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Oh, the perils of blogging. On her new weblog, the Belle of every PocketPC Ball Microsoft's Beth Goza admits to cheating at Xbox games.

"i finally found some buffy cheats over the weekend over at gamefaqs.com. i had to do some soul searching on whether or not to use them, and this is what i decided."

"it's not a matter of morality - it's a matter of economics"

"will i be a happier member of society having finished with the aid of cheating. heck ya! at any rate the range of moral greyness when it comes to cheating, cutting corners etc. is pretty relative and squishy not to say the least," she writes.

Not that we're going to get moralistic about it. At school, I cheated at the Rubik's Cube twice: once by removing the tiles under the flimsy pretext of "seeing how the joints worked" and again, by reading the book. When you're raised a Catholic - the guilt never leaves you.

But it does confirm two of our darkest suspicions about Microsoft managers. First, that Redmond keyboards don't have shift keys.

And we've forgotten what the second one is. ®

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