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Post by Info-Mac » August 2nd, 1994, 2:18 am

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Info-Mac Digest Mon, 1 Aug 94 Volume 12 : Issue 103

Today's Topics:

[!] Info-Mac 4 CD-ROM
[!] SUMEX IP address change (IMPORTANT)
[*] 'Formulae 1': Fast and Compact Computer Algebra System.
[*] BBEdit 3.0 Demo; a text editor
[*] Clipboard Master -- for making multiple clipboards
[*] Duo Thermometer control strip module
[*] Eagle Gradebook 2.0; for keeping grades
[*] Engrossing Font
[*] Florimel Font
[*] HC/HT Help; a DocMaker document
[*] Inside Mac Games July 1994 Preview Edition
[*] Jot151; a compact word processor
[*] LabHelper 4.0; a scientific software package
[*] Loast !; a game
[*] MacCurveFit 1.0.8; a data analysis program
[*] MacPPP Add-ons; some cosmetic changes
[*] nAreaCodes version .1 for the Newton
[*] nExchanges version .1 for the Newton (US telephone exchanges)
[*] NthRootFinder; finds any root of a number
[*] Outland TCP Tool 1.0; for the Communications Toolbox
[*] PictXPrep 1.1 Demo QuarkXPress XTension
[*] printer-defaults-131; customise your printer's default values
[*] QuickGIF 1.0 patch to view Gif89a type files
[*] Rousseau Font
[*] ScriptKey FKEY; invokes scripts from the keyboard
[*] Sensory Overload 1.0 DEMO; a game
[*] setext-viewer-05.tar.z.uu; view SeText under UNIX
[*] SoftwareFPU 3.0 - repackaged; an FPU emulator
[*] squish_textures; some desktop patterns from pictures
[*] stufex_3.5.1_installer; a decompression utility
[*] TeleFinder TCP Host DEMO; a BBS server
[*] TeleFinder TCP User; a BBS client
[*] Terpsichore Font
[*] The FINAL rev of the Macworld Boston 94 app!
[*] verttice-11; a game
(A) Disability software
(A) lost dates on IISI
(Q) Configuring sets of buttons in Launcher
[A]: Mac SE Internal Hard Disk Broken...
[A] Audio CDROM to sound file
[A] flowcharting
[Q] Access the ethernet card in the QUADRA 610 DOS compatible
[Q] Edit large (28M) .au sound file
Any Latin spell-checkers?
Ath.M.U.G.'s ShareWare Services
Audio CDROM to sound file [A]
Batteries for PB100? (R)
Big files from Mac to PC (R)
Changing Main Monitor
Computer Shopper PowerPC Poll!
Conan The Librarian
Connecting DEC LK201 to Mac ADB (Q)
Dance of the Drives
Do you like your Panasonic KX-P5400 laser printer?
Future PowerMac
Hard disk purchasing advice (R)
Help!Posting with MacSlurp
Hugh assimilated
Hypercard Player
Info-Mac for Windoze?
MAC -> (other platform) software
macgzip_022.cpt -> must get
Macintosh product information (C)
MS Mail vs. FirstClass?
Need Practical Modem 9600SA mfr #
Net source for "Hot News"
Netware for Mac
Obiwan force database
Old MacUser issues
Pointer enlarger? (2 msgs)
Power Macintosh, SoftWindows & Novell TCP/IP
PPC code stripper?
Pro Audio Spectrum 16
Problem finding HP LaserJet 4M
re- Searching info-mac arch
Robert Hess Expo Party List easier format
Searching info-mac archives.
Sharing a Personal LaserWriter SC
Size Increase (R) (2 msgs)
Sound on PowerMac (A) (2 msgs)
Stock prices over the internet?
Supra 144pb modem problems on PB-180c
Symantec Corp.
SyQuest 270 probs (on an Amiga, actually, but...)
The state of the Mac
Usenet on Mac (2 msgs)
WGS 9150 and Internet (A)
Where is a drag and drop lock file utility(Q)
WWW oever dialup

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Bill Lipa, Gordon Watts, Liam Breck, Igor Livshits, Adam C. Engst

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Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 16:33:09 -0600
From: Cliff Miller
Subject: [!] Info-Mac 4 CD-ROM

Dear Info-Mac Enthusiasts!

Info-Mac 4 CD-ROM, the latest CD-ROM issue of the INfo-Mac archive is
out! It's got some neat graphics on the interface this time (if you
care about stuff like that...). Here's some facts about it:

640 MB
10,000 + files
1/1/94 - 30/6/94
Uncompressed & debinhexed

Most of the sumex-aim files from the first half of 94 are on it, but
we had to leave off a few so things would fit.

As always, I'd like to thank all of the people who contributed to this
CD-ROM in one way or another: to the authors and submittors of programs
to the archive, to the moderators who maintain the archive, and to the
many, many of you helpful people that continue to give us suggestions
and guidance! Without all of your support, this CD obvously wouldn't
be possible.



[email protected]

*** Contact:

Pacific HiTech
3855 South 500 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Tel: 801-261-1024, 800-765-8369
Fax: 801-261-0310
Internet: [email protected], [email protected],

*** Ordering info:

$49.95 Info-Mac 4 CD-ROM
$ 5.00 Shipping & handling ($9 Int'l)

We accept VISA, MC, Amex, US checks. A $20 discount applies to
people who have earlier issues.

*** Other recent Mac CD-ROMs that we've come out with ***

MacSource (600+ MB of source code, compilers, programming tools, ...)
HyperStacks (1000+ HyperCard programs from the Internet)
MacGames (500+ games from the Info-Mac archive)

These are $49.95 for the first one, but you get a $20 discount on all
subsequent CDs. So if you already have an issue of Info-Mac CD-ROM or
any of the others, then you can get any of these for $29.95.


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 17:00:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mike Macgirvin
Subject: [!] SUMEX IP address change (IMPORTANT)

Our organization is going through a re-configuration of IP addressing,
and the address for SUMEX-AIM will change.

The new address will be SUMEX-AIM.Stanford.EDU

The change will occur this Thursday, and service is likely to be
disrupted overnight (August 4, 5:00 P.M. to August 5, 8:00 A.M., 1994). Sorry
for the short notice.

Sites which use the Domain Name System should have no difficulties, and
will find the new address automatically Friday.

A few sites may still be using hard-wired addresses. They will not be
able to use SUMEX-AIM until their tables have been updated with the new



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 11:00:25 EDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] 'Formulae 1': Fast and Compact Computer Algebra System.

'Formulae 1' is a fast and compact Computer Algebra System
originally designed to run on a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).
The program is only about 80k bytes long (including the Mac
overhead of ~31k bytes). Dynamic memory consumption is also
minimum. 'Formulae 1' features :

- Fast automatic simplification of expressions containing
symbols and functions.

- Graphical display of expressions with support for special
functions drawing (derivatives, integrals, square roots, etc)
and the Greek alphabet.

- Dynamically extensible Mathematics Knowledge.

This release of 'Formulae 1' contains a command line interface
but a future release will sport a more Mac-like User Interface.
The following is a small list of expressions simplified by
'Formulae 1'.

Expression in => Expression out
(a+b)^2 a^2+(2*b)*a+b^2
sqrt(a^5*b^2+a^4*b^2) b*a^2*sqrt(1+a)
sqrt(8*a^3) 2*a*sqrt(2*a)
diff(2*a*sqrt(2*a),a) 3*sqrt(2*a)
cos(pi)+sin(3*pi/2) -2
5/6+2/3 3/2
diff(sin(x)/x,x) (-sin(x)+x*cos(x))/x^2

Carlos Bazzarella.
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/formulae1.hqx; 90K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 01:26:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: [email protected] (Bare Bones Software)
Subject: [*] BBEdit 3.0 Demo; a text editor

The attached BinHex file contains a StuffIt Deluxe archive of the demo
of BBEdit 3.0. This is the latest version of the popular and
critically acclaimed text editor; the new version includes numerous
refinements and enhancements, including accelerated operation on Power
Macintosh machines, support for PowerTalk mail, Macintosh Drag and
Drop, AppleScript, and several unique new ` features.

Additional information is contained within the demo, and is available
upon request from [email protected]

Bare Bones Software, Inc. Internet: [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/text/bbedit-30-demo.hqx; 830K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 22:08:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: [email protected] (William Edward Woody)
Subject: [*] Clipboard Master -- for making multiple clipboards

Enclosed is a program for managing multiple clipboards.

>From the introduction:

"Have you ever wished there was more than one clipboard in your
word processing program? Have you ever wanted to cut and paste
three things at once, and hated switching back and forth between
windows to grab each item individually?

"Clipboard Master is your answer."

It's a simple hack we put together to simulate multiple

Free for redistribution for non-commercial purposes.

- Bill Woody
In Phase Consulting

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/clipboard-master.hqx; 55K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 19:27:21 -0400
From: Mike Blackwell
Subject: [*] Duo Thermometer control strip module

Here's a simple little control strip module that displays either the
internal or battery temperature of a Powerbook Duo. I don't believe
that it works on the PB 500 series, but I haven't tried it.

Mike Blackwell [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/duo-thermometer-strip.hqx; 8K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 07:48:05 +0800
From: [email protected] (Rex L Evans)
Subject: [*] Eagle Gradebook 2.0; for keeping grades

Version 2.0
A number of changes have gone into the program since the last release.
The most significant changes are the addition of custom grades and of
attendence recording. Several minor bugs and annoyances reported by
teachers were also corrected.

