Finally got my act together and got myself my first CRO ..er.. DRTO. Thanks to Kean I am now the proud owner of a Tektronix TDS-220. A marvel of a thing.
If you wonder why - well, I studied electronics at uni for three years as part of my degree but never really did anything with it .. so well it's time to do so .. =). And an oscilloscope is handy, no matter how you look at it (gives your workspace that Dr. Frankenstein feel - if you add a few Jacob's Ladders).