Yay! Unsecured wireless access point at home! Unfortunately, I have to balence my laptop on a box, on the window ledge for it to work. But it's a good 60KB/s link.
So, thanks to that and the (not as good as emerge, but still ok) apt-get my old laptop now has X 4.3.0 with subpixel rendering and Firefox 0.9.
Also, it seems that people don't like the Speex codec - I guess technical quality isn't everything so I'll upload the raw WAVs for the NotCon talk tonight. (Assuming someone doesn't turn this AP off).