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Info-Mac Digest Tue, 06 Aug 02 Volume 19 : Issue 63

Today's Topics:

[*] TidBITS#641/05-Aug-02
[*] Asset Basset 2.97
[*] DragThing 4.3.1
[*] DragThing D-4.3.1 (German)
[*] DragThing F-4.3.1 (French)
[*] DragThing J-4.3.1 (Japanese)
[*] DragThing T-4.3.1 (Italian)
[*] GLMStat 5.7.0;Generalized linear models
[*] GLMStat X 5.7.0;Generalized linear models (Mac OS X)
[*] GooSearch 1.6
[*] GooSearchX 1.6
[*] htmlPress 1.5.1
Info-Mac Digest V19 #60
IOGEAR Card for Wallstreet
Microphone for G4?
Trouble connecting Olympus camera to iMac

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Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: [email protected], [email protected],
Subject: [*] TidBITS#641/05-Aug-02

TidBITS#641/05-Aug-02

Does mousing cause you pain? Read on for Adam's review of the
Contour Design RollerMouse Station, an unusual pointing device
that could help. Plus, Matt Deatherage casts a cynical eye on
Intuit's announcement of QuickBooks 5 for Mac OS X, and Kirk
McElhearn examines two books on Mac OS X. In the news, we cover
PowerMail 4.0, a security update for Mac OS X, and PopChar X 1.2,
plus the MacHax Best Hack Contest CD and a digital photography
cruise conference.

Topics:
MailBITS/05-Aug-02
Intuit's QuickBooks Employs FUD Against MYOB
Get It Rolling with the RollerMouse
Two Books on Mac OS X




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-641.etx; 33K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: Ben Sharvy
To:
Subject: [*] Asset Basset 2.97


Asset Basset tracks investments, specializing in asset allocation. It will
perform the following useful functions:

1) It tracks allocations in various asset classes (foreign/domestic,
equity/bond, small-cap/large-cap, etc.). A unique feature is the ability to
allocate percentage amounts within a single investment; for example, a
mutual fund 60% in stock and 40% in bonds can be accurately represented in
Asset Basset. By enabling percentage allocations within an investment,
Asset Basset lets you monitor the allocation and performance of your
investments with a precision limited only by your knowledge of your own
investments.
2) It lets you define portfolios using allocation criteria, e.g., "foreign"
or "foreign fixed-income" and monitor the performance of the portfolio.
3) It calculates the cost-basis of each investment, using either the
average-cost or first-in-first-out methods, and generates tax-reports of
capital gains and distributions for any year.
4) It calculates total profit using the time-value of money, with methods
such as the internal rate of return, and the discounting/compounding of
cash flows.
5) It keeps track of total worth, out-of-pocket cost, and so on.

Version 2.97 fixes a bug which kept portfolios from updating when the basis
or cost in an account changed without changing the total value of the
account.

Asset Basset requires a 640x480 screen or better; a PowerPC is recommended
(portfolio updating will be kinda slow on a 68k machine). It requires 1.5
MB of available RAM.

Author's Web site: http://www.efn.org/~bsharvy/

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing 4.3.1


DragThing is the original dock designed to tidy up your Macintosh desktop.
Simply drag an application from the Finder onto an empty square in a dock
and then drag documents onto it as normal. Click a docked application to
launch it or bring it to the front.

In addition, the docks can contain files, folders, disks and servers, and
there are also options to display the currently running processes, and all
mounted disks, in special docks. On Mac OS X, you can even show the Trash on
the Finder Desktop again.

This is primarily a maintenance release with changes needed for the
forthcoming Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar", but it also has improvements for both
Mac OS 9 and previous versions of Mac OS X:

* Various fixes for Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar".
* Fixed problem with DragThing not opening when renamed.
* Fixed problem with docks in fullscreen applications.
* Fixed problem loading Unicode names for colour and texture sets.
* Fixed problem opening the Finder on Mac OS 9.
* Fixed some scripting problems with the "Disk Dock" visible.
* Removed warning when Finder not running on Mac OS X.
* Various optimisations and speed improvements.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

Competitive upgrades are also available for $19 to users of Aladdin
DragStrip 3, PowerOn ACTION GoMac 2, Semicolon Software's "The Tilery",
and Sig Software's "Drop Drawers".

