The post I made yesterday regarding the hard disk upgrade on my laptop stemmed from a hardware issue I mentioned last week, where the screen was starting to fail. Unfortunately, it seems as though it's almost packed in completely. I've already swapped the old hard drive back in, and I'll be calling PC Performance to collect the laptop tomorrow.
Obviously, this means that I don't have my usual podcasting setup. I'm going to try and borrow Caroline's laptop for the next few weeks - either to record using Windows, or see whether I can boot my old hard drive as an external USB device into Linux. I'm sure you can guess which option I would prefer!!!