Since SATA DVD drives were bleeding edge when I bought the ones in the new PC, and ASUS doesn't even list them anymore, I stopped by Fry's on the way home and picked up a pair of Samsungs, and slapped them into the machine. Still didn't get a good copy. But I was able to extract the video from the original DVD into my Corel software and used that to build a new set of chapters and menu, which is burning in the background, almost done now. Keeping virtual fingers crossed. At least Win7 recognized the Samsung burners, something it didn't do automatically with the ASUS ones. I probably should have checked for firmware updates before running the burn program...
Work was boring today. I spent the day mostly pounding on network handshaking tests, running a lot of Wireshark sessions. Finally finished at about 5:30, spent the last half hour watching some more Sarah Connor Chronicles, which seemed slightly out of sync. I may need to look at more of those to see for sure.
Went straight home, pulled the quilt off the bed, turned on the fan, and after I finished the hardware upgrade took a nap for 2 hours while the video extraction was in progress.
Plans for tomorrow: