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Post by Info-Mac » August 20th, 2001, 9:30 am

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 20 Aug 01 Volume 18 : Issue 110

Today's Topics:

(A) Solution for no volume control on sound input
[*] /info-mac/art/zine/ATPM-708-print.pdf.sit.hqx
[*] AETrackerv3.sea.bin
[*] Angle Fireworks program sent to ftp site
[*] bob'sbricksME.hqx
[*] Computer Cuisine Deluxe 3.0
[*] CuliDataBase 5.8
[*] DatedFolder.script 2.0
[*] fawn2-12-hc.hqx
[*] FileBuddy 6.1.2J - Japanese Version
[*] GLMStat 5.6.1;Generalized linear models
[*] Keep-It-Up Classic 2.4.5
[*] Keep-It-Up-X 3.0
[*] Massinova.dock 1.2.7
[*] PB Download Client v1.1 (Download-Only Hotline Client)
[*] Pitbull Pro 2.1 Carbon
[*] Pitbull Pro 2.1 PPC
[*] PixelToy 2.5 Visual Display/Animation Generator
[*] RPGMapMaker 1.0.0
[*] Smitholution Font 0.96b
[*] Tanker Rescue Squad
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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 08:01:31 -0700
From: Paul Brians
To: [email protected]
Subject: (A) Solution for no volume control on sound input

I wrote here earlier about being frustrated that my Cube and G4 tower
have no line-level audio input and explaining that the iMic fed
through too high level a signal from the output of my amp. iMic
created a control panel which was supposed to reset the input level
of the iMic, but it didn't work for me, and evidently for others.

A Radio Shack salesman showed me a little control designed for use
with Walkmans, etc.: "Volume Control For Lightweight Stereo
'Phones'." It's a very simple, tiny volume attenuator, and cost just
$5. The impedance isn't ideal so the range of control is not as
smooth as it could be, but it's enabled me use the line-level outputs
of my amp without overloading the Cube. It's RadioShack Cat.#:
42-2459.

You can see it at


It works fine.

--
Paul Brians, Department of English
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020
[email protected]
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: "A. Lee Bennett, Jr."
To:
Subject: [*] /info-mac/art/zine/ATPM-708-print.pdf.sit.hqx

This is the print-optimized PDF edition of the August 2001 issue of ATPM.
About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM) is a free monthly e-zine about the
*personal* computing experience. If you prefer a screen-optimized PDF or an
offline Webzine format, visit to download
current and past issues in your preferred format.

The contents of ATPM 7.08 are as follows:

Columns
Report: Macworld Expo New York
Apple Cider: Random Squeezings from a Mac User
My Apple Wedge: ...Hoelle des Nordens von Roubaix, Tour de France...
The Legacy Corner
About This Particular Web Site
Segments: Slices from the Macintosh Life
Reviews
Podium CoolPad
Music Press 9.0
NetBarrier 2.0.3
Kyocera Smartphone (QCP 6035)
PowerBook G4 Titanium
Extras
Cartoon: Hambone
Desktop Pictures: Carolina Lighthouses

[Archived as /info-mac/art/zine/atpm-708-print.hqx; 1373 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: SpiritWorks Software Development
To:
Subject: [*] AETrackerv3.sea.bin

Hi,

I've just released version 3 of Activity & Expense Tracker. In addition to
some new features and greatly improved reporting and printing capabilities,
this version exports files that are more easily imported into Excel or other
spreadsheets. Here are the details:

Activity & Expense Tracker v3 is an electronic timesheet and Time Management
Tool that helps you to keep track of all your projects and their related
tasks and expenses. You can generate invoices and reports which can be
printed or exported to your word processor or spreadsheet program. Users can
set preferences for time format, currency symbol, colors and more. Activity
& Expense Tracker v3 runs on and shares data between most computers
including, Windows 95/98/2000/NT, Macintosh and many UNIX operating systems.
Free 10 day trial. For screens shots and more information go to
http://productivity-software.com/aetracker/index.html.

