My hard drive that died last week is out of it's warranty. I'll have to wait before I replace that as we're trying to tighten the belts at the moment and could do without the extra expense.
Blow out the cobwebs
Seeing a friend of mine on Thursday evening to give them some advice on expanding their office network, I spent a little while last night planning what they'd need and how long it would take and it would be good to get my hands dirty again (all out of hours of course! hello boss) - I gave up doing this sort of thing in the past as it always ended up with phone calls while you're doing your day job. Thankfully with the advent of broadband and some pretty nifty remote control tools these issues become less and less of, well, an issue.