So in the middle of the great work computer migration I realise that my home computer situation is a little parlous too - time for a rebuild. Unfortunately openSUSE has become so flakey that it's struggling to copy files & write to discs, so it's rebuild time all over again too.
So rather than email, I'd like to say 'thank you' to certain people at this time, especially the creator of the image 'hard ottage'. You know who you are. ;-)