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Info-Mac Digest Fri, 10 May 02 Volume 19 : Issue 43

Today's Topics:

[*] Autolink 1.2
[*] CrazyEights 2.0
[*] ramBunctious 2.0J - Japanese Version
[*] ScopeDriver 1.2.1
[*] Uno 2.0
[*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - French version
[*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - German version
[*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - Spanish version
[*] Web Confidential 3.0.5J - Japanese version
[*] World Clock Deluxe 3.2 for Mac OS X
connecting Personal Laserwriter 320 to an iBook
File Exchange Questions
Ice cube stops fan in Powerbook Titanium G4
Info-Mac Digest V19 #42
IR interference on Performa 6400
Missing font "Kidprint"
Missing font "Kidprint"
OnLine Trading
Re : Ice cube stops fan in Powerbook Titanium G4
Why does an Applescript work on MacOS8 but freeze on OS9?

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Date: 8 May 2002
From: ZiggySoft¿
To:
Subject: [*] Autolink 1.2

AutoLink¬ is a program that allows the user to automatically reconnect
broken links, lost because of change of directories, site reorganization,
cloning templates, etc.

Unlike other similar programs, AutoLink¬ isn't limited to reporting the
broken link; rather, it searchesÒbeginning from your local root site
directoryÒfor the new link, and optionally substitutes it for the broken one
on your HTML page.

This means, if your pages is full of links, it saves you hours of manual
work.

Version history
1.2b - Corrected documentation (thanks to Loyd W. Mowry)
1.1b - Corrected some minor bug
1.0b - First release

ZiggySoft¬
Paul Consolo
P.O. BOX 150
00040 Pomezia - ROMA (Italy)
www: http://www.tricostyle.com/ziggysoft
fax: 39/06/9108357
e-mail: [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/text/html/autolink-12.hqx; 1391 K]

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Date: 10 May 2002
From: Dawn MacLaughlin
To:
Subject: [*] CrazyEights 2.0


CrazyEights pits you against the computer in this classic card game. The
object of the game is to get rid of all your cards before your opponent
does. Any player left holding cards when another player goes out is
penalized points for each card held. The game ends when a player's score
exceeds the game limit; the winner is the player with the lowest score.

CrazyEights features:
* 2-4 player action
* a variety of options to tailor game play and appearance)
* save and load game capability
* on-line help, including description of the rules of play
* tracking of your win percentage

Version 2.0 adds 3 and 4 player games, save/load game capability, and more.

CrazyEights requires OS X 10.1.3 with Java 1.3.1 Update 1.

CrazyEights is distributed as shareware. You may try out the game for 15
days, after which game play is disabled. A single-user license costs $10.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/crazyeights-20.hqx; 179 K]

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Date: 10 May 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] ramBunctious 2.0J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the ramBunctious package.

ramBunctious 2.0 is a RAM disk program for Macintosh computers using OS
X and later. (For RAM disks on OS 9 and below, please use ramBunctious
1.6.2.)

ramBunctious 2.0 provides basic RAM disk functionality for OS X,
including being able to read from and write to RAM disks originally
created using ramBunctious 1.x on OS 9 or below.

OS X's driver architecture is wholly different from OS 9 and below, so
we basically had to start over from scratch to implement a RAM disk
suitable for OS X.

If you're used to ramBunctious 1.6.2, you may find yourself looking for
features not yet available in ramBunctious 2. Our primary goal was to
make available an OS X RAM disk program, and we anticipate adding
features during future releases as long as there's a place for us in the
OS X marketplace. Multiple disks available simultaneously and real-time
write-through are two examples of features that were sacrificed for now
in order to release an OS X RAM disk program.

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/rambunctious-20-jp.hqx; 311 K]

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Date: 9 May 2002
From: "Stephen E. Hutson"
To:
Subject: [*] ScopeDriver 1.2.1


ScopeDriver allows the user to connect a Macintosh computer to a
Meade Autostar, LX-200, or compatible telescope.