Download links:
http://productivity-software.com/aetdl/AETrackerv3.sit
http://productivity-software.com/aetdl/ ... v3.sea.bin

This file should probably be placed in the _Data_Management section.

Regards,

Garth Catterall-Heart
SpiritWorks Software Development
http://productivity-software.com
PO Box 216
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
707-485-5444

[Archived as /info-mac/app/bus/ae-tracker-3.hqx; 2070 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: "Gary Smith"
To:
Subject: [*] Angle Fireworks program sent to ftp site

Program Name: Angle Fireworks

Category: Education / Math

Description: Math education program for students in grades 4 through 8.
Students measure an on-screen angle to launch a fireworks rocket towards its
intended destination.

Gary Smith
http://www.polymathlove.com
[email protected].

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/angle-fireworks.hqx; 129 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Greg Gillis
To:
Subject: [*] bob'sbricksME.hqx

Game Description:

Bob is a sad little ex-construction worker who had the great misfortune of
being beaned on the head one day by a falling brick. The resulting loss of
his memory disturbed our hero greatly, and thus he set out on a quest to
position himself under as many falling bricks as possible, in the hopes that
this might bring him back to his senses...

You must help Bob regain his memory by moving him underneath a barrage of
falling bricks. Why are there bricks falling from the sky, you ask? This is
indeed an unusual coincidence, given Bob's recent traumatic incident, but it
is one which he has chosen to accept as a bit of luck (for a change). Is
that all there is to it? Complete all five levels of Bob's Bricks Millennium
Edition to find out!!

Bob's Bricks Millennium Edition is freeware, by the way, so put away your
wallet!

Game Requirements:

Mac OS 9 or later with CarbonLib or Mac OSX

[Archived as /info-mac/game/arc/bobs-bricks.hqx; 3564 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Mike McGee
To:
Subject: [*] Computer Cuisine Deluxe 3.0


Computer Cuisine Deluxe is the complete stand-alone recipe database solution.

Computer Cuisine Deluxe is by far the most efficient and simple way to manage your home recipe database. It's features include a well designed layout that makes adding, viewing, sorting, finding and printing a snap. In addition to the simple, yet highly graphical layout, Computer Cuisine Deluxe allows you to add an infinite number of your own recipes to the existing database. Computer Cuisine Deluxe no longer requires any other application to run. Simply launch Computer Cuisine Deluxe, and enjoy.

New Features in Version 3.0:

* New Photo Menu added for easily adding digital photos of your dishes to your personalized recipe database!

* Expanded menus for including even more information and less scrolling!

* Deluxe photo print option for printing your digital food photos directly from Computer Cuisine!

* Expanded help menus for even easier navigation!

* Enhanced dictionary files for even better spell checking!

Computer Cuisine Deluxe:

* Completely stand-alone, no longer requires any other application to run!

* Over 1,000 recipes already entered for your convenience!

* Added commands which take advantage of email & web features!

* Enhanced graphical layout with simple to use menus and icons!

* Expanded conversion menu for easy calculations to and from U.S. Standard and Metric!

* List your recipes by item, category, type, or servings! You can choose!

* A print menu which gives users the option of printing in color or b&w, and in a small or large format! (The small format folds to fit perfectly onto a 3x5" recipe card).

* Expanded sorting functions! The ability to sort huge recipe lists with one simple click!

* Fully compatible for both Macintosh and Windows users!

MENUS:

Buttons are located at the top of the layout for added convenience. For example, just one of the buttons can sort all of your recipes with the click of your mouse! In the main menu, Computer Cuisine Deluxe will alphabetically sort all of your recipes and give you a listing of your recipes from A-Z. This works much like the index in any cookbook you own, however, this index is updated every time you add or remove a recipe! Yet, that is just one of many functions Computer Cuisine Deluxe has to offer!

And with the extensive search capabilities already built into the program, you will now be able to search through all of the entered recipes with the touch of a button! You don't even have to know the exact name of the recipe, or ingredient.

