There have been some random discussions round ICSF lately about people going pimping to earn money for new motherboards. So, as a pre-emptive clarification, I'm not volunteering my services for anything :)
Another tube strike tomorrow, but it won't affect me - the only class I have is a Java tutorial, which I can't be bothered to attend. The one today took about two hours to go through a two page example of point/rectangle classes, and apparently we have an hour tomorrow morning on strings and arrays. I think I can pick this up from a book/webpage a lot faster than I'd learn it there, so it's not worth it (particularly with the travel overhead).
On a brighter note, Cruiser (cat) is definitely getting used to me - I think my patience is paying off. Well, that, and being a reliable source of food :) When I opened the door earlier, he wandered over to the bowls, and hung around when I put in food, rather than retreating until I'd gone. He hasn't got to the extreme of shoving his head in the way when I'm trying to put food in (like some cats I can think of), but I can live with that! He also stayed there to eat while I sat next to the door (about 1-2 feet away), which was encouraging. I haven't introduced the basket yet; I'll take this one step at a time.