Doobeedoo. So apparently they love me at work. Not a bad position to be in, I suppose.
My new python bindings for nVidia's Cg runtime seem to work well enough, and I'm loosely toying with writing a not-quite-so-proprietary clone of CgLabs. I love that nVidia makes linux versions of their stuff, but its hard for it to be useful when one needs expensive, windows-only, proprietary tools to create models or textures.
And thus ends my short little rant.