Cool Mac Utility
That said: my home directory is now encrypted which should make any further hardware maintenance a doddle (no more erase/flood before mailing) and I’ve blown-away the old UFS partition which although useful was tying up a few too many Gb. Alas the rebuild doesn’t seem to have fixed the lack-of-sleep-on-lid-closure problem. One more for Applecare.
Reminds me that I’ve been meaning to mention Sleepwatcher, a tiny GPL daemon that allows you to script actions on sleep and wakeup.
For example, I have this in a ~/.sleep file:
That invokes the fast user switching login screen, so when my mac goes to sleep (I close the case), I need to login, but when I walk away, I don’t have to. Fits my security model pretty well.
PS2: Note the passwords stored in swap issue Matt Johnston discovered in June, and I complained about in August, and as far as I know, remains unfixed. (And sorry to Matt for misspelling his name in my complaint.)