Float your conky
Just about every conky setup I see has it pegged to the desktop, immovable and locked into place. Which is fine, except there are times (or at least there are for me) when it might be nice to shift conky slightly, so I can see what’s happening without shifting other windows around.
To that end, I cooked up a .conkyrc file that displays a 200-pixel wide panel with the traditional system indicators in place, plus the settings that float it on the first workspace of my Openbox setup.
With this setup, I can use the ALT key and the left mouse button (the standard window drag combo) to move conky around the desktop.