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Info-Mac Digest V18 #152

Post by Info-Mac » December 3rd, 2001, 6:30 am

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 03 Dec 01 Volume 18 : Issue 152

Today's Topics:

[*] MailURL 2.1.4 Auto-mail URL+title of current WWW page.
[*] Nervana 0.6.5
[*] NetFinder 2.3.1b2J - Japanese Version
[*] NetFinder for Mac OS X 2.3.1b2J - Japanese Version
[*] QMidi 1.5
[*] URL Manager Pro 3.0b20r1J - Japanese Version
[*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.1 - foreign language learning
dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive (Info-Mac Digest V18 #150)
HELP: MacOS X updates don't install
HP Scanjet 5470 crashes Mac
mailing long attachment
Question about printer descriptions
Searchable _LIST_ archive?

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: Sander Tekelenburg
To:
Subject: [*] MailURL 2.1.4 Auto-mail URL+title of current WWW page.


"MailURL" offers a quick and easy way to tell a friend (or enemy ;))
about the page you're currently watching in your web browser (works
with iCab, Opera, Internet Explorer, or Netscape's
Navigator/Communicator). It creates a new message in Eudora, Claris
Emailer or Outlook Express, placing the title of the page in the
"Subject: " header, and the URL of it in the body. All you need to do
then is fill in the "To: " header and queue it.

What's new:
- Added support for Outlook Express
- Minor workaround to avoid conflict with Satimage OSAX

System Requirements:
- AppleScript
- OSA Menu and/or FinderPop and/or OtherMenu
- Eudora, Claris Emailer or Outlook Express
- iCab and/or Opera and/or Internet Explorer and/or Navigator/Communicator
- Works under Mac OS 7.0 through 9.x

Legalese:
MailURL is freeware. Do with it whatever you like, except sell it or
present it as yours!--
Sander Tekelenburg

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/mail/mail-url-241.hqx; 26 K]

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: Tom Barbalet
To:
Subject: [*] Nervana 0.6.5


The latest version of the Nervana Simulation including documentation
and source.

The Nervana Project was developed around an open source simulation.
The purpose of the simulation was;

(i) to simulate a biologically diverse tropical island to a high
level of detail, and,
(ii) to simulate the ape inhabitants cognitive processes.

The project was launched together with the simulation on 13 June
1996. Since then, more than a million people have visited the Nervana
Project website.

The simulation has changed a great deal from its early appearance.
This has included the addition of a number of different views and
graphical meters and icons.

For more information on the Nervana Project, visit the Project's website;

http://www.nervana.com/

Please remove all previous versions.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/nervana-065.hqx; 138 K]

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] NetFinder 2.3.1b2J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the NetFinder package.

This is the classic version of NetFinder. A Mac OS X version is also available.

NetFinder v2.3.1 makes browsing on the Internet another step easier. The
award winning NetFinder 1.x which was developed during the MacOS 7.x
days, made users feel right at home by having an interface just like the
Finder.

Version 2.3.1 not only has an updated interface to reflect the MacOS 8.x
theme, it also adds support for HTTP, improved Firewall / Proxy support,
secure storage of passwords using Apple's Keychain Manager, support for
SSL FTP, ICI Script, previewing of Movies, MP3's and even Shockwave
files, improved integration with BBEdit, Carbonized for native execution
under OSX, mouse wheel support under OSX and much much more... See
"Features" section.

Why not just download a copy of NetFinder for FREE and try it out for yourself.
You have nothing to lose.

MacWorld - Aug 2000 Review - 4 1/5 mice.
MacUser - 1997 Best Shareware - Best Internet Face-Lift.
Tucows - 5 cow rating.
MacDownload - 5 mice.
MacWelt (German MacWorld) - 5 mice.
FileDudes - 5 dude rating & Dude Approved!

v2.3.1b2 [2th Dec 2001]
- fixed the offending code in directory cache mechanism that caused crashes under OSX.
- fixed a bug in LaunchApp, causing crashes under OSX.
- improved code to find applications like BBEdit under OSX.
- improved "Setup" button functionality in Firewall Pref Panel under OSX.
- updated menus under OSX, specifically Preferences and Quit menu items.
- updated icons for OSX

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/netfinder-231b2-jp.hqx; 3378 K]

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] NetFinder for Mac OS X 2.3.1b2J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the NetFinder package.

This is the Mac OS X version of NetFinder. A classic version is also available.

NetFinder v2.3.1 makes browsing on the Internet another step easier. The
award winning NetFinder 1.x which was developed during the MacOS 7.x
days, made users feel right at home by having an interface just like the
Finder.

