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[ANN] Power Manager 3.7.2 - reduce your Mac's carbon footprint

Message #1 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Graham Miln

We have just released Power Manager 3.7.2 for Mac OS X. This release includes minor interface improvements and a bug fix for rescheduled events.

DssW Power Manager 3
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/?csms>

30 day trial
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/download.html?csms>

Overview
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/index.html?csms>

Power Manager helps you save energy by automating your Mac. You can schedule your Mac to automatically:

- Start up or wake;
- Shut down;
- Wake;
- Sleep;
- Restart;
- Log out;
- Fast user switch.

Pricing and Availability

Power Manager is available today through the DssW web site <http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/?csms>, for EUR20 / 28.95 USD. Scaled discounts are available for sales covering +100 Macs. System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Version 3.7.2 is free for registered users of Power Manager 3.

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Message #2 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Graham Miln

We have just released Power Manager 3.7.2 for Mac OS X. This release includes minor interface improvements and a bug fix for rescheduled events.

DssW Power Manager 3
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/?ucsm>

30 day trial
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/download.html?ucsm>

Overview
<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/index.html?ucsm>

Power Manager helps you save energy by automating your Mac. You can schedule your Mac to automatically:

- Start up or wake;
- Shut down;
- Wake;
- Sleep;
- Restart;
- Log out;
- Fast user switch.

Pricing and Availability

Power Manager is available today through the DssW web site <http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/?ucsm>, for EUR20 / 28.95 USD. Scaled discounts are available for sales covering +100 Macs. System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Version 3.7.2 is free for registered users of Power Manager 3.

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http://www.dssw.co.uk Mac energy saving solutions

Message #3 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Lewis

Previously, Graham Miln wrote:

Power Manager helps you save energy by automating your Mac. You can schedule your Mac to automatically:

- Start up or wake;

Built in to the OS

- Shut down;

Built in to the OS

- Wake;

Built in to the OS

- Sleep;

Built in to the OS

- Restart;

Built in to the OS

- Log out;

Built in to the OS

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

And yes, I ignored the request for email copies. This is USENET.

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Message #4 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Jim Redelfs

Previously, Lewis wrote:

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

Fast User Switching *IS* built-into Mac OS X. Or have they named it something else?

:)
JR

Message #5 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Mike Rosenberg

Lewis wrote:

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

It isn't?

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Message #6 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Dave Balderstone

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Lewis wrote:

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

It isn't?

Where is the setting to automatically schedule a user switch?

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Message #7 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Lewis

Previously, Jim Redelfs wrote:

Previously, Lewis wrote:

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

Fast User Switching *IS* built-into Mac OS X. Or have they named it something else?

You clipped the rest of what was quoted which included the rather informative line:

Power Manager helps you save energy by automating your Mac. You can schedule your Mac to automatically:

And then a list of features

As far as I know, there is no way to schedule your Mac to fast user switch.

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Message #8 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Graham Miln

Lewis, for a comparison between the built-in Energy Saver and DssW Power Manager take a look at the following web page:

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/energysaver.html>

Power Manager offers significant improvements over Mac OS X's standard energy management.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

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Message #9 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Randy Howard

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:59:39 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

Lewis, for a comparison between the built-in Energy Saver and DssW Power Manager take a look at the following web page:

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/energysaver.html>

Power Manager offers significant improvements over Mac OS X's standard energy management.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

How does this differ from spam?

Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR)
"The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

Message #10 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Jim Redelfs wrote:

Previously, Lewis wrote:

- Fast user switch.

OK, finally, something that is not built in to the OS.

Fast User Switching *IS* built-into Mac OS X. Or have they named it something
else?

You guys really need to learn how to read with context comprehension.

The stated feature was to *automatically* fast user switch in response to *power events*.

Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. If you must contact me through e-mail, let me know when you send email to this address so that your email doesn't get eaten by my SPAM filter.

JR

Message #11 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Mike Rosenberg

Dave Balderstone wrote:

It isn't?

Where is the setting to automatically schedule a user switch?

Oops! I didn't trace the thread back far enough to see the automatic part.

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Message #12 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Dave Balderstone

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Dave Balderstone wrote:

It isn't?

Where is the setting to automatically schedule a user switch?

Oops! I didn't trace the thread back far enough to see the automatic part.

It was quoted in the msg you replied to...

;-)

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Message #13 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Mike Rosenberg

Dave Balderstone wrote:

Oops! I didn't trace the thread back far enough to see the automatic part.

It was quoted in the msg you replied to...

Double oops! Okay, I didn't trace the one post back far enough...

Aw, the hell with it, I'm going to pull an Erik and say that, for me, there's no mention of automatic anywhere.

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Message #14 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Graham Miln

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

How does this differ from spam?

Randy, thanks for taking an interest in my comment.

My post was in response to a criticism directed at the content of an announcement I posted.

In most situations, spam is considered unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE). In the case of usenet/nntp, spam can be further refined to posts that are off topic for the group, posts that are overtly commercial without appropriate subjects, and behaviour best considered 'trolling'.

Wikipedia: newsgroup spam
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsgroup_spam>

Paul Graham: Trolls
<http://www.paulgraham.com/trolls.html>

I do not believe my post was spam; otherwise I would not have posted.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

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Message #15 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Randy Howard

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:07:35 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

How does this differ from spam?

