October 01, 2005

One fewer IMAP client

Mulberry is no more. The folks at ISAMET/Cyrusoft have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mulberry probably utilized more IMAP features than any other client with the possible exception of Pine but it certainly used the most features of any GUI client. While Thunderbird was my primary mail client, Mulberry's single-key ease of use let me breeze through my mailboxes. True, I still have the program but the source is locked up and it looks like there will be no more updates.


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September 27, 2005

Good program, good site

WhatsRunning is up to V2.1. It's a program that lets you see ... uhh ... what's running on your system. From processes to IP connections to startup programs and more. Not only is the program worthwhile but the site itself has a section called Process Information Central which can identify what a process is, what it does and what company it's from.

The program is free for non-commercial use, $US 25 otherwise.

Another good site that I'll just mention here and do a more thorough write-up later is AnswersThatWork. Try their Task List for something similar to What's Running's Process Information Central.

Posted by tony at 11:13 AM | Comments (0)

September 26, 2005

A new remote control

I've added the Snapstream Firefly remote control to my media PC. Good product! It's an RF remote, not IR, so it can't control any of my other devices but that's OK for now ... I'm still trying to figure out how to make everything work together anyway. Besides drivers, the remote comes with Beyond Media Basic, a slimmed down version of their Beyond Media application (differences are here) and some other software to allow it to control quite a few applications like WinAmp, Cyberlink's PowerDVD and Microsoft's Media Center Edition but nothing for my personal favorite, J. River's Media Center so I built one over the weekend. It's not too difficult, just a matter of determining what codes to send to the app (either key strokes or Windows messages). It's not perfect but it works. Once I shake it out a little more, I'll post it.

One other product I've been looking at is Promixis' Girder. It's a tool that allows you to take actions from a remote control device and recode it to control applications. It seem to be quite popular, given how many people reference it over at AVS Forum so I intend to download the evaluation version and give it a try.

More later.

Posted by tony at 08:05 AM | Comments (0)