Is there no right location for this question?
It seems to be off-topic no matter where I put it.
It's ironic because it was OT in SO, and I moved it to SU, and it was OT there, so I moved it to SF, and now it's OT there, but the discussion was coming right back to a programming discussion on how to do it.
I love this site for it's easy-question-easy-answer, but asking the question is starting to become more difficult than solving the problem.
I can't speak for everyone, obviously, but as a new user, this is the kind of frustrating thing that would drive me away from the site, and that seems like exactly the kind of reaction you guys are looking to avoid.