Version 2.3.1 not only has an updated interface to reflect the MacOS 8.x
theme, it also adds support for HTTP, improved Firewall / Proxy support,
secure storage of passwords using Apple's Keychain Manager, support for
SSL FTP, ICI Script, previewing of Movies, MP3's and even Shockwave
files, improved integration with BBEdit, Carbonized for native execution
under OSX, mouse wheel support under OSX and much much more... See
"Features" section.

Why not just download a copy of NetFinder for FREE and try it out for yourself.
You have nothing to lose.

MacWorld - Aug 2000 Review - 4 1/5 mice.
MacUser - 1997 Best Shareware - Best Internet Face-Lift.
Tucows - 5 cow rating.
MacDownload - 5 mice.
MacWelt (German MacWorld) - 5 mice.
FileDudes - 5 dude rating & Dude Approved!

v2.3.1b2 [2th Dec 2001]
- fixed the offending code in directory cache mechanism that caused crashes under OSX.
- fixed a bug in LaunchApp, causing crashes under OSX.
- improved code to find applications like BBEdit under OSX.
- improved "Setup" button functionality in Firewall Pref Panel under OSX.
- updated menus under OSX, specifically Preferences and Quit menu items.
- updated icons for OSX

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/netfinder-osx-231b2-jp.hqx; 4022 K]

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: Bruno Di Gleria
To:
Subject: [*] QMidi 1.5


QMidi is the ultimate MIDI/Karaoke player for the Macintosh. It can play all
kinds of MIDI files, no matter where they came from, in any order, using
either the QuickTime musical instruments, Opcode OMS, MOTU FreeMIDI system,
OS X MIDI or serial port interface. QMidi also incorporates a MIDI mixer +
GS effects. If QuickTime 3.0 or newer is installed, QMidi also plays all
QuickTime compatible files!

* Supports Midi/Karaoke format 0 and 1, AIFF/AIFC, MP3 (QT 4.1), Sound
Designer II, uLaw (AU), WAV, AVI, DV, Motion JPEG, MPEG.
* External text display/syncronization.
* Pitch transpose, Chord transpose.
* Unlimited number of play lists.
* Up to 16000 files per play List.
* Start from first note.
* Chase events.
* Chain play, loop, repeat all.
* MIDI mixer, GS effects.
* Works with QuickTime 2.5 or newer. MIDI playback does not require
QuickTime.
* Classic version supports OMS, FreeMIDI and serial port output.
* Carbon version supports OS X MIDI system.
* Full Drag & Drop support.

The Classic version of QMidi runs on any Macintosh running System 7 through
Mac OS 9.x. Drag & Drop requires System 7.5 or newer. The Carbon version
requires OS X.

QMidi is is a shareware product. This means, you may copy it freely and try
it out thoroughly. As soon as you decide to use the program, you are
requested to send a modest amount of money. Unregistered version has no
other limitations than the annoying request at startup. Instruction on
registration are into the "How to Register" text file. Thanks for your
support!

New in release 1.5:

* OS X Version!
* Minor user interface changes to make it OS X compliant.
* Supports OS X MIDI system. Succesfully tested with the MIDIMAN MIDISPORT
USB interface.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/midi/qmidi-15.hqx; 630 K]

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Date: 2 Dec 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] URL Manager Pro 3.0b20r1J - 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-30b20r1-jp.hqx; 1186 K]

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Date: 3 Dec 2001
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.1 - foreign language learning


'Verbs & Nouns' is an application for practising inflection, translation
and pronunciation at the level of single words. Features include the
opportunity to do various inflection exercises, and translation exercises in
both directions; to record and play sound for single words; to do
exercises based on sound or pictures; and to play various word-games.

The program keeps a record of exercises, and identifies the words that
the student has difficulty with. Along with the program, you need a
module for the target language concerned. The program can also be used
as an authoring tool to write your own modules of inflected words for
any language. A built-in 'inflection-generator' simplifies the addition
of these words. A 'Find' feature allows the modules to be used as
bilingual dictionaries.

Ready-made modules are already available for certain languages. You can
visit:



to get more information.

