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Apr 05

2009-sxsw-disc-labels001SXSW is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 1,400 performers playing dozens of venues around Austin, Texas over four days, in March each year.

The 2009 SXSW festival was held March 13-22 and the music samplers have been released, with a record breaking 1267 songs made available as DRM-Free MP3s, ready to load into iTunes and then onto your iPod or iPhone. Continue reading »

Apr 01

HobbyMac Disc Label

HobbyMac Disc Label

April’s Disc of the Month is HobbyMac Volume Two.

Hobby – DEF: An activity or interegular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.
HobbyMac – DEF: A collection of software that allows you to use your Mac to help pursue other hobbies.
HobbyMac Volume contains over 40 different applications to help pursue over a dozen different hobbies using your Macintosh.

Hobbies include: Astrology; Astronomy; Crafts; Diary; Gardening; Home Automation; Languages; Model Trains; Music; Pets & Animals; Weather and many others Continue reading »

Mar 01

Personal Organiser Disc Label

Personal Organiser Disc Label

Personal Organiser
A collection of applications to get your information and life in order. Continue reading »

Feb 22
SXSW Showcasing Artists 2005-2008 Disc Labels

SXSW Showcasing Artists 2005-2008 Disc Labels

Up on the Niche site, in a folder currently called ‘2009xx-SXSW Showcasing Artists’ there are FOUR DVD Images, containing music files from the 2005 through to 2008 SXSW Festivals

SXSW is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 1,400 performers playing dozens of venues around Austin, Texas over four days, in March.  They also offers a free musical sampler each year, normally distributed through BitTorrent – the DVDs mentioned above are from the previous years Bittorrent files. Continue reading »

Jan 05

survey-questionsHi All,
I’ve finally had a chance to summarize the main points from the DotM survey… thank you to all of those who responded… particularly those groups that are not currently participating in the Disc of the Month project. Continue reading »

Jan 04

Cards, Boards & Dice Disc Labels

Cards, Boards & Dice Disc Labels

The February Disc of the Month is actually a TWO CD Set entitled ‘Cards, Boards & Dice’

Way back in May 2007, I produced Card Deck, the original Disc that started the entire Disc of the Month project and it has proven to be a reasonable and constant seller for them, so I expect that this vastly enhanced set of card games plus some good old fashioned board and dice games will be just as popular. Continue reading »

Dec 22
Kid's Time Disc Label

Kid's Time Disc Label

The January Disc of the Month, Kid’s Time, is now available for downloading from the Niche FTP site, along with all the support files.

I know the January print issue of Australian Macworld arrived very early this month, so many people have already seen the summary listing of Kid’s Time published in there and the interest generated already has been quite positive. The About Kid’s Time Flyer contains a more detailed description of each application, so hopefully that’ll generate even more interest for your members. Continue reading »

Dec 03
survey-questionsIt’s been almost a year now that the Disc of the Month project has been running and I’d love some feedback from **ALL** Australian Usergroups, even those that have not participated in the DotM project.

Please spend a few minutes to respond… and be brutally honest with your responses… especially, in areas you think the project can be improved for all MUGs Continue reading »

Dec 01

Artist's Palette Disc Label

Artist's Palette Disc Label

Artist’s Palette – A collection of tools for budding and professional Artist’s, Graphic Designers and Photographers. Continue reading »

Oct 21
Festive Fun Volume II Disc Label

Festive Fun Volume II Disc Label

There are now TWO Disc of the Month titles for release in November – Festive Fun II & Alternative Office.

Festive Fun Volume II

The first disc is the DVD I advised you was coming, and it is called Festive Fun Volume II

“Where is Festive Fun Volume 1?” I hear many of you ask… well it was released as a CD called AUSOM Festive Fun last November and that content has been merged into the Festive Fun II DVD, so there are now;

  • 3000+ pieces of Christmas Clip Art
  • 990+ pieces of Christmas Music and Videos
  • 880+ Christmas Card & Gift Tags
  • 600+ Christmas Activities
  • 300+ Christmas Fonts
  • 35+ Christmas Applications
  • 30+ Christmas Stories

All on a single DVD… which has an RRP of $15. Continue reading »

Sep 21
HobbyMac Volume One Disc Label

HobbyMac Volume One Disc Label

The October Disc of the Month is called HobbyMac and is now available for downloading from the Niche FTP site using the standard login details.

HobbyMac Volume One is a collection of software that allows you to use your Mac to help pursue other hobbies and includes more than 50 applications to assist you pursue over two dozen different hobbies. Continue reading »

Sep 01
Ultimate Collection of Open Source Software for Mac OS X v2.0 Disc Label

Ultimate Collection of Open Source Software for Mac OS X v2.0 Disc Label

The Ultimate Collection of Open Source Software for Mac OS X v2.0 CD has now been compiled and can be downloaded from . The standard User ID and password you use to access the Disc of the Moth files applies – if you need a reminder of what these are, let me know.

There are a couple of differences with the support files for the UCoOSS CD compared to a normal Disc of the Month title; Continue reading »

Jul 30
MacSecretary Disc Label

MacSecretary Disc Label

Hot on the heals of the August DotM, Audiophile, the SEPTEMBER Disc of the Month, MacSecretary, is now also available for downloading from as I was able to complete everything really really early for once 😉

If you want to put MacSecretary on sale now, feel free to do so… but remember the coverage of MacSecretary won’t appear until the September issue of Australian Macworld and next Disc isn’t planned to be out again until mid-September. Continue reading »

Jul 24
Audiophile Disc Label

Audiophile Disc Label

Just a short note to let you know that the August Disc of the Month title, Audiophile, has been released and is ready for a single representative from your MUG to download the Disc Image.

Remember your Newsletter Editors, Webmasters and Meeting Co-ordinators can download the Promo PDF and Movie separately as well if needed. And some Editors and Webmasters are also using the Disc Label as part of their articles or sites. Continue reading »

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