Nice to see someone else of my generation. Started with an Apple II with 32K of RAM in 1978. Had to save up the $300 to add the final 16K it supported. Started with Netware running on Token Ring and ARCNET networks before migrating to Ethernet. Later in the mid 1980’s I bought about $6,000 worth of memory chips to add memory to the PCs we used at work. While plugging them all in was a bit tedious the reason I still remember the event is the fact that the amount of memory I bought for $6,000 would have cost over $1,000,000 back in 1978. Seemed amazing at the time but of course things have changed so much more since then.
I assembled my NUC last year with no issues but did not go for the fanless case, hopefully I could manage that today if needed
Not sure I have much to add to this thread. Ripping of CDs could surely be added but as mentioned many times in this thread there are already world class products that do it and would it be worth the Roon team’s time to develop something as good. I appreciate the viewpoint that Roon could do anything but I know that Roon was designed to be driven from a local database and grafting on bits to provide alternate ways to find and play music seems like an unnecessary effort. Especially when in my opinion they may very well need to move to a cloud based system of some sort to be able to provide access to the complete TIDAL and Qobuz libraries for searching and Radio play.