I have been asked to create an internet kiosk and since I am an avid SecurityNow listener, I knew that a good tool for that would be Windows SteadyState (http://www.grc.com/sn/sn-129.htm).
I had used a stripped down version of DamnSmallLinux (BoothCD) before but that didn’t work anymore due to incompatible hardware and I couldn’t be bothered to configure a new version.
The new computer already came with Windows Vista so I thought lets give it a spin. I was afraid that it would take a long time to setup SteadyState properly but the GUI is really quick and intuitive. So from download to finished setup it takes about 15 minutes (plus one reboot). You can configure the machine to not store any changes made by the kiosk user (which is what I used). The only thing that I had to do in addition was to hide my administrator user from the welcome screen.
This release is a bugfix release which addresses a crash which can happen when you have LRU tasks (last recently used) which have been deleted.
@Gadz I hope that fixes your problem.
For people who develop j2me applications on a regular basis this nifty tool might be able to be very useful. It basically is an ant task that can deploy a j2me application via bluetooth automatically.
I am usually a little more conservative (and we do build multiple configurations where I keep switching between those) and I simply use Finder (select the JAD/JAR) and hit Apple-Shift-B.
Anyway check the tool out.
Javablog » Bluetooth Deployer
If you are into GTD and are one to be easily distracted, I think this is a really good advice. Since TeaTimer is not free one of the commenters recommended Dejal Time Out (http://www.dejal.com) which I am currently evaluating.
Procrastination hack: ‘(10+2)*5’ | 43 Folders
This script will now also add a link to the mail which will let you open the mail in mail.app directly with one click. If you dont know what this is all about, read the previous post on that topic.
A new version of TimeTracker has been released. This now features the ability to start last recently used tasks from the statusbar (a feature that has been wanted quite badly). I haven’t done a lot of testing yet so your mileage may vary.
If you have ever wondered which fr…ing process is locking a file you are trying to delete on windows, take a look at the tool below.
WhoLockMe Explorer Extension v1.04 beta (NT-Win2K-XP) download page
In case you need to repair your disk (like I did) this tool might come in handy. It is meant to be run in single-user mode (on the boot “bong” hit Command+S) and simplifies disk maintenance and recovery.
I have stumbled upon a script that will let you turn an entourage message into an OF Action! That was one thing I was desperately looking for.
I have recently switched from iGTD to Omnifocus since it has got a really good iPhone app and its integration (with a WebDav Server) is the best IMHO. However, I didnt like their stock mail rule as it would always treated my email footer as a new task (if I forward something or CC myself onto a mail). Furthermore, my email server does not support the +omnifocus address extension.
Therefore, I have changed the builtin mail rule a bit by
A) ignoring the allowed senders (I have an own imap mailbox for my tasks), since they are automatically turned off once you disable the stock email rule. However, you can probably modify the mail rule appropriately.
B) making the whole post a single action so that all of the mails content goes into the notes of the task.
I will modify the script a bit further (once I have time) to also add a link to the original mail (if I manage to get that working). This is one of the drawbacks of OmniFocus at the moment. This was working better in iGTD.
Set up a manual mail rule, define your rules when to apply the rule, then fill out the form similar as shown in the screenshot below.
this mail rule is out out date, please take a look at the newest posts tagged with “Omnifocus“, to find the latest version.