PRINTING:

Computer Cuisine Deluxe also makes printing your recipes a snap. The Print Menu icon placed at the top of the layout, allows you to choose the size and color of your recipes in one stroke. Computer Cuisine Deluxe has five printing options to choose from. The standard, or large size recipe will use the full paper size of (8 1/2 "x 11") for printing, to ensure an adequate amount of printing space. The small recipe size will print recipes that once trimmed and folded lengthwise, can fit perfectly on a (3"x5") index card! Last, is the Deluxe Print option. This will print a recipe with a similar look and feel much like the on-screen version.

PRICE: (Shareware) $15 Mail-in Registration; $20 online registration via secure server.
********** ABSTRACT CROPPED **********

[Archived as /info-mac/data/computer-cusine-deluxe-3.hqx; 8939 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Ton Brand
To:
Subject: [*] CuliDataBase 5.8

CuliDataBase 5.8 (PPC)

What it is: Recipe management tool for food lovers
Author: Ton Brand
Company: Ton's Software
License: Shareware US$8
Computer: Mac with PowerPC processor
MacOS: 7.5.3 or later
Abstract:
CuliDataBase is an application for managing culinary recipes. There are PPC
and 68K versions; with this you have the PPC version.
A simple click with the mouse lets you put ingredients on a shopping list.
Recipes can be scaled up or down according to number of servings, while the
singular or plural form of the ingredients' names is taken care of as well,
so '1 bay leaf ' will become '2 bay leaves' or vice versa. This works in
English, French and Dutch.
To illustrate your recipes, you can import pictures of dishes.
Finally, you've got a list with culinary terms that you can extend yourself,
and an Internet menu that you can modify to go to your favorite sites.
An unregistered copy of CuliDataBase is fully functional, apart from the
export and print functions.
In version 5.8 it's easier to compose a new recipe within the program.

[Archived as /info-mac/data/culi-database-58.hqx; 1311 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: "Matthew W. Schmeer"
To:
Subject: [*] DatedFolder.script 2.0

The DatedFolder.script package contains both a run-only AppleScript Applet
and a compiled script that do the same thing: create a new folder in a
user-defineable location and then set the name of the new folder to the
current day's date.

Requires Jon's Commands 2.2.1.

Regards,

Matthew W. Schmeer


[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/dated-folder-20.hqx; 25 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Greg Gillis
To:
Subject: [*] fawn2-12-hc.hqx

Game Description:

The thrilling sequel to the original "Fawn" HyperCard adventure game,"Fawn
2" features an epic storyline, dramatic animated battles (in full colour, no
less...), and cool sound effects. Prepare for an exciting adventure as you
attempt to unravel the mystery of what happened to the protagonists from the
first game (don't worry... no experience with the first game is required to
play "Fawn 2").

With over 200 cards full of adventure, you'll wet your pants when you
realise that "Fawn 2" is freeware...

Game Requirements:

HyperCard or HyperCard Player version 2.3 or greater

[Archived as /info-mac/game/adv/fawn-2.hqx; 2129 K]

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Date: 15 Aug 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] FileBuddy 6.1.2J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the FileBuddy package.

*The latest Japanese release of the carbon version of File Buddy (File Buddy 7)
can be downloaded from .

File Buddy is quite simply the most powerful and popular high-level file
utility available for your Macintosh.

File Buddy 6 requires a PowerPC-based Macintosh with System 7.6 or
later. File Buddy 5 is available for 68K Macintoshes.

*View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info
window.
*Create droplet applications that automatically apply changes to items
dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
*Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria.
Enhance file searches with plug-ins that extend file search capabilities.
Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items. Make File
Buddy your default file finding application using the File Buddy CP
control panel.
*Modify the names of multiple files at once. For example, remove ".txt"
from the names of a group of files.
*Much, much more...

Changes & Fixes in this version:

*Fixed some display problems in the Find window.

