OT: Yes that's right, we use Beckman it's still around. We've got 9.1b which is the penultimate version and then their going to kill it off I believe. It's now owned by Thermo Labsystems and we're considering changing to one of their products.
LIL is a PITA! WE all complain about it almost daily, the way it initialises variables with whatever happens to be in the memory at the time. Or the way database calls don't work sometimes but as soon as you display them to the screen, they start working. So you comment out your debug lines and they stop working again!