I now know why the car is losing oil. The breather box needs cleaning. Also, it would be nice to stiffen the rear springs.
I finally started on my magnum opus at the office today. I spent an entire day working out what the question was (by far the harder part of the task) and reading lots of very interesting documentation. It's a fair relief to actually start writing the answer, and feeling that I'm earning my keep.
Still need to find something to do this weekend.
In honour of Ballmer, someone needs to replace the axe graphics in Quake with an office chair. KTHX.