The man, the myth, the miracle
I've bought a little ppro 200 (for $1). It's got a passive heatsink. I've also got a quiet 120Gb seagate with a 5 year warranty. I've put mythtv and mldonkey on it. It's quieter than my laserjet :)
Needless to say, I'm already ridiculously behind in watching everything it's recorded / downloaded. I'll be honest: It hasn't recorded anything yet (it has, and I watched it, but then I deleted it, and I only did that to test that it works). The real problem isn't the recording, it's the transcoding. I'm all like "WTF Mate!?"
I'm also working on Trevardy's pressie and all my openGL stuff. I keep myself busy.