Software KVM

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware.

The software is intended for users with multiple computers on their desk. The software is free and open source and supports the most flavours of Linux and Windows.

We have done posts pointing to software that allows screen sharing before but I don’t think I’ve ever heard about software that enables me to do a screen share between computers running different OSs.

If this works as advertised it is even better for people who have access to both Windows and Linux machines. (link via]

Lookup PHP Function

Look Up PHP Function from Ranchero Software is an extension to BBEdit that provides a PHP reference.

To use the extension, simply right click on a PHP function and choose Look Up PHP from the Scripts menu. Your browser will be opened and the query will be sent to the PHP Documentation site.

This is the sort of useful tip that I aim to provide Digital Media Minute, and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to share programming tips that could save your peers some time in their jobs. I would be happy to credit you and provide a link back to your website,  just click on the “write for us” tab on the navigation bar above.