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Info-Mac Digest V19 #65

Posted: August 9th, 2002, 5:30 pm
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Info-Mac Digest Fri, 09 Aug 02 Volume 19 : Issue 65

Today's Topics:

[*] Idea Knot 0.1
[*] Word Translator 4.7.5
Info-Mac Digest V19 #62
Optical ADB Mouse?
OSX permissions problem

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Date: 8 Aug 2002
From: Hugo Diaz - VP
Subject: [*] Idea Knot 0.1

Quickly tie ideas together. That is what Idea Knot does. With it you
write documents that contain ideas written quickly at the instant
inspiration hits you. You then organize these ideas together into
relevant groups. Finally, when you have more time, you can edit those
ideas until they are complete.

Freeware for Mac OS X only.
Source code posted on

We use it internally to develop drafts for legal documents, use-cases
for software development and brainstorming documents during meetings.

[Archived as /info-mac/app/idea-knot-01.hqx; 354 K]


Date: 9 Aug 2002
From: [email protected] (Halldor Gislason)
Subject: [*] Word Translator 4.7.5

Fast and easy access to foreign language dictionary and translations. Over
20 language dictionaries, including Spanish, German, French and most
Scandinavian languages. Users can add to and modify dictionaries. Basic text
translation and Vocabury training features included.

Version 4.7.5 A is significant update that brings Contextual Menu support to
both Classic and OS X versions, dictionaries are now accessible directly
from within most Mac applications

Included file contains a demo version, more dictionaries, updates and
information is available at:

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/word-translator-475.hqx; 1775 K]


Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 18:51:07 -0400
From: "Roger S. Cohen"
To: [email protected], Cheryl Peters
Subject: Info-Mac Digest V19 #62

The Info-Mac Network said on 8/5/02 6:30 PM:

>I used to have a little app that would locate sound files on CD-Roms
>and "suck" them out into a folder. I can't even remember what it was
>called. Does anyone know where I might locate such a beast?

I used to use VSE File Pirate.


Roger S. Cohen, President, Cohen International
[email protected]
Voice: +1 (845) 358-8936 Fax: +1 (845) 358-8937


Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 20:56:09 -0400
From: Allan Hunter
To: [email protected]
Subject: Optical ADB Mouse?

I have this notion that in the era before iMac and USB I used to see
ads for optical ADB mice for the Mac. Anyone verify this? Testify
as to their quality?

Any of them still being produced?
Allan Hunter


Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:27:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Hirschberg
To: [email protected]
Subject: OSX permissions problem

I want to admit first that I caused this problem. I was playing around with permissions when I shouldn't have been.

I have a G3/600 with a 110gb drive (in two partitions) and 512MB memory running the latest OSX that is up to date. I had a deleted user that I could not remove files from so I decided to use get info to change the permissions. I set everything to '777' and it worked I was able to delete the files. I should have stopped there. So I would not have any other conflicts I dragged both partiions over get info and set every thing to '777'. Now I have problems.

I can not mount image files on my desktop and I can not run itunes3. I am sure there are other problems that I have not found. On is that I can not install updates that dload from the updater.

I tried running apple's utility to set the permissions back to the default for the system and it says permission denied in the logs for a lot of files. It does not fix the problem.

Can someone explain what I did and suggest how to fix it? I am willing to drop into terminal mode if I have to. Unless someone has a fix my only option is to wait for OSX.2 and hope there is an install option that does not involve reformatting.

Thanks, David
[email protected]



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