Oh did I mention I have server now? oh yeah baby, a REAL OS and server tools to boot. I joined the Apple developers group and for a small amount, a real copy of OSX 10.4 and Server 10.4 plus a couple other resource DVDs headed my way. Plus a discount on a single piece of hardware, can we say Intel?
To get back into the saddle of programming in C, I got from Spiderworks their "Learn C on MacOSX" and their "Coco Game Programming Workshop" tutorial books. I also picked up a book on ObjectC so I'm trying to get back into it. My last programming in C was the days of "Turbo C" so you can see a refresher is in order. Visual tools? Bahh.. GUI interface? humbug! Yeah.. fun days .. not!
So anways, to get server up and running on the Mini I bought a 160 gig drive in the NewerTech miniStack V2. Sweet piece of hardware for the Mini. In preparation, I did a clone of the mini to my old Gen3 iPod an verified that I could boot from it if I have to. The new stack went in last night and works prefectly. So sometime in the next few days, I will be installing Server on it and using the stack as the boot device. It is claimed even using firewire, the faster drive makes a noticable difference on the Mini's performance since the internal 4200 RPM drive is such a dog. We shall see :)