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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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Listen to Guy Kawasaki's Online Conference

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Listen to Guy Kawasaki's Online Conference -- Ex-Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki has a new book out, called The Art of the Start, about starting new companies, projects, or anything else. It's based in large part on his experiences over the last few years as a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, which is an early-stage venture capital firm. I'm still reading it, but the sections I've made it through so far are practical, sharply written, and tend to spark ideas, so I'm looking forward to finishing and reviewing it soon.

<http://www.guykawasaki.com/books/>
<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ 1591840562/tidbitselectro00/ref=nosim/>
<http://www.garage.com/>

In the meantime, though, Guy's giving a pair of free hour-long online conferences using technology from Raindance; the first was 21-Oct-04; the next one is scheduled for 18-Nov-04 at 10 AM Pacific. You'll see Guy's presentation slides while listening to him on the phone. Signing up was a bit involved, but it wasn't difficult, and despite the warnings about how it might not work in Safari or on the Mac in general, I had no trouble watching and listening to the first conference. Guy was his usual irreverent self, making it a enjoyable and thought-provoking hour, although he told me later that it felt odd to give a presentation without an audience there to provide immediate feedback. [ACE]

<http://www.raindance.com/rndc/solutions/ marketingExecutives.jsp?it=secNav>

 

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