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Info-Mac Digest V19 #68

Postby Info-Mac » August 15th, 2002, 1:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Thu, 15 Aug 02 Volume 19 : Issue 68

Today's Topics:

[*] LifeLab 4.0
[*] Smiley's Challenge 1.0
[*] Smiley's Challenge 1.0 OS X
Optical ADB Mouse?
Recommendations for Software firewall?
Spam Fire
Subject: Optical ADB Mouse?

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Date: 15 Aug 2002
From: Andrew Trevorrow
To:
Subject: [*] LifeLab 4.0

LifeLab is a software laboratory for experimenting with John Conway's
Game of Life and other cellular automata.

LifeLab 4.0 is a Carbon application that runs natively on OS X.
It also runs on OS 8.6/9.x if CarbonLib 1.3 or later is installed.

This release has many new features:

* Allows 1D rules (see what got Steven Wolfram all excited).
* Supports various grid types: plane, torus, Klein bottle, etc.
* Pattern editing/viewing/generating can occur at all power-of-two
scales from 8 pixels per cell to 64 cells per pixel.
* Pattern generation is about twice as fast.
* Lots of cosmetic improvements.

The shareware fee is $20. For more details see:

http://www.trevorrow.com/lifelab

Andrew Trevorrow (andrew@trevorrow.com)

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/lifelab-40.hqx; 310 K]

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Date: 15 Aug 2002
From: MacMuse@aol.com
To:
Subject: [*] Smiley's Challenge 1.0

MacMuse Software, Shareware for Education, announces the release of Smiley's
Challenge 1.0
This program is available for classic Mac (OS 8.1 - 9.x) or for Mac OSX.

Smiley's Challenge 1.0 ...is an easy to learn, fun game for students and
adults.
Game 1 is called Find Smiley. The player must click on blocks in a grid to
find Smiley using clues provided by colored lights. The player must, however,
avoid the Badees which increase in number with each round. Bonus blocks can
multiply your score. Students will learn to read clues and to üehalfüf a row
in order to find the target as quickly as possible.
Game 2 is called Capture Smiley. The player clicks on blocks in the grid to
trap Smiley. The player may select either single click or auto-move mode for
a fast paced game.
A high scores list is available so players can try to beat their best scores.

Online help is available in the game. The program includes sounds and
colorful graphics. Shareware $7. Site License $50. Registration documents
included with the program.
NOTE: Smiley's Challenge is free to registered users of other MacMuse
Software. If the program does not automatically register itself, please email
for a registration code.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/smiley-10.hqx; 3159 K]

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Date: 15 Aug 2002
From: MacMuse@aol.com
To:
Subject: [*] Smiley's Challenge 1.0 OS X


MacMuse Software, Shareware for Education, announces the release of Smiley's
Challenge 1.0
This program is available for classic Mac (OS 8.1 - 9.x) or for Mac OSX.

Smiley's Challenge 1.0 ...is an easy to learn, fun game for students and
adults.
Game 1 is called Find Smiley. The player must click on blocks in a grid to
find Smiley using clues provided by colored lights. The player must, however,
avoid the Badees which increase in number with each round. Bonus blocks can
multiply your score. Students will learn to read clues and to üehalfüf a row
in order to find the target as quickly as possible.
Game 2 is called Capture Smiley. The player clicks on blocks in the grid to
trap Smiley. The player may select either single click or auto-move mode for
a fast paced game.
A high scores list is available so players can try to beat their best scores.

Online help is available in the game. The program includes sounds and
colorful graphics. Shareware $7. Site License $50. Registration documents
included with the program.
NOTE: Smiley's Challenge is free to registered users of other MacMuse
Software. If the program does not automatically register itself, please email
for a registration code.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/smiley-10-osx.hqx; 3393 K]

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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:20:31 +0200
From: Christian F Buser
To: Allan Hunter
Subject: Optical ADB Mouse?

Allan Hunter wrote:

>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?

I had one at my MacPlus long ago. It was called "A+" or "A-Plus",
don't remember the name of the manufacturer. It was working quite
well, but required a special "grid surcace".

No idea whether that company still exists.

Good luck, Christian.
--
Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
Hilfe f’r Strassenkinder in Ghana:

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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:21:53 -0400
From: gcbarry
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Recommendations for Software firewall?

Hi Everyone,

I have recently joined the cable modem generation, and feel a little
nervous being online most of the day. I thought that I should probably
set up a software firewall, and have tried the "NetBarrier"
(http://www.intego.com/) free 30 day demo. It seems OK- but hard to
prove that it "works", and at US$60, maybe a bit expensive.

And Zonealarm does not make a Mac product. I'm running a beige G3 Mac
under 8.6. Does anyone have any other products to recommend? I think
Norton makes something, but they don't have a free demo.

TIA,
Carolyn

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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 21:34:32 -0400
From: Louis Bergeron
To:
Subject: Spam Fire

Discovered a new Spam killing program called Spam Fire following a lead by
Adam Engst. Not bad at all because you can manage many accounts at the same
time. It will give you a chance to check which emails are killed before
purging them. You can rescue the emails and put the sender in your friend
list. You can also import the whole address book from Entourage and other
programs. The price is good. Www.matterform.com

I tried also POP Manager which is good too but you have to manage each POP
separately. The bounce function does not work well.

Both programs are low cost and works well in general.
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Louis Bergeron GRH Service Conseil C.P. 68 Granby Qc Canada J2G 8E2

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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 09:57:53 -0400
From: John
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Subject: Optical ADB Mouse?

I just installed a USB Board into my PowerMac, so I can now use my
optical mouse via usb, prior to that I used the same usb optical mouse
via the ADB port with an adaptor from geethree.com it called the
"Stealth" so it adapts a PS/2 mouse to ADB and those are easier to
find. (PS/2 to USB) for your optical mouse.
Hope that makes sense, anyhow it works for ADB machines.

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