I’m fed up with the lack of vbscript’s error handling when using it to do Active Directory related stuff at work. Here is a webpage that gives some useful info about perl and windows admin stuffs.
Here is another useful looking page.

Completely off topic, theres an awful lot of funky cool electronic gadgets at http://www.sparkfun.com/shop/ . If only I had enough money and time and equipment to play with some of these things!