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Info-Mac Digest V18 #150

Post by Info-Mac » November 28th, 2001, 6:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Wed, 28 Nov 01 Volume 18 : Issue 150

Today's Topics:

3D models from Apple?
[*] Cliff's Permanent Backup Program 1.0.2
[*] Web Confidential 3.0fc1J - Japanese Version
dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive
help in finding driver

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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 19:06:40 +0100
From: muki pakesch
To: Paolo Bartoli , Info Mac
Subject: 3D models from Apple?

At 12:10 Uhr +0100 25.11.2001, Paolo Bartoli wrote:
>I've been looking for 3D models (DXF, IGES, 3DS or what else 3D
>format) of Apple computers and displays, to be used in 3d rederings.

try 3d cafe

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Date: 28 Nov 2001
From: Cliff Story
Subject: [*] Cliff's Permanent Backup Program 1.0.2

CPBP (Cliff's Permanent Backup Program) is a backup utility for Mac OS. It was
developed on a Power Mac running Mac OS 8.6 but it should run on any Macintosh,
68K or PPC, running Mac OS 7.5 or later.

CPBP backs up the disks, folders and files that you choose, saving the data in
archive files. It also writes an index file, which tells it where in
the archive
each file is stored. Once a file is backed up, the archive copy is
never changed
or deleted; thus the name, Cliff's Permanent Backup Program.

This permanent backup has two consequences:

First, when you restore files, there may be multiple versions of a file in the
archive, and you can choose the version you want to restore. You can also use
CPBP to archive rarely-used files, delete them from your hard disk, and restore
them when you need them.

Second, because archive files are never modified, you can write them to CD or
DVD. This is the feature I wrote CPBP to obtain! I wanted the permanence of CD
backup, together with the convenience of a backup program.

CPBP does all you expect a backup program to do: it will back up all disks
mounted on your desktop, including AppleShare volumes; it will back up only
those disks, folders and files you select in a simple Finder-like list window;
it will do incremental backups, archiving only those files that have changed
since the last backup; and it restores files that you choose in another Finder-
like list window.

CPBP also does interrupted backups. You can interrupt a backup before it
finishes, and resume it sometime later, and CPBP will pick it up exactly where
it left off. This is particularly useful if you're backing up to CD.

CPBP is copyright, but I grant a free license to anyone who likes it and wants
to use it. It's a gift! And you may pass it on, provided you (1) pass on the
Stuffit archive unchanged and complete, and not bits and pieces; and (2) don't
charge for the software, or for any disks on which it appears, without my
permission. To get permission, just send me an email, describe what you want to
do, and I'll almost always say "yes".

CPBP home page:
Online manual:

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/permanent-backup-102.hqx; 628 K]


Date: 28 Nov 2001
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] Web Confidential 3.0fc1J - Japanese Version

This is the Japanese version of the Web Confidential package.

This is the final candidate version Web Confidential 3.0 package.

Web Confidential runs natively on Mac OS X or on Mac OS 9 with
CarbonLib 1.1 or better.

Web Confidential is an intuitive, easy-to-use program for
managing user IDs, passwords, registration numbers, and the like.

While Web Confidential is suitable for a wide variety of personal data,
from credit card numbers to serial numbers, Alco Blom designed Web
Confidential particularly for the World Wide Web in mind. "Increasing
numbers of Web sites maintain some form of user registration," points
out Blom. "You may not realize it, but in the course of time you may
registered at a couple of dozen sites. Do you remember the passwords
you entered for all of them?"

Web Confidential allows Web surfers to store URLs, user IDs, and
passwords in one secure location. Web Confidential can automate the
process of logging into a password-secured Web page by automatically
passing URL, user ID, and password to your Web browser.

For opening pages containing personal account information at commercial
sites, Web Confidential allows you to automatically fill in WWW Forms
with user ID and password fields.

To ensure the personal information stored in Web Confidential remains
confidential, the program's password files can be encrypted using
state-of-the-art encryption technology.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/web-confidential-30fc1-jp.hqx; 1512 K]


Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:47:40 -0800
From: Robyn Phillips
To: Info-Mac
Subject: dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive

on 25/11/01 5:20, susan mann wrote:

> i was all set to buy a cd-rw for backup and then someone suggested to buy
> another hard drive and hook it up externally to back up
> i have a g3 wallstreet that has scsi ports/os9.1
> and a ibook that is usb 9.0 that i use occassionally
> right now i am backing up on zip disks
> if i bought a cd-rw i was going to get a buscard to make the g3 firewall and
> buy a cd-rw that is both usb and firewall
> which is better an external hard drive or a cd-rw for backup?

I think it is a personal preference. I prefer to have another hard drive
because I can then delete old backups. I use retrospect to back up my iBook
to a 40Gb hard drive that is connected externally through firewire. Every
couple of weeks, I start a new backup file and delete the oldest room
(depending on how much room is left on the backup disk. It turns out that I
generally have the last two months of backup available if I need them.

But if you don't backup your whole disk (like I do) and you don't mind the
fact that you will end up with a bunch of disks, then choose the CD-RW



Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:46:56 -0600
From: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
To: Ezra Nathan , Info-Mac digest
Subject: help in finding driver

At 5:46 PM +0000 11/22/01, Ezra Nathan wrote:
>I've just bought through e-bay a LaserWriter II NT and am trying to locate a
>driver for it

The driver you want is the "LaserWriter" driver, which comes with every install of the OS automagically.

The most recent version is 8.6.1; you can find it on Apple's support site if you search for "LaserWriter" in the download area. It'll be fifth in the list or so.

A long long time ago, the LaserWriter driver came in two pieces, one of which was called "Laser Prep", but Laser Prep is essentially useless to you on its own. Moreover, you wouldn't want to use such an old version with any modern OS.

Hope this helps.


I'm gonna tell my son to grow up as pretty as the grass is green
and as whip-smart as the English Channel is wide...
- Liz Phair, Whip Smart
Chaz Larson - chaz at spamcop dot net -



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