Right, I'm not allowed to do another thing until I've written an update, so here it is...

Got back from my hols; I've uploaded a load of photographs which I will provide a link to soon. Managed to dump my camera's memory onto a CD in a photo shop there which was useful; I took roughly 500mb of photographs in total.

Pompei in particular was excellent.

I got a job! I am a web developer for the University of Newcastle, working as part of the IAMSECT project, alongside some acquaintances from Durham University.