Monday, December 25, 2006

Phishers Attack MySpace

Phishers Attack MySpace with QuickTime Exploit Worm: "Phishers Attack MySpace with QuickTime Exploit Worm
By Ryan Naraine
December 4, 2006

Identity thieves are manipulating a feature in Apple Computer's embedded QuickTime player to launch phishing attacks on the popular social networking portal."

Macintosh News, Product Reviews, Trends and Analysis - Macintosh Center

Apple Patches Critical OS X Flaws in June 2006

Symantec Security Response Weblog: Mac OS X: Viruses and Security: "(The term “virus” is used so often as a generic reference to any malicious code that here at Symantec we tend to use more appropriate blanket terms like 'security threat' and “malicious code.” Just how bad is the misuse of the term virus? Jason Jackson, my childhood friend and a specialist at Motorola wrote to me with his impression: “It's worse than calling all facial tissue ‘Kleenex’. It's almost like calling all paper products ‘Kleenex’.”)"

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Fusion Beta Program

Fusion Beta Program: "What is VMware's virtualization product for Mac?

The new VMware desktop product for the Mac, codenamed Fusion, allows Intel-based Macs to run x86 operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris, in virtual machines at the same time as Mac OS X. It is built on VMware's rock-solid and advanced desktop virtualization platform that is used by over four million users today.

With Fusion, you can run traditional PC applications on your Mac: if you need to run PC applications, you can now do so by leveraging the power of virtual machine technology"

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Emerald Ancestors - Irish Genealogy, Irish Ancestry, Irish History

Emerald Ancestors - Irish Genealogy, Irish Ancestry, Irish History: "Emerald Ancestors provides instant access to one of the largest collections of scarce Irish genealogy records available, as well as a range of rare Irish history book reprints.

We specialise in Irish Ancestry within Northern Ireland and our extensive database contains birth, marriage, death, and census records for over 1 million Ancestors in Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone.

Use our free search facility to trace that elusive Irish Ancestor, or browse our bookstore of scarce historical documents for contemporary accounts of the people, places and ways of life over the last 200 years."

next to be bought

Nuance - Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 - Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 gives a Voice to Bloggers

Remote Desktop Connection

Set up your Windows-based computer to work with Remote Desktop Connection:

" Set up your Windows-based computer to work with Remote Desktop Connection

Let’s assume that you already installed Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac and you want to connect to a Windows-based computer. Before you can connect, you first need to configure the Windows-based computer for remote access.

In a nutshell, here’s what you need to do:

* Configure the Windows-based computer
* Write down the computer name or the IP address of the Windows-based computer
* Start Remote Desktop Connection on your Mac and connect to the Windows-based computer"

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

browser wars and a blogger bug

I like to make an early start
to the left on the Mac in Preview

the golden light is the sunrise

image upload done here in old blogger

just one more test done in MS IE 7 on WinXP Sp2 on Parallels on Dual Core Intel

no such thing as a WYSIWYG web editor says Murray *ACE* of Project Seven

seeee also
"Murray *ACE*" - Google Groups

Happy Holidays from PVII
- and don't forget to look under the tree !

Happy Holidays from PVII Projectseven .com - Dreamweaver Menu Extensions and CSS Templates - Support

and under the Christmas Tree was this professional quality template
thank you guys

East Lothian Monumental Photography

East Lothian Monumental Photography: "In June 2007, I am taking part in a Charity Challenge, to raise money for Capability Scotland.

To take part in this challenge I have to raise at least £1375. I am providing £500 of this personally to largely cover the costs of the challenge.

To help raise the balance, I am offering to take photographs of headstones, churches, old family homes etc in and around East Lothian (Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian and Borders too). There is no fixed charge for these photographs, all I ask is that you make an appropriate donation to Capability Scotland.

Some more examples of my photographs can be seen on the church pages of the East Lothian GENUKI site.

If you wish to support this charity, and learn a little bit more about your family history, please contact me, and we can discuss your requirements. "

an idea I might take up when I get a better digital camera

Parallels Images LINUX

Parallels LINUX Images ready to download! - Parallels Support Forum: "I have made some turn-key Parallels images for the Macbook. These have only been tested on the Macbook. Tuned, drivers, settings (1280x800 etc.), software..
Must have Parallels and a Macbook (other MAC's may work - just need to mess with screensize etc - But I can't be sure).

Get'em while they are hot!
Xubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.10
Freespire 1.0
Fedora Core 6 NEW! (12/13/06)
PClinuxOS (no audio)
OpenSuse 10.2 NEW! (12/10/06)

Please help each other out for torrents etc.
Just download, unzip and and run! You have a perfect Linux desktop that is all up-to-date, patched, all drivers and has a lot of great software. Nothing to 'configure'.
Hope they help.

Just get them and burn'em to a DVD for backup of 'perfect/tuned' OS's.

If you cannot download these freely over bit torrent - I do offer shipping of a DVD for a $7 donation. You can order here

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Rubicode utilities

Rubicode - About: "Rubicode is a collection of engineers focused on releasing Mac OS X applications, tools and source.

The group was started in March of 2001 as BLaCKSMITH, Inc. was shutting down. Several Blacksmith engineers wished to continue developing and releasing tools that had previously been associated with Blacksmith, namely Carl Lindberg's EOGenerator and DBEdit applications. Although current offerings are geared towards developers, end user applications are under development.

Rubicode engineers are available on a contract basis to assist you with your Mac OS X related software development, network engineering and system administration projects. For details please contact here."

Rubicode: "RCDefaultApp 2.0.1

A preference pane that allows a user to set the default application used for various URL schemes, file extensions, MIME types, and more." seen on usenet comp.sys.mac.system

Monday, December 11, 2006


MacUpdate: Macintosh Software & Game Downloads

I am looking at iFamily and after the next bug fix it will be brilliant

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Run VMs on Vista, or Run Vista in a VM,

new version of Parallels Workstation - Parallels Support Forum: "Today we're releasing a new verison of Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows that is completely ready for Windows Vista! The new version offers three key upgrades:

* Full support for Windows Vista as a primary OS. Now you can run multiple VMs on any PC runnign Vista natively!
* Up to a 200% increase in performace for Vista VMs
* A complete Parallels Tools Package for Vista virtual machines. This means that you'll be able to use the synced mouse and clipboard, better graphics and sound, and file sharing in Vista virtual machines

The update is FREE to all registered Parallels customers, and as always, a free 15-day trial is available for new users. If you have auto-update turned on, you'll get the new verison automatically. If not, or if you're a new user, you can get the updated version at the Parallels Workstation 2.2 Main Download Page.

Updating to the new version won't require a reinstall of any operating systems or applications, but you will need to upgrade Parallels Tools."