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My Menubar Items

This is a something that occasionally makes the rounds again, I've not seen it for a while and I've added some new items since I last remember documenting it. Thus, @macarne asking what the app was that gives me stats prompted me to document my current menubar items.

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  1. SMCFanControl - Lets me adjust the minimum speed of my fans.
  2. Tweetie/mac
  3. iScrobbler - Scrobbles tunes iTunes plays
  4. LittleSnapper (Or more accurately the menubar icon is NanoSnapper, LittleSnapper is the full app.) Mainly used for screen grabs.
  5. SlimBatteryMonitor - Takes up less horizontal space than Apple's menu item.
  6. Expresscard menu item - Lets me power off my Expresscard/34 SSD
  7. MenuMeters - An old friend I've been using for as long as I can remember running OS X. Set to show (left to right)
    1. Ram - Used and Free totals.
    2. Network - Graph + values.
    3. CPU - Graph per core. Probably the most useful out of the three.
  8. Bluetooth
  9. Time Machine
  10. Modem - To dial on my Huawei E220 3G stick.
  11. Airport
  12. Sound
  13. Day/Time
  14. Fast User Switching - Not sure why I keep this in the menubar, only have one user and I lock my screen with a password protected screensaver.
  15. Viscosity - VPN software. Pretty useful.
  16. Spotlight! - Occasionally this vanishes when spotlight decides to be a dick and eat ram/cpu reindexing my disk every few hours. Touch wood it hasn't done it since 10.6.1.