How to hook computer to tv
How I did it: I have a laptop that supposedly has the capability of talking to a tv, but it requires some sort of cable that is only slightly rarer than the Holy Grail. WIthout the gumption to find the cable, I just ignored this goal. The next thing I know my PS3 is happy to negotiate between my desktop computer and my television. Hurrah for programmers who know what I want and find a way to make it happen.
Lessons & tips: Venerate nerds; sometimes they deserve their pay.
Resources: Nintendo. Netflix. HDTVs.