Added the motion detector on the breezeway. Pain in the ass to do, and I only set the house on fire once. Whoever had the idea that compressed wood shavings would make good insulation must have been out of their freaking mind.
Splurged a bit. Got a USB DTV tuner and DTV antenna. Now I can actually watch high-def programming on my 'puter. More of an experiment to see what stuff is actually broadcast in HD. So far the only thing that I saw was the 10:00 news on KARE, which is broadcast in 720p widescreen... and yes indeed, it makes a significant difference. I have a 21-day trial period for Beyond TV, so I do have some time to play. It really does kind of push the idea of a media PC with a widescreen monitor.