I'm going to call atlas's overheating problem fixed. 39 continuous hours of uptime with the case closed, with lots of compiling and mythtv commercial detection taking place. All glory to the mini heatsinks! So in the end all it cost me was countless hours of rearranging the machine's insides and two very expensive overengineered power supplies
Remember a while ago when the only way to download a streaming windows media file was mms-client? (Now mplayer supports it.) Has no one really written an rtmp-client yet? I'd like to download the BSG "webisodes and watch them with mplayer's new VP7 support (win32 binary)... but there's just nothing out there. It's so weird, since it appears that the protocol has been reversed, and some Open Source Types1 have even written an RTMP server! I can't help thinking I've missed an obvious google result, because with flash 8 for linux missing for so long, you'd think somebody would have scratched this itch by now.
1. In fact, someone who writes a server for something in java might be a good definition for an Open Source Type. You know, to leverage open communities in order to synergize enterprise components purple monkey dishwasher.