Most loss of time today is because one of the London offices took their London/Paris link down because "It'll be going via X now".
Nice of them to ask, eh.
All this and an application written by someone long since gone, with no documentation, and our working example has ninety-three other ODBC dsns set up on it.
Oh, and our domain controller is on the far side of the link that's been taken down.
Never mind. They're reconnecting it tomorrow. Allegedly.
In other news, I have now region-cracked the DVD player in the laptop.