Eagle GradeBook is free. However, if you use it please send me a
postcard. Knowing the program is being used inspires me to keep it
up to date. I also am willing to consider suggestions for improvement.

Eagle GradeBook is written for school teachers to track a class of
students. The basic functions of the program are to record attendence,
record assignments and grades, compute student grades, and produce
reports. A spreadsheet is used as the primary method of entering and
maintaining data. The objective was to make the spreadsheet look much
like the ones used in typical grade books. There are over a dozen
different reports available. I have attempted to make the interface
as friendly as possible and hope it is intuitive.

Grades may be entered using a letter grade, points, pass/fail, or
plus, check, minus. You may also define your own letter grades.
Calculation of grades may use a straight average, even average, or
weighted average.

Since posting the Eagle GradeBook program I have heard from teachers
in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The program has been
used from elementary school through college.

Limited Warranty on Media and Manual
Rex Evans makes no warranty, either explicit nor implied, with respect
to this software, its quality, performance, or fitness for a
particular purpose. Permission to use, copy, and distribute this
software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is
hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this
permission notice appear in supporting documentation. This software
is provided as is without express or implied warranty.

Copyright 1992,1993,1994 Rex Evans. This manual and the software
described in it are copyrighted with all rights reserved. I used
THINK Pascal to write this program, so portions of this program
are Copyright 1991 Symantic Corporation.

Rex Evans
840 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513-1241
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/app/eagle-gradebook-20.hqx; 196K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 00:30:36 -0500
From: David Nalle
Subject: [*] Engrossing Font

[Archived as /info-mac/font/engrossing.hqx; 254K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 00:31:43 -0500
From: David Nalle
Subject: [*] Florimel Font

[Archived as /info-mac/font/florimel.hqx; 306K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 12:38:55 +1200
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] HC/HT Help; a DocMaker document

Here is HC/HT Help, a DocMaker stand-alone. This is information
giving help with HyperCard and HyperTalk. It replaces my earlier
HyperCard Help, but the only difference is that the earlier version
was created with a different app, Misebirakesu, which turned out
not to work on every machine, whereas DocMaker is more robust
and better supported.

I use this as my primary reference for HyperCard and HyperTalk
information when my memory fails me. Sections on Hidden HyperCard
Features, Reserved Words, Messages, Properties, Functions, and
more. Often explains things more clearly or more correctly than
the official documentation (IMHO).

Free to distribute. 200K unstuffed.

matt neuburg, phd = [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/card/hypercard-hypertalk-help-dm.hqx; 102K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 13:08:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brooks Seymore
Subject: [*] Inside Mac Games July 1994 Preview Edition

Brooks Seymore
Inside Mac Games
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/per/ingam/inside-mac-games-94-07.hqx; 882K]


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 12:01:37 -0500
From: "Sgt. Kleper"
Subject: [*] Jot151; a compact word processor

Jot 1.5 was written by a 17 year-old student with the objective of overcoming
the limitations of big bulky word processors. Jot is small, fast, robust, and
useful. Jot was developed mainly for use on a Powerbook, and therefore has
built-in mechanisms for conserving power. However, Jot runs well on almost any
mac. Jot is the perfect text solution for:

-Note takers
-Powerbook users
-BBS users
-Just about everyone!

Among Jot's advanced features are:

-Advanced search and replace options
-Ability to run external applications
-Display text in 80-column mode
-Balloon Help
-Selection quoting
-Viewing of PICT graphics


[Archived as /info-mac/text/jot-151.hqx; 112K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 15:57:55 -0400
From: "Tzuen-Rong Tzeng"
Subject: [*] LabHelper 4.0; a scientific software package

Please find enclosed a copy of LabHelper 4.0.sit.hqx. This is a scientific
software package aims at helping researchers manage their daily tasks in the
laboratories. Please evaluate it and kindly include it in your Macintosh
software collections.

Tzuen-Rong Tzeng

Tzuen-Rong Tzeng
124 Long Hall
Dept. of Microbiology
Clemson University, SC 29631

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/lab-helper-40.hqx; 1769K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 12:54:07 MET DST
From: [email protected] (Marco Pontil)
Subject: [*] Loast !; a game

[Archived as /info-mac/game/loast.hqx; 213K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 10:31:14 +1000
From: Kevin Raner
Subject: [*] MacCurveFit 1.0.8; a data analysis program

Here is MacCurveFit 1.0.8 which is the final revision of MacCurveFit 1.0.
(Version 1.1 is due for release next month.)

MacCurveFit is a scientific least squares curve fitting program. Data sets can
be entered into a spreadsheet window or imported from programs like Excel or
extracted from text files. Arbitrary equations may then be fitted to the data
and displayed graphically. The equations can be defined by typing them as text
and so the program is very flexible. There is also a choice of mathematical
algorithms that can be used for curve fitting.

Kevin Raner

CSIRO Div. of Chemicals and Polymers
Melbourne, Australia
Internet: [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/mac-curve-fit-108.hqx; 317K]


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 09:23:24 -0700
From: [email protected] (Marc Matteo)
Subject: [*] MacPPP Add-ons; some cosmetic changes

Enclosed is "MacPPP Add-ons". A collectons of color icons for MacPPP and
some modified DITL resources. Also enclosed is a brief readme file. The
resources are in ResEdit format and need to be added to MacPPP (and PPP)
directly - proceed at your own risk...

[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/tcp/mac-ppp-add-ons.hqx; 7K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 18:24:02 -0400
From: [email protected] (Bill Kearney)
Subject: [*] nAreaCodes version .1 for the Newton

In a continuing effort to develop software for the Newton, The Novanto
Group today announces nAreaCodes. This application for the Apple Newton
family of personal digital assistants adds a US area code lookup database.

While the Newton supports dialing telephone numbers, it doesn't have a way
to tell just where that number is located. nAreaCodes provides this
answer. A user simply enters the area code and nAreaCodes provides the
location covered by the found area code.

nAreaCodes is a Formulas tool and does not occupy an entry in the already
crowded Extras drawer.

nAreaCodes is available now and a $5 Shareware fee is requested.

For more information about nAreaCodes or any other products, please contact:

The Novanto Group
Bill Kearney
P.O.Box 201
Lutherville, MD 21093-0201


or electronically via:
Internet E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet ftp:

[Archived as /info-mac/nwt/app/n-area-codes-01.hqx; 17K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 21:03:34 -0400
From: [email protected] (Bill Kearney)
Subject: [*] nExchanges version .1 for the Newton (US telephone exchanges)

In a continuing effort to develop software for the Newton, The Novanto
Group today announces nExchanges. This application for the Apple Newton
family of personal digital assistants adds local US telephone exchange

While the Newton supports dialing telephone numbers, it doesn't have a way
to tell just where that number is located. nExchanges provides this
answer. A user simply enters the exchange and nExchanges provides the
location covered by the found exchange code.

nExchanges is a Formulas tool and does not occupy an entry in the already
crowded Extras drawer.

nExchanges is now available for the Maryland dialing area other areas are

nExchanges is available now and a $5 Shareware fee is requested.

For more information about nExchanges or any other products, please contact:

The Novanto Group
Bill Kearney
P.O.Box 201
Lutherville, MD 21093-0201


or electronically via:
Internet E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet ftp:

[Archived as /info-mac/nwt/app/n-exchanges-01.hqx; 19K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 18:00:55 -0600 (MDT)
From: [email protected] (Eric Cronin)
Subject: [*] NthRootFinder; finds any root of a number

(C)1994 Samuel Davidoff

Requirements: System 7.0 or higher

This finds any kind of root. You enter the kind of root square, cube,
fourth etc... in the first box and the number in the second than hit the
button. If the number has a perfect root it is displayed. If it doesn't
have a perfect root the program displays a decimal approximation
and a reduced version of the root if applicable. In the reduced
version the Apple sign stands for the appropriate root. So if you
asked it to find the 3rd root of 54 the program would display 3
'apple sign' 2 meaning 3 times the cube root of 2.
This program is based on a similar program I wrote called Square
Root Finder which does the same thing for square roots only. If you
are only interested in Square Roots I would advise you to find that
program as it is easier to use and has more features like negative
numbers. Anyway have fun fooling around with this program. It's
free and if you have any questions e-mail or mail me.

Sam Davidoff

AOL: Bernard256
Internet [email protected]

34 Cutler Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

[Archived as /info-mac/sci/nth-root-finder-10.hqx; 28K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 19:40:06 PDT
From: Bill Lipa
Subject: [*] Outland TCP Tool 1.0; for the Communications Toolbox

Outland TCP Tool
Copyright ) 1994 Outland, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

The Outland TCP Tool is a connection tool for the Communications Toolbox. It
uses the MacTCP driver to communicate over TCP/IP networks. The tool
supports synchronous and asynchronous open, close, listen, read, and write.

This is not a Telnet tool! If you want to connect to the Telnet port, 23,
you are probably not going to have much luck. The Outland TCP Tool provides
a raw TCP connection only.

In the settings dialog, you can enter an IP address and port number. If you
are using the tool to open a connection, the address and port number are of
the TCP port you are connecting to. If you are using the tool to listen for
an incoming connection, the address is ignored (it is always the local
machine), and the port is the port number to listen on. The port number 0
has a special meaning to the MacTCP driver; using it is not recommended.

