+1 to anyone who gets the title reference.
I finally, after, gosh, six months or so, got around to buying a replacement DVD drive for my Mac Pro, as it flaked out and stopped working. Coincidentally, it's the newer generation of the drive from Pioneer, and I think the unit that might be shipping in some current models. Install was relatively painless now that I understand how to take it apart. Normally you wouldn't have to, but I trashed the IDE cable awhile ago, as previously mentioned. I bought a huge 36" cable this time so there are no distance issues, and I managed to not mangle it.
Last year I bought Diana a 2nd generation iPod Nano for, I dunno, I think just because, and ever since she started car shopping she's been hell bent on making it work in her car. I think an auxiliary audio jack was in her requirements. :) In any case, I got her this thing and she says it's awesome. My requirement was that it fed audio from the line-out in the dock connector and not out the headphone jack, which is juiced already and not suitable for the aux in on the car.
Tonight I'm going to try and upload my music collection to S3 via JungleDisk. Already have the 5 gigs of my docs from over the years up there, at an astronomical cost of 80 cents so far. I tried to do my 13 years of e-mail, but at 30,000+ files it choked. It might be a bug in JungleDisk, but I'm investigating.