Freevo is a freeware Tivo-clone. Looks like it supports the ATI All-in-Wonder series TV cards too. Still looks like a lengthy install of Linux and recompiling and tweaking. Can't anyone other than Microsoft make a CD installer that would take out all the voodoo?
Tonight while looking for my personal blog post about the sale of Thing Labs to AOL I realized... I never posted it. There it sat in the drafts on Blogger. I must have been a little busy that day. In any case, I just back-dated it and posted it like it was a page ripped from one notebook and Scotch-taped back in where it belonged. All is right with the world.