Our paper based newsletter, the Scrumpy, was  abandoned several years ago in favor of our website. However, past issues, in pdf format, can be downloaded from here.

Other Mac related information can be found here, such as docs to assist in converting from OS9 to OSX, DOM Handouts, and various pdfs from presenters can be found here as well.

AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based.

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows activation of hidden features in the OS and some of the applications delivered with the system.

Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from Mac OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. It requires at least Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and also works on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X. It is a digital toolset with a variety of practical features that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions and helps Mac users around the world to get the most out of their computers.

DesignPro for Mac gives you the most flexibility while designing and print-ing Avery labels, business cards, dividers, t-shirt transfers, greeting cards and more. The program allows users to effortlessly merge data from Address Book and Mail and quickly import personal photos from iPhoto.

Graphic Converter allows you to open and save almost any picture file format. Edit and organize your pictures. Start a slide show. Automate your processing.

OpenOffice is open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It can be down-loaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Mac OS X. Record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together and change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Carbon Copy Cloner is the key to a successful backup plan. When you have a catastrophe, the data is gone. The answer is consistent and regular backups, placed on a schedule and handled automatically by your computer and clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block to create an exact replica of your hard drive.

MacJanitor is designed to be used on a periodic basis by Mac OS X users who don't leave their computer on (and awake) 24 hours a day. Mac OS X has many system maintenance tasks that are scheduled to run between 3 am and 5 am. MacJanitor provides a way to run these system tasks at the click of a button.

Flip4Mac allow you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac. Flip4Mac WMV plug-ins can be used with most QuickTime based applications, including QuickTime Player, Final Cut Pro and more.

Growl is a notification system for Mac OS X. It allows applications to send you notifications. Notifications are a way for your applications to provide you with new information, without you having to switch from the application you're already in.

SuperDuper produces fully bootable backups of the newest version of OS X. You can keep this on its own volume, or you can even store and Smart Update it alongside Time Machine backups. It also copies your Time Machine backups to other disks, so you can back them up or upgrade to a larger disk without losing your history!

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