The new beta of Parallels is just, um, amazing. It can mount a Boot Camp partition and let me virtually work in Windows (XP Home SP2) without needing to reboot!
The only downside to all of this is that you cannot "Pause" the virtual machine, but booting takes mere seconds on the i(ntel)Mac and the ability to drag and drop and copy files easily from OS X to the virtual XP box is a HUGE time saver.
This tool eliminates the need to have separate computers for OS X, Linux, XP, Solaris, etc. Simply virtualize and go!
This is definitely going on my list of handy to have tools. As a total tangent it runs Solaris 10 (x86) Update 3 perfectly well.
I would recommend you max out the RAM in your system before you start seriously using virtualization otherwise you may find your harddrive churning and slowing things down significantly.
I was given a shiny new phone today at work: the Samsung SPH A920.
Build quality: excellent
Sound quality: very good
Bluetooth compatibility: fails horribly (against OS X 10.4)
Basically, I cannot sync my address book/calendar with this phone because it simply does not support it. So I can use my phone as a "modem" (erm, data cost prohibit this particular path) or as a phone with no PDA functionality.
Boo. Mac users consider yourself warned.
Geoff, purveyor of Urban Yukon has sent out an email requesting that I pigeon hole my activities on this website into categories that he listed that would be supported on Urban Yukon.
Now, I just went and read the RSS DTD spec and there already is a tag defined for the categorization of RSS feeds (the category tag in fact). I certainly don't want to categorize myself on someone else's website and would hope they would respect whatever free form tags I slap on the end of my posts - even if they are super generic terms as is.
Feel free to sort my posts once I have tagged them but don't expect me to choose an uber category on a separate site that I don't control when the technology exists to having them sorted automatically by the machine.
I will post later about how I feel about Google Ads being posted on Urban Yukon -- essentially I am helping fund the sites development. This is the part of "Web 2.0" that I strongly disagree with: anonymous (Ok, I know Geoff) profiteering on content that you didn't create. Geoff - where does the revenue for the ads on Urban Yukon go? I know the traffic up here is light but still, a dolla is a dolla.