I can’t believe we let two of these little bastards through our development process on my current project and out into the hands of the system administrators. When I think of the time spent in vain wondering why the utilities in question seemed to work in the development environment but not in the quality assurance environment (since in the latter they produced no console output), I want to kick myself in the balls.
Never again shall this happen. I forswear the console line. I would rather have my reputation stained like Tom Brokaw’s during the infamous bukkake incident than let this happen again for the simple reason that we didn’t want to waste time writing a one hour Windows forms GUI.