Many, many years ago, I dreamed of making a VCR that had either a serial interface, or an Ethernet interface with a Telnet server. It would have been so useful for those times that I was out and about, and either knew I wouldn't make it home in time to watch a TV show I wasn't already recording, or heard about something on TV during the day that I'd like to record.
Many, many years later, with the installation of the MythTV web interface, I've now achieved that dream. Ah, the feeling of accomplishment!
Oh, and while I'm being geeky, I should mention how I can run a MythTV front end on my laptop, and watch TV in bed with no extra hardware required.
I've reached the pinnacle...