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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 17 Sep 01 Volume 18 : Issue 118

Today's Topics:

[*] English Nouns 2.1 - foreign language learning
[*] EnglishLeagueManager109
[*] Extension Overload v5.9.1
[*] Lingotto 2.0.1
[*] Virtual Desktop 1.9.5
[Q] audio stream recording software?
[Q] Eudora filter by date?
Continuous printing from the desktop
looking for a pop-up menu Finder hierarchy utility

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Date: 15 Sep 2001
From: Jacek Iwanski
Subject: [*] English Nouns 2.1 - foreign language learning

'English Nouns 2.1' is a plug-in module for the 'Verbs & Nouns'
language-learning program. This module helps Macintosh users to study and
practise the inflection of English nouns. It is useful to native English
speakers and to students learning English as a foreign language. It
contains 37000 English nouns. You can change or delete existing entries,
add new words, and construct groups of nouns that you want to practise. You
can also add translations to the language of your choice.

To use 'English Nouns' you must have the application program 'Verbs &
Nouns'. You can download it from Info-Mac sites around the world (navigate
to 'Education' and 'Language'), for example:
or using the WWW page at

If you use the unregistered version of 'Verbs & Nouns', you can see only 59
English nouns in the main scroll-lists. To see all the nouns, you must
register your copy of 'Verbs & Nouns'. The module itself is free.

For up-to-date information about this and related software, visit:

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/english-nouns-21.hqx; 2308 K]


Date: 15 Sep 2001
From: TigaByte Software
Subject: [*] EnglishLeagueManager109

English League Managerv1.09 is a shareware soccer management game.

ELM allows you to manage a team within the English league. The ultimate aim is to win the Premier Championship and both the FA and League Cups within the same season.

* Manage a team from one of the 4 main English Divisions using over 90 screens.
* Play three types of game - Standard, Manager's, and Custom.
* Over 4000 players in 124 clubs: - up to 25 players in squad & up to 25 in reserves.
* Player roles - goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward.
* Players have 17 attributes:.
* Moving match play allowing substitutes,injuries, corners,free kicks, red cards.
* Match animation is 2D but hidden simulation uses 3D space for ball.
* The ability to change formation and general tactics during a match.
* Training ground for practicing corner and free kick tactics.
* Tactical screens for planning defensive and offensive formations.
* Player ageing and retirements - skill varies with age.
* Financial control of the club including loans, sponsorships and match advertising.
* Buy and sell players on the transfer market, and browse any club.
* Player contracts and renegotiations.
* Ground development for increasing crowd capacity.
* On screen help system.
* Editor for creating custom scenarios with registered version.

* 68030 or later, 68040 recommended, an FPU is NOT required.
* 3.7MB free RAM - on older Macs with 8 bit colour.
* 5.0MB free RAM - on newer Macs with 16 bit colour.
* 640x480 at 256 colour screen
* OS7.1 or above - (OSX - I simply don't know)

This English League Manager demo may be freely included on CDROMs.

Malcolm:- [email protected]

TigaByte Software, 8th September 2001.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/english-league-manager-109.hqx; 1287 K]


Date: 15 Sep 2001
From: Teng Chou Ming
Subject: [*] Extension Overload v5.9.1

Announcing the release of Extension Overload v5.9.1

Extension Overload is an extensions, control panels, control strip modules and contextual menus management application. It offers detail information of 5200 extensions and control panels, control strip modules and contextual menu items in your system. It also lets you activate and deactivate them, so that you can always easily tailor your system to your current requirements. In addition, Extension Overload includes a useful collection of helpful information and tidbits.

New features 5.9.1 released September 6, 2001
* Compatible with Mac OS 9.2.1
* Now with definitions of 5200 extensions, control panels, CSM and CMM, up from 5100 previously.
* EO now reads and display description in 'balloon help' or 'CCIü' resources (if available) only when the description is no available in our database. This seldom happen as we have a very comprehensive database.

You can download the latest version from any info Mac site or

System Requirements.
Min. System..: 7 on up through Mac OS 9.2.1
Min. Hardware: Mac with 601 or newer processor
Shareware....: $29
Author.......: Teng Chou Ming & Peter Hardman
email address: [email protected]
Home Page....:

[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/extension-overload-591.hqx; 1662 K]


Date: 15 Sep 2001
From: Marco Tenuti
Subject: [*] Lingotto 2.0.1

What is Lingotto?

Lingotto enormously facilitates then formulation of complex systems of SuperEnalotto. Lingotto 1.6 lets you:

- create systems combining from 6 to 90 numbers
- constrain the columns by sum of numbers, simmetries, parallels,
interruptions, superinterruptions, lower and upper distances, tens,
finals, odd and even numbers, constrained groups, consecutivity
- constrain systems with even more detailed criteria
- recover unlimited number of wrong conditions
- reduce the constrained system in order to get second and third
category wins
- print the columns on paper and directly to SuperEnalotto forms
- export the system to plain text
- customize the application to suit user's needs
- create systems by union, intesection, difference or inversion
- check the system to see if you have won

Lingotto 2.0.1 has complete documentation in Italian language: please
contact us if you are interested in more information in English.

