Back up and running, basically
I woke up with a resurgent head/chest cold this morning. That's what I get for going on the ice four times with a cold I kept telling myself was 'finished'.
Today I installed the other software I needed on my MBP and restored my data from the backup. The new drive is extremely fast, I'm really happy with it.
I think I'm going to set up rsync backups again. That's what I used for backups before Leopard. I'll probably do Time Machine backups too, because I like the simplicity of its interface for restoring particular files, but based on what I've heard from friends, I don't trust it for a full system restore.
It's nice to have my environment back up and running: Mail, iCal, Address Book, Firefox, and at the moment, Eclipse.
I haven't re-installed all the apps I use regularly yet, I'll install those on an as-needed basis.