Note to self: after upgrading your X server and fonts (say, from 4.0.x to 4.1.x to get DRI working properly so you can play Quake 3 b/c you're a lazy bastard and don't feel like working), it's helpful to stop and restart the font server. Otherwise all the fonts come up as squares, which can tax your memory as to option positioning. (It's kind an of interesting usability test, tho.)
I wish I were in San Diego right now. I should make a resolution to either be with a stable company next year around this time or make sufficient money that I can go out there and justify the (large) expense.
(Originally posted elsewhere)