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Info-Mac Digest V19 #74

Postby Info-Mac » September 10th, 2002, 9:30 am

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Info-Mac Digest Tue, 10 Sep 02 Volume 19 : Issue 74

Today's Topics:

[*] AutoCheck 2.4.2
[*] BigFoot.dmg.gz.hqx
[*] Convert Turkish HTML files
[*] Eyeballs.dmg.gz.hqx
[*] GooSearch.hqx
[*] GooSearchX.hqx
[*] Learning Imp 1.0 - An easy to use education software
[*] MoonMenu 2.0.2J - Japanese version
[*] Surfer 2.0.1
[*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 68K - Keeps track of serial numbers
[*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 OS X - Keeps track of serial numbers
[*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 PPC - Keeps track of serial numbers
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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: John Rethorst
To:
Subject: [*] AutoCheck 2.4.2

Automates Apple's Disk First Aid (a free program distributed with the Mac
OS) to check all disks at once, except remote and read-only volumes and any
you exclude. A complete run through a typical configuration takes less than
five minutes.

The importance of something like AutoCheck, maybe placed in the Mac's
Startup Items folder, is that most users run Disk First Aid or a similar
utility only when experiencing problems. But a lot of disk damage is
incremental, and early detection and repair can be crucial to safeguarding
data.

By itself, Disk First Aid takes several steps to run. AutoCheck automates
the entire process, with several convenient options. It stops and posts a
dialog only if a disk error is found. Otherwise, it runs and then quits
Disk First Aid and itself by the time you've gotten a cup of coffee, and
your Mac has a clean bill of health.

Users say: "Cool! . . . very fine! . . . excellent! . . . very useful . . .
works like a charm . . . great . . . Popular Download [Download.com] . . .
a great utility . . . it works perfectly . . . nifty script for teching
your Mac! [MacScripter] . . . 4 out of 5 cows [Tucows] . . . Popular
[ZDnet.com] . . . I like it. You can write a simple script to do this, but
his additions make it work much better . . . neat . . . giving this away is
a wonderful thing for the Mac community . . . I love AutoCheck . . . I have
been using AutoCheck for over a year and am very pleased with it . . .
thank you for automating this housekeeping chore, which otherwise would
rarely get done . . . I have greatly enjoyed AutoCheck . . . Many thanks
for a very useful tool . . . Thanks for your cool stuff!"

Free. New in 2.4.2: bug fixes. Requires OS 7.5 through 9x and two scripting
additions: Akua Sweets 1.4.3 and Dialog Director 0.7, both free for
personal use.

Thank you,
John Rethorst

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/auto-check-242.hqx; 136 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: bhaller@mac.com
To:
Subject: [*] BigFoot.dmg.gz.hqx

This is version 2.1 of BigFoot. BigFoot is a Mac OS X "desktop
critter" that provides you with endless entertainment, in the form of a
pair of feet. But not just any feet! These peripatetic companions walk
around your desktop, mostly minding their own business, but occasionally
interacting with you in various ways. They dance, chase the mouse, play
hopscotch, and lots of other things. Their appearance and behavior is
extremely configurable.
A web page describing BigFoot may be found at
http://www.sticksoftware.com/software/BigFoot.html. A company page for
Stick Software is at http://www.sticksoftware.com/.
BigFoot may be included on CD-ROM archives.

Ben Haller
Stick Software

[Archived as /info-mac/game/bigfoot-21.hqx; 408 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Andreas Prilop
To:
Subject: [*] Convert Turkish HTML files

This package contains mapping ("translation") tables for both
Add/Strip (info-mac/text/add-strip-34.hqx) and
PowerReplace (info-mac/text/power-replace-66.hqx).

These tables enable you to convert Turkish HTML (and text)
files between different character sets used on the Internet:
MacTurkish, ISO-8859-9, Windows-1254, IBM857 (Code Page 857), Unicode.
Thereby you need to write your Turkish HTML files only with
"native" Macintosh fonts but you can present them on the WWW
in other encodings.

This file may be included on the Info-Mac CD-ROM.

Suggested name: info-mac/text/html/convert-turkish-html.hqx

[Archived as /info-mac/text/html/convert-turkish-html.hqx; 58 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: bhaller@sticksoftware.com
To:
Subject: [*] Eyeballs.dmg.gz.hqx

This is version 2.2 of Eyeballs. Eyeballs provides you with a "desk
critter": eyes that watch your cursor as you work. They are very
configurable, very Aqua, and very groovy. Much more full-featured than
other eyeball apps you may have seen.
A web page describing Eyeballs may be found at
http://www.sticksoftware.com/software/Eyeballs.html. A company page for
Stick Software is at http://www.sticksoftware.com/.
Eyeballs may be included on CD-ROM archives.

Ben Haller
Stick Software

[Archived as /info-mac/game/eyeballs-22.hqx; 300 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Alexandre Leclerc
To:
Subject: [*] GooSearch.hqx

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 2.0 new features include the possibility to save the last window
position and the last search done. For more information about the new
features visit our website at: http://www16.brinkster.com/netso1415/

[Archived as /info-mac/app/goo-search-20.hqx; 843 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Alexandre Leclerc
To:
Subject: [*] GooSearchX.hqx

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 2.0 new features include the possibility to save the last window
position and the last search done. For more information about the new
features visit our website at: http://www16.brinkster.com/netso1415/

[Archived as /info-mac/app/goo-search-20-x.hqx; 1020 K]

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Date: 10 Sep 2002
From: Edwin Buehler
To:
Subject: [*] Learning Imp 1.0 - An easy to use education software

Learning Imp 1.0 is an easy to use education software

The MacOS X shareware 'Learning Imp' is an education authoring tool and
learning program. It allows you to create your own dictionaries and
offers several different types of tests. Build your own lessons for
language learning or other several categories. 'Learning Imp' is a
highly effective study tool suitable for elementary, secondary, high
school and college students. You can create unlimited tests on any
subject yourself, either by manually entering questions and answers. The
application is highly intuitive and simple to use.