We've avoided the temptation of creating yet another sky charting
program to interface with your telescope, as there are many excellent
interactive sky charts already available. Instead, ScopeDriver's
interface is designed to enhance your observing, so that you can
spend more time observing actual sky objects -- not staring at your
computer's screen. ScopeDriver is the result of extensive user
research, and it's being used by individuals and institutions
worldwide.

Our goal is to keep the focus on the actual night sky, and to do what
we can in software to make your observing more productive and
enjoyable.

Features include:

* Convenient and powerful locator interface to find tens of thousands
of sky objects by Common Name, Bayer/Flamsteed designation,
Constellation, and much more.
* Observing list support.
* Orbiting body entry.
* An integrated, searchable observing log.
* The ability to store and select an unlimited number of Observing Sites.
* A user guide that has garnered high praise for its readability,
content, and appearance.
* The ability to synchronize your telescope's clock with your
computer's clock (both date and time).
* Protective mechanisms to help avoid slews that could damage your
instrument, mechanisms to delay motor reversals, etc.
*Customizable "Night Mode" display to preserve your dark adaptation.
* Full keypad and mouse control of focus and slew motors, with
compensation for mirror reversed and/or inverted eyepiece display.
* And literally hundreds of other features.

ScopeDriver is shareware. Additional details can be found in the
documentation. I am the author, and I can be reached at
[email protected].

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/scope-driver-121.hqx; 6288 K]

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Date: 10 May 2002
From: Dawn MacLaughlin
To:
Subject: [*] Uno 2.0


UNO is a game for two or more players in which the object is to get rid of
all your cards before your opponent does. If you are the first player to go
out, you are awarded the point values of all the cards still held by other
players. The first player to reach a certain number of points (usually 500)
wins.

UNO uses a special deck of 108 cards that features number cards (0 through
9) and word cards. Word cards cause special actions when played (such as
reversing the direction of play or causing an opponent to pick up cards and
lose a turn). Each card in the deck belongs to one of four colors: Red,
Green, Blue, and Yellow (colors are analogous to suits in a standard deck of
cards) - except for wild cards, which have no specific color. A legal play
essentially involves matching the color, number, or word of the previously
played card.

UNO features:
* 2-4 player action
* a variety of options to tailor game play and appearance
* save/load game capability
* on-line help, including detailed description of the rules of play
* tracking of your win percentage

Version 2.0 adds features for saving and loading games, plus other minor
enhancements.

UNO requires OS X 10.1.3 with Java 1.3.1 Update 1.

UNO is distributed as shareware. You may try out the game for 15 days, after
which game play is disabled. A single-user license costs $10.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/uno-20.hqx; 478 K]

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Date: 9 May 2002
From: Alco Blom
To:
Subject: [*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - French version


Web Confidential 3.0.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 - French version

Web Confidential is the most powerful password manager on the Mac today.
It organizes passwords and protects them with industrial strength
encryption. It is also available for Windows and Palm operating systems.

These are the main features of Web Confidential for Mac:

Encryption : Industrial strength encryption (using BlowFish)
Automation : Automatic entry of WWW Forms and automatic HTTP Authentication
Integration : Access to your passwords in your browser and from the Dock
Synchronization : Synchronization with your Palm via a Conduit
Cross-platform : Binary compatible with Web Confidential for Windows

Other new features:

Password Generator : Generate random passwords and WEP keys easily
Dock Menus : Have access to all your passwords via the Mac OS X Dock
Help Book : A full reference manual right onder the Help menu

Web Confidential is 22 Euro shareware.

Requirements: Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.

For more information about Web Confidential, please visit:



Contact:

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/web-confidential-305-fr.hqx; 2314 K]

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Date: 9 May 2002
From: Alco Blom
To:
Subject: [*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - German version


Web Confidential 3.0.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 - German version

Web Confidential is the most powerful password manager on the Mac today.
It organizes passwords and protects them with industrial strength
encryption. It is also available for Windows and Palm operating systems.

