Came across this great gadget for the Google homepage:
By Rob Kodey
Watch the Netflix Prize Leaderboard, right from your Personal Homepage! NEW: Wide Mode option. NEW: See how team scores are improving. See how teams are moving up and down the Leaderboard. User Preferences control the display. Comments, feedback, and suggestions welcome.
I can now watch my progress without leaving Google. Great.
Also started trialling Mathematica (so that I can hide my mathematical ignorance from my family!). It looks very powerful, but its going to take some time to figure out how to work it.