One of the most remarkable media players in the world is the xbox media center, homebrew software for the xbox. Sadly it requires a mod chip to run it, as microsoft have code in their console to ensure that only programs vetted by them can run (although see this article for a detailed, but interesting read about the mistakes Microsoft made).
So, what do you do when your friend comes round for a mod chipping party only to discover that your trusty old soldering iron has given up the flux?
Tealights. We should really have made them ourselves from animal fat to be properly hardcore. At least that was my claim, until I was emphatically informed that nothing done with tealights can be considered hardcore.