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Info-Mac Digest V18 #114

Post by Info-Mac » September 5th, 2001, 5:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Wed, 05 Sep 01 Volume 18 : Issue 114

Today's Topics:

[*] Colibricks: new version 1.3.2
[*] DeadEnd 3D 1.0 for Macintosh
[*] Disk Charmer 3.1.5; disk erase/copy/verify utility
[*] DragThing 4.1
[*] DragThing D-4.1 (German)
[*] DragThing F-4.1 (French)
[*] DragThing J-4.1 (Japanese)
[*] DragThing T-4.1 (Italian)
[*] MacGPS 0.7.3
[*] MaxBulk Mailer for MacOS X 2.0
[*] SwitchBack Classic 3.4.1J - Japanese Version
[*] SwitchBack for OS X 3.4.1J - Japanese Version
[*] TidBITS#595/03-Sep-01
[*] URL Manager Pro 3.0b17J - Japanese Version
[A] Software to use CD-RW like a floppy?
[Q] MS Access on Macs
Beige G3 SVGA connection problem
Buying a G4 from Japan
ColorSync Profile for NEC MultiSync XE15
Epson Stylus 750?
help
iMac Lightning Strike!
iMac Lightning Strike!
LCII won't print on ethernet
Network

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Date: 4 Sep 2001
From: Michel Colman
To:
Subject: [*] Colibricks: new version 1.3.2

Colibricks version 1.3.2 now correctly handles wide screen
displays. The old version could switch to a stretched
resolution, which didn't look good. It will now add black
borders left and right instead.

Colibricks is an exciting brick game for the Macintosh. It is
native for MacOS X, but includes a version for MacOS 8/9 too.
The goal of the game is to destroy all bricks using one or more
balls. Unlike other brick games, it features accurate ball
behaviour, using very precise physical laws. Balls bounce off
corners correctly, and even bounce with each other. And instead
of boring horizontal grids, Colibricks features rotated bricks,
even making circles and spirals with them. Graphics are
antialiased with beautiful backgrounds.
Of course, it's also a lot of fun. With special kinds of bricks
that activate special effects or spawn prize balloons. Balls can
grow or shrink to any size.
The demo lets you play 6 levels of various difficulties. After
registering, you'll get access to all 50 levels.

System requirements:
PowerPC processor with at least 200 MHz (includes any iMac)
MacOS 8, 9 or X.
Quicktime

Colibricks may be included in CD-roms of the archives.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/arc/colibricks-132.hqx; 3153 K]

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Date: 4 Sep 2001
From: Wolfgang Thaller
To:
Subject: [*] DeadEnd 3D 1.0 for Macintosh

DeadEnd 3D is a three-dimensional puzzle game based on my previous shareware game "DeadEnd".
You have to find your path through a maze by pushing massive blocks of stone out of your way. However, one block pushed in the wrong direction will forever block your way to the exit.
DeadEnd 3D takes the DeadEnd experience to a whole new level with state-of-the-art OpenGL-based 3D graphics - but it is not just a two-dimensional game with nice three-dimensional pictures - the third dimension really plays a part in the game.
The two-dimensional levels from the orignal "DeadEnd" are also included.

System Requirements: MacOS 9 or MacOS X, hardware-accelerated OpenGL (Rage Pro or better graphics card). If your computer doesn't fullfill these requirements, download the old 2D game "DeadEnd" from my webpage instead.

DeadEnd 3D is shareware for EUR 15 (or USD 15), but it is fully functional and doesn't even contain annoying shareware messages.
This program may be redistributed in all kinds of shareware archives (both online and CDs).

Wolfgang Thaller
[email protected]
http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/imawww/thaller/wolfgang/

[Archived as /info-mac/game/dead-end-3d.hqx; 914 K]

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Date: 3 Sep 2001
From: Fabrizio Oddone
To:
Subject: [*] Disk Charmer 3.1.5; disk erase/copy/verify utility



You don't have to wait for Mac OS X to initialize disks in background...

