In less geeky news I now, officially have a washer and dryer in my apartment. I just couldn't bring myself to keep doing the laundromat thing and renting them would quickly become more expensive than buying a set.
I was actually rather pleased with what I got. They're nothing special, but they have plenty of nifty features that my old set didn't. The only possible downside will be if I buy a house without an outlet for an electric dryer. However I'll deal with that possible problem if/when it's an issue.
Right now I'm really enjoying being able to do my laundry without leaving the apartment ;-)