Faster boot times (plus radio silence).
Using bootchart and this information I decreased the boot time (as reported by bootchart) from 65 seconds to 32 seconds on tom, my XP2100+ box. Well OK, all I did so far was install bootchart and add in the gdm-early-login stuff. Next phase: compile custom kernel.
PS. All this geekery in my blog replaces any libelous or other content that I may want to write at the moment but realise that for reasons like "needing an income to pay the mortgage" I'd better keep my mouth shut.