Disk Charmer is a neat utility that lets you conveniently erase and
copy disks, and handle disk images in DiskCopy and DiskDup+ format.
If you have Mac OS 8.1, you can now use the Mac OS Extended format
(a.k.a. HFS Plus) and even set the minimum allocation block size.
Disk Charmer lets you create larger disks: you gain 9K on 800K disks,
19K on HD disks, 1.5MB on Zips, 2.1M on MO230 disks.

At least System 7 is required.
Help Balloons are everywhere.
Disk Charmer has a nice, modeless interface.
It fully supports drag&drop.
It supports the handy "Undo" feature we all know and love.

New since version 3.1.4:

* Supports Navigation Services.
* Updated the Register application.

---------------------------------------
Don't forget to check out my Web pages!

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/disk-charmer-315.hqx; 163 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing 4.1

DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh
desktop. Simply drag an application from the Finder onto an empty
square in a dock and then drag documents onto it as normal.
Click a docked application to launch it or bring it to the front.

In addition, the docks can contain files, folders, disks and servers,
and there is also an option to display the currently running processes
in a special dock.

Major new features in DragThing 4.1 include:

* Enhanced visuals with the ability to draw textures and pictures
in the background of docks.
* Unicode and long filename support throughout the application.
* Significant performance improvements on both Mac OS 9 and X.
* Support for the latest Mac OS releases.

And there are many other improvements based on feedback from users
since DragThing 4 was released in March.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

Thanks,

James

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-41.hqx; 1897 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing D-4.1 (German)

DragThing D-4.1 is the latest German language version of my
dock application DragThing.

DragThing 4 is a Carbon application which runs natively on
Mac OS X, and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later
installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-41-de.hqx; 1916 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing F-4.1 (French)

DragThing F-4.1 is the latest French language version of my
dock application DragThing, kindly translated by Philippe Bonnaure.

DragThing 4 is a Carbon application which runs natively on
Mac OS X, and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later
installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Philippe's translation site at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-41-fr.hqx; 1959 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing J-4.1 (Japanese)

DragThing J-4.1 is the latest Japanese language version of my
dock application DragThing.

DragThing 4 is a Carbon application which runs natively on
Mac OS X, and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later
installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-41-jp.hqx; 1889 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing T-4.1 (Italian)

DragThing T-4.1 is the latest Italian language version of my
dock application DragThing.

DragThing 4 is a Carbon application which runs natively on
Mac OS X, and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later
installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/dragthing-41-it.hqx; 2024 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: "Dr. Lawrence W. James"
To:
Subject: [*] MacGPS 0.7.3


MacGPS transfers Waypoints, Routes, Track Logs, etc. between
some popular handheld GPS receivers and your Mac. Runs
on both PPC and 680X0 Macs. Includes instructions for
building the required interface cable.

This version contains some corrections in the documentation file, and
makes the Preferences file compatible with the latest (2.7.6) version
of MacGPS Pro.

Also includes a Waypoint File for BOULDER County, Colorado
with the latitude and longitude of almost 250 important
locations. This text file can be printed with any spreadsheet
or word processing software for manual use, or it can be loaded
into the GPS receiver with the MacGPS software.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/mac-gps-073.hqx; 232 K]

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Date: 5 Sep 2001
From: "Stanley C. R. Roche Busk"
To:
Subject: [*] MaxBulk Mailer for MacOS X 2.0


***Permanent X-Mailer SMTP Header to avoid spamming uses.***

Maxprog is proud to present you with a new release of Maxbulk Mailer,
the new version 2.0, available from now at our website with several
improvements, new features and bug fixes.

Main improvement is styled text support. Now you can edit and send your
mails using Bold, Italic, Underline, Colors, Fonts, Size, Bullet lists..
Also we have added 13 new date tags and 3 encodings for attachments.

Watch some screenshots at : http://www.maxprog.com/MaxBulkMailer_v2.html

This is a free upgrade as usual but as many features are for Pro users
only, until September 15th owners of Standard version can upgrade to Pro
version for only $19.90!

