A Williams

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (17 of 18)
Location: Neutral Bay, NSW Australia
Birthday: April 28
In My Own Words:
A lover of literature, science fiction, and computers. A writer of short stories and computer software. Citizen of Sydney, Australia. I have a passion for William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, W.B. Yeats and any number of science fiction authors (oh, and the Macintosh). I'm currently lusting after the photo reduced complete Oxford English Dictionary. For more visit me at http://www.honestpuck.com


Top Reviewer Ranking: 446,589 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 18
Maximum Mac OS X Security by John Ray
Security has long been a concern for Unix administrators who find themselves connected to the sometimes dark and dirty world of the Internet. With the advent of personal operating systems with file sharing, remote login and built-in web servers, and the spread of broadband networks with their always-on connectivity, it should now be a concern for everyone.
It really didn't concern me until one day when I was checking the logs on my Mac OS X box while developing a web app and discovered dozens of entries from all over the globe probing my box to see if it was an insecure IIS server. I then decided I needed to pay attention to security alerts and the help of a book like Macintosh OS X… Read more
iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
4.0 out of 5 stars Help is missing no more, April 5 2004
As digital video cameras spawn in the hands of you, me, parents and tourists like cockroaches in my kitchen we find ourselves needing the kind of technical and aesthetic help not really seen since the advent of 'desktop publishing'. Once again a 'Missing Manual' has come to my help. 'iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual' is an excellent book.
I previously reviewed iPhoto2: The Missing Manual and said "The target audience for this book would probably be a little less technical than myself, however when I find myself in a field I don't understand well I don't mind a little stuff for the absolute newbie" -- and once again this is true. iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual finds me… Read more
Apache Cookbook by Ken Coar
Apache Cookbook by Ken Coar
While Apache is possibly the most popular and ubiquitous open source project it is certainly not the most simple. One module alone, mod_rewrite, causes me almost more problems and regex wrestling matches than all other products combined. The 'httpd.conf' file is a long and critical one. In these circumstances the Apache Cookbook from O'Reilly might be a godsend. It is certainly a well-written, well-researched volume. Ken Coar has spent many years working on Apache and Rich Bowen has long laboured on the Apache documentation. They both know their stuff -- and if this is an example, both know how to write.
The book has twelve chapters, covering everything from installation and adding… Read more