I just took the trouble to add requisite geffy serverness - found three idling there.... so it is true about the dwindling population then! Maybe I should idle there in al lthree of my personas? (XP, Linux, WiFi) to keep the numbers up? I'd be like half the channel then!
The UK hub is back up again. It will probably be down again monday or tuesday when I get a new hard drive in it and rebuild the system. Its running very crippled at the moment so don't be overly surprised if it dies again :S