Free MacDesign Exhibit Passes -- Our friends at Peachpit Press are giving away passes to the upcoming MacDesign Conference and Expo in Chicago, 02-Jun-04 through 04-Jun-04. The exhibit-only passes are good for 03-Jun-04 only, and are valued at $40. To get a pair of tickets, send your name and postal address in an email to <email@example.com> before 21-May-04. The passes are first-come, first-served, so act quickly before Peachpit runs out. And if you plan to attend the sessions (a full conference pass is $500) at MacDesign as well, be sure to check out Adam's talks on Friday, 04-Jun-04 about iPhoto and electronic book design. [JLC]
Smarter Parental Controls
If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.
To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.