I discovered gDesklets - a really cool piece of eye candy. On the work desktop, I've got iweather (introducing me to weather.com - pretty cool), stickynotes and the RAF Clock running (the monitors wouldn't start/work) but it did take out GNOME this morning.
At home, it won't start at all. (It didn't help that the first time I built it the machine ws heavily overclocked and cc1 SEGV'd). Weird.
So props to the eye candy, but shame about the stability. Looking forward to this all working better.