I have a new computer! My first since 2000. That is pretty crazy.
It is a laptop: the ultrachic Apple MacbookPro. I'll attach a link or a pic soon. It has a 17 inch display and a 2.5 GHz dual Intel CPU with 2 GB of RAM.
In short, it is pretty wicked.
I've been up and running within minutes. Really excited. I've been looking for quite awhile now, and have known that I would join the autonomous collective known as the Mac community for some time. Many blog readers use Macs and there is a strong faction in the geek community at work and elsewhere. At those Java conferences, the saturation is about 100% among the presenters.
It's really fun to play with a new computer and OS. It reminds me of the days in the 1980s with the Commodore 64 etc.