DVD Hunter for Mac OS X

DVD Hunter User Interface

You need DVD Hunter (for Mac OS X) if you have large collection of motion pictures on DVD and need a way to organize them.  I have used several commercial movie databases, and even created my own in Access, but they all left me wanting for more.  I found and installed DVD Hunter over a… Continue reading DVD Hunter for Mac OS X

CheatSheet & Grab

This past week, I found two very useful programs that you might want to use on your Mac: CheatSheet. I discovered this as a Mac Gem on the MacWorld web site:  (http://www.macworld.com/article/1167118/cheatsheet_helps_you_find_and_remember_keyboard_shortcuts.html) Simply, after CheatSheet is installed and running, by holding down the Command key for two seconds, an overlay pops up showing the available… Continue reading CheatSheet & Grab

Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Vidalia Control Panel

Developed by the Tor Project, Tor is free open source software that allows you to surf the web with a high degree on anonymity.   Initially, your web request (for the website you will eventually connect to)  is bounced through a number of server relays, and through this process, your IP address (your online identity) is… Continue reading Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on how to run two computers with single keyboard and mouse.  The software at the heart of this process is an open source item called Synergy.  In the article, I also mentioned several different types of software using Synergy.  In all the examples, you must have… Continue reading Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

The Journey To My AppleTV Media Player

Confucius said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”   In late 2007, I decided to make that first step towards buying a media player.  Doing my usual indefatigable research, I decided on one made by Prismiq.  This Linux powered appliance could stream movies (a number of codecs were available), photos,… Continue reading The Journey To My AppleTV Media Player