Lingotto 2.0.1 requirements:

- MacOS 8.1
- CarbonLib 1.0.4
- Memory: 4 MB available for Lingotto (more is better)
- PowerPC processor
- 4 MB hard disk free

What's new in this release?

- native on MacOS X
- several dialogs compliant with MacOS X
- some issues fixed

Marco Tenuti

[Archived as /info-mac/game/lingotto-201.hqx; 981 K]


Date: 16 Sep 2001
From: Ross Brown
Subject: [*] Virtual Desktop 1.9.5

The premier virtual desktop manager for the Macintosh that works
on all types of Macs and all types of monitors. For 180K of
memory, you can have a virtual desktop as big as you like, in
full color. Excellent for PowerBooks and other Macs with the
ability to run many programs at once, but nowhere to put the

To get around, you have several options:
- use the scroll bars on the sides of the screen
- click a "door," or use the Door menu or Control Strip, to go
to a preset location (with the option to launch an application
or document)
- see the entire virtual desktop in miniature, and rearrange
your windows and icons
- press a key combination to scroll in any direction
- push a reference point on the virtual desktop from A to B
using the mouse
- shove the mouse against the edge of the screen to scroll in
any direction

Version 1.9.5 adds compatibility with Mac OS 9.1. With its many
helpful features and options for customization, Virtual Desktop
is one exciting piece of freeware!

This program is part of the AWOL Utilities 1.4 package,
which includes the following programs: Virtual Desktop 1.9.5,
Maybe 1.5.3, Help on Wheels 1.3 (and HoW Developer's Kit 1.3),
PictPocket 1.3.2, Menu Events 1.3.1, Menu Grabber 1.3.1, Trash Bag 1.2.2.
All of them are free, and Copyright (c) 1994-2001 Ross Brown.

Ross Brown
AWOL Software Productions

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/virtual-desktop-195.hqx; 199 K]


Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 10:17:02 -0400
From: Charlie Summers
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Q] audio stream recording software?


Much thanks to muki pakesch and Norbert M. Doerner for pointing me to
AIFFWriter, sample code from Apple. My experiences were...ugly, to say the
least. Version 2.0b1 as compiled did not operate correctly (the controls in
OS 9.1's Sound control panel were non-functional, and consistantly reverted
to the defaults), and 1.0d5 PPC was just plain evil, dropping into MacsBug
every time I looked at it funny. (Tested on a 7500 w/G3 daughtercard; YMMV.)

I've looked at the code, but I'm way too rusty with C to even attempt to
modify a device driver. (One should always know one's limitations, and this
is definately mine... ;)

If anyone is aware of any other software to record from the audio
subsystem (preferably with a "pass-through"), please drop me a line, and I'll
test and report back.

Charlie (who apologizes for the double post...after five days,
I figured the first was lost)


Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 15:38:07 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Donald Webb
Subject: [Q] Eudora filter by date?

At 12:03 AM -0400 09/11/01, Donald Webb wittily wrote:

>A lot of the spam I get is misdated. It would be handy to have a
>filter that automatically trashes anything more than a year out of
>date. However, I don't see that Eudora has any provision for
>filtering messages by date. Does anybody have any ideas how it might
>be done?
>In my experience, genuine users' computer clocks are seldom more than
>a year off.
>Don Webb

You can filter on Any Header and set up a series of filters that would
check the Date header.

You would be better to use what I use to filter SPAM though, first have a
SPAM address group so that you catch known spammers and then have a filter
at the very end where

To: Header Appears Unless Any Recipient intersects nickname me. Moves it to
the Trash

Where me is the set of email addresses that you use.
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

Blessings, Denny


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 01 12:26:44 -0500
From: mirko
Subject: Continuous printing from the desktop

>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
>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

Not an elegant but an usefull way is an automated response
we use Okey Dokey for this an a lot more dialog boxes. Try it. ... o-203.html

Mirko von Berner
Rancho Komchen


Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:15:55 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: "E. Blasberg"
Subject: looking for a pop-up menu Finder hierarchy utility

At 12:16 PM +0300 9/13/01, E. Blasberg wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am the proud owner of a new TiBook (after 11 years away from the
>Mac) and I miss a great utility I used to have "way back when". The
>utility used to allow me to click and hold the mouse over a folder- I
>would then get a pop-up menu of all items in that folder- including
>other folders, which I could select to get hierarchical menus of all
>items (including all folders) within that folder.

That would've been PopupFolder, which broke under MacOS 8 and the
vendors never did anything with it. :(

The modern equivalent is FinderPop, which will do what you describe
above under OS 8 and OS 9.

>The (I hope obvious) advantage here was that you didn't have to open
>(and then close) all the enclosing folders to get to something (or
>click on the triangles to show them in the other Finder mode) and it
>made it really easy to scan through a hierarchy quickly, going up and
>down and in and out of any folder.
>So, my question is: do any of you know of any utility that would do
>that for me in MacOS 9.x?
>Please reply to me ([email protected]) as I'm not (yet)
>subscribed to this list...
>Much TIA,
>E. Blasberg
>P.S. - I know about the 1.5 click to get the magnifying glass to
>spring open folders. Unfortunately, this does not give me the
>possibility of going back up the hierarchy once I've scanned the open
>folder and not found what I was looking for.



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