Thanks for the thought TreeBeard, although I don't know if Newcastle is quite the ghost town the article makes out!! Anyway, I am moving on... nearly a month after losing my job, I've secured a web development contract for 3 months in Brisbane - about 900km (give or take) north of Newcastle... so it's nice to know what I'm doing for the next few weeks at least. (Although it'll be difficult being apart from my wife for that long... some weekend visits will definitely be in order!!)<br><br>