MaxBulk Mailer is a full featured mail-merge and bulk mailer for
Macintosh. MaxBulk Mailer is able to send commercial mailings to up to
several thousands of emails address using a complete customizable tags
set. MaxBulk Mailer is fast, fully customizable and very easy to use.
It uses mailings as documents with configuration data, mailing text and
mailing list built-in. MaxBulk Mailer handles both plain text and HTML
documents.

Maxbulk is perfect for sending:

- Newsletters
- Customer mailings
...etc...

We value your feedback and we'd love to hear what you have to say.
Please e-mail us at [email protected] with your comments and suggestions.
(Be as descriptive as posible).

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/mail/max-bulk-mailer-20-osx.hqx; 1995 K]

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Date: 3 Sep 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] SwitchBack Classic 3.4.1J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the SwitchBack for Mac OS 8 & 9 package.

"Synchronize your files with ease and confidence."

SwitchBack is a file synchronization and backup utility.

SwitchBack makes it easy and safe to synchronize two disks, so that both
contain your most recently updated documents. Simply choose two folders
to compare, and SwitchBack does the rest, quickly and painlessly.

The two folders can reside on the same or different disks, or on two
computers connected by a network, or even over the Internet. You can ask
SwitchBack to tell you in detail what it is doing, or let it go to work,
only advising you when there's a problem.

Change in this version:

*Fixed two crashing bugs introduced in the last version
*Minor interface enhancements

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/switchback-341-jp.hqx; 229 K]

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Date: 3 Sep 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] SwitchBack for OS X 3.4.1J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the SwitchBack for Mac OS X package.

"Synchronize your files with ease and confidence."

SwitchBack is a file synchronization and backup utility.

SwitchBack makes it easy and safe to synchronize two disks, so that both
contain your most recently updated documents. Simply choose two folders
to compare, and SwitchBack does the rest, quickly and painlessly.

The two folders can reside on the same or different disks, or on two
computers connected by a network, or even over the Internet. You can ask
SwitchBack to tell you in detail what it is doing, or let it go to work,
only advising you when there's a problem.

Change in this version:

*Fixed two crashing bugs introduced in the last version
*Minor interface enhancements

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/switchback-osx-341-jp.hqx; 238 K]

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Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: [email protected], [email protected],
Subject: [*] TidBITS#595/03-Sep-01

TidBITS#595/03-Sep-01

Tired of tailoring your life to the TV? Read Andrew Laurence's
account of how a TiVo personal video recorder frees you from the
tyranny of the TV schedule. With Mac OS X 10.1 coming soon, we
look at a number of Mac OS X utilities that improve your user
experience. In the news, Intego offers free copies of
ContentBarrier to orphaned KidSafe users, and Outpost.com's
acquisition by PC Connection fails, only to be replaced with an
offer by Fry's Electronics.

Topics:
MailBITS/03-Sep-01
TenBITS/03-Sep-01
TiVo: Freedom Through Time-Shifting, Part 2




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-595.etx; 32K]

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Date: 3 Sep 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] URL Manager Pro 3.0b17J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the URL Manager Pro package.

This development version of URL Manager Pro 3.0 runs on Mac OS X and Mac
OS 9 and higher with CarbonLib 1.1 or higher. Please check the Web Site
regularly for new updates.

"In the shareware arena, my pick is URL Manager" - Adam C. Engst

"You have got me addicted" - Henry Norr, San Francisco Chronicle

"A must have for serious Web users" - Tucows rating: 5 out of 5

"It's a polished, professional-standard application packed with useful
features, neat shortcuts and quality design. Brilliant." - MacFormat UK.

URL Manager Pro is a repository for your favorite Internet addresses or
URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). URL Manager Pro allows you to organize
and collect URLs in a hierarchical structure. Organizing bookmarks
between and within folders is easy with Drag & Drop. Drag HyperText
links from your Web Browser to the URL Manager Pro window to add a URL
to the repository. To go to a URL, Drag & Drop a bookmark to the window
of a Web Browser or double click.

