News and Updates
DssW's latest news and information. Announcements, insights, and guides all appear here first.
Power Manager 3.6 launched
Today we launched Power Manager 3.6. It is a free upgrade for existing users and recommended to all. This new version includes lots of little tweaks and polish. I also took the opportunity to refine our AppleScript support; something I am increasingly pleased with. …
Sleep Centre just got bigger
Part of this font shrinking behaviour is historic but changing that behaviour will not be easy. Regrettably there is a strong argument that will hamper Seth's message for web designers, Google Adsense.
Every few days Sleep Centre’s content is expanded with newly archived conversations. Last week was a little different because we also reduced Sleep Centre’s clutter and increased its readability. Sleep Centre attracts Mac users having problems with batteries, power management, and other energy woes. …
Power Manager 3.5.0: Demonstration expiry bug
Power Manager 3.5.0 has a demonstration expiry bug. In some situations a schedule can continue to operate even after the demonstration period has passed. Any scheduled events left in place can not be modified. This bug does not affect licenced users of Power Manager. …
Power Manager 3 Administrator Guide
Yesterday we published the first edition of Power Manager 3’s Administrator Guide. The guide helps system administrators and technical Mac users learn more about distributing and managing Power Manager. Power Manager is distributed as an Apple Installer meta-package; a meta-package is collection of sub-packages. …
Wake Assist 1.0 - Fixing your Mac's wake up
Today we launched DssW Wake Assist 1.0; it is a one trick tool for helping users with a stuck-until-clicked wake bug on Mac OS X. I suspect Wake Assist has an audience numbering in the hundreds of Mac users at most. …
AppleScripting monthly events in Power Manager
I recently had the chance to write an AppleScript for a Power Manager user. Harvey wanted to schedule a monthly event; a task Power Manager could not do straight out of the installer.
I recently had the chance to write an AppleScript for a Power Manager user. Harvey wanted to schedule a monthly event; a task Power Manager could not do straight out of the installer. After some pondering, I decided to see if I could help Harvey by taking a stroll into the world of AppleScript. …
Power Manager 3.5
Power Manager 3.5 is now available. This is a free upgrade for all registered users of Power Manager 3.
Power Manager 3.5 is now available. This is a free upgrade for all registered users of Power Manager 3. Power Manager 3.5 is a feature packed update from v3.2. We put significant effort into getting your first schedule up and running as quickly and easily as possible; a Schedule Assistant helps you get started and doubles as a way of communicating just what Power Manager can do for you. …
Why buy products that help the environment?
Greeniology is a book about helping the environment, but the new edition is less about the environment and more about you. Greeniology's author, Tanya Ha, explains why she changed the focus of the new edition.
Greeniology is a reference book of things you can do at home and work to help the environment. A new edition focusses less on what is good for the environment, and more on what is good for you. Greeniology’s author, Tanya Ha, was recently interviewed on ABC Radio National. …
Sleep Centre keeps getting better
Sleep Centre is the first contact most people have with DssW. As with any first impression I am keen DssW presents itself well.
We have been having fun with Sleep Centre recently. Lots of incremental improvements and tweaks. Also a few bugs found and squished. Sleep Centre is the first contact most people have with DssW. As with any first impression I am keen DssW presents itself well. …
Are you a carbon trader?
If you live in Sydney, Australia, you have probably already completed your first carbon trade without even realising it.
If you live in Sydney, Australia, you have probably already completed your first carbon trade without even realising it. At train stations and shopping centres around Sydney people have been handing out packs of energy-saving light bulbs and water-saving shower heads, all you have to do is fill in some personal details. …