I hadn’t originally planned on spending a month getting all my new hardware set up and configured when I’d expected to be making software decisions within just a few days. But with day-job inconveniences, a week’s vacation, and distracting shiny new toys these are the sorts of things that happen.
As it stands now, I have a 17″ MacBook Pro set up with OSX 10.6 on the main partition and Windows 7 (32-bit) on a BootCamp partition. I also have Windows XP (32-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit) established as Virtual Machines within OSX. So I’m pretty much prepared for any computing emergency. I also have a 2nd generation iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS and iPad 2 all (nearly) ready to go as my test subjects. I have my XBox standing by, should my project expand its scope that far… which it may very well do.
Due to Stanley Cup Playoff season my evenings are a little busier than normal, so I’m scaling back my expectations a little bit for the next few weeks. Goal number one over the rest of this week will be to return to and complete my software selection. With that task completed it’ll be time to define and declare my project intentions.