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/drag-thing-431.hqx; 1864 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing D-4.3.1 (German)


DragThing D-4.3.1 is the latest German language version of my
dock application DragThing.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

Competitive upgrades are also available for $19 to users of Aladdin
DragStrip 3, PowerOn ACTION GoMac 2, Semicolon Software's "The Tilery",
and Sig Software's "Drop Drawers".

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/drag-thing-431-de.hqx; 1886 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing F-4.3.1 (French)


DragThing F-4.3.1 is the latest French language version of my
dock application DragThing, translated by Philippe Bonnaure.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

Competitive upgrades are also available for $19 to users of Aladdin
DragStrip 3, PowerOn ACTION GoMac 2, Semicolon Software's "The Tilery",
and Sig Software's "Drop Drawers".

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Philippe's translation site at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/drag-thing-431-fr.hqx; 1926 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing J-4.3.1 (Japanese)


DragThing J-4.3.1 is the latest Japanese language version of my
dock application DragThing.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

Competitive upgrades are also available for $19 to users of Aladdin
DragStrip 3, PowerOn ACTION GoMac 2, Semicolon Software's "The Tilery",
and Sig Software's "Drop Drawers".

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



[Archived as /info-mac/gui/drag-thing-431-jp.hqx; 1864 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: James Thomson
To:
Subject: [*] DragThing T-4.3.1 (Italian)


DragThing T-4.3.1 is the latest Italian language version of my
dock application DragThing, translated by Massimo Rotunno.

This is a free upgrade for existing registered users of DragThing 4,
$10 for registered users of previous versions, and $25 for new users.

Competitive upgrades are also available for $19 to users of Aladdin
DragStrip 3, PowerOn ACTION GoMac 2, Semicolon Software's "The Tilery",
and Sig Software's "Drop Drawers".

DragThing is a Carbon application which runs natively on Mac OS X,
and on Mac OS 8.6 and 9 with CarbonLib 1.1 or later installed.

For more information, check out the official DragThing website at:



and Massimo's translation site at:



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Date: 5 Aug 2002
From: Ken Beath
To:
Subject: [*] GLMStat 5.7.0;Generalized linear models

GLMStat is a Macintosh-based statistical program for analysing
generalised linear models. It provides a macintosh interface and
includes many of the features of other programs. Features of GLMStat
are

- spreadsheet style data entry
- factors may be represented as either integers or strings (categories)
- Normal, Poisson, Binomial and Gamma models with appropriate links
and specification of convergence and aliasing parameters
- Scatter and Residual plots
- Matrix scatterplots
- Box and Whisker plots
- Frequency distribution histograms
- Descriptive statistics.
- Output of deviance, parameter estimates, residuals and parameter
correlations
- Saving of data files complete with all model specifications.
- printing of data, graph and results.
- Missing values
- Online Help (under the apple menu) and a brief User Manual.
- Transcript window to display output of previous commands
- almost fully Applescriptable and recordable with access to some
data structures
- includes example data files for most examples in two of the texts.
- Individual licences available for $US25. 10 User Site Licences
$US100. Site licences $US200. World site licence $US500. Payment in
$US through Kagi Shareware.
- Registration includes free upgrades to version 6.x

Unregistered copies are fully functional except that Save and Save As
and copying of graphs and results are disabled.

Version 5.7.0
- number of rows (observations) allowed is now 65000
- opening text files handles Mac, Unix and DOS line endings
- tick marks now on outside of graphs
- changes to limitations in unregistered versions
- fixed up bug which limited category names in subsets to 15 characters
- at last some examples (reading data and t-test)

This is a free upgrade to all GLMStat registrations.