Randy, thanks for taking an interest in my comment.

My post was in response to a criticism directed at the content of an announcement I posted.

Which should have been placed in comp.sys.mac.announce.

In most situations, spam is considered unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE). In the case of usenet/nntp, spam can be further refined to posts that are off topic for the group, posts that are overtly commercial without appropriate subjects,

Yes, and .announce groups were set up specifically to provide a place for such things.

Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR)
"The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

Message #16 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Lewis

Previously, Graham Miln wrote:

Lewis, for a comparison between the built-in Energy Saver and DssW Power Manager take a look at the following web page:

My only needs for power management are met by 'restart after power failure'.

It makes the Flying Spaghetti Monster Infant Version cry when you put a computer to sleep.

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Message #17 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Lewis

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:59:39 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

Lewis, for a comparison between the built-in Energy Saver and DssW Power Manager take a look at the following web page:

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/energysaver.html>

Power Manager offers significant improvements over Mac OS X's standard energy management.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

How does this differ from spam?

Well, it was properly tagged as an announcement, and it did in fact appear to be an announcement, so I would not classify it as spam since csm.announce last had a post in about 1642.

As for the reply, well, I did fire off a snarky post, and he certainly has the right to reply.

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Message #18 - Posted 2008/02/19 - Lewis

Previously, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Dave Balderstone wrote:

Oops! I didn't trace the thread back far enough to see the automatic part.

It was quoted in the msg you replied to...

Double oops! Okay, I didn't trace the one post back far enough...

Aw, the hell with it, I'm going to pull an Erik and say that, for me, there's no mention of automatic anywhere.

That words not even in your dictionary, right? Just a blank spot?

D

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Message #19 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Graham Miln

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

Which should have been placed in comp.sys.mac.announce.

Thanks Randy, I was not aware of comp.sys.mac.announce.

I note the announce group appears to be all but dead. This seems regrettable but expected with web sites like Version Tracker, MacUpdate, and Apple Downloads taking its place.

RFD: remove comp.sys.mac.announce moderated
<http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sys.mac.announce/browse_thread/threa d/4a503182aa0356f2/d5a798028c59ba6b#d5a798028c59ba6b>

Time to add [ANN] prefixed subjects to your Usenet reader's kill file?

-)

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

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Message #20 - Posted 2008/02/20 - nospamatall

Randy Howard wrote:

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:07:35 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

How does this differ from spam?

Randy, thanks for taking an interest in my comment.

My post was in response to a criticism directed at the content of an announcement I posted.

Which should have been placed in comp.sys.mac.announce.

In most situations, spam is considered unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE). In the case of usenet/nntp, spam can be further refined to posts that are off topic for the group, posts that are overtly commercial without appropriate subjects,

Yes, and .announce groups were set up specifically to provide a place for such things.

He stayed around and replied to questions, and it was on-topic. Technically you might be right, I don't know, but I think it was a fair enough post, considering the real spam and the trolls. And it wasn't just mindless marketing speak.

Andy

Message #21 - Posted 2008/02/20 - nospamatall

Lewis wrote:

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:59:39 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

Lewis, for a comparison between the built-in Energy Saver and DssW Power Manager take a look at the following web page:

<http://www.dssw.co.uk/powermanager/technical/energysaver.html>

Power Manager offers significant improvements over Mac OS X's standard energy management.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

How does this differ from spam?

Well, it was properly tagged as an announcement, and it did in fact appear to be an announcement, so I would not classify it as spam since csm.announce last had a post in about 1642.

And that was only a crossposted rant about how the roundheads were going to get their asses kicked.

Message #22 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Randy Howard

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 19:43:44 -0600, Graham Miln wrote (in a previous article):

First of all, please don't use the

Mail-Copies-To: poster

header. Mega annoying.

Previously, Randy Howard wrote:

Which should have been placed in comp.sys.mac.announce.

Thanks Randy, I was not aware of comp.sys.mac.announce.

Yeah, it's not widely read, because people don't like spam with their usenet. :)

I note the announce group appears to be all but dead.

Yeah, the dirty little secret about announce groups is nobody hardly subscribe(d) to them, because people get enough of such stuff already. ;-)

This seems regrettable but expected with web sites like Version Tracker, MacUpdate, and Apple Downloads taking its place.

Exactly. They are were people /do/ expect to see such information, so it makes more sense to put it there eh?

Time to add [ANN] prefixed subjects to your Usenet reader's kill file?

Nope. Time to use appropriate vehicles for advertising software and hardware products for the Mac. :-)

If someone asks a question about your product, it's cool to answer, you see this often, but it's good form to indicate that you are involved directly in the product so people don't accidentally think it's an unbiased opinion.

Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR)
"The power of accurate observation is called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

Message #23 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Graham Miln

Randy, thanks for your advice. Sad that the spammers and trolls have some equating Mac product announcements with spam.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Miln

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Message #24 - Posted 2008/02/20 - Mike Rosenberg

Lewis wrote:

Double oops! Okay, I didn't trace the one post back far enough...

Aw, the hell with it, I'm going to pull an Erik and say that, for me, there's no mention of automatic anywhere.

That words not even in your dictionary, right? Just a blank spot?

Absotively.

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