I've spent a few evenings getting The Cat upgraded. We're now on Fedora 8, Drupal 6.3, a new Netgear router, gigabit ethernet networking, and a bunch of minor systemsy stuff to make the Cat fly.
By now you've probably noticed The Cat looks a little different. This theme scores much higher on the Yslow scale. I'm going to call this theme "unfinished" - I'm not really happy with it, but as these things go I expect I'll get used to it and leave it as it is for another year ;-)