Volume 3 Issue 8 August 2005 macCompanion  
Table of Contents 
  
Masthead ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Letter From the CEO ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Mac Numbers? by Robert Pritchett ................................................................................................................................. 5
Musings From Mars by Leland Scott ................................................................................................................................ 11
Anyone Can Develop A Dashboard Widget (And They Probably Will).................................................................... 11
The Mac Night Owl by Gene Steinberg ............................................................................................................................ 17
The Mac Hardware Report: 400,000 Windows Users Can t Be Wrong ..................................................................... 17
Views from the Ivory Tower by Ted Bade ....................................................................................................................... 19
Rants, Raves and Revelations by Harry {doc} Babad ..................................................................................................... 23
Books................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Data Crunching: Solve Everyday Problems Using Java, Python and More reviewed by Robert Pritchett .............. 24
Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom: Developer's Guide to Syndicating News and Blogs reviewed by Robert 
Pritchett ........................................................................................................................................................................... 26
DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM reviewed by Robert Pritchett ........................... 28
Ending Spam: Bayesian Content Filtering and the Art of Statistical Language Classification reviewed by Robert 
Pritchett ........................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Firefox Secrets reviewed by Robert Pritchett ............................................................................................................... 31
Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations reviewed by Robert Pritchett...................... 32
Learning Unix for Mac OS X Tiger reviewed by Robert Pritchett ............................................................................. 34
Logo Design for Small Business: Creation, Marketing, Sales reviewed by Robert Pritchett ................................... 36
Logo Design 2 for Small Business: A Designer's Reference Guide To Practical Logo Design reviewed by Robert 
Pritchett ........................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Mac Annoyances: How to Fix the Most ANNOYING Things About Your Mac...................................................... 40
reviewed by Harry {doc} Babad, edited by Julie M. Willingham .............................................................................. 40
The Mac Xcode 2 Book reviewed by Robert Pritchett ................................................................................................ 46
MySQL In A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference reviewed by Robert Pritchett.................................................. 47
Podcasting: The Do It Yourself Guide reviewed by Robert Pritchett ........................................................................ 48
Switching to VoIP: A Solutions Manual for Network Professionals reviewed by Robert Pritchett......................... 50
Talk Is Cheap: Switching to Internet Telephones reviewed by Robert Pritchett ....................................................... 52
The Mac OS X Tiger Book reviewed by Robert Pritchett........................................................................................... 53
Mac OS X Tiger Unleashed   Knowledge > Solutions > Mastery reviewed by Robert Pritchett............................. 55
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts reviewed by Robert Pritchett ............................................................................................ 57
The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment For The Web reviewed by Robert Pritchett................................... 59
Games .................................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Commandos Battle Pack reviewed by Derek Meier......................................................................................................... 61
Laser Dolphin 1.2.1 reviewed by Derek Meier ............................................................................................................ 64
Power Game Factory 1.0.4 reviewed by Derek Meier ................................................................................................. 67
Star Wars: BATTLEFRONT reviewed by Derek Meier ............................................................................................. 70
Hardware ............................................................................................................................................................................. 74
Geek Tags = Chic Geek Jewelry reviewed by Mike Swope........................................................................................ 74
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