Oh the humanity!

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It's amazing how fast things go from "cool toy" to "something you depend on". I first got a Roku a little over six months ago. The other day it crapped out for about an hour, leaving me sitting around wondering what to watch. Six months ago if I'd wanted to sit around watching something I would have ordered something from my Netflix queue or gone to the library, but it's so much more convenient to just stream from Netflix that I've more or less stopped doing that, so I was stuck. Luckily, Netflix seems to have fixed whatever was wrong on their end (I'm assuming it was that since my Internet was working fine and when I tried to call support I got a busy signal, which is usually a reliable sign of an outage) and now I can get back to vegging.

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Years ago, when we got our first DVR (a DishPlayer, egad), Jennifer said "it will just be your toy." Five years later, when our tivo broke and had to be sent for repairs, she looked at me and asked "what are we going to use until it comes back?" Was the perfect excuse to throw together an HTPC for snapstream.

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