Well, it finally happenned! The server has died yet again and given it's somewhat strange departure (dying and being reborn a number of times overnight before it's final curtain call) it might be fatal this time. Time to source a new server and get the old one replaced! Of course startig such an undertaking at 5pm on a Saturday isn't ever going to work, and as I'll be away for much of next week it'll be even more stressful than it might otherwise be :(
I'm hopeful that tomorrow after a swift kick from a size 12 it'll rejoin civilised society and give ma the time to ease the transition, but my luck isn't normally that good so no money will be riding on that bet!
Some interesting developments wlesewhere in life though I still find myself battling a cross-compile of gcc at present. That battle has a few rounds to play out yet, but until the server issue is resolved we've agreed a truce :)