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/verbs-and-nouns-251.hqx; 1737 K]

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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 05:28:01 -1000
From: Angela Kahealani
To: [email protected]
Subject: dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive (Info-Mac Digest V18 #150)

I would recommend getting the backup reliability of the CD-RW
optical disk (not subject to EMP erasure) with the read-speed
of a hard disk in a protective plastic shell called a DVD-RAM.
When you get a cartridge from which the naked disk is removable,
discarding the protective shell turns it into a DVD-ROM which
is write-protected in any drive. Careful shopping for recent
combination drives will get you other DVD and/or CD capabilities,
in the same drive. DVD-RAMs mount on your desktop like a
removable hard disk cartridge, they just write slower. In a
backup function, they exceed the speed of most backup tapes,
yet suffer from none of the vagaries of either tape or of
magnetic media, having predicted lifespans in excess of 30 years.

--
¨2001 Angela Kahealani, All Rights Reserved Without Prejudice,
UCC 1-207. All information and transactions between the parties
are private and non negotiable.

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Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 22:47:35 +1300
From: "Markus Winter"
To: [email protected]
Subject: HELP: MacOS X updates don't install

Hi all,

I finally took the plunge and installed MacOS X. I upgraded my classic OS to
9.2.1, then upgraded OS X to 10.1. I tried installing 10.1.1 but couldn't -
and remembered there was an updated installer which is required for "future
system updates". So I downloaded the updated installer - but I can't install
it. I start the installer, enter the administrator password, agree to the
licence ... and then all partitions are greyed out. I can't select any (and
yes, there is enough space - about 1.5 GB free on my MacOS X partition).

Anyone has any thoughts on this?

Best Regards

Markus

--

Dr. Markus Winter
1st Floor, Room 15
The Liggins Institute
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
2-6 Park Avenue
Grafton
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: 0064 (0)9 373 7599 (wait for message then type extension) 3960
Fax: 0064 (0)9 373 7497
mobile: 021 150 9621

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 08:12:08 +0200
From: "Michael S. Silverstein"
To: Info-mac
Subject: HP Scanjet 5470 crashes Mac

I purchased a HP Scanjet 5470 scanner and installed all the relevant
software on my Titanium G4 Powerbook running System 9.1.

I unlocked the scanner and plugged it in. The scanner made a slight
grinding noise (the kind it is described as making when it is locked
- but it is definitely unlocked - there is no way to plug it in
without unlocking it). It continues to make this sound every time I
plug it in.

I plugged in the USB.

The Apple system profiler can see the scanner.

When I launch the control panel it can only see SCSI and when I try
and change it USB, the control panel crashes.

I suspected an extension conflict.

I created an extension set that tried to eliminate conflicts ('Mac OS
9.1 All' plus the HP extensions 'GearPPCS', 'GearPPCS.LIB', 'HP
Scanjet 5470c USB ext', 'HP Scanjet 54xx Library', 'HP Scanjet
Manager' and the control panel 'HP Scanjet controls' - I may have
left something out, who knows).

This time the control panel worked, identified the scanner, but I
still crashed. At one point I received an 'Error #2' message. The HP
Scanjet Manager seemed to hang the system for a long time.

None of the buttons on the front of the scanner seem to do anything.

When I launch the HP scanning software my computer crashes.

Has anyone got this scanner up and running?

Should I just give up on something that did not work straight out of
the box and opt for an Epson Perfection 1650 instead?

Thanks!

michael silverstein
materials engineering
technion

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Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 22:04:10 -0500
From: Nick Pappas
To: [email protected]
Subject: mailing long attachment

Someone is trying to send a long .pdf to me as an e-mail attachment,
but it is too long for her mail server to deal with. Is there a way
to break up a .pdf file into smaller segments and mail them? or
another way to get the file from her to me?

thanks for any suggestions,

Nick Pappas
--

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 23:43:36 -0600
From: Jon Krocker
To: [email protected]
Subject: Question about printer descriptions

I noticed that my PM5400/200 has 2 different printer descriptions,
Laserwriter IIG v2010.113 and the other is Laserwriter IIG v2010.130.
Whats the difference?
TIA
--
Jon Krocker http://www.total.net/~jkrocker
Aus des Weltalls Ferne, Funken Radiosterne, Quasare und Pulsare
-Kraftwerk

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Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 21:29:35 -0500
From: Charlie Summers
To: [email protected]
Subject: Searchable _LIST_ archive?

Folks;

Is there a searchable archive of the Info-Mac Digest (NOT the software
archives, I know about the MIT HyperArchive) anywhere? I'm having a problem
with OS 9.1 that I'm _betting_ has been covered before (probably even in an
earlier system), but I can't find any way to search past issues for the
answer. And I _hate_ asking FAQs...

Charlie (who just remembered he needs to post a summary answer to
a question he asked before vacation)

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