There are a half-dozen or so questions on the Kindle Fire here where the answers involve having already rooted your device (including my recently-asked How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire?). Ok, fine - doing dodgy stuff requires dodgy prep work. But... How?
I checked The Master List of Rooting Techniques, and found SuperOneClick suggested as the solution for the Fire... But as pleasant as this sounds, in practice this seemingly-easy-to-use tool proves inadequate: the device has been updated to break the technique it uses.
So what's the story (morning glory)? Am I stuck using the device the way it was intended to be used (shudder)? If not, what arcane magick will free me from these chains of conformity?