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Postby Info-Mac » August 26th, 2002, 1:30 pm

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 26 Aug 02 Volume 19 : Issue 69

Today's Topics:

[*] TidBITS#643/19-Aug-02
[*] AppRandom1.3.sit.hqx
[*] AudioIn10.hqx
[*] Babylonian Numerals 1.0
[*] Digital Diary 3.0.3
[*] DropDMG-1.7.3.dmg
[*] Econ Calculator Deluxe 1.5.1 Carbon
[*] Econ Calculator Deluxe 1.5.1 Classic
[*] FileBuddy 7.2.2J - Japanese Version
[*] MacPipes X 1.0.1
[*] Page Sender 2.0 - now with fax modem receive, Jaguar support & more
[*] Page Sender 2.0J - Japanese Version
[*] Patience 1.2
[*] Shiidiideetabeesu 1.0
[*] Synk 4.0.1
[*] UNO 2.1.1
[*] VideoPoker 5000 1.1
[A] Recommendations for Software firewall?
Date in menu bar on Mac OSX
Email spam
Microsoftdialoglin
Net Connection OS X + USB
Recommendations for Software firewall?
Recommendations for Software firewall?
Sound question

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: digest@info-mac.org, mac-l@sparky.listmoms.net,
Subject: [*] TidBITS#643/19-Aug-02

TidBITS#643/19-Aug-02

Interested in the future of content in a digital world? Join us in
an experiment into the direct valuation of information. Adam also
offers techniques for circumventing areas in which iPhoto's
simplicity makes it clumsy. Then we look at the new Power Mac G4s
and minor eMac changes, plus an update to Retrospect Client.
Finally, we have an update on last week's article on the fate of
the digital hub concept in the wake of Hollywood protectionism.

Topics:
MailBITS/19-Aug-02
Apple Releases Beefy Dual-Proc Power Macs
Updates on the Digital Hub vs. Hollywood
PayBITS: Acknowledging the Value of Information
iPhoto Power Techniques




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-643.etx; 34K]

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Date: 19 Aug 2002
From: Ben Blake
To:
Subject: [*] AppRandom1.3.sit.hqx

Appearance Randomiser is a freeware Applescript utility that randomly
sets a theme, desktop picture (on up to 3 monitors), startup screen and
sound set.
It requires Power Macintosh running MacOS 8.5 or greater and Applescript
installed. It will not work on Mac OS X.

This file can be included in your archive CD-ROM.

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/appearance-randomizer-13.hqx; 101 K]

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Date: 23 Aug 2002
From: Pandaa
To:
Subject: [*] AudioIn10.hqx

Audio In 1.0 - Freeware

Audio In is a simple audio recording application with an oscilloscope
view. With Audio In you can:

ß Record audio to disk from any sound input device connected to your
Macintosh.
ß Schedule when recording is to take place .
ß Use Volume Operated Recording (ØVOXØ) to skip periods of silence.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or higher.

Freeware by Pandaa / Mashiro na Zenshi
e-mail: pandaa@swipnet.se
www: http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34826/

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/snd/audio-in-10.hqx; 460 K]

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Date: 23 Aug 2002
From: pandaa@swipnet.se
To:
Subject: [*] Babylonian Numerals 1.0

Babylonian Numerals 1.0 - Freeware

Babylonian Numerals is a Macintosh program that displays numbers in the
Sumerian / Babylonian number system.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or higher.

Freeware by Pandaa / Mashiro na Zenshi
e-mail: pandaa@swipnet.se
www: http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34826/

[Archived as /info-mac/app/babylonian-numerals-10.hqx; 350 K]

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Date: 26 Aug 2002
From: Eric Rojo
To:
Subject: [*] Digital Diary 3.0.3

Digital Diary Works the Way You Do to Easily Keep Track of all the Important
Decisions and Activities on all your Projects

Digital Diary allows fingertip access to the activity history and current
status of any project, with the added ability to view all activities on all
projects on any particular day. On a complex project, there could be a
dozen or more separate issues being dealt with simultaneously, each with its
own distinct status and decision stream. Digital Diary helps keep track of
all this by providing a convenient way of recording and automatically
organizing this information. While most personal information managers focus
on scheduling and contacts management, Digital Diary focuses on keeping an
organized record of your activities and decisions, allowing you quick and
easy retrieval of a project's history. Versatile report generation can
organize your data in any manner you choose.

