Thanks to the people who commented on my post about a decent apt cacher, it was good to see that I'm not alone.
Thanks to RobertH for recommending the new tool acng - I've not used it yet, instead I gave it a quick look and reported a potentially serious bug. Hopefully that'll be fixed in the next release.
In the meantime apt-cacher actually appears to be holding up quite nicely and the nice HTML report it generates is cute!
Now onto the next challenge...
I would like some kind of tool to convert a random hierarchy of images (jpg) into a small gallery. (Utterly non-dynamic - but ideally with tagging support and RSS feeds).
There seem to be a plethora of options to the problem, suprisingly many of them involving Python ..
If anybody has any pointers I'd appreciate a link.
For reference my current galleries tend to look like this - warning fluffy animals!
Using "apt-cache search static gallery" I find three programs:
bins - Very heavyweight. Unattractive.
photon - Pretty. Requires GIMP for creating thumbnails - unsuitable for my lightweight webhost.
jigl - Looks great. Does 90% of what I want - specifically misses tags & rss.