Oh look, thom is travelling 'round Oz too! cool. Must get back to the "travelling" part myself someday soon though.
BTW forgot to plug the Sub-Pixel Font Positioning on UNIX mini-HOWTO I wrote a few weeks ago. It really just ties up the loose ends in XFree86 4 doco, covers the implementation details, and gives UNIX-users something to point at when Windoze lusers rattle on about ClearType. ;) Sub-pixel positioning is a total beaut tweak for a laptop screen.