These are the main features of Web Confidential for Mac:

Encryption : Industrial strength encryption (using BlowFish)
Automation : Automatic entry of WWW Forms and automatic HTTP Authentication
Integration : Access to your passwords in your browser and from the Dock
Synchronization : Synchronization with your Palm via a Conduit
Cross-platform : Binary compatible with Web Confidential for Windows

Other new features:

Password Generator : Generate random passwords and WEP keys easily
Dock Menus : Have access to all your passwords via the Mac OS X Dock
Help Book : A full reference manual right onder the Help menu

Web Confidential is 22 Euro shareware.

Requirements: Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.

For more information about Web Confidential, please visit:



[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/web-confidential-305-de.hqx; 1958 K]

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Date: 10 May 2002
From: Alco Blom
To:
Subject: [*] Web Confidential 3.0.5 - Spanish version


Web Confidential 3.0.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 - Spanish version

Web Confidential is the most powerful password manager on the Mac today.
It organizes passwords and protects them with industrial strength
encryption. It is also available for Windows and Palm operating systems.

These are the main features of Web Confidential for Mac:

Encryption : Industrial strength encryption (using BlowFish)
Automation : Automatic entry of WWW Forms and automatic HTTP Authentication
Integration : Access to your passwords in your browser and from the Dock
Synchronization : Synchronization with your Palm via a Conduit
Cross-platform : Binary compatible with Web Confidential for Windows

Other new features:

Password Generator : Generate random passwords and WEP keys easily
Dock Menus : Have access to all your passwords via the Mac OS X Dock
Help Book : A full reference manual right onder the Help menu

Web Confidential is 22 Euro shareware.

Requirements: Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.

For more information about Web Confidential, please visit:



[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/web-confidential-305-es.hqx; 2296 K]

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Date: 10 May 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Web Confidential 3.0.5J - Japanese version


Web Confidential 3.0.5 for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 - Japanese version

Web Confidential is the most powerful password manager on the Mac today.
It organizes passwords and protects them with industrial strength
encryption. It is also available for Windows and Palm operating systems.

These are the main features of Web Confidential for Mac:

Encryption : Industrial strength encryption (using BlowFish)
Automation : Automatic entry of WWW Forms and automatic HTTP Authentication
Integration : Access to your passwords in your browser and from the Dock
Synchronization : Synchronization with your Palm via a Conduit
Cross-platform : Binary compatible with Web Confidential for Windows

Other new features:

Password Generator : Generate random passwords and WEP keys easily
Dock Menus : Have access to all your passwords via the Mac OS X Dock
Help Book : A full reference manual right onder the Help menu

Web Confidential is shareware.

Requirements: Mac OS X or Mac OS 9.

For more information about the Japanese version of Web Confidential, please visit:



Contact:

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/web-confidential-305-jp.hqx; 3272 K]

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Date: 9 May 2002
From: MaBaSoft
To:
Subject: [*] World Clock Deluxe 3.2 for Mac OS X


World Clock Deluxe for Mac OS X is a powerful but easy-to-use time
tool. It displays up to 24 clocks in a horizontal or vertical palette
and in the Dock, can show UTC and Internet Time, lets you assign
labels and colors to clocks and allows you to add custom cities and
time zones and calculate date and time conversions.

World Clock Deluxe for Mac OS X runs in English, Japanese, German,
Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian.

System Requirements:

World Clock Deluxe for Mac OS X needs Mac OS X 10.0 or later.

Major New Features:

- The Clocks palette can be transformed into a non-floating window,
can be made transparent and can be quickly shown and hidden from any
application using an editable keyboard shortcut. The palette's size
can be reduced by using a smaller font and by hiding scroll arrows.

- Clocks can now be hidden and rearranged by option-clicking them in
the palette and dragging them.

- In Mac OS X 10.1 or later clocks can be displayed rotating in the Dock icon.