You may be freely copy and use this tool for personal, non-commercial
activities. For all other uses, contact Outland.

Bill Lipa
[email protected]

- Requires System 7 running on a 68020 or better Macintosh.
- To connect two ports on the same computer, your application may need to call
CMListen and CMOpen asynchronously. Otherwise the receiving application will
not get time to accept the call, and the system will hang.
- This release does not report errors to the user. Instead, a debugging file
is produced called "Code Resource Debug". If you are reporting a bug, please
include the contents of this file if it is in the same folder as your CTB
- This release does not support timeouts or any CTB 1.1 functionality.

Version History
1.0 July 6, 1994
% Final code cleanups and some cosmetic changes.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/ctb/outland-ppc-tool-10.hqx; 69K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 13:46:21 EDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] PictXPrep 1.1 Demo QuarkXPress XTension

Please add the following file to the sumex library:

Did it ever happen to you that you update a modified picture in
a Quark document and boom! it looses some of it's attributes like
position, scale, etc.? well, if it did, this XTension is for you.
And if it didn't happen, you still need this XTension, because it
is just a matter of time before it does.

PictXPrep is an XTension ($20) for QuarkXPress versions 3.2 and
higher. PictXPrep is a utility which scans a document on open, save
or print, and automatically updates all the modified pictures,
keeping their original attributes. PictXPrep(tm) also allows for
manual selection and update of either all pictures in the current
spread or just selected ones, without going through the
"Picture Usage" menu.
his is a demo version. For ordering information, please read
the enclose documentation.

- Zvi

[email protected]

p.s. you can add this file to Info-mac's CD-ROM

[Archived as /info-mac/app/quark-pict-x-prep-11-demo.hqx; 53K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:12:44 +0100 (BST)
From: John Rawnsley
Subject: [*] printer-defaults-131; customise your printer's default values

Printer Defaults is an application to modify the default settings in
printer drivers and similar Chooser documents such as print-to-fax and
print-to-document drivers.

In version 1.3.1 of Printer Defaults the additional options dialog for
LaserWriter 8.x has been modified to work with an alpha release of
LaserWriter 8.2 included on the 1994 World Wide Developer's Conference
CD. There is no guarantee that it will work correctly with the final
version of 8.2. It also adds an option to hide the Setup button in
LaserWriter 7.2 and includes some untested postscript files intended
to change the default paper trays on the Personal LaserWriter NTR and
LaserWriter Select 310/360.

As with previous versions it can be included in the Info-Mac CD-ROM

John Rawnsley * [email protected]
Mathematics Institute * Tel: +44-203-523595
University of Warwick * FAX: +44-203-524182
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK * CIS: 72662,3361

[Archived as /info-mac/prn/printer-defaults-131.hqx; 47K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 18:55:48 -0600 (CST)
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] QuickGIF 1.0 patch to view Gif89a type files

Below is information on how to patch Quick-gif 1.0 so it will view Gif89a
type gifs. The information was provided by the author of the program.
Please put this text file wherever appropriate.


[Archived as /info-mac/info/sft/quick-gif-10-gif89a-patch.txt; 2K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 00:30:58 -0500
From: David Nalle
Subject: [*] Rousseau Font

[Archived as /info-mac/font/rousseau.hqx; 230K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 14:32 +1200
From: "Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Waikato University, Hamilton, NZ"

Subject: [*] ScriptKey FKEY; invokes scripts from the keyboard


Here is an update to my ScriptKey FKEY, to get around crashes that may be
encountered with some applications.

Lawrence D'Oliveiro
University of Waikato
New Zealand
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/script-key-fkey.hqx; 54K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 22:04:15 -0700
From: [email protected] (John Chait)
Subject: [*] Sensory Overload 1.0 DEMO; a game

Please allow me to introduce you to an exciting new product before the
rest of the public will see its Macworld/Boston debut next week. It is called
Sensory Overload(tm). Announcing and available Monday August 1, 1994, Sensory
Overload features advanced visual and audio effects that offer unparalleled
graphic realism for Macintosh action gaming. Sensory Overload's lifelike
motion, vivid lighting and shadowing, and extraordinary environments offer
game players thrilling three-dimensional action. And, Sensory Overload's
stereo sound effects and haunting background music will make your heart pound.
Players seeking the action of a leading-edge sight and sound
experience will like what Reality Bytes has in store for them. Sensory
Overload is accelerated for Power Macintosh, and runs on a regular Mac, too.
Minimum requirements support the large installed base of 68030-20MHz machines
(IIsi, LC-III, Performa-450) with System 6.0.7 or above, (System 7 and Sound
Manager 3.0 required to enable music playback). 4MB-system owners will be
happy to know the game's sight and sound effects require only 2.5MB of
available memory, and just 2.8MB is necessary for music playback. You'll also
need to have a 13" color display or larger (256 color at 640x480 resolution).
Sensory Overload is accelerated for Power Macintosh, taking optimal advantage
of the newer machines' capabilities. Sensory Overload expands on current
action game standards to include such features as:
* Interactive realism of spiral ramps and stairs
* Lifelike characters with action animations
* Full-screen accelerated views
* Rich stereo and distancing sound effects
* Three-dimensional texture mapping graphics on multi-height surfaces
* Automatically configuring game settings to optimize the performance
capabilities of players' Macintosh systems.

[Archived as /info-mac/game/com/sensory-overload-10-demo.hqx; 1821K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 11:48:37 +0400
From: [email protected] (Akif Eyler)
Subject: [*] setext-viewer-05.tar.z.uu; view SeText under UNIX

Here is the latest version of sv, a tool for browsing setext files
under unix. Not good for the Mac users.

As usual, the source code is supplied. This file must go thru
uudecode, uncompress, tar -xf, and finally make.

This version was modified by Ian Feldman, designer of setext.

The important change is that the two lists of chapters and sections
are combined into one. It was designed to work with lynx.

Users of lynx should add this line into lynx.cfg:
> VIEWER:text/x-setext:sv %s
Then, lynx will use sv for displaying files ending with .etx.

M. Akif Eyler /|
Bilkent University /_|
06533 Ankara, Turkey________/ | [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/text/setext-viewer-05-unix.uu; 11K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:34:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alan Fry
Subject: [*] SoftwareFPU 3.0 - repackaged; an FPU emulator

The SoftwareFPU 3.0 distribution that was recently submitted to the
archives was inefficiently compressed (Stuffit 1.51 and binhexed twice).
The documentation was also saved in MS Word 'Fast' format, and was
consequently 5x larger than it needed to be. In an effort to save
valuable archive disk space, I resaved the documentation, compressed with
StuffitLite, and binhexed it (once).

Old distribution: 318K (umich)
134K (sumex-aim)

New distribution: 69K


- Alan -

[Archived as /info-mac/cfg/software-fpu-30.hqx; 69K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 05:24:28 -0500
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] squish_textures; some desktop patterns from pictures

Here is a submission of my favorite desktop textures composed of various
GIFs and JPEGs that I've found using anonymous FTP on Internet. As such,
it is assumed that there is no liability for their redistribution as long
as it is for *ONLY* private non-commercial use. Otherwise, please inform
if otherwise, and the image will be removed.

The images have been slightly edited only to fit the desktop textures format
in terms of screen size and depth. All images are compressed to reduce disk
space and optimized for 256 colors. A short list of the textures follows:

1 Don Juan and Windmill
2 Scottie Pippen
3 Northwestern University Logo
4 NASA Astronaut
5 Chinese Dragon
6 Moonshot
7 Bowling Pins
8 Jurrasic Park
9 Beautiful Girl (Madschen Amick?)

Once again thanks for the wonderful Mac stuff and please keep up the good
work. This is my attempt to return something nice to the Mac community, since
I will be losing my Internet account soon (ahh, that's graduation!).

[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/grf/squish-textures.hqx; 628K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 16:49:59 -0700
From: [email protected] (Bruce)
Subject: [*] stufex_3.5.1_installer; a decompression utility

Complete Installer for StuffIt Expander 3.5.1, a major update of this award-
winning freeware product. Use it, as is, to expand StuffIt, Compact Pro,
BinHex & MacBinary files. If you add our new "DropStuff with Expander
Enhancer" you get PowerMac acceleration, expansion of many other formats
(.gz, .z, .uu, .ARC, .ZIP), joining of StuffIt segments, and more! If you
previously downloaded version 3.5, please replace it with version 3.5.1.
Disinfectant 3.5 shows no viruses in this file.

Keywords (use as many as will fit on your service starting at the left):


[Archived as /info-mac/cmp/stuffit-expander-351.hqx; 203K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 22:19:37 -0500
From: [email protected] (Eric Hoffmann)
Subject: [*] TeleFinder TCP Host DEMO; a BBS server

TeleFinder NetConnect TCP adds TCP/IP connectivity to TF BBS host systems.

Users, whether directly networked or calling via a SLIP/PPP account, can
connect to a TF BBS system that has installed this Control Panel over the
Internet users see the exact same GUI or CLUI interface as do modem callers.

You can install multiple copies of the TCP extension if you wish to make
several ports available over the Internet. You can specify different port
numbers depending on the services you wish to provide - 1474 is the default
TeleFinder Port number, but you could just as easily install port 23 for
Telnet users.

