I can feel for MasterC; way back when I put PuTTY on my desktop 98 box at work instead of the "licensed" copy of SecureCRT; hey, I just wanted ANSI colors!, and I nearly got fired over it... no kidding.
Just recently though the University Computing kids, OIT, sort of joint invaded the library, we brought in 100+ machines, some rediculous toys, P4 2.4Ghz Zeons, some dualie Mac 1Ghz boxes, a lot of those silly looking lucite lamps... iMacs I think they're called
and the OIT jokers started noticing the *Nix timeline
(thanks MasterC!)and the penguins in my cubicle
. Yes, I am a Cube warrior. One day I think I'm just going to mount a power drill behind a breakaway plexi panel with "Break in case of Sanity
" written accross it.
So one of them asked, "why are you running Win 2k there?", pointing at the desktop box.
"That's actually 98, and have ever had your fingernails pulled off?"
"That's what they'd do to me if I installed over their crappy OS."
"That bad huh?"
So maybe I can parlay some pitty into getting off of the library network and onto OIT's... it would only take 40 feet of cable through the drop tile... hmmm....