I was up against a 2pm deadline--that's when my ISP's support staff went home and I could no longer gain access to the machine room. I found out about the hacking at 1pm. Thirty minutes to get to a Friendly Neighbourhood Computer Store who wanted about $40 more for a 30g hard drive than Best Buy wanted for a 60gig. So I drove back to Best Buy where I was ignored by a cashier for ten minutes while he probed the depths of the accounting system for another customer. Finally I passed the time of no return, where I couldn't get the drive to the ISP before they shut.
Driving home, visions of sugar plum fairies did not fill my head. Instead, I was picturing the sight and sound of a baseball bat smashing the kneecaps of the teenage pricks behind it. Have a happy Christmas, Nat!