Raspberry Pi Updates

So, I completely forgot to update my rPi.
It's been up for a while now, as you can see down the bottom left (sometimes it might display loads of errors, my regex isn't always perfect). It's been chugging away, computing small things, streaming my media around the place for me without any interventions at all.
Crontab seems to have died, however i'm hoping the update will fix this.The 100 odd updates actually saved me some space rather than used more which I guess is a good thing.

Soon I am to be looking to get a media center remote for one of my other pi's running rasbmc. These also seem to be holding up pretty well, and work well enough with a free remote for windows phone and android. I just need to find a cheap half decent IR one. Any reccomendations?