Over at Informit Maria Langer has a very handy article on making more of the Finder. She covers the Toolbar, slideshows, the Action menu, default applications and Burn folders.
I don’t often back things up to a CD or DVD as I keep my backups on a dedicated drive, but still, you can never have too many backups of your most important documents. The cool thing about creating a specific burn folder is that every time you burn a CD your Mac burns the most current version of any documents in that folder.
Five Funky Finder Features in Mac OS X: Need another CD based on the same files? Just click the Burn button again in the burn folder’s window. Don’t worry about whether the files in the folder were updated. Mac OS X burns the current version of each file onto the CD. Need to add and remove files? Drag new files in; new aliases are created. Drag aliases out; the corresponding originals will not be included on the CD.
Obviously, this feature is incredibly useful for backing up important, constantly changing files to CD.
Tip: click on Maria’s name at the Informit article and you’ll see a page listing all her books and articles. There’s some great stuff there.