A slightly related story:
I teach in Houston Independent School District. Due to a recent change, we are required to use Internet Explorer to log into our online gradebooks when on campus. There is no technological basis for this, as running a user agent switcher with Firefox causes no problems. And yes, IE 6 is an allowable agent.
Of course, when we log in from home via the HISD-provided VPN client, it doesn't matter what browser we use.
Also of course, we can use that VPN client at work, and it doesn't matter what browser we use.
So yeah, it's just been a big bag of bureaucracy.
Allow me to tell you some time about their wireless networking policy changes that start next week. That's a whole other ball of fail.
How many times have you been warned to write a base case for your recursion?
I teach at a school district where YouTube is blocked. If I want to look up something to show on the fly, Google video is an option; YouTube is not. Discontinuing uploads to Google Video means I use your services less, not more.
If you can't get your work done in the first 24 hours, work nights.