Ahhhh, bliss. My BeMachine arrived yesterday, ahead of schedule. A combined 900 Mhz of raw computing power. Unfortunately, after running out to buy a modem and Ethernet card, I’m having trouble connecting it to my home LAN — I can ping the loopback interface (127.0.0.1), but the “network interface fails to initialize.” I must be using the wrong driver. And SMC‘s website isn’t responding (they make the network card, and I’m hoping beyond hope that they have BeOS drivers). Still and all, I’ve got most of my major applications installed, including Postmaster and SETI@home.
I’ve been reading some of The Motley Fool recently, and boy am I impressed. Not only do they make personal finance easy to understand (no small task), every article is enjoyable to read.