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Postby Info-Mac » October 25th, 2002, 1:30 am

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Info-Mac Digest Fri, 25 Oct 02 Volume 19 : Issue 83

Today's Topics:

[*] TidBITS#651/14-Oct-02
[*] TidBITS#652/21-Oct-02
[*] astro201.sit - Astronomy/astrology software
[*] CatFinder 2.5.1 - Disk cataloger and file manager
[*] CerealStore v1.01
[*] Macaroni 1.0.3
[*] SRGP-X 1.0b1 Abstract
[*] Startup Doubler 2.7.2 - for faster startups!
[*] Startup Doubler 2.7.2J - for faster startups!
[*] V&N Webster AB - foreign language learning
[*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.8 - foreign language learning
connection script on OS X
Netscape Question
New to Power Mac Need Purchasing Advice
partitioned hard-drives and printing issues
Porblems with absolutley positioned scrollable area on IE5

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: digest@info-mac.org, mac-l@sparky.listmoms.net,
Subject: [*] TidBITS#651/14-Oct-02

TidBITS#651/14-Oct-02

Longing to trade your Palm and cell phone in for a single svelte
device? Jeff Carlson passes on the results of his tests of the
Handspring Treo 180, perhaps the most successful of these hybrid
devices. Also this week, Matt Neuburg returns to tell us about
Tinderbox, an innovative text snippet keeper from hypertext
pioneer Eastgate Systems. We also have our reader grade of
Mac OS X, and ask that you vote for TidBITS in the 4th Best
of the Mac Web survey.

Topics:
MailBITS/14-Oct-02
Handspring Treo 180: Almost There
Light Your Fire with Tinderbox




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-651.etx; 34K]

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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: digest@info-mac.org, mac-l@sparky.listmoms.net,
Subject: [*] TidBITS#652/21-Oct-02

TidBITS#652/21-Oct-02

Macworld Expo is returning to Boston - but is Apple? We look at
the brouhaha so far to see what all the keyboard rattling could
mean for future Mac trade shows. Also in this issue, Mark Anbinder
examines Palm's new Zire handheld, Adam analyzes the steps
required to solve any troubleshooting problem, and we note the
release of important Microsoft Office updates, Apple's X for
Teachers deal to get Jaguar for free, and Apple's fourth quarter
$45 million loss.

Topics:
MailBITS/21-Oct-02
Apple, IDG Play Hardball Over Macworld Expo
Palm Offers Low-price, No-frills Zire Handheld
TidBITS Troubleshooting Primer, Part 1




[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-652.etx; 31K]

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Date: 22 Oct 2002
From: Alexandre Trottier
To:
Subject: [*] astro201.sit - Astronomy/astrology software

DESCRIPTION: MacAstronomica generates sky maps at any time, from anywhere on
Earth. The maps show all the planets and stars visible to the naked eye, as
well as some galaxies and nebulas, the Ecliptic, meteor showers and the
Milky Way. Constellations are drawn in their traditional form, and a table
lists the visible objects. MacAstronomica also features an Orrery that
simulates the solar system, a sundial/moon dial, an astrological birth chart
generator complete with an overview, and a lot more. The interface is very
elegant and easy to use. And finally, MacAstronomica lets you print
customized sky maps and birth charts. Enjoy!
PROGRAM URL: http://WonderfulSky.com/macastro.html
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS 8.6 or later, PowerPC processor, 800 x 600
screen resolution or larger
NEW IN VERSION 2.0.1: Minor fixes and enhancements, new address.
RELEASE DATE: 09/25/2002
LICENSE: Shareware ($25)
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS: alexandre.trottier@videotron.ca

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/astro-201.hqx; 776 K]

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Date: 22 Oct 2002
From: Keith Turner
To:
Subject: [*] CatFinder 2.5.1 - Disk cataloger and file manager

CatFinder is a powerful disk management tool that catalogs your disks and
provides an intuitive Finder-like interface for browsing the catalogs.
Floppies, hard disks, CD ROMs, any disk can be cataloged. Once a disk is
cataloged you can quickly and easily browse it's contents without having the
disk mounted. CatFinder also offers powerful find and report features that
will help you find and organize your files. CatFinder is shareware and
requires a PowerPC Mac running MacOS 8.5 or later.

Version 2.5.1 adds a "container" feature that allows you to better organize
the catalogs you create. This version also corrects a problem displaying
the size of disks larger than 2GB.

CatFinder's home page is www.mindspring.com/~shdtree and the author can be
reached at shdtree@kagi.com.

Best Regards,
Keith Turner
ShadeTree Programming

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/catfinder-251.hqx; 435 K]

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Date: 23 Oct 2002
From: Peter Leonard
To:
Subject: [*] CerealStore v1.01

CerealStore v1.01 ReadMe

CerealStore is the second release in the EZSoftware simple software series.
CerealStore is an easy to use database to store the serial numbers for all
your software. With CerealStore you'll never find yourself in a situation
where you need to reinstall a particular piece of software and have
misplaced the serial number.

