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View Extra Bluetooth Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar to view a few additional items in the Bluetooth menu. Specifically, it enables you to open three utility applications: Bluetooth Explorer, Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility, and PacketLogger. These are likely of interest primarily to experts, but if you're having troubles with Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Diagnostic Utility in particular may be useful. (These tools are available only if you've installed Apple's Developer Tools.)

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Netscape Sleep Plug-In

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Jeff Carlson <kepi@halcyon.com> writes:
In an effort to preserve its market share by prolonging the lives of its users, Netscape today released a Sleep plug-in for use in Netscape Navigator. The demo is a huge download, but there's a workaround for users with slow connections or who can't wait for some shut-eye:

  • put your face close to monitor so that screen takes up all your visible space
  • push the power button on the monitor and wait for the image to fade from your burnt retinas

This workaround provides just basic functionality; if you want the dream module, you'll need to download the software and manually move your eyeballs rapidly to simulate R.E.M. sleep (looping "Losing My Religion" in the background is not required for this build of the module, pending negotiations with Warner Brothers Records). Be forewarned the software is still in "preview beta" stage, and according to the ReadMe file it's "barely stable, it probably won't work, but download it anyway so we can justify our over-inflated stock price."

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