We had major problems trying to get online and it turns out not only was there a fault with the cable outside but, horror of horrors, it looks like an old cable TV installation we had upstairs was causing the problem thanks to the Virgin Media tech dude. It was leeching power like some kind of energy vampire and to be blunt was causing half our problems.
Worse, catching up with the world at large we find out that Aaron Carl is dead from cancer. For those not familiar with the guy, he released Down on Metroplex Records one of the best labels around, and something which I haven't heard in ages. Its pretty sad as it appeared that he died shortly after diagnosis.
Anyway normal service has resumed.