URL Manager Pro adds tight integration with Navigator, Explorer, iCab,
Anarchie, Fetch, NetFinder, Claris Emailer, Outlook Express and Eudora.
With URL Manager Pro you can add bookmark menus to the menu bar of these
applications. Also, URL Manager Pro adds the URL Manager shared icon
menu to the menu bar. With this menu you can create bookmarks for Web
Pages from --within-- Navigator, Explorer, iCab, Add Notes, Grab All
URLs on a Web Page or in an E-Mail message, and explore the Internet
with a predefined set of Search Engines.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/url-manager-pro-30b17-jp.hqx; 1181 K]

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Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 10:17:11 -0500
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: [A] Software to use CD-RW like a floppy?

Howard:

Software Architects, Inc. (SAI) recently
released a product titled WriteCD-RW!. Have not tried it myself nor
have I seen any reviews but it looks like a nice product.

Regards,

Rich Misko

>Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 14:38:41 -0400
>From: [email protected] (Howard M. Fried)
>To: [email protected]
>Subject: [Q] Software to use CD-RW like a floppy?
>
>Hi:
>
>Adaptec/Roxio used to sell a product, Direct CD for Mac, that allowed one
>to use a CD-RW drive as a standard floppy drive. I didn't purchase this
>software and now find that it has been discontinued. Would anyone know of
>an alternative?
>
>Many thanks,
>
>Howard Fried
>University of North Carolina

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Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 10:57:06 -0500
From: Egidio Leitao
To:
Subject: [Q] MS Access on Macs

Is there any way to open a Microsoft Access database on a Macintosh
*directly* without having to go through Virtual PC or anything similar? Is
there any program converter that would simply translate those Access files
to a Mac format? I've used Access databases before but they were first
converted (on a PC) to an Excel format.

--
Egdio

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Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 00:13:26 -0400
From: Phil McIntosh
To: [email protected]
Subject: Beige G3 SVGA connection problem


>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:54:20 -0400
>To: [email protected]
>From: Phil McIntosh
>Subject: Beige G3 SVGA connection problem
Further development -
I found info at Apple which said to open the monitors control panel and
switch to "all" and select a setting from that list, but the Monitors
control panel would not show anything other than "Recommended."
I swapped the adapter for one without DIP switches as a coworker had gotten
a similar machine from the same place and his adapter worked fine. The
machine booted up with this adapter at 1152*780, but with TWO desktops,
tiny and distorted. The only Recommended setting which worked was
640*480. Others had varying levels of distortion. The last one I tried
was totally illegible with multiple images and wavy flickering, and it did
not revert. I managed to boot from an 8.5 CD (which came up with the
duplicated 1152*780 screens), and deleted both the Monitor preferences &
the system preferences, but when I reboot from the HD I get the same
illegible screen.

Help!
Phil

>I recently acquired a beige G3 300mHz Mac and an adapter to use a PC
>monitor with it, but no docs for either. The problem is I can only get it
>to use the 640*480 resolution. I have tried two different monitors, each
>of which handles 1024*768 without a problem on other machines (a PC and a
>Starmax).
>The adapter has a number of DIP switches, and I suppose the answer must
>lie in setting those correctly. Can anyone point me to info on the proper
>setting for higher resolutions? Or what else might be causing the problem?
>
>TIA,
>Phil McIntosh

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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 16:50:22 +0800
From: "Tony Stanton"
To:
Subject: Buying a G4 from Japan

I'm hoping to buy a refurbished G4 from Japan and would like some help
with the specifications. The model is as follows:

PM-G4 533/128/40GB/CD-RW/NV11/GIGE-JPN

I can figure out all of it apart from the GIGE-JPN part. Can anyone help
me with this?

Also, does anyone have any experience with this model or knows of any
problems or limitations I might have buying this model instead of a new
one?

TIA
Tony

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Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 08:58:11 -0400
From: "Li Qian"
To: [email protected]
Subject: ColorSync Profile for NEC MultiSync XE15

Does anyone have a ColorSync profile for the NEC MultiSync XE15 monitor?

tia, LQ

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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 00:32:40 +0200
From: [email protected] (Christian)
To: [email protected]
Subject: Epson Stylus 750?

