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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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Web ZIP Codes -- William Murphy <tordan@cs.umb.edu> writes:

When I read the article on ProPhone, I chased the link to TidBITS-267 to see what had been said about ZIP code programs, and I thought it might be worth pointing out that the U.S. Postal Service now has its own Web server.

http://www.usps.gov/

One of the services that they offer is a ZIP+4 lookup. If all you need is the ZIP code for an address, this page is for you. Get it right from the source, and best of all, it's free.

[Even better, as far as my pet peeves go, this Web site appears to have full U.S. postal rate information, something that has been driving me nuts ever since the rates changed in January 1995. -Adam]

 

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