Saw my dad's Windows computer and couldn't resist trying out monobal.exe, which I'd compiled and tested on linux with mono.
And it works! Go .NET. "Write once, run anywhere".... heh, moreso than Java.
As I suspected from the other day, though, mono has a bug. I reported it here:
I now have cygwin on my dad's computer. Fun fun.
Anyway, back to family stuff. :-)