I'm gradually teaching myself to strafe-jump in quake4. This'd go a lot faster if I could be bothered to sit down & practice, but that bores me, so I've not been doing that, just trying to get the hang of it while I'm playing. In other tangentially-quake4-related stuff, the drama llama paid a visit to one of the irc channels I hang out on the other week, but it thankfully didn't actually involve me (other than tangentially with someone getting offended on my behalf *sigh*), and it seems to have gone away now ;)
We finally got round to getting some of the house-stuff sorted out that we've been meaning to do for ages - got builders coming in on Tuesday to sort out the loft (more insulation, more roof supports, boarding). And got a painter coming at the end of August to paint the windowsills etc on the outside of the house (which is long overdue :/).