@GoddersUK: Awesome. That was a much better way to end that drama. They should have tried to flip 'em though; give him a whopping Windows dev box with a lifetime subscription to MSDN.

Darrin seems like quite a decent human being:

I put the check  up on ebay to raise money for charity.  

Latest news is: as of January 27, 2000, at 11:37 CST, the auction is finished, and the check goes to John at Northern Development Group.  He plans on giving the money to the Sisters of the Road Cafe, a Portland, Oregon charity which provides meals to poor and homeless people.  Pretty cool!