This is a DEMO version of the TCP Host package. This demo is fully
functional but is set to expire at the end of September, 1994.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/bbs/tele-finder-tcp-host-demo.hqx; 97K]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 22:31:35 -0500
From: [email protected] (Eric Hoffmann)
Subject: [*] TeleFinder TCP User; a BBS client

TeleFinder TCP User is a *free* extension that any TF Pro, or TF User owner
can use to connect to an appropriately configured TF BBS Host system over
the Internet.

Once TeleFinder TCP User is installed in your System folder, you can access
the TCP "port" under TeleFinder's "Special" menu. To "call" a TF Host
system over the Internet you need either a direct network connection, or
you must have already established a SLIP or PPP session.

Select the "NetConnect" entry from the list of modem types. Use the IP
number or the host name in the telephone number field. For example, to
connect to Spider Island, tell your software to "dial"

Here are a couple of open TF systems that you can try:
(use Guest/Guest to logon)

SLIP callers may wish to specify a smaller MTU size, as that made a
dramatic difference in my case. Your mileage will vary.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/bbs/tele-finder-tcp-user.hqx; 69K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 00:31:22 -0500
From: David Nalle
Subject: [*] Terpsichore Font

[Archived as /info-mac/font/terpsichore.hqx; 238K]


Date: Sun, 31 Jul 1994 16:04:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bill Kearney
Subject: [*] The FINAL rev of the Macworld Boston 94 app!

Well, some last minute stuff, as usual. It's a macWorld Boston 1994
vendor booth listing browser. Install the 2 included apps and go to town!

If I see you at the show, you better have your $5 shareware fee on you!

[Archived as /info-mac/nwt/info/macworld-boston-94.hqx; 62K]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 09:38:25 -0400
From: [email protected] (Michael Scaramozzino/DreamLight Incorporated)
Subject: [*] verttice-11; a game

DreamLight(R) Verttice (TM) 1.1

Verttice is a fascinating fast paced computer game like no other. Rather
than a rehash of the same old themes, this is completely original. You must
race against time to contain the Laser light reaction. Transfer photon
energy from the central reactor node through the laser lattice to waiting
power nodes. You must use your wits and quick reactions, developing
strategies as you struggle to survive. There are 108 Laser lattices.
Download this! You won't be disappointed.

Requires: 16 color 12" screen, hard disk, 2 meg RAM.
Shareware: $24.95

[Archived as /info-mac/game/arc/verttice-11.hqx; 822K]


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 14:12:43 -0400
From: [email protected] (Robert Jennings)
Subject: (A) Disability software

>Someone mentioned to me that there is software for the Mac which causes a menu
>to be displayed as soon as the pointer is placed over it's entry in the menu
>bar. Can someone point me to this software (sorry about that pun)? Thanks.
>Mark London
>[email protected]

I have had good success with MightyMenus from Night Light Software.
MightyMenus is the successor to AutoMenus or AutoMenus II (from Michael
Conrad.) I haven't seen the demo version of MightyMenus on any of the
popular ftp sites. Right now, the only way that I know to get it is to
order it directly from Night Light Software. As quoted from the MightyMenus
ReadMe file:

To receive the non-demo version of MightyMenus, send $13 (U.S. Funds) to:
Night Light Software
P.O. Box 2484
Oak Harbor, WA 98277-6484

Contacting Night Light Software: Currently, we can be reached on the
following services:
America Online: NLSoftware
Compuserve: 73457,426

Hope this helps!


Robert Jennings [email protected]
The Ohio State University VOICE (614) 292-5235
Department of Industrial Design
128, N. Oval Mall, 380 Hopkins Hall, Columbus, OH 43210


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 19:02:04 -0400
From: "Tom Scott"
Subject: (A) lost dates on IISI

(A) lost dates on IISI
[email protected] (Phillip Lollar) asks:

>I have a problem that has happened once before. Th dates for all files
>listed in any window have disappeared. For instance, a file I closed
>today should say:
>file 2K document - Sept. 19, 1994 4:30PM
>but instead says:
>file 2k document - ,4:30PM
>I'm running a IISi on Sys7.1, 5MG RAM + 7GM VRAM, have FPU software, 256
>colors, and rebuild the desktop every other week or so. I almost thought
>this wasn't a problem until I opened an Excel spreadsheet and entries that
>had contained dates now just had "#######".

Well now, for problem #1, I'd recommend checking youor Date & Time Control
Panel. It allows you to choose the formats thhat your date and time appear
This CP might even be corrupted which could be the cause of your problem. Try
replacing it with a clean copy.

As for your Excel problem, see how you have your dates formatted. If the
format makes the entry too wide for the column, you'll get this "########"
notation. Highlight the column, choose Format, Column Width, and Best Fit to
have the column expand to fit the widest entry.

Hope this helps!



Thomas Scott, Systems Manager, College of Engineering
Cornell University, Carpenter Hall Annex, Ithaca, NY 14853


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 09:55:13 -0700
From: [email protected] (Kevin Purcell)
Subject: (Q) Configuring sets of buttons in Launcher

A silly question (related to System 7.5, but if you are a Launcher user on
a Performa you might be able to answer this).

In the latest MacUser on page 80 in an article about System 7.5 there is a
picture of the Launcher. It has the usual collection of icons for several
graphics apps. This is fine I understand how to add icons to the Launcher.

But along the top of the window there is a set of "puffy" buttons called
"Applications", "Layout", and "Graphics". It looks like each of these
puttons when pressed shows a different set of icons. This seems like a neat
feature but I can't figure out how to set it up!

How does one set up these buttons? From the complete lack of UI to this
control panel I am at a lack to figure out how to do this!

I'm running System 7.5 beta 6.



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 10:25:00 PDT
From: Wyatt Webb
Subject: [A]: Mac SE Internal Hard Disk Broken...

Hmm, those 40 meggers. While I was consulting at school a couple of years
ago, we had a rash of these problems (SE's with 40meg HDs that wouldn't spin
up). It turns out to be a problem of "stiction" (pronounced stick-shun)

Enough grit and grime build up on the head of the drive that the weak drive
motor could not overcome the friction between the head and the disk. The
motors were developed to have just enough "umph" to get the drive moving,
when an extra little friction is involved it didn't work. Of course, the
friction coefficient lowers when the drive is moving, so once it gets going
there's no problem.

For a while Apple was replacing these drives free of charge if their serial
number fell in a certain range. Talk to your local repair shop or Apple's
800 line. I believe there was a time limit on when you could return these,
but I could be mistaken.

The only useful thing we could do was to get the drive spinning long enough
to copy off all the important data. The user could then get the drive
replaced and we would replace their data. This was only necessary, because
Apple would not do any data recovery.

If you want to get it moving again, the basic idea is to jolt the drive
while it's powered up (I know that sounds bad) to get it spinning. Yes, I
basically mean whack the front of the machine or drop it an inch or two. In
the worst cases, we would take the case off, remove the drive from it's
bracket, then power up the machine. In this state, you can then quickly
twist the drive around it's shortest axis to sort of jump-start the spinning
process. Be sure you're connected to a network or an external HD so you can
copy this data off when you do it.

As far as I know, there's no fixing such a drive, it may be time to invest
in a new one.

Good luck!



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 10:04:00 PDT
From: Wyatt Webb
Subject: [A] Audio CDROM to sound file

I've had good success with this process. There may be other ways, but this
seems to work just fine:

You'll need:
- Quicktime
- a Quicktime player (like Apple's MoviePlayer or SimplePlayer)
- the foriegn file extensions for the CD-ROM (These come with Apple's CD-ROM
- the freeware app, Sound2Movies (which converts Quicktime movie audio
tracks to System 7 sounds and back)

1) Using the Quicktime player open the audio track you want to convert. In
MoviePlayer you can select any subsection of the track to save rather than
the whole thing (which would be quite large).

2) Open the quicktime movie you just created with Sound2Movies and convert
it to a sound.

There you are! If you need it in another format (as I did) use Norman
Franke's freeware SoundApp 1.2.1. You can then convert it to AIFF, NeXT, or
Windows WAVE file.

My Windows machine at work now beeps with the "Indigo" sound thanks to this
process. It also starts up with a sound containing the first seconds of a
Queen song which I created with this process.

Good luck!



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 12:56:34 -0500
From: [email protected] (Desmond K. Mullen)
Subject: [A] flowcharting

>Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 09:30:01 -0500
>From: "Charles Betz"
>Subject: flowcharting
>Does anyone know of a simple freeware or shareware flowcharting program? I've
>prowled the archives and used Archie but no luck so far.


It's not freeware or shareware, but I highly recommend "Inspiration 4.0"
>From Inspiration Software. MacWarehouse has it for $169, but you can buy it
direct for something like $75. It is SO good that it's well worth begging
your financial people for the money to buy it. It is one of the most fluid
Mac programs I've worked with in a long long time. It integrates your
flowcharts with text outlines - you can work on the flowchart or the
outline and changes are reflected in the other. There are some really nice

There is a demo at sumex-aim: /info-mac/app/inspiration-demo.hqx


Desmond K. Mullen - University of Minnesota, Office of Admissions
[email protected] - 612/625-0824 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 16:38:13 CST
From: roger%[email protected] (Roger Campos)
Subject: [Q] Access the ethernet card in the QUADRA 610 DOS compatible

Is there any way to access the ethernet car that comes with the 610 DOS
compatible Macintosh Quadra from DOS environment ( not emulating DOS, but
using the Intel 486 processor)?

