atoll.water.gkhs.net, my main server, filestore and sane point of the universe, has just informed me that it can’t read from /dev/hda – the one and only hard-drive – due to a hardware fault.

Until fridayish – when I can replace the drive – assume my email is as dead as a very dead thing.

Do not, under any circumstances, buy 100gig drives from IBM/Hitachi.

If you need to contact me use the email address nicholas dot avenell at gmail dot com, where all else is being forwarded.