Archive for August, 2005

Google Talk & Adium

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

The best IM tool for the Mac (if not any OS) is Adium, but that may change with Google Talk. The problem is, Google Talk is Windows only, for now, and though the website says Adium will connect to it, it does not say how — so I’m going to say how: Open Adium’s Prefrences… Continue Reading Google Talk & Adium

MS Office on the Mac Security Check

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Concerned that MS Office is sending information out about your use of Office to other users on your local network? It’s your computer, block it! You can stop the server it sets up on port 2222 by adding a deny command to your firewall manually. Unfortunately this will stop your System Preferences Firewall options from… Continue Reading MS Office on the Mac Security Check

TechTV Meetup

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

I was at the OPAS conference at the Rogers Campus in Toronto for most of this week. The conference was OK, but I by the measures of what new did I learn and what change was affected by the conference it does not measure well. On Thursday before I left to go back down to… Continue Reading TechTV Meetup

The WebCT Wiki

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

If you’ve read this blog before you probably know that I’m a big fan of Wikis and the Wiki concept. I think Wikipedia, the amazingly successful user-created/edited encyclopedia, is a great resource that I use every day that I’m in front of a computer. The Wiki concept of user-created/edited content also works very well for… Continue Reading The WebCT Wiki