In our coverage of Mac OS 8's contextual menu capabilities in Of Mice and Menus (TidBITS 398), we neglected to mention Mark Aiken's PowerMenu. The $15 shareware utility adds contextual menu plug-ins to Mac OS 8, and provides its particular contextual menu commands, through an extension, to machines running System 7.1 or later and 68040-based Macs running Mac OS 8. PowerMenu speeds launching applications and some administrative Finder tasks. The download is 333K.
Use VirusBarrier X6 to Find Internet Traffic Paths
Need to find out who owns a domain name, or where your traffic is being routed? VirusBarrier X6 has a number of network monitoring tools, including a built-in Whois search tool, and a Traceroute feature. If you use the latter, you can even display a map after the traceroute has completed, showing exactly where in the world data passes between your Mac and a selected IP address.
- Of Mice and Menus (22 Sep 97)