So, my iBook seems a trifle snappier (graphics-wise, not just as a consequence of the usual rebinding),  renders a few things better, but (despite sharing in the near-negligible speed improvements) still has the "cannot connect to server on port 0" (yes, zero) bug. And I bet that going through will yield mostly the same results.

I haven't noticed any new trinkets (Front Row would be nice, for one), but has now become worthy of the moniker "speedy" on a 800MHz iBook, and that's to be noted. Of course, only time will tell if it's really stable.

But this being a holiday and all, I'll probably upgrade my as well and be done with it.

In the meantime, it seems like Sony's DRM has just shot itself on the foot. The Sysinternals piece goes to exquisite detail in outlining the way the CD software player takes over a system, and the consequences thereof.

I sincerely hope this becomes a landmark event on the (rather sad) history of consumer DRM and that Sony get their act together. They were making some positive noises a while ago about dropping DRM on CDs sold in Japan, and this may be just the thing to tip them over.

On a happier note, don't miss out on Scott's hilarious post - a nice reminder that yes, tech should be made simpler.

And I guess that's it for now. Bruno was kind enough to lend me his 80-200 lens, and it's nice and sunny outside - I'm off.