Here are a Few of the Many Uses of Digital Diary:

Business, Sales, and Consulting:
Ñ Project activities and decisions
Ñ Upcoming deadlines, meetings, and appointments
Ñ Telephone and meeting records
Ñ Discussions with suppliers, consultants, clients and co-workers
Ñ Decisions made and communicated to clients, co-workers, and subordinates
Ñ Directions received from clients, authorities, and management
Ñ Decision / activity 'streams' relating to issues within a project
Academic and Scientific:
Ñ Experiment progress notes
Ñ On-going research projects
Educational:
Ñ Individual student progress diary
Home and Personal:
Ñ Personal projects and hobbies
Ñ Special events (weddings, holidays, family reunions, etc.)

Some Unsolicited Comments from Users:

"I've downloaded and am using your Digital Diary and I like it a lot."
M. Sher, U.S.A.

"I have just used Digital Diary. It's so wonderful. I have been searching
for such a program as Digital Diary because I want to manage concurrent
projects."
T. Takashina, Japan

"I discovered your product Digital Diary on the MacUser Internet site and
since using the product, I have been ecstatic. Finally, I've found a piece
of commercial software that enables me to organize my life the way I desire.
Digital Diary is absoluteley wonderful."
J. Russell, Ph. D., San Francisco, CA
********** ABSTRACT CROPPED **********

[Archived as /info-mac/app/digital-diary-303.hqx; 1190 K]

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Date: 19 Aug 2002
From: Michael Tsai
To:
Subject: [*] DropDMG-1.7.3.dmg

DropDMG is the easiest way to create ".dmg" and ".img" disk images on
Mac OS X. It can encrypt images and post-process them with GZip or
MacBinary. It also supports segmented images and images that auto-open
when you mount them. All the options are available from AppleScript.
DropDMG is robust and has no trouble handling folders with spaces,
quotation marks, dollar signs, or other "special" characters. It even
works without Mac OS X's optional "BSD Subsystem" installation. Full
documentation is included in PDF and Apple Help formats.

New in this Version:

- Fixed several bugs in 1.7. See the release notes for details.

More Information:



[Archived as /info-mac/disk/drop-dmg-173.hqx; 716 K]

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Date: 23 Aug 2002
From: Mike B
To:
Subject: [*] Econ Calculator Deluxe 1.5.1 Carbon

Econ Calculator 1.5.1 Carbon - English version
22/08/2002

-The program

This is the Deluxe version of Econ Calculator which is a simple to use
calculator having three calculation modes, normal calculator, calculator
with tape (simulated paper roll) or calculator with tape running in Adding
machine mode. This version allows the user to round from an integer "0"
decimal places through to 6 and offers a "Fixed" decimal setting that auto
rounds to 2 decimal places. The calculator can be "Iconized" to a global
button and has many more options of user customization.

This is a shareware program with a price of US$15.

-Changes

1# Total interface redesign.
2# File saving with the option to enable or disable.
3# Saved files can be opened in Econ Calculator Deluxe and added to or
printed out at a later date.
4# Sub total button added for normal and Adding machine mode Tape
calculations.
5# Option to select separate font and font sizes.
6# Multiple calculations can now be made in what was single calculation
mode.
7# Option to add date. Comments or line breaks to the tape.
8# Versions now available for both OS Classic and OSX.
9# Many other useful changes that make Econ Calculator a much better
calculator.

-Requirements:

Power Mac OSX (10.1x) and/or can be run on Classic OS9x with CarbonLib
installed.

-Compressed BinHex size:

-2.9MB

-This program can be used on CD distribution.

-Web: http://www.econsoftware.com/
-Enquires and questions should be directed to: mailto:econ@kagi.com

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/econ-calculator-dlx-151-x.hqx; 2977 K]

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Date: 26 Aug 2002
From: Mike B
To:
Subject: [*] Econ Calculator Deluxe 1.5.1 Classic

Econ Calculator 1.5.1 Classic - English version
22/08/2002

-The program

This is the Deluxe version of Econ Calculator which is a simple to use
calculator having three calculation modes, normal calculator, calculator
with tape (simulated paper roll) or calculator with tape running in Adding
machine mode. This version allows the user to round from an integer "0"
decimal places through to 6 and offers a "Fixed" decimal setting that auto
rounds to 2 decimal places. The calculator can be "Iconized" to a global
button and has many more options of user customization.

This is a shareware program with a price of US$15.

