I’m running out for the weekend, so I have to make this short. Sorry! Earlier, I crashed my Apple TV. (You know, blue screen of death, but Apple style, so there’s a nice Apple logo to look at).
When this happens, you need to run Finder to reboot and restart properly. But I’d swapped Finder out with QuickTime. So I had to take my hard drive back to my mini, switch Finder back to itself, put the drive back into AppleTV and then go through the whole “Select Language”, “Can you see the Apple Logo 720 p” routine. Once this was done, I was able to ssh over to my baby, kill ripstop, dekext Watchdog, and put QuickTime back as my Finder.
Summary: Apple didn’t kill my Apple TV. I’m guessing I did it myself with my relentless testing of software and plug-ins. If you mess up, make sure Finder is available for your reboot. Hopefully soon, someone will come up with a USB flash drive fix that doesn’t require anyone to move hard drives around physically.