Well the ADSL finally returned after 16.5 hours. The resulting deluge of mail promptly caused a daemon to die on cartman (sorry to any custardninjas awaiting mail), and nearly killed Kenny. Maybe I ought to upgrade them from the current Pentium200 incarnations?
Life without the internet seems strange, despite the fact that I existed quite happily without it for 22 years or so.
 FreeBSD workstation where I read all my mail and stuff