Current versions of GLMStat are always available at
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kjbeath/glmstat.html

Ken Beath
[email protected]

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Date: 5 Aug 2002
From: Ken Beath
To:
Subject: [*] GLMStat X 5.7.0;Generalized linear models (Mac OS X)

GLMStat X is a MacOS X statistical program for analysing generalised
linear models. It provides a macintosh interface and includes many
of the features of other programs. Features of GLMStat are

- spreadsheet style data entry
- factors may be represented as either integers or strings (categories)
- Normal, Poisson, Binomial and Gamma models with appropriate links
and specification of convergence and aliasing parameters
- Scatter and Residual plots
- Matrix scatterplots
- Box and Whisker plots
- Frequency distribution histograms
- Descriptive statistics.
- Output of deviance, parameter estimates, residuals and parameter
correlations
- Saving of data files complete with all model specifications.
- printing of data, graph and results.
- Missing values
- Online Help (under the apple menu) and a brief User Manual.
- Transcript window to display output of previous commands
- almost fully Applescriptable and recordable with access to some
data structures
- includes example data files for most examples in two of the texts.
- Individual licences available for $US25. 10 User Site Licences
$US100. Site licences $US200. World site licence $US500. Payment in
$US through Kagi Shareware.
- Registration includes free upgrades to version 6.x

Unregistered copies are fully functional except that Save and Save As
and copying of graphs and results are disabled.

Version 5.7.0
- number of rows (observations) allowed is now 65000
- opening text files handles Mac, Unix and DOS line endings
- tick marks now on outside of graphs
- changes to limitations in unregistered versions
- fixed up bug which limited category names in subsets to 15 characters
- at last some examples (reading data and t-test)

This is a free upgrade to all GLMStat registrations.

Current versions of GLMStat are always available at
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~kjbeath/glmstat.html

Ken Beath
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/glm-stat-x-570.hqx; 1289 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: Alexandre Leclerc
To:
Subject: [*] GooSearch 1.6


Use GooSearch to search webpages, images, directories,groups listed on
Google.com via one application. Translating webpages, submitting webpages,
search media files and the advanced search option are some of the others
features of GooSearch. GooSearch is very useful to initiate complicated or
simple searches quickly without starting them from a web browser.
It's like having Google on your desktop !

GooSearch: http://homepage.mac.com/netso/nw/

[Archived as /info-mac/app/goo-search-16.hqx; 1097 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: Alexandre Leclerc
To:
Subject: [*] GooSearchX 1.6


Use GooSearch to search webpages, images, directories,groups listed on
Google.com via one application. Translating webpages, submitting webpages,
search media files and the advanced search option are some of the others
features of GooSearch. GooSearch is very useful to initiate complicated or
simple searches quickly without starting them from a web browser.
It's like having Google on your desktop !

GooSearchX is the carbonised version of GooSearch.

GooSearch: http://homepage.mac.com/netso/nw/

[Archived as /info-mac/app/goo-search-x-16.hqx; 1260 K]

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Date: 2 Aug 2002
From: tredje design
To:
Subject: [*] htmlPress 1.5.1


htmlPress 1.5.1 - Compresses HTML pages
(c)2001-2002, Eric Roller, tredje design

MacPerl script to compress HTML files while keeping their
appearance unchanged. This is possible by removing everything
that your browser does not show on the screen, such as comments
or additional whitespace characters. htmlPress further supports
keeping HTML files up-to-date by replacing user-configurable
keywords.

htmlPress is implemented as a droplet - simply drag and drop
your source files onto it to use it. Resulting HTML files can
be (automatically) placed in your preferred desination folder.

Requires MacPerl 5, MacOS 7-9

For more information, visit
http://homepage.mac.com/eroller/tredje/htmlpress.html

[Archived as /info-mac/text/html/html-press-151.hqx; 33 K]

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Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 12:41:28 -0400
From: "Roger S. Cohen"
To: [email protected], Larry
Subject: Info-Mac Digest V19 #60

The Info-Mac Network said on 7/23/02 2:30 PM:

> I have a Powerbook G4 running OS X with an Airport. The Airport is
>connected to the phone line and via Ethernet to our other Macs. Sometimes
>when I boot up the Powerbook I find that it has dialed my ISP for no
>apparent reason. Also, when I connect to another machine on the Ethernet,
>the system will often connect to the ISP. Note that I have Software Update
>set to manual. Can someone please give me some idea of how to stop this
>abberant behavior?

