Second I'm currently doing research at the KEK National Laboratory in Japan. Last night I watched Australia beat Uraquay to earn a spot in the soccer World Cup final. We watched over an internet stream hijacked through port forward in Australia.
The TV station with the broadcast rights blocked direct connections from overseas. Mplayer and totem both performed very well and I thoroughly enjoyed the match and the result :-)
Finally for some reason I have not been able to work out, I've not been able to directly connect to #abiword either at CERN or here in Japan. I've checked my firewall settings and they all seem fine. Oh well I might ssh back to Melbourne and use a text-based IRC client.