I received my new MacBook Pro for work about 30 minutes ago, and am working on getting it all configured the way I want it. It’s in the middle of installing software updates right now. After that, I can sync .Mac to get all my information over to it, and get the rest of the software I need installed.
Although… before I install the software… I’m going to try installing Boot Camp on it. It’d be interesting to see WinXP in action on it, and I can think of cases in which it would be handy to have XP along with me on the road. Good thing I happen to have a Windows XP with Service Pack 2 install CD here. Lucky me.
The unit I have is the 2 GHz model with a gigabyte of memory, and I have a second stick of a gigabyte here to install when I get to it.
I’m going to need to drive this machine hard for a while to be sure it’s in good shape — it appears to be a revision C board instead of the newer, less glitchy, revision D. If I don’t run into any trouble, great, but if I do, I’m going to need to know sooner rather than later.
The next few days will tell.
In other news, I’ve posted my second article, Creating a dynamic status bar extension. This article covers creating a status bar extension that fetches a stock quote that updates every few minutes, along with a dynamic tooltip that shows more detailed information about the stock.