This is more or less a reminder for me, most of you will probably already know how to do it...
apt-get install qemu
qemu-img create -f qcow /path/to/xp.cow 1300M
qemu -hda /path/to/xp.cow -boot d -cdrom /dev/cdrom -m 384 -localtime
qemu -hda /path/to/xp.cow -boot c -m 384 -localtime -k de -usb
Type "qemu -h" for more options.
I'm rich! I won the lottery this weekend! I won 8.70 Euros in total... Of course I went out to spend the huge amounts of money I now possess on some ultimately useless gadget.
I got myself a Genie 1693 PDA thing. Which costs 13 Euros. Next time I'll have to win more money ;)
Anyways, the gadget has 384 KB of memory, a touchscreen, and a serial cable to connect it to a computer. Let's see if I can come up with something interesting to do with this thing (suggestions welcome). I was thinking in the direction of putting my own software on it (I don't think that'll work) or reverse engineering the communication protocol or whatever comes to my mind when I'm bored...
John Musser has a list of contests where you can win money by coding. Nice way to get some more pocket money, I'd say...
I also like his final remark in that blog post:
Life is short, code wisely.