-Changes

1# Total interface redesign.
2# File saving with the option to enable or disable.
3# Saved files can be opened in Econ Calculator Deluxe and added to or
printed out at a later date.
4# Sub total button added for normal and Adding machine mode Tape
calculations.
5# Option to select separate font and font sizes.
6# Multiple calculations can now be made in what was single calculation
mode.
7# Option to add date. Comments or line breaks to the tape.
8# Versions now available for both OS Classic and OSX.
9# Many other useful changes that make Econ Calculator a much better
calculator.

-Requirements:

Power Mac running OS8 or above, not OSX compatible.

-Compressed BinHex size:

-2.7MB

-This program can be used on CD distribution.

-Web: http://www.econsoftware.com/
-Enquires and questions should be directed to: mailto:econ@kagi.com

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/calc/econ-calculator-dlx-151-ppc.hqx; 2799 K]

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Date: 20 Aug 2002
From: ChrisLi@Bridge1.com
To:
Subject: [*] FileBuddy 7.2.2J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the FileBuddy package.

File Buddy is quite simply the best utility available for working with
files and folders on your Macintosh. First released more than nine years
ago, it has been continually enhanced, improved, and supported since
that time.

File Buddy 7 requires a PowerPC-based Macintosh with Mac OS X or Mac OS 9
and CarbonLib 1.5 or later.

File Buddy 6 requires a PowerPC-based Macintosh with System 7.6 or
later.

File Buddy 5 is available for 68K Macintoshes.

* View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info window.
* Create droplet applications that automatically apply changes to items
dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
* Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria.
Enhance file searches with plug-ins that extend file search
capabilities. Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found
items. Make File Buddy your default file finding application using the
File Buddy CP control panel.
* Use the Rename window to modify the names of multiple files at once.
For example, remove ".txt" from the names of a group of files. Replace
characters in multiple names.
* Use contextual menus to accomplish many tasks in a single step.
* Create custom icons: from PICTs on the clipboard; from the contents
of graphics files and, with Mac OS X, PDF files; from other icons; for
folders using a variety of templates; with blank icons; using only small
icons. View complete icon families with the icon family viewer.
* Create aliases.
* Find empty files and folders, orphaned files, duplicate files, broken
aliases, and unused preference files.
* Automatically repair broken aliases
* Move, delete, and copy files. Even copy invisible files and use the
Replace Different option to skip copying files that already exist.
* Delete data and resource forks from files.
* Erase files, entire folders, and unused disk space to avoid
unauthorized recovery of deleted files.
* Create snapshots that can be used to track the changes on a disk,
such as files installed by an installer. Use snapshots to uninstall
applications.
* Much, much more...

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/file-buddy-722-jp.hqx; 1471 K]

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Date: 25 Aug 2002
From: Federico Filipponi
To:
Subject: [*] MacPipes X 1.0.1


MacPipes is a classic arcade puzzle in which you have to build a
pipeline of required length connecting pipe parts within a time limit.
The new version of MacPipes requires a PowerPC processor and runs on
Mac OS 8.6/9.x with CarbonLib and natively on Mac OS X. Since it is a
complete rewriting of the original game, I decided to add a 'X' to
the name and restart version numbering from 1.0.0

System requirements: PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.6 or later.
For Mac OS 8.6 and 9.x only: 3 MBytes free memory, CarbonLib 1.1 or
later, Sound Manager 3.0 or later.

Recommended configuration: Mac OS X 10.1 or later.

What's new in MacPipes 1.0.1

* Fixed a bug that caused some items in the Apple and Application
menu to appear in Italian on Mac OS X. This happened bacause the
default country code for the application was erroneously set to Italy
(4). Now it is set to USA (0).
* The registered user name was not shown immediately in the title
screen after entering the registration code. Fixed.
* On Classic Mac OS only all animations are stopped when tracking
the menubar to avoid drawing over the menu (this bug does not affect
Mac OS X).
* The game now pauses when the main window is collapsed (or
'docked' on Mac OS X).
* The main window position is now saved when quitting and
restored when starting the game application.
* A few small bug fixes and code improvements.
* Added a question about "one-way" pipe segments to the FAQ file.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/macpipes-x-101.hqx; 906 K]

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Date: 23 Aug 2002
From: Greg Scown
To:
Subject: [*] Page Sender 2.0 - now with fax modem receive, Jaguar support & more


Page Sender 2.0 updates Smile Software's fax send & receive and
print-to-Email (PDF) utility with fax modem receive, custom cover pages,
AppleScript automation, and Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) support.

