Unfortunately for some (and especially those around them), there’s an inate need to tinker and it tends to manifest itself in strange ways.
Thanks to guides like this, and simple bootable linux disc images on the web, tonight I backed up my newly replaced tivo (motherboard fried on the last one unfortunately, but it was under warranty) to a bigger drive, and added another drive on top. It’s a 200Gb monster now that can tape more than 8 days of continuous television. Next I hope to get it on the local wireless network so I can query the data on it remotely and publish it anywhere I want.
And then someday, I’m going to paint flames on the case. No, really, it’s not that I want to, but I have to. Damn these cursed hands!