I bought a new IBook, decked out, 640MB of ram, and a 30Gig drive. It is really nice. I thought about getting a Titanium for a while, but quite frankly the G4 probably would not have done much for me. The highend TiBook has a 48GB 5400 RPM drive, which probably would made a lot of building go faster (I am pretty sure I am currently I/O bound). In the end I like the iBook size better. Being able to burn CDs and watch DVDs while on a plane is also nice ;-)
I did some hacks to the bootloader so that I can keep OS X and OS 9 on the same partition, but still see them both in the OF boot chooser, which is really useful. Maybe I will post some instructions sometime, but since it involves moving aorund partitions and other nasty things it kind of complex. At first I thought you could do it with the normal stuff just very strangely arranged, but in the end I needed to build a custom BootX.
I also ripped my entire CD collection. I ordered an iPod, which should be here soon. I want to be ready when it gets here, I hope it arrives before my trip back to the east coast for thanksgiving.
Unfortunately what I have been working on lately is not opensource, which is annoying, but I should be back to my usual stuff soon. It has been a fun side trip, but I like being out in the open more.