All things being relative, this is a government contract/project, so I guess we should feel lucky it wasn't open port 23 telnet with a null password. Therefore, they'll probably get a reward for using that newfangled SSH encryption stuff (circa 1995, but who's keeping score?)
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The kind that does not allow WiFi for security reasons.
I feel the more I learn and the more current I stay, the more valuable I am to my employer (and myself/future employers). Plus, if anyone were to ask, I can honestly say "I'm researching some possible implementations of the new [insert project name] system."
I should point out that this kind of pure guilt-free downtime is rare. You can always be updating that documentation *groan* or working on that nagging system with the logfile that always fills up the disk that you've been meaning to fix for months now...
Why am I able to make the second post on this story? It is now Tue Oct 30 19:06:10 CST 2001