CerealStore is shareware. If you continue to use the software after 10 days,
please register the software by making a $10 US Paypal payment to:
ezsoftware@hotmail.com. By registering your software, you'll receive a copy
of CerealStore with the nagging "please register" window removed, as well as
free updates. Future updates will include the ability to print which is
currently being implemented.

Please visit http://www.sphosting.com/ezsoftware for the lastest version and
other software.

CerealStore v1.01 @2002 Peter E. Leonard

[Archived as /info-mac/data/cereal-store-101.hqx; 584 K]

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Date: 24 Oct 2002
From: Tom Harrington
To:
Subject: [*] Macaroni 1.0.3


Macaroni: Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X

Why should you have to remember to clean up your Mac once a week, or
once a month? Shouldn't a computer be able to remember for you?

Macaroni is a tool which handles regular maintenance for Mac OS X's
Unix core. Normally these tasks run on a regular schedule, in the
middle of the night. However if you don't leave your Mac on all night,
they never run. Your Mac won't wake from sleep to handle this.

Macaroni remembers the schedule for you!

Macaroni solves this problem. If a scheduled maintenance task is not
run when it's normally scheduled, Macaroni automatically ensures that
it's run at the next opportunity, whenever the Mac is on.

Features:
* Automatically runs maintenance jobs
* Configurable: Add your own scheduled tasks
* Custom tasks can be scheduled as daily, weekly, monthly, or at
regular intervals (such as "every three days").
* Tracks maintenance history
* Displays results of latest maintenance run.

Macaroni is from Atomic Bird, at . Contact
info@atomicbird.com for more information.

Download:

Macaroni is shareware and may be used free for 35 days.

Home Page:
Email contact: info@atomicbird.com

New in this release:

Fixes problems affecting some Macs where the "Run Job Now" button
failed to work properly. Also fixes "no such file" errors affecting
some Macs, and a problem where the "history" window would sometimes not
display the full history.

System Requirements:

Any Mac with Mac OS X 10.1.2 or greater.

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/macaroni-103.hqx; 1593 K]

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
From: Nick Zitzmann
To:
Subject: [*] SRGP-X 1.0b1 Abstract


This is SRGP-X 1.0b1. It is a port of the SRGP framework from the Mac
Toolbox to Carbon, so programs that use SRGP (Simple Raster Graphics
Protocol) can be compiled and run on Mac OS X. It requires Mac System
8.6 or later w/any version of CarbonLib, or any version of Mac OS X. It
also requires either Apple's developer tools or CodeWarrior Pro 6 or
later.

SRGP is a raster graphics library described in the book Computer
Graphics: Principles and Practice by James D. Foley, et al. (ISBN:
0201848406 for the second edition). There was also a Mac-specific SRGP
book in print at one time or another, Introduction to Computer Graphics
Macintosh Version Software of SRGP and SPHIGS Software by James D.
Foley, et al. (ISBN: 0201609568).

SRGP is mainly used to teach students about computer graphics, but for
the purpose of this submission it belongs in the Developer tree.

Nick Zitzmann

[Archived as /info-mac/dev/srgp-x-10b1.hqx; 2356 K]

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
From: Marc Moini
To:
Subject: [*] Startup Doubler 2.7.2 - for faster startups!


Startup Doubler can make your Mac startup faster, closer to the maximum
speed allowed by the hardware. Startup Doubler's software acceleration
streamlines loading of Extensions, Control Panels, Startup Items and the
Finder to improve startup times.

Startup Doubler is most useful for pre-G4 Macs, where startup can be made
10% to 50% faster. Fast disks in new high-end Macs can't be accelerated
much, but depending on the details of your setup Startup Doubler may
still bring some improvement.

Version 2.7.2 fixes a Virtual Memory related startup freeze that affected
some Mac OS 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 systems.

Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.2. You may download and
try Startup Doubler for 15 days, at no charge. If you decide to keep it,
please register your copy. A single license costs $20, site licenses are
also available. Upgrades are free to registered users.

For more info, please visit www.marcmoini.com.

[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/startup-doubler-272.hqx; 156 K]

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
From: ChrisLi@Bridge1.com
To:
Subject: [*] Startup Doubler 2.7.2J - for faster startups!


This is the Japanese version of the Startup Doubler package.

Startup Doubler can make your Mac startup faster, closer to the maximum
speed allowed by the hardware. Startup Doubler's software acceleration
streamlines loading of Extensions, Control Panels, Startup Items and the
Finder to improve startup times.

Startup Doubler is most useful for pre-G4 Macs, where startup can be made
10% to 50% faster. Fast disks in new high-end Macs can't be accelerated
much, but depending on the details of your setup Startup Doubler may
still bring some improvement.

Version 2.7.2 fixes a Virtual Memory related startup freeze that affected
some Mac OS 9.2.1 and 9.2.2 systems.

Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 7.0 through 9.2.2. You may download and
try Startup Doubler for 15 days, at no charge. If you decide to keep it,
please register your copy. A single license costs $20, site licenses are
also available. Upgrades are free to registered users.

