PageSentry 4.0 Watches From Mac OS X -- Maxum Development has released the latest version of their server monitoring and management utility. In short, PageSentry constantly monitors an Internet server and performs some action (sends you email, pages you, runs an AppleScript script) should the server fail to respond. (I'm currently using an older version to reboot my IPNetRouter Mac automatically every few hours when one of its Ethernet cards freaks out and loses track of the Internet connection.) PageSentry 4.0 now comes in both Carbon and Classic versions for compatibility with System 7.1 through Mac OS X. New features include enhanced statistics, additional details in the Status window, sorting of sentries, the capability to suspend testing at specific times, and improved Web reporting. PageSentry 4.0 comes in 4 versions that allow varying numbers of sentries, ranging from the $95 PageSentry OneSite (5 sentries) to the $595 PageSentry ISP (500 sentries). [ACE]
iMovie '09: Speed Clips up to 2,000%
iMovie '09 brings back the capability to speed up or slow down clips, which went missing in iMovie '08. Select a clip and bring up the Clip Inspector by double-clicking the clip, clicking the Inspector button on the toolbar, or pressing the I key. Just as with its last appearance in iMovie HD 6, you can move a slider to make the video play back slower or faster (indicated by a turtle or hare icon).
You can also enter a value into the text field to the right of the slider, and this is where things get interesting. You're not limited to the tick mark values on the slider, so you can set the speed to be 118% of normal if you want. The field below that tells you the clip's changed duration.
But you can also exceed the boundaries of the speed slider. Enter any number between 5% and 2000%, then click Done.