Fax or E-mail anything you can print on Mac OS X with Page Sender, which
makes sending documents and receiving faxes as easy as making a paper
airplane.

Page Sender presents a fully-functional fax or E-mail envelope when you
print - just fill in the envelope, click "Print", and your document is
on its way. Page Sender can send & receive documents using your fax
modem or send via eFax, jConnect or EasyLink. Page Sender E-mails
printouts as Portable Document Files (PDF), viewable with Adobe Acrobat
Reader on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Requirements:
- Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, including Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- Send from any Mac OS X application (Classic & Mac OS 9 not supported)
- Send via these E-mail applications:
Claris E-mailer, Eudora, Mail, Mailsmith, Microsoft Entourage,
Outlook Express, PowerMail
- Drag & drop support for these address books:
Address Book, Claris E-mailer, Eudora, Mailsmith, Microsoft
Entourage,
Outlook Express, Now Contact, Palm Desktop, PowerMail (and vCard
files)
- Fax support for these services:
Fax modem, eFax.com, jConnect (j2.com), EasyLink

You can find the latest version of Page Sender and technical support at:
http://www.smilesoftware.com/pagesender.html

Page Sender costs US $29.95 and may be purchased from itself or from:
http://store.eSellerate.net/s.asp?s=STR420897976

Page Sender is produced by:
Smile Software
21265 Stevens Creek Blvd #205-356
Cupertino, CA 95014

We welcome your inquiries and feedback at:
pagesender@smilesoftware.com
(attention: Greg Scown)

[Archived as /info-mac/prn/page-sender-20.hqx; 2290 K]

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Date: 24 Aug 2002
From: Greg Scown
To:
Subject: [*] Page Sender 2.0J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the Page Sender package.

Page Sender 2.0 updates Smile Software's fax send & receive and
print-to-Email (PDF) utility with fax modem receive, custom cover pages,
AppleScript automation, and Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) support.

Fax or E-mail anything you can print on Mac OS X with Page Sender, which
makes sending documents and receiving faxes as easy as making a paper
airplane.

Page Sender presents a fully-functional fax or E-mail envelope when you
print - just fill in the envelope, click "Print", and your document is
on its way. Page Sender can send & receive documents using your fax
modem or send via eFax, jConnect or EasyLink. Page Sender E-mails
printouts as Portable Document Files (PDF), viewable with Adobe Acrobat
Reader on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Requirements:
- Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, including Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- Send from any Mac OS X application (Classic & Mac OS 9 not supported)
- Send via these E-mail applications:
Claris E-mailer, Eudora, Mail, Mailsmith, Microsoft Entourage,
Outlook Express, PowerMail
- Drag & drop support for these address books:
Address Book, Claris E-mailer, Eudora, Mailsmith, Microsoft
Entourage,
Outlook Express, Now Contact, Palm Desktop, PowerMail (and vCard
files)
- Fax support for these services:
Fax modem, eFax.com, jConnect (j2.com), EasyLink

You can find the latest version of Page Sender Japanese and technical support at:
http://www.bridge1.com

[Archived as /info-mac/prn/page-sender-20-jp.hqx; 2141 K]

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Date: 22 Aug 2002
From: Iain Bethune
To:
Subject: [*] Patience 1.2


Patience 1.2 is the card game Patience (also known as Klondike and
Solitaire) for Mac OS X. As well as allowing the user to play the game,

it also supports custom backgrounds and card sets. 10 alternative
backgrounds and 2 card sets are provided for download with the game.

The game is distributed as freeware, and includes a manual in PDF
format. Patience 1.2 may be copied, as long as the original
documentation is kept with the copy.

More information can be obtained from http://www.pyramid-productions.net

or by emailing the author: iain@pyramid-productions.net
Patience 1.2 is the card game Patience (also known as Klondike and
Solitaire) for Mac OS X. As well as allowing the user to play the game,
it also supports custom backgrounds and card sets. 10 alternative
backgrounds and 2 card sets are provided for download with the game.

The game is distributed as freeware, and includes a manual in PDF
format. Patience 1.2 may be copied, as long as the original
documentation is kept with the copy.

More information can be obtained from http://www.pyramid-productions.net
or by emailing the author: iain@pyramid-productions.net

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/patience-12.hqx; 2315 K]

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Date: 22 Aug 2002
From: Pandaa
To:
Subject: [*] Shiidiideetabeesu 1.0


Shiidiideetabeesu is a record register Macintosh application. With it,
you can keep a searchable database of all your CDs and LPs complete with
cover images.

