Apr 27 2009
I though this would be a great time to clean out the odds-and-ends of my big hard drive of freeware. I hope you like this quirky assortment of freeware.
For all of you thinking of what you want from Santa, consider this: Now you can control Lego Mindstorms robots from you Mac. You can even use AppleScripts to automate your robots. Just donÃt forget to let your kids play too.
You all know me as Brian, but when IÃm out saving the galaxy from the dark side, I go by Buri Bripr. You too can discover your interstellar destiny with Star Wars Name Maker.
Also from the resistance Software Group comes another must-have. This is basically a TiVo remote for your Mac. You will have to have TiVoWeb working from a web browser for this to work, but it adds a handy interface for controlling your TiVo from your desktop.
Think something strange is going on with your computer? Download Xcheck and youÃll discover all kinds of things you never knew were wrong with your Mac. This is a gag Ã¬system utilityÃ® that could be a great gift for a less than Mac-savvy coworker.
At last there is a truly 21st century method of submitting your Christmas wish list. With eSanta you can connect to the North Pole via the Ã¬SantaputerÃ®, submit your desires and get an instant, personalized message back from Santa. eSanta will print or speak letter from Santa for you. The kids are sure to dig his one.
Well, it may be an odd assortment of freeware, but I think thereÃs something in there for everyone. As always, feel free to email me with suggestions.
Brian (AKA Buri)