I take back what I said when I agreed with Ali that Nautilus is getting worse. I actually started using Nautilus a bit over the last few days, after finding the 'close parent windows' feature. I became curious to see just what I could do these days if I wasn't so handy with a terminal, and I was pleasantly surprised. Once I'd gotten used to things and set up a couple of bookmarks, I realised how easy some jobs are now. I managed to mount my camera flash card, copy it to my laptop, open the folder up in gthumb, put a copy on the family Samba server so my mum and dad could have a look on their machine. I also managed to browse to my brother's computer, see a load of his music and open it in Rhythmbox. There's probably a couple of people now thinking 'duh? so what', but last time I tried doing stuff like this with Nautilus, I had problems (I can't remember exactly what, except that I recall it wasn't trivially fixed). Still room for improvement, but it's impressive already.
Spent most of the day out on the bike, showing Mee some of the nicer parts of the countryside and finding shops that sell spare parts for remote control gliders, so I can get mine fixed up and go flying one day soon. The wind's looking good, and I need to take Mee out every day, or she'll be fed up of watching me work every waking hour of the day. At least her vegetable patch is coming along now.