- The incompatibility with UFS volumes has been fixed: preferences
are now stored and retrieved using the Mac OS X preferences system.

- Multiple screens are now correctly supported.

- Several interface improvements have been introduced.

[Archived as /info-mac/app/time/world-clock-deluxe-32-osx.hqx; 1295 K]

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Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 09:11:54 -0400
From: Vincent Cayenne
To: Maurice McNeil ,
Subject: connecting Personal Laserwriter 320 to an iBook

>On 4/21/02 3:45 AM, "Alessandro Ludovico" wrote:
>
>> I need to connect it via usb, because i use the ethernet for an adsl
> > internet connection.

At 2:24 PM -0700 2002/05/03, Maurice McNeil wrote:
>Not sure why using the ethernet for ADSL should keep you from using it for
>the printer. You merely need a hub.

Actually, he needs more than "merely a hub". He is correct in saying
that he needs the Ethernet connection for his DSL connection. If he
procured a simple hub, the odds are that he could not connect to the
DSL modem while using just the hub. He can use a broadband router to
effect the DSL connection and then he needs a hub or switch so that
the Ethernet devices are connected. Your _recommendation_ is correct
because most of the offerings combine the broadband router and
multi-port hub (or switch) in one device.

DSL line --> router/switch --> each other LAN device (printer, computer)

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Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 10:57:11 -0400
From: Bull
To: [email protected]
Subject: File Exchange Questions

Hello all, had a few questions someone here may know the answer to.
All regard the Apple File Exchange control panel (v. 3.0.5, but
applicable to most all versions I think).

1. The Internet Control Panel, Advanced tab, File Mappings does the
same thing as the File Exchange control panel. Changes made in either
modify the same file, File Exchange Preferences. Question: does it
matter which one I use?

2. The Internet Control Panel appears pretty flaky after making more
than one or two changes. Icons get all messed up, and duplicates of
settings appear. Question: is this just me, or is the Internet
Control Panel an unstable bit of software?

3. Some applications on first running advise you that they are able
to handle certain file types, and ask you if you would like them to
do so. If you agree the application changes the File Exchange
Preferences for you. Well and good. Other applications apparently
just go do it without your permission - Real Player comes to mind.
Question: any way to restrict these rogue apps?

Thanks yall,
Bull

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Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 12:05:13 -0700
From: Maurice McNeil
To: Jacob Palme , Info-Mac
Subject: Ice cube stops fan in Powerbook Titanium G4

A somewhat drier solution is to raise the TiBook off the table ever so
slightly, I put mine on metal rails about 1/4" and it runs much cooler.
There is also a $230 rack for the TiBook and iBook, but that seems to be a
bit overkill

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Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 22:10:53 -0700
From: Michael Khaw
To: [email protected]
Subject: Info-Mac Digest V19 #42

> Subject: Why does an Applescript work on MacOS8 but freeze on OS9?
> Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 10:51:35 -0700
> From: Michael Khaw
> To: [email protected]
>
> The following lines...
>
> set myPick to {choose file} --returns an alias
> set myInfo to info for myPick --info for is in Standard Additions
>
> ...work OK on OS 8, but on OS 9 the whole system freezes with the
> rotating disc cursor (not rotating) at the second line. Force quit has
> no effect. I have to use control+command+power to reboot.
>
> What am I doing wrong? What's the correct syntax/expression to use under OS9/OSX?
>
> Thanks,
> Michael Khaw

Someone on comp.sys.mac.apps diagnosed it as a bug in AppleScript 1.7,
which ships with MacOS 9.2.2. Installing AppleScript 1.6 fixed it.

Michael Khaw

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Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 13:16:18 -0700
From: Peter Fleming
To: [email protected]
Subject: IR interference on Performa 6400

Can anyone help?

My Performa 6400/200 sits about 3 feet to the right of my Sony 36"
Trinitron XBR, and I have a Sony VCR under the TV. When I use my
remote to control the TV or the VCR, it frequently causes my Performa
to 1) Boot if it's off. 2) Shut down if it's running. 3) Quit or hide
the Control Strip. 4) boot the Apple Audio Player. 5) wake up the
monitors from 'sleep' under the SETI screen saver program, when the
cursor is in the 'hot' corner.

