Hurray. I now have something you might almost call fast internet to my home - and hence to this server...
Thanks to eXeTeL.com.au and Optus I now have ADSL2. It seems to be about 4Mbit/sec downstream and 800Kbit/sec down, but that is a lot better than 1500/256!
So you might find this site slightly faster now... for those who look.
The change over took about 2 days :-( So if you thought my site was down for a long time, you were right!!