I would appreciate any idea.

| Roger H. Campos |
| San Jose, Costa Rica. |
| Internet: [email protected] |
| Phone : (506) 224 4444 |


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 14:22:14 -0600
From: [email protected] (Sean Morgan)
Subject: [Q] Edit large (28M) .au sound file

I want to redistribute _part_ of an Internet Talk Radio show. This
question has two parts:

1) How do I edit a .au file?

2) If I have to convert it to .aiff (Mac's format) with uutool, how do I
edit such a large file in that format? I _only_ have 16M of RAM.

Sean Morgan


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:20:37 +0100 (BST)
From: [email protected] (Conrad Gempf)
Subject: Any Latin spell-checkers?

One of my colleagues here is an historian specializing in the writing of John
Calvin. He is preparing a 'critical edition' of some of Calvin's writings in
the original Latin and would be greatly aided by the ability to spell check in
Latin. Preferred word processors are WriteNow or ClarisWorks, but a Latin
spell-checker for any program would be worth his while to get even if he only
runs the 'final draft' through a friend's copy of the program once.

Please write if you know of a Latin spell-check module for any wp.
Please write if you are interested in having such a thing yourself.

If the worst comes to the worst, we could build one up by taking a text that
has been checked, highlighting the whole thing and hitting WriteNow's 'Add to
Dictionary' button to add the whole lot at once. But this would result in an
incomplete dictionary... and Latin being a dead language, it would be possible
to make a complete and virtually authoritative one.

I'll be away for most of August (-net withdrawal!-), but I shall reply on my


Conrad Gempf, LBC, Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2UW England, UK
[email protected]

ps The colleague in question is Tony Lane, in case there are any other Calvin
scholars out there.


Date: Sun, 31 Jul 94 12:20:15 EST
From: [email protected]
Subject: Ath.M.U.G.'s ShareWare Services

Athens Macintosh User Group

Ath.M.U.G. offers now a great service for the shareware

1. We can make Greek versions of your programms
2. We can distribute them all over Greece (disks, BBSs)
3. We can advertise them (Magazines, BBSs)
4. We can register your programm here and make registering
very easy for the Greek People.

For details send mail to: [email protected]

>-------------------|> Ath.M.U.G. MacStar Does anyone know how to convert an audio CD ROM track to some type
> of sound file??

Well, perhaps the digest which contained it got lost somewhere, but
recently I posted an application which performs that task to info-mac.
You can find it under snd/util/grab-audio-11.hqx.

All you need is an Apple CD300 player plus CDRom driver 4 or later.
The program asks you to select a track, start time and length,
and it will read that section from the disk and store it in a
System7 sound file. You can choose between 8 or 16 bit resolution,
mono or stereo (or left or right channel only), and 11kHz, 22kHz
or 44kHz sample rate. The program is freeware.

Theo Vosse
Unit for Experimental Psychology
University of Leiden
The Netherlands


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 20:38:18 PDT
From: [email protected] (John Thoo)
Subject: Batteries for PB100? (R)

On 22 Jul 1994 Richard Smith wrote:
> It appears that batteries for the PB100 are no longer available in the UK -
> does anyone know where they can be obtained, either in the UK or in the
> States?

I understand that BTI (Battery Tech., Inc.) recently released a PB100
replacement battery (even though the advert in front of me doesn't say
so). You might give them a ring at

213-728-7874 or 800-982-8284; fax 213-728-7996


J. B. THOO, Math Dept, Univ of California, Davis, CA 95616-8633
Internet: or


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 08:54:22 +0000
From: Clark Riley
Subject: Big files from Mac to PC (R)

We routinely transfer 10 - 40 MByte file between the two environments using
Syquest Disks. Programming DOS/Windows to use Syquest was a pain, like
everything else on PC's, but it works smoothly now. We use AccessPC on the
Mac side to read/write the DOS formatted Syquests. It is also MUCH easier to
format a Syquest for DOS format on the Mac than it is on a PC.

clark riley, baltimore


Date: Sat, 30 Jul 1994 11:14:35 +0000
From: [email protected] (Peter Smith, Analysis)
Subject: Changing Main Monitor

Hi! The QUERY is a simple one: is there available a neat extension (or
whatever) than allows you to change the designated main monitor on the fly?

The PROBLEM: I have a standard Apple Colour Monitor and a large Radius B/W
two-page display. Normally, the Apple monitor is the main monitor (and
indeed often the other is left switched off). But when doing DTP work in
FrameMaker, I of course use the big monitor. It would be convenient if I
could then, on the fly, switch that to the main monitor - not so much
because I need the menu bar there (I don't, as I tend to use keyboard
short-cuts or the floating menus), but because various alerts, dialogue
windows etc. appear on the "wrong" monitor.

Any suggestions or pointers gratefully received.

Peter Smith

The Editor of ANALYSIS, Peter Smith, Dept. of Philosophy,
University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN. UK

[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 09:01:15 -0800
From: Christopher Cotton
Subject: Computer Shopper PowerPC Poll!

FYI... For those of you who love the PowerPC here is your chance to tell
Computer Shopper that you would buy the system.

(note. I am not affiliated with Computer Shopper or the PowerPC... I just
love the machines.)


To vote call:


The question is:


To vote YES press 1, to vote NO press 2.


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 21:47:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Richard Ware
Subject: Conan The Librarian

Hey Everyone,
I'm trying to help a friend of mine find Conan The Librarian. He
accidently wiped it off his hard drive and he can't find it an any FTP sights.
Can anyone point me a finger where to find it?

Thanks In Advance,
([email protected])


Date: 01 Aug 1994 10:29:00 -0600 (CST)
From: "Robert E. Malick"
Subject: Connecting DEC LK201 to Mac ADB (Q)

I need to connect a DEC LK201 keyboard to my Mac SE (ADB Port)...

I would like to hear from someone who has done this... I need to know
what connector(s) I have to get/assemble and if a "driver" of some sort
is required.

Thanks In Advance,
Rob Malick
[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 21:26:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: [email protected]
Subject: Dance of the Drives

I wish to replace the drive mechanism in my ancient
LaCie Cirrus external drive. Does anyone know the
trick to removing the plastic pins that hold this
case together?


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 15:52:38 -0500
From: [email protected] (Brian A. Cole)
Subject: Do you like your Panasonic KX-P5400 laser printer?

I'm considering purchasing a Panasonic SideWriter KX-P5400 PostScript
LED laser printer. I'm hoping anyone out there that has one of these
things will drop me a line and let me know how they like it. I figure
there can't many of you out there, since until recently an AppleTalk
interface was only an option (and an expensive one at that).

I'm especially interested in how well the optional FAX interface works
with Macs. The little documentation I've seen seems to imply that maybe
the FAX stuff only works from PC-clones, though I did find a LaserWriter
8 PPD file on, so I would think it should work.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the printer, it's a 300dpi
PostScript LEVEL 2 LED printer with a vertical orientation (5in x 15in
footprint) and 2MB RAM (expandible to 4MB). Pretty basic, but it sells
for about US$800, or US$700 after a US$100 rebate from Panasonic, so
it's pretty reasonable for a printer that has a FAX option.

Brian A. Cole [email protected] The speed of time is
Head Consultant 3600 seconds per hour.


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:12:10 -0400
From: [email protected] (Murph Sewall)
Subject: Future PowerMac

On Fri, 22 Jul 1994 10:31:49 -0500 (EST), Bob Weyant wrote:
>I am looking for information on what can be expected in the
>next generation of Power Macs.

Magic words to look for: PCI bus and (especially) "Standard Reference
Expect MUCH better 68K Mac emulation (whether the newer emulator will run
on the older PowerMacs appears to be a technical question that remains to
be answered).

The next generation of PowerPC CPU's are expected to offer substantially
better performance than the current model (on the other hand, how much of
that speed are you really going to use?)

>I need to make a purchase, and am trying to decide whether it is worth it
>to wait until the next generation appears next year.

I bought the newest computer,
it came fully loaded,
it was warrantied for 90 days,
but in 60 was outmoded.

I waited 8 months for my Quadra 700 (I knew a 68040 Mac was coming). I
rented a Mac+ to use at home in the interim (I still use the Mac IIci at
work). If you need a computer now, buy a computer now (there will ALWAYS
be the most amazing, whiz-bang, new system just six months from
now--whenever now happens to be). If you can do without and want what may
become the "industry standard," wait.

>Any psychic folks out there that know what capabilities/configurations/costs
>will be?

I paid nearly twice as much for my first Apple //e as a Quadra 630. Expect
prices to continue to decline. If you can afford this year's model, you'll
be able to afford next year's model.

Just my $.02 :-)


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 20:43:33 PDT
From: [email protected] (John Thoo)
Subject: Hard disk purchasing advice (R)

On 22 Jul 94 "Dr. Stefan P. Mueller"
> I noticed the recent praise for APS on this forum and the falling-from-grace
> of LaCie. Do you have any other suggestions or words of caution?

