You are what gamers today should be, TLO. For you have amazing, old-school taste.
Heh, Nethack was actually the direct cause of my final ban (on pain of being expelled) from network access at college. After destroying not one or two, but three computers AND installing the Quake shareware on every computer in the CompSci lab plus a number of other miscellaneous fuck ups I was on the network admins shit list for pretty much my entire last year.
Since I was CompSci/Programming major I hardly had any classes that weren't in a computer lab so when I wasn't surfing webcomics I had my anti boredom floppy which was equipped with an IRC client and of course Nethack on it. One day, less than a month from graduation I was trying to stay awake during a Visual Basic class by guiding Deadpool the Samurai and his dog SlayTooth through the dungeon once again when the sysadmin, one of his intern assistants and some other mook marched into class like the Gestapo and dragged me out for a major ass chewing. The clever/stupid intern had noted I was running "malicous software" on the system (one instance of NetHack.exe) and had violated roughly a billion rules in doing so. The fact I spent most of the ass-chewing laughing at them didn't help I'm sure. They wouldn't even run the thing to prove it was just a game. I of course created a new network account for myself and I refrained from playing NetHack in class anymore. And yes, I did manage to graduate.
Now I feel like playing NetHack again...