:

  • screenlets and digitalclock (“dark clean” theme)
    • digitalclock appears glitchy — artifact of vmware?
    • themes for the cairo-clock
      • http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0&xcontentmode=1861
        • http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Japanese+Theme+Cairo-clock?content=91147
  • equinox set of themes
  • elegant-gnome theme (was not able to get this to install) http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Elegant+Gnome+Pack?content=127826
  • wallpaper-clocks http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclocks/browse.php
    • http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/?northern_lights
    • http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/?robots_in_love
  • orta theme http://mygeekopinions.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-install-orta-theme-pack-in.html

Currently settled at Dusk with transparent menubars