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/file-buddy-612-jp.hqx; 1321 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Ken Beath
To:
Subject: [*] GLMStat 5.6.1;Generalized linear models

GLMStat is a Macintosh-based statistical program for analysing generalised linear models. It provides a macintosh interface and includes many of the features of other programs. Features of GLMStat are

- spreadsheet style data entry
- factors may be represented as either integers or strings (categories)
- Normal, Poisson, Binomial and Gamma models with appropriate links and specification of convergence and aliasing parameters
- Scatter and Residual plots
- Matrix scatterplots
- Box and Whisker plots
- Frequency distribution histograms
- Descriptive statistics.
- Output of deviance, parameter estimates, residuals and parameter correlations
- Saving of data files complete with all model specifications.
- printing of data, graph and results.
- Missing values
- Online Help (under the apple menu) and a brief User Manual.
- Transcript window to display output of previous commands
- almost fully Applescriptable and recordable with access to some data structures
- includes example data files for most examples in two of the texts.
- Individual licences available for $US25. 10 User Site Licences $US100. Site licences $US200. World site licence $US500. Payment in $US through Kagi Shareware.
- Registration includes free upgrades to version 6.x

Unregistered copies are fully functional except that Save and Save As are disabled and there is a usage period of 12 weeks.

Version 5.6.0
- added Comment command and applescript to allow including comments in transcript
- modified percentiles function to produce results equal to the program R and S-Plus (the algorithm I was using while sensible didn't seem to be used by anyone else) - changes Desciptive statistics output and Box Plots
- added New Style (as used in S-Plus) to possible boxplot styles
- to access help now need Internet Config extension (available on some versions of 8.1 and later, if not can be obtained from ftp://ftp.stairways.com/other/internetconfig-202.sit)

Version 5.6.1
- remove some debugging displays

This is a free upgrade to all GLMStat registrations.

Current versions of GLMStat are always available at
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kjbeath/glmstat.html

There is also a beta MacOS X version at the above web site.

Ken Beath
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/glm-stat-561.hqx; 1058 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Karl Pottie
To:
Subject: [*] Keep-It-Up Classic 2.4.5

Keep-It-Up Classic 2.4.5 (for MacOS 8 &9)

Keep-It-Up (KIU) is designed to keep your Macintosh server up and running.
KIU relaunches applications that crash, it can restart the Mac on a
regular basis and it can monitor free memory and disk space. It also
allows you to remotely manage and monitor your Mac (server) using a
webbrowser.

The primary function of KIU is to automatically relaunch applications if
for some reason they stop running (crashes, accidental quits,...).
KIU can also restart your Mac on a regular basis, which may improve the
"health" of the applications.

For remote management purposes, KIU has a tiny "embedded" webserver
(running on a port of your choice) that allows you to remotely
perform many functions such as: restarting the mac;
view, kill or restart running applications; launch applications;
run Applescripts; view logfiles generated by applications ...

KIU can send e-mail messages to you, actively alerting you of certain
events such as : free memory or free disk space falls below a certain
preset level; an application gets relaunched; KIU restarts the Mac ...

Keep-It-Up Classic (formerly known as "Keep It Up") is compatible
with MacOS 7, 8 and 9. Version 2.4.5 is a bugfix release.

KIU is $22 shareware (payment using Kagi).

Karl Pottie
E-mail: or
The KIU web pages: http://www.vl-brabant.be/mac/

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/keep-it-up-245.hqx; 240 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: Karl Pottie
To:
Subject: [*] Keep-It-Up-X 3.0

Keep-It-Up-X version 3.0 (for MacOS X)

Keep-It-Up (KIU) is designed to keep your Macintosh server up and running.
KIU relaunches applications that crash, it can restart the Mac on a
regular basis and it can monitor free disk space. It also
allows you to remotely manage and monitor your Mac (server) using a
webbrowser.

The primary function of KIU is to automatically relaunch applications if
for some reason they stop running (crashes, accidental quits,...).
KIU can also restart your Mac on a regular basis to reduce memory
fragmentation.

For remote management purposes, KIU has a tiny "embedded" webserver
(running on a port of your choice) that allows you to remotely
perform many functions such as: restarting the mac;
view, kill or restart running applications; launch applications;
run Applescripts; view logfiles generated by applications ...

KIU can send e-mail messages to you, actively alerting you of certain
events such as : free disk space falls below a certain
preset level; an application gets relaunched; KIU restarts the Mac ...

