Just an update on the supply pipe leak outside our house (yawn! for everybody else, a real hassle for me).
We got our second quote today and I decided to go with Aquamain. We'll see how it goes next week, assuming our house hasn't slid down the hill and onto the Cathedral Green in the meantime.
I'm reading about Bayesian inference at the moment. It's a page-turning book which is big on the academic infighting, the personalities and the issues while telling you next to nothing about the actual mathematics. It can be turned into a piece for sciencefiction.com over the next few days, though.