For those following the exciting

For those following the exciting saga of my dysfunctional CD-ROM drive at home, you’ll be pleased to know that, thanks to some fraternal assistance, it is now functioning. It took a while to figure out how to open the case, but we got there in the end, and two attempts at cleaning the lens were required, but seem to have been successful.
Much of last night was spent playing with .dlls and WinAmp plugins, but I seem to be winning.
And in other news, the highly exciting project I’m working on for this site is progressing. I expect to launch it at the weekend or early next week. Watch this space.