LaCie recently released their new Joule system of external HD that FWIW
is quite sexy IMHO. I, myself, have had very good experience with the
two LaCie drives I've bought, and also with their (toll-free!) tech support.
And SilverLining is still my favourite formatter.



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 18:42:53 -400 (EDT)
From: Carsten Klapp
Subject: Help!Posting with MacSlurp

I gave MacSlurp a try and it works very well at gettings news from my server.

However it does not post my follow up articles which I made using rnMac.
MacSlurp tells me that 0 articles were accepted, 0 sent and 0 rejected.
rnMac put some files into the MacSlurp spool folder I created, and the
names start with C or D.

I suspect that I may have set up rnMac incorrectly, but I am not sure.

I tried to send email to the author Tom Davies ([email protected])
but the hostname is unknown.

Thank you,
Carsten Klapp
[email protected],


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:01:54 -0500
From: Paul M Sheldon
Subject: Hugh assimilated

In TidBITS#236/25-Jul-94 ACE writes:
>**Jon Pugh** commented in email that Star
> Trek: The Next Generation had little Newton-like devices all over
> on the bridge. Jon mused half-jokingly that if Apple could keep
> the Newton alive for a few hundred years, we'd be all set. My
> immediate reaction was that Apple is marketing to the wrong niche
> - instead of doctors and delivery people, Apple should market the
> Newton to Star Trek fans. It sounds silly, but with the proper
> logo and a custom interface... .[ACE]
Apple should indeed be marketing to the right group, the one I'm in.
With freeware slurpee for downloading text files from my mac and
stories from the newsgroup of fans where paramount gets some of its writers,
I can read star trek stories everywhere I take my newton.

For example, they have posts like:
> I am in the middle of writing, and the beginning of filming, a
>playmate movie with the star trek figures/bridge. I am trying to delay
>some of the filming to find people to be voices of my characters (sorry
>folks, they're going to be friends, family and co-workers...I'm not doing
>long distance voice overs!). ...
See, these guys don't even know about av macs,
its going to be an er "family movie". The fellow ought to be assimilated!


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 15:10 BST
From: [email protected]
Subject: Hypercard Player

What is HyperCard Player and where can it be got from?


Graeme Craig [email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 07:15:41 PDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: Info-Mac for Windoze?

PLEASE don't flame! It is, after all, a mixed-platform world... :)

Does anyone know if there's a Windoze equivalent of the Info-Mac archives?
I'm setting up a school district with a WAN and, like it or not, I need a
number of DOS and Windoze-based utilities.

What I'm specifically looking for is a Ping-like utility that can confirm
IPX traffic across a WAN. Our telecom company is installing the hubs,
routers and frame relay links, but all we can test remotely is TCP/IP traffic.
To see if IPX is being routed correctly, we have to go the remote site and
install a NetWare server. (Kind of a hassle if it turns out IPX is NOT
routing correctly...) We'd like to take a laptop or even a workstation out
to the remote site & run some utility to test IPX before installing the

Any ideas?

[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 01:42:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Hugh C. Vidos"
Subject: MAC -> (other platform) software

unfortunately, I am forced to use a Windoze computer at work... I am
interested in making it a little bit more interesting. So, does anyone
know of some programs that I can use to translate a Mac picture to a
Windoze bitmap (.BMP)? I can translate the Mac file into just about any
Mac format to begin with. I am also looking for a program to translate
Mac sound files to Windoze sound files (.WAV)???

Finally, I would like to obtain a UNIX program to de-BINHEX files.

Thanks in advance,


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 18:42:47 -0600
From: [email protected] (Juan M. Courcoul)
Subject: macgzip_022.cpt -> must get

Quick note to all those who, like me, wander thru Cyberspace and reap the
bounties offered within.

If you happen to often upload GNU compressed files (.gz) on your Mac, be
sure to get macgzip_022.cpt off sumex's (and mirrors') ~/rec directory
asap. I was having lots of problems unstuffing MacPerl, after downloading
>From the ufl server, until I upgraded macgzip to this release. Ergo, it
pays to update.


P.S.: For the technically curious, I was getting a -38 (premature end of
file) when converting Mac_Perl_413_appl.sit.bin back into a Stuffit file,
after extracting it from Mac_Perl_413_appl.sit.bin.gz. Real silly to
recompress an already compressed file, but go ask the FTP server...

P. S. 2: For current or prospective JAPH's out there:


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 20:44:59 PDT
From: [email protected] (John Thoo)
Subject: Macintosh product information (C)

On 22 Jul 1994 "JULIO E. IBARRA" wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is an FTP site that has files with pictures of the
> Apple product line. I know that Apple does make available product
> information and technical specifications on their products on FTP sites,
> but I would like to see what they look like. Also, does anyone know if
> Apple has a FAX service that provides pictures of their products?

I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you, Julio, but your question did
give me the following thought: Wouldn't it be great if Apple had a www
home page (is that what it's called? I'm just learning about this stuff)
that had spec sheets with PICTs and perhaps even QTs of it line?


J. B. THOO, Math Dept, Univ of California, Davis, CA 95616-8633
Internet: or


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 07:03:55 PDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: MS Mail vs. FirstClass?

Im looking for some insight/advice on mail and/or BBS systems.

I'm currently helping a major school district near Seattle set up a district-
wide WAN. We'll ultimately have about 28 servers and over 1000 nodes, and
we're evaluating e-mail solutions for the WAN. We're running Novell 4.01 on
HP NetServers, and the workstations will be 80% Macs, 20% Windows machines.

Here's a diagram of the WAN:

\ ______________________
\ ___/ \
| \__________S |
S | S | S | S
\ | / | \ | /
\ _|__/ _|__ \ _|__/
S--[_FR_]--S [_FR_] S--[_FR_]--S
/ | \ / | \ / | \
/ | \ / | \ / | \

A = Admin Building
S = School
FR = Public Frame Relay
All links are T1
except the Internet/Admin Building link; thats 56kb.

We'll have about 10,000 users of the e-mail/BBS system. (No, that's not a
typo. I did mean 10,000 users!) The district has determined that well
run either MS Mail or FirstClass. Weve heard about Microsofts announced
Exchange Server enterprise messaging solution, but its not scheduled to
ship until next spring at the earliest.

Has anyone had e-mail experience in WANs this large, with this many users?
Im trying to figure out how many servers for each system wed need, and
then figure costs. Of course, FirstClass offers the addition of a BBS
system; MS Mail offers the promise of Exchange Server.


ANY ideas/experience/suggestions would be great!


[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 10:05:47 -0500
From: "Charles Betz"
Subject: Need Practical Modem 9600SA mfr #

I have a Practical Modem 9600SA that I want to shoot -- er, troubleshoot.
Have no documentation of any kind. Can someone please send me the
phone #?? TIA!

Charlie Betz | "God was their name for the hypothetical Biggest-Alpha-
U of MN | Male-of-All. Being domesticated primates, they could
| not conceive of anything as complicated as the universe
| running without an Alpha Male in charge of it."
-- Robert Anton Wilson

Charles Betz, Principal Secretary, Carter Group
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
204 Amundson Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0132

Ph: 612-626-8953 Fax: 612-626-7246


Date: 01 Aug 94 09:20:42 EDT
From: Mark Heard
Subject: Net source for "Hot News"


While I had an AppleLink account I really enjoyed the "Hot News" feature (which
summarized computer-related news into 3-4 lines per article cited and provide
the source and issue that the article came from.) Having dropped the A-Link
account, I miss getting my "Hot News" fix... I know that there are other "like"
services around (ie, NewsBytes), but I really like the format and summary style
of "Hot News". Is there another source or site that I can access this feature
from? Any comment and (polite!) suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 9:59:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: LAN Supervisor
Subject: Netware for Mac


We are currently running Netware for Macintosh. The other day all our Macs
froze and I received the following messages on the error log:

ATALK Warning: sendrtmp - Unable to allocate ECB

LAN receive buffer limit reached. All buffers are in use.
Possible causes: disk channel bottleneck or buffers have been lost.

Is it possible that my DaynaTalk card is bad?

Thanks in advance,

Josephine Colmenares
Fordham University
[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 8:24:11 +0100 (BST)
From: David Dix
Subject: Obiwan force database

After scanning InfoMac WAIS I got back an entry saying that the Obiwan Force
database was "[Archived as /info-mac/cp/obiwan-force-db.hqx; 353K]", but I
cannot find it at Sumex or its mirror in the UK.

Does anyone know where I can get this file?


Date: 01 Aug 94 09:20:49 EDT
From: Mark Heard
Subject: Old MacUser issues


I have the first 3 years' issues of "MacUser" magazine and would like to get
them out of my study via a non-landfill method. Any (polite!) suggestions? Is
there a market for such a collection and if so, what's the going rate for
"classic" (but excellent condition) Mac rags? If donation is the best or only
route, who are the likely recipients?



Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 09:57:27 -0400
From: [email protected] (Jonathan D. Baumgartner)
Subject: Pointer enlarger?

At 8:57 AM 7/28/94 -0500, Mike Hutchinson wrote:
>Howdy all,
>One of the users I support is looking for an extension, share/freeware or
>commercial, that enlarges the Mac pointer to a size beyond the standard
>16x16 pixels. He needs a mammoth arrow on the screen so he can point at
>things while doing presentations. Does anyone know of such a beast?
>Any suggestions appreciated.

Try CloseView. It comes with Apple System Software.


