Having problems with artifacts running Docky in 3D mode under Linux?

I will have to admit that Docky is one of my guilty pleasures running under Linux.  I noticed I was having artifacts on either side of my dock any time I enabled 3D mode.  After a lot of Googling the issue, I saw that I was not alone.  Most of the articles suggested a bug in the driver and suggested updating to the new driver (in my case, this was the proprietary ATI driver).  Updating it did not seem to make a difference.  As a fluke, I quit Docky and restarted it and the artifacts were gone and all was right with the world (until I made another configuration change).  Quitting and restarting solved the issue again.

So if you are having issues with your Docky install, quit Docky and start it again.  It might not work in all cases, but it worked a treat in my case.


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 40 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 123kb.

The busiest day of the year was December 2nd with 344 views. The most popular post that day was AnyEdit, a great plugin for Eclipse based IDE’s.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were coldfusionbloggers.org, dzone.com, Google Reader, google.com, and feeds.adobe.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for jquery scroll to bottom, jquery scroll bottom, jquery scroll down, jqgrid addrowdata, and jquery scroll to bottom of div.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


AnyEdit, a great plugin for Eclipse based IDE’s December 2010


Using jQuery to scroll to the bottom of a DIV November 2009


jqGrid: The hard way February 2010
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Using jQuery to scroll to the bottom of a div, revised March 2010


Colorbox and jQuery form plugin for attractive interfaces November 2009