Price: 20 US$

Homepage: http://www.smalltalkfactory.de/learningimp/imp.html

System requirements:
* System MacOS X 10.1
* 5 MB on harddisk
* 15" Color Monitor

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/learning-imp-10.hqx; 5038 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: ChrisLi@Bridge1.com
To:
Subject: [*] MoonMenu 2.0.2J - Japanese version


This is the Japanese version of the MoonMenu package.

MoonMenu renders a small picture of the moon in its current phase on
your computer's screen in your menubar next to the clock. MoonMenu also
comes with an application that will calculate lunar data for any given
date! The MoonMenu application is a small but powerful panel that allows you
to investigate all of the information about the moon for any date and
time between the years 1923 and 2039. It also controls the settings for
the tint of the moon so you can optimize it for your monitor. There're
even built in definitions for the items listed above... just one click
away.

MoonMenu draws the current phase of the moon in the menubar. The menu,
when selected, reveals the following information:

* A textual description of the moon phase
* Illumination percentage
* The moon's age in days
* Current lunation number
* Farmers' Almanac names for the current lunation
* Upcoming quarter predictions
* Automatic "blue moon" detection that actually colors the moon blue
* Sun rise/set times
* Twilight rise/set times
* Moon rise/set times

Version 2 is now fully compatible with Mac OS X!

New to 2.0.3

9 and X:

* Fixed problem with text in some windows.
* Fixed registration problem.

X only:

* Fixed font metrics for MacOS X 10.2 in some dialogs and windows.
* Fixed problem with "Launch Application..." menu item under some 10.2 systems.
* Fixed problem with Moon dissappearing from the menubar during
registration reminder.

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/moonmenu-203-jp.hqx; 2175 K]

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Date: 8 Sep 2002
From: John Rethorst
To:
Subject: [*] Surfer 2.0.1


Load any number of URLs, daily and weekday-specific, from a list in a text
file. Drop any other list to load that one instead of the default. Supports
all major browsers.

Users say: "Cool! . . . excellent . . . Top Download [Version Tracker]. . .
Popular [ZDNet.com] . . . I love your scripts . . . I really like Surfer .
. . Thank you!!! . . . I really enjoy it . . . It's a great script :-) . .
. works well . . . it's great. Really! . . . works quite well . . . nice
program . . . handy . . . thanks very much for providing this useful
script! . . . I like it a lot"

Free. New in 2.0.1: bug fixes. Requires OS 7.5 through 9x and two scripting
additions: Akua Sweets 1.4.3 and Dialog Director 0.7, both free for
personal use.

Thank you,
John Rethorst

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/surfer-201.hqx; 202 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Steven Byrd
To:
Subject: [*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 68K - Keeps track of serial numbers


The Serial Keeper keeps track of serial numbers and information about
them. It features a Software list, where all your software is
stored. A Developers list, where developer's names and contact
information is stored. A serials list so you can keep registration
info for multiple versions in one record. You can keep lots of
information about the serial number. You can also print and export
all or a selected number of entries, both in the software list and in
the developer list.

[Archived as /info-mac/data/the-serial-keeper-302-68k.hqx; 1244 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Steven Byrd
To:
Subject: [*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 OS X - Keeps track of serial numbers


The Serial Keeper keeps track of serial numbers and information about
them. It features a Software list, where all your software is
stored. A Developers list, where developer's names and contact
information is stored. A serials list so you can keep registration
info for multiple versions in one record. You can keep lots of
information about the serial number. You can also print and export
all or a selected number of entries, both in the software list and in
the developer list.

[Archived as /info-mac/data/the-serial-keeper-302-osx.hqx; 1504 K]

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Date: 9 Sep 2002
From: Steven Byrd
To:
Subject: [*] The Serial Keeper 3.0.2 PPC - Keeps track of serial numbers


The Serial Keeper keeps track of serial numbers and information about
them. It features a Software list, where all your software is
stored. A Developers list, where developer's names and contact
information is stored. A serials list so you can keep registration
info for multiple versions in one record. You can keep lots of
information about the serial number. You can also print and export
all or a selected number of entries, both in the software list and in
the developer list.

[Archived as /info-mac/data/the-serial-keeper-302-ppc.hqx; 1264 K]

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Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:45:11 -0500
From: Clinton MacDonald
To: pjp@cheerful.com
Subject: SetextView

Mr. Paul:

In the InfoMac Digest, you wrote:
> I have been using SetextView to read Tidbits almost since OS X was
> released, but it recently began quitting when any recent issues of
> TidBits was opened within it (older issues work fine). Any ideas?

This has been a long-standing bug with SetextView, but TidBITS has
recently started using more often formatting that triggers the bug.

Any time SetextView sees unmatched brackets ("") next to some
hyphens, it will crash. Ordinarily, brackets will indicate a URL like
. TidBITS likes to use arrows (" never responded to
some of my e-mails pointing out this bug, so I suspect that SetextView
has been abandoned. Darn!

Best wishes,
Clint

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