Jonathan Baumgartner | "Theend" -- Crow T. Robot
Network/Hardware Tech. |
Computing & Information Services |
University of New Hampshire | [email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 15:38:02 -0400
From: "Tom Scott"
Subject: Pointer enlarger?

RE>>Pointer enlarger?
At 8:57 AM 7/28/94 -0500, Mike Hutchinson wrote:
>>One of the users I support is looking for an extension, share/freeware or
>>commercial, that enlarges the Mac pointer to a size beyond the standard
>>16x16 pixels. He needs a mammoth arrow on the screen so he can point at
>>things while doing presentations. Does anyone know of such a beast?
>>Any suggestions appreciated.

and [email protected] (Jonathan D. Baumgartner) responded:
>Try CloseView. It comes with Apple System Software.

One problem with CloseView is that it enlarges *EVERYTHING*, not just the
pointer. I don't know if that's what Mike wants.



Thomas Scott, Systems Manager, College of Engineering
Cornell University, Carpenter Hall Annex, Ithaca, NY 14853


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:12:18 -0400
From: [email protected] (Murph Sewall)
Subject: Power Macintosh, SoftWindows & Novell TCP/IP

On Sat, 23 Jul 94 06:18:24 EDT, Bil Huxley wrote:
>>I'm having trouble getting Novell TCP/IP working with Insignia's Softwindows
>>running on a Power Mac 8100/80 AV.
>Yup. Sounds like we did not install our 'usual' NET.CFG which defines
>2 'logical boards' (or protocol stacks) - one for Netware and another
>for TCP/IP. Or perhaps more accurately, we did not install this NET.CFG
>in the 'right' place given that we are loading SoftWindows' ETHERSPC.COM
>(driver for the virtual ethernet board) from the NOVELL directory where
>it was supplied by Insignia.

Ain't MeSsy DOS a hoot! And I still meet all these people that insist they
want an operating sytem with .cfg, .ini, and .sys bumping into one
another... ;-)


Date: Sun, 31 Jul 94 17:10:08 MST
From: [email protected] (Jonathan Lundell)
Subject: PPC code stripper?

Is there a simple utility to strip PPC code from fat binaries?
I don't mind it too much on my desktop system, but on my Duo
it's silly to carry PPC code around.

Ideally it would scan the disk (optionally) for candidates to strip.


Date: 28 Jul 1994 23:18:30 -0600
From: [email protected] (John D. Thomas)
Subject: Pro Audio Spectrum 16

I recently purchased MediaVision's ProAudioSpectrum 16 hoping to record 4
digital tracks in 16bit format.

To my great dismay , I discovered that the software included in the package
was not at all compatible with my machine Mac IIx with Daystar Turbo
040/40Mhz. I then immediately got in touch with the manufacturer to ask for

They promptly sent me a beta version of the PAS 16 extension which they
claimed would not only be compatible, but would solve the problem

Well, it didn't.

I have since spent weeks reconfiguring my machine with and without the
accelerator, as well as disabling all non-essential extensions and control

Finally, I found that if I ran it in 24bit mode it would load, but eventually
crash if I tried to use it.

I have since been in touch with MediaVision who no longer seems so
accomodating as before.

I'm using System 7.1 with HSU 2.0 does anyone know of someone who has hacked
around with their software, and if so, how do I get in touch with them?

Also, I've just seen something called ExtensionShell 1.3 which would seem to
be a viable solution if I knew how to write code.

Would anyone be willing to give it a shot?


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 15:12:01 EDT
From: [email protected] (The other one)
Subject: Problem finding HP LaserJet 4M

An HP LaserJet 4M was recently added to the
network around here, but it has disappeared as
far as Mac's are concerned.
It is spooled to from a Sun, and has it's
printcap name added properly. When it
was originally added to the net, it showed up
as "LaserJet 4M" in the proper Apple zone. The person
setting it up then used the HP nameing program to
give it a new name. It worked fine that day. Since
then, it shows up nowhere. There is nothing with the
new name or the original "LaserJet 4M" in the zone.
I tried shutting the printer off to see if it would disappear from
the printers listed, but nothing changed. The printer still
works from the Sun side of things.
I have no idea where most of the printers in
the zone are, so I can't know go around saying "What's
this printer's name?" I'd like to avoid printing out
30 messages to strange printers with their Apple zone name,
hoping the printer has been oddly renamed somehow.

Please give me some idea as to how to find this
printer. Thanks.

[email protected]


Date: 29 Jul 1994 16:31:28 -0600
From: "WJ Shack"
Subject: re- Searching info-mac arch

Argonne National Laboratory E-Mail Memo Time: 4:28 PM
Subject: re: Searching info-mac archives Date:
>Date: Fri, 22 Jul 1994 11:18:59 -0500
>From: [email protected] (David Bourne)
>Subject: Searching info-mac archives.
>It used to be possible to search the info-mac (and other Mac archives)
>using WAIS via That doesn't seem to work any more. Is there
>an alternative source? Thanks.

Search your directory of servers for macintosh-news. It covers info-mac
digest, tidbits, and comp.sys.mac.programmer digest


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:20:39 -0800
From: [email protected] (Kee Nethery +1 510 843 6140)
Subject: Robert Hess Expo Party List easier format

This contains the same information that Robert Hess sent to Info-Mac about
parties at MacWorld in Boston.

Took me a while to make his party list into a readable format and figured
others might not want to duplicate my efforts. So ...

Here's what you do to make this readable.
1. Copy the text into your favorite word processor and remove all returns
(replace returns with nothing).
2. Next replace all instances with a tab.
3. You guessed it, replace all instances with a return.
4. Save the resulting file as TEXT and then open that file with your
favorite spreadsheet. (Alternatively you can copy and paste it into your
5. Use landscape, format the column widths, use a small font size, shrink
the print size or use legal paper, then print.
I got the entire party list on one page where it is much easier to carry
around AND read.

8/1/9411:00 AM6:00 PMMVBThe Copley Plaza Hotel; 138 St.
James Avenue;INVITE ONLYApptSocial8/1/946:00
PM8:00 PMApple Booth PreviewIn the Pavilion; Remarks by
IanDiery, then tour the booth, eat drinkApptPress
Conf8/1/946:30 PM8:00 PMAPS Tech Hospitality
SuiteFour Seasons Hotel, WendellPhillips
SuiteApptSocial8/1/947:00 PM10:30
PMConvergence on MacintoshFirst public showing of the630 line;
Boston Computer Museum, 300 Congress; ApptPress
Conf RSVP to Helen at (408)255-4707; Ian
Diery keynote, followed by HL Cheung8/2/949:00
AM10:00 AMExtreme Digital BreakfastRadius and SuperMac
hosts;Georgian Ballroom, Boston Park Plaza Hotel; 64 Arlington St.; RSVP to
MorganLittlefield at 363-0982ApptPress
Only8/2/944:00 PM5:00 PMADCON Corp.showing SCSI
PowerPlug; Bayside pressroom; contact Adam Pemberton
203-761-0651ApptPress Conf8/2/944:00 PM6:00
PMCECI Education ForumStephen Hawking, Luyen Chou,Stephen Lerman;
Room 10-250, Maclaurin Building 10; RSVP Jason Lockhart atRadius (408)
954-6471ApptExpo Conf8/2/946:00 PM8:00
PMApple System 7.5 Partyin the Apple Pavilion aftershow hours;
customers, press and analystsApptSocial8/2/946:00
PM9:00 PMClaris Press PartyBay Tower Room, 60 State
St.;INVITE AND PRESS ONLY; RSVP 408-987-3888; come win baseball
memorabiliaAppointmentPress Only8/2/946:00
PM8:00 PMMicrosoft Office Rolloutspecial appearance by
IanDiery; Berklee Theater, 136 Massachusetts Ave.; door prizes; RSVP
(800)550-4300 code 5030ApptPress Conf8/2/949:00
PM12:00 AMWeD5ve Upped Our Standards Partyeither you know
oryou donD5tApptSocial8/3/948:00 AM11:00
AMMacUser/MacWEEK Outlook '95 Exec ForumFour Seasons;200 Boylston
Street; INVITE ONLYApptSocial8/3/948:00 AM10:30
AMPrairieSoft/Advanced BreakfastPrairieSoft Inc. andAdvanced L.C.
Breakfast; Harborside Hotel; invite only but call (515)225-0134 to get an
inviteApptSocial8/3/948:00 AM6:00 PMPacer
Hospitality SuiteBoston Harbour Hotel; productdemos and
foodApptPrivate Suites8/3/9412:00 PM1:00
PMFractal Press LuncheonPress Conference Room, WTC;RSVP Kim Haas,
McLean PR (415) 513-8800ApptPress Conf8/3/941:00
PM2:00 PMAltsys Corp. Press ConferenceWTC press room;
RSVPLynn Zachem (214) 680-2060 x259ApptPress
Conf8/3/942:15 PM3:00 PMConnectix Press
ConferencePress Room @ Bayside; freepopcorn and
moviesApptSocial8/3/944:00 PM8:00 PMeWorld
Partystill getting details; sounds like anopen
houseApptSocial8/3/946:00 PM9:00 PMZD Ad
Sales PartyINVITE ONLY; food/drink/live music;Grand Ballroom,
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 15 Arlington
St.ApptSocial8/3/946:00 PM8:00 PMAPS Tech
Hospitality SuiteFour Seasons Hotel, WendellPhillips
SuiteApptSocial8/3/946:30 PM8:30 PMAgfa
Cocktail ReceptionCopley Plaza Hotel, 138 St.James, Oval Room; RSVP
800-685-4271 x8888ApptSocial8/3/946:30 PM9:30
PMZMac Pool PartyBoston Billiards, 126 Brookline Ave.(around the
corner from Fenway) 617-536-7665;
ApptSocial RSVP Mary MaElhiney
[email protected] or (617) 252-5201; INVITE
ONLY8/3/947:30 PM11:30 PMMAUG
PartyOne Financial CenterApptSocial8/3/948:00
PM12:00 AMMerisel Casino NightAvalon; 15 Landsdowne
St.;giveaways; RSVP 310-615-6493ApptSocial8/4/948:00
AM6:00 PMPacer Hospitality SuiteBoston Harbour Hotel;
productdemos and foodApptPrivate Suites8/4/945:00
PM6:00 PMDQ Fund RaiserThe hippest event at expo; last
timeRobin Williams dropped by for an impromtu live
concertApptSocial Benefit for
DigitalQueers and Gay Community News; $25; CLUB CAFE; 209 Columbus Avenue
(atBerkeley Street); 5-9:30:
food/ent/cash bar; 9:30-2 dancing; appearances
b8/4/946:00 PM9:00 PMSymantec
PartyBoston Wharf Hotel; music, food, playwith
productsApptSocial8/4/946:00 PM8:00 PMAPS
Tech Hospitality SuiteFour Seasons Hotel,
ParrisSuiteApptSocial8/4/946:30 PM10:00
PMMacUser/MacWEEK Client Reception/PartyPier Four,adjacent to the
WTC, in front of Anthony's Restaurant; INVITE
ONLYAppointmentSocial8/4/9410:00 PM11:00
PMMac the Knife PartySecret
locationApptSocial8/5/947:00 AM9:45
AMApple User Group BreakfastThe Boston Harbor Hotel,Wharf Room,
70 Rowes Wharf; a max of 2 reps from each UG;
ApptSocial RSVP
AppleLink(USER.GROUPS), eWorld (UGC), America Online (Apple UGC), or fax
(408)461-5701.8/5/948:00 AM6:00 PMPacer
Hospitality SuiteBoston Harbour Hotel; product demos and
foodApptPrivate Suites