These actions occur when using the 'power' buttons or the volume control.

I haven't been able to find any info on an infrared port on the
Performa, either in the manual or searching TechInfo or TidBits. Does
anyone know if this is an undocumented 'feature', or what?

I'd dearly love to be able to turn it off via software, if possible,
or a hardware fix if that's the only way.

Thanks for any help,

>

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Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:37:59 -0500
From: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
To: Jan van Schoot & Sjoukje Troost ,
Subject: Missing font "Kidprint"

At 9:33 PM +0200 5/7/02, Jan van Schoot & Sjoukje Troost wrote:
>I have had the font Kidprint on my computer. For unknown reasons it suddenly
>disappeared. Can someone help me?

I had the same problem a little while ago. I believe doing a google search of "kidprint mac font" turned it up for me.

Yep, here it is:



chazl

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Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:05:14 +0200
From: Mikaeru
To: [email protected]
Subject: Missing font "Kidprint"


>I have had the font Kidprint on my computer. For unknown reasons it
>suddenly disappeared. Can someone help me?

I had the same problem once... The "Kidprint" font file itself is not a
stand-alone file, it is actually part of a suitcase, so you cannot use
Sherlock to search it on your hard-disk...

You can find it, along with the fonts "Swing", "FrenchScript" and "Lydian
MT" inside the suitcase "Palm Desktop Fonts" located in your usual Fonts
folder.

Still, "Kidprint" should appear in the Fonts menu of any application,
otherwise it means that you may have to reinstall part of your original
system...

HTH,

--Mikaeru

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Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 21:54:38 -0400
From: Stephen Zatuchni
To:
Subject: OnLine Trading

Does anybody know which on-line trading firms are 100% Mac-compatible -- OS
9.2.2 AND OS X?

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Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 16:44:39 -0500
From: "Paul M. Sheldon"
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re : Ice cube stops fan in Powerbook Titanium G4

Immensely cool!
Thanks.
I have a newton with no fan whatsoever and, when I keep it in a hot
trunk, the display becomes unreadable or worse it crashes in its sleep. I
have taken to nestling the think in a coat with some blue ice and I thought
I was the only person in the world to live dangerously.
You are a bold experimenter who will send the lawyers fleeing. The
lawyers, Apple's lawyers, would not permit them to state such a solution
unless it was thoroughly tested on a large population of people that
actually cared. "What" these lawyers would say in horror "if the air
humidity were to condense inside the TiG4 or newton and rust the circuit
boards".
We are the sort to boldly go where no lawyer has gone before. We
are the sort to turn the TiG4 into something like "the cube" in a garage.
We are the sort that provides a large population of people who care enough
to risk such research, to live a life not entirely in warantee. We are the
sort to wonder "What the heck is Quartz Extreme doing in the same box as
Inkwell and how big a box is that and will it need a fan?"
Tally ho, here we go, remember who we are! We're the bold users!

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Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 22:11:53 -0700
From: Michael Khaw
To: [email protected]
Subject: Why does an Applescript work on MacOS8 but freeze on OS9?

in Info-Mac Digest > The following lines...
>
> set myPick to {choose file} --returns an alias
> set myInfo to info for myPick --info for is in Standard Additions
>
> ...work OK on OS 8, but on OS 9 the whole system freezes with the
> rotating disc cursor (not rotating) at the second line. Force quit has
> no effect. I have to use control+command+power to reboot.
>
> What am I doing wrong? What's the correct syntax/expression to use under OS9/OSX?
>
> Thanks,
> Michael Khaw

Someone on comp.sys.mac.apps diagnosed it as a bug in AppleScript 1.7,
which ships with MacOS 9.2.2. Installing AppleScript 1.6 fixed it.

Michael Khaw

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