Tuesday, 19 August 2003, 16:31:57 EDT

Well after a fun day of MSBlast yesterday I went home and checked the VMWare newsgroups again just to see if another solution had been devised. Lo and behold there was. It seems that I was able to remove all the cdroms from the virtual machine and add a "Generic SCSI device" mapped to '/dev/sg1'. So, yes it works. The problem is that, while ARTRAC3 sounds really good at 66Kbps, the walkman requires a lot of jumping through hoops to get audio on to it. If a device ever comes out that is solid state which supports straight up Ogg files I will be dumping this proprietary thing. Until then though I will be bouncing to my own little groove where ever I go.