F’n Windows

So, for whatever reason, the Windows installation I’ve been using in Parallels on my MacBook decided that it needed to be re-activated. Not only wouldn’t it do the direct phoning-home when I was starting it up, but it initially declined to give me the proper confirmation code to feed to the operator.

Eventually, she hooked me up, but it required approximately 30 minutes and exchanging two 56 digit numbers.

I am livid.