Keep-It-Up-X is designed for exclusive use with Mac OS X. It is a
true Mac OS X application which ensures more effective and
reliable operations and also offers some great new features that were
previously impossible to implement. For full details, consult the KIU
webpages or docs included with the software.

KIU is $22 shareware (payment using Kagi).

Karl Pottie
E-mail: or

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/keep-it-up-30-x.hqx; 463 K]

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Date: 20 Aug 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Massinova.dock 1.2.7


The Massinova Dock Extra is an extension of The Massinova Project
allowing listeners running Mac OS X to interface directlywith the
broadcast database. It sits in the Mac OS X dock providing useful
information such as the current song playing and recently requested
songs. Additionally, it allows a listener to place requests for songs in
the request list, and directly connect to the broadcast. Languages
included: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano and Japanese,
Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Danish,
Finnish, Korean.

Requirements
*Mac OS X (Works in OS X 10.0.4)
*A broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable, T1+)

Version 1.2.7 (Saturday August 18, 2001)

*Now in 6 more languages (12 total)!
*When you select "Refresh Menu" the auto-update timer is reset to
prevent needless updates that could happen within seconds of each other.
*Updated artist web links to work with the newly redesigned Massinova
Music section.
*Updated the DJ Day icons to fit the Massinova style in all the
supported languages.
*Cleaned up minor errors in the French, Spanish and German
translations.
*Major bug fix. Finally solved the issue of crashing the user interface
server --removed my workaround code.
*More code cleanup and optimization. Readying the code for Mac OS X
10.1.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/massinova-dock-127.hqx; 479 K]

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Date: 19 Aug 2001
From: support
To:
Subject: [*] PB Download Client v1.1 (Download-Only Hotline Client)


PB is distributed as $7,- (US) shareware. PB is a simple but powerful
download-only client used to retrieve files from Hotline servers. PB can
automatically recover from virtually any connection problem that can
occur during a file download without any user interference. And thanks to
its enhanced partial file support, you can resume any partial download
you started without having to remember from what server you were
downloading it, or what login name or password you were using. Like the
proverbial "Pitbull", once it puts its "teeth" into a file, it will not
stop until the download is complete or until you call it off. There are
three ways you can start download a file with PB:

1. You can use PB's built-in download dialog to logon to a Hotline
server, browse its files, and select the file that you want to download.

2. PB can also handle special web links that enable you to download a
file directly from a webpage, much like conventional file downloads. An
example of a website that is currently offering PB web links in their
Hotline file search engine is www.hlsearch.com.

3. And last but not least, HotFind (a personal Hotline file search
application available at http://www.tracker-tracker.com/hotfind) now has
embedded Pitbull support, allowing PB to also automatically download the
results of a search from HotFind.

Changes in version 1.1
- Modified the interface to make the selection of files easier.
- Added random name and icon selection to make it less likely PB is
kicked repeatedly simply because of its nick name.
- Made the pinging-when-queued mechanism smarter so PB will gray out
after 10 minutes in the queue, just like a normal client.
- Moved the preferences file to the preferences folder (where it should
be! Sorry about that).
- Location of the partial download folder, download folder and bookmark
folder can now be set in the preferences.
- Removed the need for a seperate user icon file.
- Added a "local file" (which shows you the file name of the partial
file) and a "complete" (which shows you the number of bytes already
downloaded) column to the partial downloads window.
- Fixed a problem with long file names (>32 characters).
- Fixed some other minor bugs.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/pb-download-client-11-ppc.hqx; 1548 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: support
To:
Subject: [*] Pitbull Pro 2.1 Carbon


Pitbull Pro is a complete, powerful client for the Hotline protocol.
Pitbull Pro combines the functionality of the regular Hotline Client with
advanced administration features and the power of Pitbull, allowing it to
automatically recover from virtually any connection problem that can
occur without user interference.

Like the proverbial "pitbull", once Pitbull Pro puts its "teeth" into the
connection, it will not stop until the job at hand is done or until you
call it off.

