Stevey: I was using Konsole, which does seem to resize when you run 'reset'. xterm doesn't. That's useful to know; thanks for the pointer.
salmoni: a novel way to block ads (quite literally!). I'll try that. Thanks. (Unfortunately, it doesn't reclaim the wasted space for browsing...)
Oops, I found some security holes in MyAddressBook today (not dissimilar to those which were until recently in Advogato!). They're mostly fixed now, thanks to PHP's very useful htmlspecialchars function.
I'll have to be careful what I link to from Advogato in future. It turns out my university personal statement got spidered by Google. This is not good. People (presumably those who, like me, need to write a good personal statement to enter university) were finding it by searching for "personal statement computer science" amongst other things. I just hope no-one was stupid enough to copy it... :-(