Indeed he is. I did ask about the explosions, but my question was met by a slow turn to look back at the carnage, before it just looked at me with an unfaltering expression. Needless to say, I haven't pressed the matter any more since then.
I shall definitely have to give that tactic a try. I should come and play on Skype more often anyways. I just need to remember the super-secret door knock.
Avatar hamster has assumed his apparent new position on the Random.org board of directors. Either that or I just need to actually get around to sorting out the avatar that troy sent me to go with my signature.