Straight from the RumorMill -- Fans of Peter Lewis and Stairways Software will be pleased to note the release of RumorMill 1.0, a $35 shareware Usenet news server for the Mac. Although RumorMill isn't intended to handle a full Usenet news feed (currently about 1 GB per day, and rising), it's a simple, inexpensive solution for hosting local newsgroups and giving local users snappy access to a partial news feed - even if the server is using a dial-up connection! RumorMill supports multiple upstream and downstream sites, access restriction by IP number, and remote administration via a separate setup application. RumorMill also supports NewsWatcher preferences and standard newsrc files, and has several advanced features that can be configured via telnet. For the price, RumorMill is hard to beat for local discussion groups, and it only wants 2 MB of RAM. [GD]
Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.