[ A copy of this message has been posted to the newsgroup ]
[ comp.sys.mac.printing ]

Hi all,

A friend owns a Mac Performa 5400/180 (one of these black "all-in-one"
sets), with MacOS 8.1.

We have problems to make the Epson 750 printer to work - it appears that
when the printer works, the internet access via modem is not possible,
and if the internet access works, the printer can't be used.

When the printer is working, FreePPP 2.6.2 complains that the modem port
is in use by AppleTalk (although AT is deactivated). I then changed the
setup, threw away everything related to the printer and made the
internet connection to work - now, when the printer setup is tried in
the chooser, it says that it can't use the printer port and recommends
to use the modem port instead. But there, the modem is attached...!

The modem is a GeoPort, connected to the modem port of the Mac.

Any ideas? Or does this combination not work at all?

Thank you, Christian.

--
Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
Look at
Die Natur gab uns zwei Ohren, aber nur eine Zunge (Zulu).

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Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 20:57:56 -0700
From: Mike Klugman
To: [email protected]
Subject: help

I am a teacher who recently had my computer stolen (I mac) and the thief (the
computer was recovered by the Albany, NY police) enabled a password.

Does anyone know how to "backdoor" into the system to disable and change the
password?

Thanks
Mike Klugman

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Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 09:57:01 -0400
From: "Malcolm Taylor"
To:
Subject: iMac Lightning Strike!

I have a small Ethernet network at home which connects the family's
computers to a network printer and to a router for access to the cable
modem internet connection. While most of the hardware is connected to
surge protectors, the Ethernet hub is not and a recent storm wrought
havoc when a lightning strike disabled the Ethernet ports on the
network's two iMacs.

Apart from their inability to connect to the network, the iMacs appear
otherwise unscathed. I originally assumed that I would be able to find
USB to Ethernet adapters which would allow me to reattach the machines
to the LAN, but that has been a difficult task and the only solution I
have found involves the use of Farallon's HomeLine equipment which
allows networking over phone lines.

Can any Info-Mac readers recommend a better approach.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks,

Malcolm Taylor

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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 11:13:19 -0400
From: "Malcolm Taylor"
To:
Subject: iMac Lightning Strike!

I have a small Ethernet network at home which connects the family's
computers to a network printer and to a router for access to the cable
modem internet connection. While most of the hardware is connected to
surge protectors, the Ethernet hub is not and a recent storm wrought
havoc when a lightning strike disabled the Ethernet ports on the
network's two iMacs.

Apart from their inability to connect to the network, the iMacs appear
otherwise unscathed. I originally assumed that I would be able to find
USB to Ethernet adapters which would allow me to reattach the machines
to the LAN, but that has been a difficult task and the only solution I
have found involves the use of Farallon's HomeLine equipment which
allows networking over phone lines.

Can any Info-Mac readers recommend a better approach?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks,

Malcolm Taylor

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Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 12:26:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Leslie Ballentine
To: [email protected]
Subject: LCII won't print on ethernet

I have a Mac LCII running system 7.0.1. Recently I installed an ethernet
card so as to be compatible with our local network (AppleTalk is being
phased out by Ethernet because the former does not meet everyone's needs).

The Problem: Although I can make telnet and ssh connections to other
machines, I cannot access the printers. Chooser sees nothing, and so I
cannot select a printer. Can anyone help me with this problem? The
documentation that came with the ethernet card is too generic, and does
not deal with the differences between the different version of MacOS. It
merely claims that the card is compatible with all systems from 6.0.8 on
up.

Leslie Ballentine
Simon Fraser University

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Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 12:27:47 -0400
From: Florence Zeller
To: [email protected]
Subject: Network

We have an Ethernet Network at home between 3 computers, one of
them,- my husband's - in a different room at the other end of the
house. What I am looking for is some kind of software (shareware or
freeware) with which we could flash a message on each other's
computer instead of running back and forth. We had an intercom but it
produced interferences. And email is a little cumbersome for that
purpose.

I hope you can offer some suggestions. Thank you for any advice you can offer.

Florence Zeller
--

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Claude: [email protected]
Florence: [email protected]
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