New in 2.1

Ñ Added "Folder downloads".
Ñ Added separate upload and download queue to allow simultaneous up- and
downloading.
Ñ Added option to limit upload speed.
Ñ Added a picture (PICT, JPEG, and GIFf) viewer and a text viewer.
Ñ Added URL support. Control clicking an url in text (news, chat etc)
opens the URL in your web browser.
Ñ Added option to log all private messages to file (server specific
setting)
Ñ Added option for server administrators to move files and folders and
create aliases.
Ñ Added the option to customize the time Pitbull Pro waits before it
reconnects after a lost connection.
Ñ Added RC5 based private chat encryption.
Ñ Added support for "random nick names" and "random icons".
Ñ Added option in the preferences to hide the type column in the files
list.
Ñ Added new option in the preferences to force Pitbull Pro to keep chat,
news, message and files panes the same size.
Ñ Added custom font type and font size for the chat, files and news
fields.
Ñ Added option to the partial transfers window to edit server address
and/or account information for a single partially transfered file, or for
all partially transferred files for a single server at the same time.

...and much more!

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/pitbull-pro-21-cbn.hqx; 3353 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: support
To:
Subject: [*] Pitbull Pro 2.1 PPC


Pitbull Pro is a complete, powerful client for the Hotline protocol.
Pitbull Pro combines the functionality of the regular Hotline Client with
advanced administration features and the power of Pitbull, allowing it to
automatically recover from virtually any connection problem that can
occur without user interference.

Like the proverbial "pitbull", once Pitbull Pro puts its "teeth" into the
connection, it will not stop until the job at hand is done or until you
call it off.

New in 2.1

Ñ Added "Folder downloads".
Ñ Added separate upload and download queue to allow simultaneous up- and
downloading.
Ñ Added option to limit upload speed.
Ñ Added a picture (PICT, JPEG, and GIFf) viewer and a text viewer.
Ñ Added URL support. Control clicking an url in text (news, chat etc)
opens the URL in your web browser.
Ñ Added option to log all private messages to file (server specific
setting)
Ñ Added option for server administrators to move files and folders and
create aliases.
Ñ Added the option to customize the time Pitbull Pro waits before it
reconnects after a lost connection.
Ñ Added RC5 based private chat encryption.
Ñ Added support for "random nick names" and "random icons".
Ñ Added option in the preferences to hide the type column in the files
list.
Ñ Added new option in the preferences to force Pitbull Pro to keep chat,
news, message and files panes the same size.
Ñ Added custom font type and font size for the chat, files and news
fields.
Ñ Added option to the partial transfers window to edit server address
and/or account information for a single partially transfered file, or for
all partially transferred files for a single server at the same time.

...and much more!

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/pitbull-pro-21-ppc.hqx; 3139 K]

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Date: 16 Aug 2001
From: Leon McNeill
To:
Subject: [*] PixelToy 2.5 Visual Display/Animation Generator


PixelToy is one of those rare programs that defies easy
categorization. Use it to create beautiful still images to composite
in an image editor, generate QuickTime movies of animated special
effects for use with video editing software, or just chill out and
watch the beautiful patterns react to audio.

Dance clubs and cafes around the world dazzle audiences with
PixelToy's live visual effects. What's more, visual artists have
added PixelToy to their arsenal of video effects generation software,
using QuickTime movies from PixelToy in non-linear video editors such
as Adobe Premiere or After Effects.

PixelToy 2.5 is Mac OS X native, courtesy of Apple's Carbon
technology! This version also adds a wide variety of features and
improvements, including a new Sound Visuals action and editor,
sound-reactive palette animation, vertical and horizontal image
mirroring control, improved resolution switching, improved AutoPilot
control, improved sound input handling, and more.

PixelToy 2.5 requires a PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.6 or newer,
QuickTime 3.0 or newer and CarbonLib 1.2 or newer. PixelToy is
shareware (US $15).