Personally, I find it most useful to keep track of how many CDs I
have! ^^

Shiidiideetabeesu is not meant as a tool to organize your mp3 collection.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or higher.

Freeware by Pandaa / Mashiro na Zenshi
e-mail: pandaa@swipnet.se
www: http://home3.swipnet.se/~w-34826/

[Archived as /info-mac/data/shiidiideetabeesu-10.hqx; 530 K]

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Date: 16 Aug 2002
From: Randall Voth
To:
Subject: [*] Synk 4.0.1


Synk is a backup and synchronization program. It was written using
Project Builder and requires Mac OS X 10.1 or greater.

As of version 4.0.1, Synk and its source code have been placed into the
public domain. Please make use of this code and release improvements in
any way you see fit. Derivative software will be owned by you. No
credit is required or even desired by the original author of Synk.

The author hopes that this source code will be useful to the Macintosh
community and will be employed in the spirit with which it is given.

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/synk-401.hqx; 742 K]

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Date: 25 Aug 2002
From: Dawn MacLaughlin
To:
Subject: [*] UNO 2.1.1


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

Changes in version 2.1.1:
On the Mac OS X platform, Options are now accessed via the
Preferences menu item in the Application menu.
Fixed a bug where, under certain conditions, the first
player in a new game would incorrectly lose a turn.

Changes in version 2.1:
Control over the message font.
Control over the mouse click between turns.
New game option: OK to play Wild Draw Four card anytime? Normally, a
Wild Draw Four card can only be played if you don't have any cards that
match the color of the discard (see Rules). By turning this option on, you
eliminate that restriction so that you can play a Wild Draw Four card
anytime.
New game option: Players must keep picking up until they have a card to
play? This option affects the rules for picking up cards from the deck.
Normally, if you have a card that you can play, you must play it - you can't
pick up from the deck. If you don't have a playable card, you pick up ONE
card from the deck - if you can't play this card, your turn ends. When this
option is turned on, you can pick up cards from the deck even if you have a
card that you can play. You can keep picking up cards until you have a card
that you want to play. You must play a card to end your turn.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/uno-211.hqx; 592 K]

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Date: 25 Aug 2002
From: Slovis Software
To:
Subject: [*] VideoPoker 5000 1.1


Video Poker 5000 is made to be just like Video Poker in the casinos.
This is the best way to gamble, spend no money (other than the minimal
registration fee) and beat the odds by not losing any real money! You'd
best be a good gambler to keep yourself in the earnings. Choose to have
up to 4 different characters and have it save all your earnings or loses

for another time. This game is easy to use and has quick play to keep
things a' rollin.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/crd/video-poker-5000-11.hqx; 1650 K]

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Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 12:14:49 -0700
From: Kee Nethery
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: [A] 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

I know this is not what you asked but if you are going to get a
firewall I suggest you get a hardware firewall, something like the
Sonic Systems SoHo firewall. With a software firewall you never know
if your machine has been compromised and your firewall disabled. With
a hardware firewall, odds are slim that some kind of virus or hacker
is going to gain control of it and turn it off.

Since you say you are running 8.6 and not Mac OS X, I'd say don't
bother with a firewall. Just turn off all incoming connections, Guest
access in file sharing, that kind of thing.

The Classic Mac OS is pretty secure. Mac OS X is unix and in my
opinion it is way more secure than Windows but not as secure as the
Classic Mac OS.

Kee Nethery

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 22:57:16 -0400
From: Gordon Orriell
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Date in menu bar on Mac OSX

I must be missing something as I cannot change the date format in the
Menu Bar in Mac OSX. Can one of your subscribers he4lp me to change the
firmat from US to British. I have followed Apple's instructions but to
no avail.

Gordon Orriell
Thornhill Ontario
CANADA

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Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 11:07:02 +0200
From: Christian F Buser
To: Info-Mac Digest
Subject: Email spam

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:14:36 -0400, k44h wrote:

>After reading Adam's article in a recent MacWorld and in an effort to start
>eliminating spam I googled my email address (not the one I'm now using) and
>discovered 6 hits - all info-mac archive items. Is there a way to clear out
>email addresses from those files?

It's a good idea not to use the main mail address in newsgroups and
archived lists like the info-mac. Either get some "disposable"
addresses (like from yahoo, hotmail, and other free services). If you
are in the lucky situation to have access to an own mail server -
such as I am - you can also create an "alias" to the real address and
change this from time to time. If you look at my address here, I use
. christian is the real mailbox name,
and rumantsch.ch is the real domain. The numerals 020626 indicate
that this alias has been created on the 26th of June 2002, and after
two or three months, this gets changed to another sequence. The
frequency of these changes depends on how much spams comes in.