For more info, please visit www.bridge1.com.

[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/startup-doubler-272-jp.hqx; 167 K]

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] V&N Webster AB - foreign language learning


'Webster AB' is a dictionary module (simple-dictionary) for use with the
'Verbs & Nouns' and 'V&N Lookup' programs. You can download the latest
versions of 'Verbs & Nouns' and 'V&N Lookup' directly from the Info-Mac
archives (the Education/Language directory), or via links from this web
site site: .

'Webster AB' contains the first part (letters A and B) of "The 1913 Webster
Unabridged Dictionary".

The dictionary module itself is free, to use it you need the shareware
program 'Verbs & Nouns 2.5.8' or later (or 'V&N Lookup 1.4.7' or later)
which you can download from the same places as this module - the
unregistered versions of 'Verbs & Nouns' and 'V&N Lookup' have some
limitations.

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/vn-webster-ab-10.hqx; 2715 K]

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
From: Jacek Iwanski
To:
Subject: [*] Verbs & Nouns 2.5.8 - foreign language learning


'Verbs & Nouns' is an application for practising inflection, translation
and pronunciation at the level of single words. Features include the
opportunity to do various inflection exercises, and translation exercises in
both directions; to record and play sound for single words; to do
exercises based on sound or pictures; and to play various word-games.

The program keeps a record of exercises, and identifies the words that
the student has difficulty with. Along with the program, you need a
module for the target language concerned. The program can also be used
as an authoring tool to write your own modules of inflected words for
any language. A built-in 'inflection-generator' simplifies the addition
of these words. A 'Find' feature allows the modules to be used as
bilingual dictionaries.

Ready-made modules are already available for certain languages. You can
visit:



to get more information.

Jacek Iwanski.

[Archived as /info-mac/edu/lang/verbs-and-nouns-258.hqx; 1873 K]

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 17:19:49 +0200
From: Matthias Buercher
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: connection script on OS X

how can i use a connection script in the os x internet access settings?

i am a longtime user of compuserve which needs a connection
script to connect via modem and PPP. in the remote access of OS
9, this script could be defined in the PPP settings. in OS X, it
looks that it is not possible any more. it seems that only
standard access is supported or using terminal mode, but which
is horrible to work with.

matthias

---------------------------------------------------------
Matthias Buercher matti@belle-nuit.com www.belle-nuit.com
---------------------------------------------------------

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 12:48:33 -0400
From: Edward Ver Hoef
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: Netscape Question

I use Netscape 4.78 under OS9.1. Recently my OS got corrupted and I had
to reinstall. As a consequence of this action, I lost all the messages
in my inbox, all the addresses in my address book, and all my bookmarks.

I still have my old system folder so I suspect the stuff is all there
somewhere. Can anyone help me find this stuff? TIA.

Ed Ver Hoef

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 22:20:45 GMT
From: "Peggy Maki"
To: comp-sys-mac-digest@moderators.isc.org
Subject: New to Power Mac Need Purchasing Advice

Hello. I am currently in the new computer market. I plan to buy a G4 power
Mac. There are just too many options for way lots of cash, both the system
and the software. I plan to do alot of video and audio work, aswellas 3-D
and 2-D Programming. I am by no means an expert, but I plan on it. My
goals are in Video Game Design, Programming, Testing etc; Movies, Videos,
Graphics(you get the idea) I want to do something that has a visual reward
for all of my hard work. I am currently working on characters, art,
storyboard for a cartoon. I need to know what I need to have. System -
Software. My budget at this point is $3,000-$4000. Someone please help!!

Thanks in advance...Justin

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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 17:53:50 -0600
From: wnmuref@silver.wnmu.edu
To: digest@info-mac.org
Subject: partitioned hard-drives and printing issues

I have an ibook with partitioned hard-drive. Somehow all the software got
loaded on the 9.2 side while the printer (a lexmark x83) is loaded on the
OSX side. I do not understand how this happened. I did load everything
while in OSX yet here I am. Now when I have opened a program and attempt
to print I get told that it is unable to do so. any help out there as to
how to resolve this? do I need to load the printer onto the 9.2 side and
remove it from OSX? If I do this then will I then be able to print when in
OSX?
threedaymoon

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Date: 15 Oct 2002 03:57:48 -0700
From: brucemel@hotmail.com (Bruce M)
To: comp-sys-mac-digest@moderators.isc.org
Subject: Porblems with absolutley positioned scrollable area on IE5

I am absolutley positioned scrollable area in one of my pages, the
problem I have is that 'phantom' checkboxes appear outside the
scrollable area when I 'check' one of the boxes at the bottom of the
area. It does not happen if it is radio buttons instead of checkboxes.

the code is below that produces a row in the scrollable area.

Code: Select all

[4]}\">$row_ref->[1][4]}\">[0]\"
type=\"checkbox\" value=\"$row_ref->[1],$row_ref->[2],$row_ref->[3]\">


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