Boardmaker, one of those apps whose authors think it’s the only thing on your PC and all your users are Win XP Admins.
I have to do an install of the darn thing today, and I’ve forgotten the fix the Nice Lady on the help desk gave me a couple of years ago.
The guy I get gives me the patch that lets you run it without the CD, their copyright protection. That doesn’t fix the problem, which is XP running the app with a limited user, but if I were into stealing software my day would be made. I ask him to repeat a number and he accuses me of interrupting.
Well, screw it, I need the fix. I can put up with the little snot for another hour or so, which is what it looks like it will take. He emails a registration number to me.
Then an 11 Meg upgrade.
I run the upgrade and it asks for the registration number. I ask him for the number.
He tells me it’s in the first email he sent.
I read him the email:
The board has a new format, and I think it’s easier to use. There are also more fourms…”
“Oh”, he giggles. “Now you know what I do.”
If I were nasty, or even just in a bad mood, I’d forward this to the corporate guys.
Maybe I’ll keep it around and ask Mandy’s pal for occasional contributions to the Carnivorousplant retirement fund.