Now I have 17 packages in Sid, as I just uploaded gnome-vfs-sftp. Scary.
gnome-vfs-sftp for gives you sane access to remote machines via SSH/SFTP. "Traditional" ssh:/// uses a shell on the remote machine and parsing command output, which is fairly evil and buggy.
 Also see this URL for more packages from my non-Debian email address, which need to be updated.
Dad's 60th Birthday
My Dad finally reached the ripe old age of 60 yesterday, so we went out to the Red White and Blue pub in Bishop's Stortford. They advertise "large portions" outside, and they are not joking! After a large potato wedges with sour cream and chive dip starter, I had cajun chicken with chips, onion rings, salad, fried tomatoes and mushrooms. Good old-fashioned onion rings made with real rings of onion, well fried large but crispy chips, it was all good. And very large. A good evening was had by all present, which didn't include my sister as she is swanning around in Morocco at the moment. Missing our father's 60th, disgusting :)
Present wise, Dad is buying himself a new camera (Canon EOS-300V with 28-105mm and something-300mm lenses), and we (my sister and myself) got him a set of power tools -- a rechargable drill and a huge manly power drill.