I wonder if you have another application which is asking for an automatic
update. Perhaps your Mac is trying to update "Date and Time." My Macs,
running 9.0.4, update date and time automatically once each day.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Roger S. Cohen, President, Cohen International
[email protected] http://www.rogercohen.com
Voice: +1 (845) 358-8936 Fax: +1 (845) 358-8937

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Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 10:52:02 -0600
From: John Fitzgerrel
To: [email protected]
Subject: IOGEAR Card for Wallstreet


--
We just bought a Cardbus USB interface card for our Wallstreet Powerbook
We've tried a Zip Drive, a scanner and a graphics tablet and nothing works
The card shows on the desktop with the USB symbol, but nothing happens
when we plug in USB devices. Our set up is:

Wallstreet Powerbook, Family number M4753 (Powerbook G3 series)
23MHZ 192MB
OS 9.2

The tech support at IOGEAR said that our powerbook does not support
32 bit cards. He is probably right, but the apple support page 28512
indicates that the M4753 family does support 32 bit (cardbus) cards
and so does our user's manual.
In both cases the Apple text is a bit unclear and in the apple
support page 24604 which describes how to identify different G3
powerbooks, the family M4753 has two lines in the table - so perhaps
earlier and later Wallstreets changed this.

Is there any way I can settle the facts and if indeed we can't use
this card does any one know where I can get a card that will let me
use USB on my powerbook.

TIA

John Fitzgerrel

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Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 16:38:16 -0400
From: Murph Sewall
To: [email protected]
Subject: Microphone for G4?

I've had a 466 MHz G4 for more than a year without thinking much
about the sound system. I did get a couple of speakers and they work
fine, but only recently have I found a need to input audio (using a
microphone).

Macs always USED to accept audio input. I've even got an (from an
older PowerMac) Apple microphone and there's something that looks
like a microphone jack below the speaker jack on the back. HOWEVER,
the older Apple microphones don't fit and my local Apple retailer
hasn't got (nor heard of) a microphone that fits that jack.

There is a (third party) product that will connect the older
microphone through the USB port (at $35 it's a bit pricey for
something that may not work with the application I need to
use--RealPresenter running under VirtualPC with Windows 98).

So, is there some source for microphones for the G4? Will a
microphone attached to a G4 work with an application running under
VirtualPC?



-Murph

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Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 04:42:58 -0400
From: John McG
To: , InfoMac posting
Subject: Trouble connecting Olympus camera to iMac

The problem in two words: Olympus Cammedia.

The software is kind of weird by Apple standards. It has to be running for
OS 9 to recognize the camera. The software allows you to download the
pictures into Cammedia's folder and see it in their application. If your
daughter wants to work with the pictures in another application or to import
into email then she should buy a USB reader for her type of memory card that
the camera uses. It should be "Smart Media" if I recall correctly.

With the reader installed each memory card will show up on the desktop like
a floppy disk. She can then work with each image individually. Also batch
copying to the hard drive is much faster. The readers sell for about $30 to
$50 depending on the type of media they're reading.

HTH
John
> ------------------
> From: Laurence Hawkins
> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 22:26:38 -0500
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Trouble connecting Olympus camera to iMac
>
> My daughter has just bought a D-520Z digital camera and has a problem when
> trying to transfer her shots onto her iMac computer. After loading the
> supplied software, when she does connect her camera to the USB socket on the
> iMac she immediately gets the screen message:-
>
> This disk is unreadable by this computer. Do you want to initialise the disk?
> Name: untitled
> Format: Mac OS standard 15.6 MB.
> Options are to "Eject" or "Initialise"
>
> [I presume she should not choose the "Initialise" option]. When she chooses
> the "Eject" option, the screen then correctly identifies the connected item as
> "Olympus C22, D520Z, C220Z" but does not display the file on the desktop.
>
> Now, the strange thing is when I repeat this attempt with my own iMac with
> identcal OS 9.0.4, but with Fuji digital camera software installed, the
> computer identifies the connected camera as "untitled" on the desktop and
> normal viewing of the photos is achieved.
>
> What is wrong and what's the solution?
>
> Laurence Hawkins
--
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popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on
the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans,
and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form.
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