I often want to view font characters such as dingbats that do not map directly to the keyboard. The character viewer is obviously the utility to call upon but I keep forgetting how to display the characters (glyphs to be more accurate) for a particular font.
The solution is simply to select Glyph from the view pop=up menu in the tool bar. The Glyph Catalog will be displayed allowing the glyphs to be displayed for a particular font. The problematic font can be selected and the required glyph inserted.
Wanting to provide networked Time Machine backups for a number of macs I decide to try the Iomega StorCenter ix2-200d. This has a wide feature set and a low entry price. Of course, you can build your self a FreeNAS based system that will offer much of the same functionality but the automatic support for Time Machine is what did it for me.