The second thing I did was to create a JTAG "Bread Head", so named in and inspired from this post on Blondihacks: Bread Head. I'm not a great photographer, and macro shots seem to be even harder, but here it goes:
|My Atmel 644 (and pin compatible DIP 40s) JTAG|
Breadboard adapter. I could probably trim a little more
perfboard off the top.