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/pixel-toy-25.hqx; 1557 K]

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Date: 18 Aug 2001
From:
To:
Subject: [*] RPGMapMaker 1.0.0


RPGMapMaker (previously HexMapMaker) is a tool for drawing maps with
polygonal grids.
This kind of maps are used in Role Playing Games, but of course you can
design them for
any other purposes.d

In addition of having most of the capabilities of a real painting
program (such as lines,
rectangles, ovals and round rectangles, drawing and filling with color
and pattern, text,
rubber, pipettes tools, etc.), RPGMapMaker has also unique features
that greatly simplifies
the building of this kind of map, such as:

* Seven layers map. One layer for the grid, three pre allocated layers
(one for color and
drawing, one for terrain tiles and one for text and lines) and three
extra layers (also
one for drawing, one for terrain tiles and one for text and lines)
that can be allocated
on demand. This allows you for example to change a polygon color
without loosing the terrain
that lies on top of it, to build a map for the DM eyes only and a map
for its players, etc.

* Layers manager. With it, you can allocate and free the three extra
layers, choose which layer
is visible and which layer is not, and select which layer is the
active one (an active layer
is a layer where drawing occurs).

* Various kind of grids. You can create a grid map made of hexes (well
suited for world, region
or village maps), or with squares (well suited for dungeon maps) or
with lozenges (well suited
for pseudo-3D castle and dungeon maps).

* Various dimension units. You can specify the map dimensions in either
cm or m or km.
Alternatively, you may prefer to use the ft, ya or mi dimension units.

* Grid polygon color filling in just two clicks (four if using
patterns). One for selecting the
color and one for selecting the filling area.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/adv/rpg-map-maker-10.hqx; 2475 K]

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Date: 17 Aug 2001
From: asr
To:
Subject: [*] Smitholution Font 0.96b


This is an update of the smithz bitmap-font-family. Main Feature:
Optimized Pixels!

Styles: Classic, Classic Plus, Capitals, Bold, Bold Caps, Fixedwidth,
Ultra Cond, Ultra Cond Caps, Menu Cond, Menu Black, Menu Caps, Menu
Lite, Mini, Mini Ultra, Quad 5, Quad7, Quad 9... (17 pcs)

These fonts are small, but 100% readable. They save screen-space if used
for anything. You get more information in one row than before. On the
other hand they look crisp, because of the optimized spacings.

Recommended for: Screen-Design, GUI-Design, for Finder-Use and any other
area which demands maximum result from an amount of screen-space.

NOTICE: THIS IS A "BITMAP-ONLY"-FONT. USE IT IN NATIVE SIZE !

System Requirements: Mac with Finder.

[Archived as /info-mac/font/smitholution-font-096b.hqx; 53 K]

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Date: 18 Aug 2001
From: "Gary Smith"
To:
Subject: [*] Tanker Rescue Squad


Math education program for students in grades 4 through 8.
Students use a printed map, centimeter ruler, and protractor to plot the
course of an on-screen rescue ship. This is a good introduction to scale;
heading and angles; and metric measurement. Students must guide their rescue
ship around a small group of geometric islands to reach the foundering oil
tanker in time.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/tanker-rescue-squad.hqx; 146 K]

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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 17:26:29 -0400
From: Ziyalan
To: [email protected]
Subject: Continuous printing from the desktop

I use Mac OS 9.1 on a PowerBook and an Epson Sylus printer.
I often deal with multiple small wordprocessing files which make one
project. If I have to print the project, I have to print all those
files.
What I need is a way/a utility to print these files in a single step
like dropping all of them on some icon ***and*** without having to
deal with any dialog box between files.
Most of the utilities I have tried so far require dealing with the
printing dialog box between each file.
I'll appreciate any response! Thanks!
--
Mustafa Ziyalan

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 20:53:03 -0700
From: "Stacey Fancher"
To:
Subject: unexpected end of the file encountered

I get this error message "unexpected end of the file encountered -39" when I
open Quark. Do you know what it means?
I am having trouble with Quark printing the proper colors - the same colors
print out fine from Pagemaker so I don't think it's a calibration problem.
Is the error -39 related to printing problems??

thanks for any help.
stacey

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