Urgh. I've come down with my first serious cold of the year. Fortunately, I'm now starting to recover, so I should be functional again tomorrow.
In other news, the beta test of Patchwork Universe is now operational, though I've not been that active in it due to being ill.
Also, I've just got myself a DVD writer (LG 4081B). This does seem to work extremely well, and really does write to all DVD physical formats (CD-R/RW DVD-R/RW DVD+R/RW DVD-RAM), though it doesn't support Mount Rainier format. It was also really quite cheap, at £120 including vat and delivery for the retail pack.