Hope this helps. Best wishes, Christian.
--
Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
Hilfe f’r Strassenkinder in Ghana:

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Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:47:44 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: Microsoftdialoglin

At 2:39 PM -0400 on 07/26/02, Catherine Good wittily wrote:

>I am trying to open some microsoft word files that were burned to a CD.
>Each time I attempt to open the file, I get the message "can't find
>MicrosoftDialogLib." Microsoft Word works just fine for all my other
>files, but I can't open the word files on the CD. Can you help me?

Have you tried copying the file to your hard drive and then attempting to
open the file?
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 21:29:36 +0300
From: marlaw
To:
Subject: Net Connection OS X + USB

I am having a devil of a time trying to solve an Internet Connect problem in
Mac OS X.1.5:

I am able to connect to my ISP and get through authentication using my
NetMod ISDN terminal device via the USB with all the latest relevant scripts
and software, however whenever I try to do anything like retrieve mail or
connect to a website, I get the error message that the specified server
cannot be found. And Internet Connect soon after logs me off saying that
there is no response from the other computer.

If I switch over to OS 9.2.2, I have no problem connecting using the
identical connections and hardware, so obviously the problem is OS
X-related. Is this a firewall issue that I need to fix or what? Any advice
will be greatly appreciated.

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 13:46:29 -0700
From: Bruce Johnson
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Recommendations for Software firewall?

The Info-Mac Network wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I have recently joined the cable modem generation, and feel a little
> nervous being online most of the day.

Are you running OS9.2 or lower?

Turn off guest file sharing, or file sharing altogether if you don't use
it, and be done with it.

At that point your mac is invulnerable.

A firewall for a Mac is simply a waste of money on snake oil products.

There are no services to be hacked on a Mac running a classic OS.

If you're running OSX and aren't allowing FTP, telnet or ssh logins to
your computer (which is how it comes configured, you would have had to
deliberately enable this) keep up with the security patches, and the
firewall built into OSX will do just fine.

You can download Brickhouse, for a GUI interface to run it.

http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_hil ... house.html

--
Bruce Johnson
University of Arizona
College of Pharmacy
Information Technology Group

Institutions do not have opinions, merely customs

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Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 18:05:56 -0400
From: Dwight Early
To: gcbarry , digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Recommendations for Software firewall?

Two suggestions. First, if you have more than one computer, then get
a router. Recommend Asante 3400 series. I have one and it works
great. Second, if you only have one computer, then recommend
Sustainable Softworks IPNetSentry . I put
it on my daughters' computers when they were in college. Highly
recommend it. However, it's only OS 7.6.1 thru 9.x. For OS X, there
is IPNetSentryX, which is in beta, that acts as a GUI front end to
the UNIX firewall build into X. Good luck.
--Dwight

At 10:21 PM -0400 8/14/02, gcbarry wrote:
>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: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:45:06 -0700
From: Denny Davis
To: Info-Mac
Subject: Sound question

At 1:41 PM -0700 on 07/25/02, Cheryl Peters wittily wrote:

>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?
>
>TIA,
>--
>Cher
>"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." Ambrose Bierce

I would suggest SoundExtractor 1.3.1 by Alberto Ricci

>From his read me:
SoundExtractor is shareware and copyright by Alberto Ricci. If you use it or
keep it, please send me $5 (checks or cash). If you think that's too much,
send me whatever you think it's worth, or a postcard, but please do send me
something.

My address is:
Alberto Ricci
Corso De Gasperi, 45
10129 Torino, Italy

I'd also be very glad to receive suggestions, bug reports, etc..

You can reach me on the Internet at: aricci@kagi.com

Check out my home page for other cool software: http://www.silene.it/aricci/

>>
Not sure if his site still exists or not, try looking for it on thje info-mac
mirror sites, check the web site, etc.

if you can not find it, let me know and I will send it to you if you ask
nicely. :-}
>>
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.

("`-''-/").___ ..- -''"`.. _
( 6_ 6 ) `-. ( ``-._.-`)
(_Y_.)' ._ ) `._ `.'``-..-'
` `_..`--'_..-_/ /--'_.' ,'
((((,-'' ((((,' (((.-' fl

Blessings cat


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