AIM Blast in iChat Busted: workaround

I just got a new MacBook Pro with iChat 5.0.3, and the AIM Blast chat groups don’t work. I can see the group in my buddy list, but all the options to send a new chat are greyed out.
I found 2 workarounds:
1. once you receive a chat from the group, the group is enabled for the remainder of the session.
2. to initiate a chat without waiting for someone to ping the group, go to File > New Chat and type the group name into the dialog, like “[groupname]” without the quotes. Kind of clunky, but it works.

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SSDs and Windows 7

I just ordered a Lenovo T500 and an OCZ Agility Solid State Disk, so I am looking forward to geeking out with my new gear. I have been reading up on SSDs, and here is one of the best articles I have found regarding Windows 7:
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx
also, Anandtech.com sets the standard for SSD informational articles:
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3631
and this little gem about the generation 2 Intel X25:
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=750&type=expert&pid=1