See you there,
Kee Nethery


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 20:31 EST
From: "Don't Panic!"
Subject: Searching info-mac archives.

In a previous article, [email protected] (David Bourne) wrote:
>It used to be possible to search the info-mac (and other Mac archives)
>using WAIS via That doesn't seem to work any more. Is there
>an alternative source? Thanks.
>David Bourne, Ph.D.
>OU HSC College of Pharmacy
>Voice: (405) 271-6471 FAX: (405) 271-3830
>Internet: [email protected]
>OUHSC College of Pharmacy WWW server:
Dear sir, and other netters,
There are alternate sources. They are called mirrors.

Anyone who wants the info-mac mirror list should check
info-mac/help/mirror-list.txt (9k).
On weekends only, I'd be glad to respond to requests for this list by sending
a copy e-mail.
Hope this helps.
[email protected]


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 18:23:26 PDT
From: Edan Kabatchnik
Subject: Sharing a Personal LaserWriter SC

I hope this is not a FAQ. Doubt it is, but you never know. :)

I just scanned the abstracts in the info-mac archives looking for a utility
that would allow me to share a Personal LaserWriter SC, but couldn't find one.
I remember something like this from the recent past. Does anyone know of a
utility - either shareware or commercial - that could help me?

Please respond to [email protected], and I'll summarize for the net.

- Edan


Date: Mon, 01 Aug 1994 16:09:17 -0700
From: [email protected]
Subject: SimpleText

Am I the only one to have difficulty getting SimpleText to print to
an ImageWrier II?

Dr. Robert D. Reynolds, School of Music
Box 870405, Arizona State University,
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
Phone: 602/965-4573; FAX 602/965-2659
Internet: [email protected]
BITNet: [email protected]
SINFONIA discussion list co-owner.


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:01:26 +0200
From: [email protected] (Andrea Dori)
Subject: Size Increase (R)

> While trying to install a new program through its installer, the process
> unexpectically quit (froze). After restarting my Mac SE, I found that
> nothing had loaded from the program, but that the hard drive size had
> increased from about 17M to 29M. I have a 40M internal. The system size di=
> not seem to increase (system 6.0.7 and 1.4M). Cannot seem to find anything
> unusal in my system folder that would cause a hugh increase in size.
> Running "AutoDoubler" and that seems OK.

I think you may try to see inside the System Folder if exist a folder named
"Installer temp". I've experienced that every time an installation crash,
this working folder remain. The solution is simple: erase it.


Andrea Dori
Universit=E0 di Roma "La Sapienza"
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
Via Salaria 113
00198 - Roma, Italia
e-mail: [email protected]


Date: Sat, 30 Jul 1994 22:57:50 EDT
From: "Jeffrey N. Fritz"
Subject: Size Increase (R)

Norm Friedman asks:
NF> While trying to install a new program through its installer, the
NF> process unexpectically quit (froze). After restarting my Mac SE, I
NF> found that nothing had loaded from the program, but that the hard
NF> drive size had increased from about 17M to 29M.

I've experienced this also, Norm. The installer actually copied
files to your hard drive, but it crashed before they could be seen.
(Perhaps the desktop file hadn't yet been updated, don't know for

I had a nasty time getting it off my disk. I finally ran Norton
Utilites on the drive. Norton fixed the problem.

Jeffrey Fritz
[email protected]
West Virginia University


Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 22:41:36 -0700
From: [email protected] (Kerry Kopp)
Subject: Sound on PowerMac (A)

I get this question (old Apple Mic, new Mac) at work a lot. Here's the
The old mac's (si, 700, 610, 650, etc..) used the silver dollar mic, know
just as the Apple Microphone. With the release of the AV macs, they
switched formats, just to make it harder on employees of Apple dealers.
The AV's, the PowerMacs, the Color Classic ('member that?), and the LC 475
all require the "PlainTalk Mic", the wierd flat faced one that is about 25
or 30 bucks, as opposed to about 20 for the old one.

I know the above machines require the new mic, but I still don't know about
all of them, as Apple doesn't tell us. (i.e. LC 575, BlackBirds,
Performa/Quadra 63x, whatever.)

If there is enough interest, I could test the two mics on our macs at work,
as we have most models on the sales floor.

Wondering what Apple will do next,
Kerry Kopp

.sig lite - all the info, 25% the aggravation!
[email protected]


Date: 30 Jul 1994 22:35:51 U
From: "Smith Thomas S"
Subject: Sound on PowerMac (A)

To: "info mac (submit)"

> From: [email protected] (Bela FARAGO - ILL - Grenoble)
> recently I tried to record a sound on a PowerMac 7100 (not AV) with
>a microphone I had from an old Si. To my great suprise it did not work...

You'll need a PlainTalk microphone, the old Si microphones don't work. I've
heard that PlainTalk for Power Macintosh (M2844LL/A) contains the PlainTalk
microphone, the PlainTalk 1.2 Speech Recognition software and the PlainTalk 1.2
Text-to-Speech suite.

Tom [email protected] "Don't Panic"


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:22:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: TK Baltimore
Subject: Stock prices over the internet?

Can anyone out there tell me if there is any way to find out stock
trading prices (New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ) over the internet?
Thanks in advance for your help... please respond by email to me.

Tah tah.

_____________________________________oOo_( *o* )_oOo__________________________
"The world is full of people who want to live forever but don't know how
to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon."


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 09:22:12 -0800
From: [email protected] (Peter Lwin)
Subject: Supra 144pb modem problems on PB-180c


Has anyone seen (or heard) a problem with using a Supra 144pb internal
modem with a Powerbook 180c? I am using ARA 2.0 client with the setup and
there are no dial or modem negotiation tones. It does seem to connect OK.
This same modem works fine with tones in other Powerbook 1xx models. I have
tried everything (Sound CP, ARA setup, etc.), including different Supra CCL
scripts and editing some to add ATL2 and ATM1 commands with no avail. Can
anyone help? Is this a known problem of the 144bp with PB180c? Supra has
not been able to help.

Pete Lwin
[email protected]


Date: Sat, 30 Jul 1994 15:53:25 -0500
From: [email protected] (Luis R. Hernandez)
Subject: Symantec Corp.

The following is to express my discontent with Symantec Corp. This
was one company that I really admired for the great products they provided.
My excitement lasted until I bought Think C 6.0 in winter and after sending
in my registration form I never received any acknowledgment that I was
included in their registration list. I was never contacted for any upgrade
information and still haven't been (after a mayor upgrade to version 7.0).
One of my best friends, Hector J. Justiniano, ordered DiskDoubler 4.0
almost a year ago, they were selling version 3.7.7 with a free upgrade to
version 4.0 when it came out (never told him that though), and after a
large number of calls to Symantec, to which there has never been a call
back, he still hasn't received version 4.0 (which was what he bought in the
first place).
I really think I made a mistake in choosing Symantec C over
MetroWerks', which offer Pascal, C and C++ for the same price that I paid
for Think C only, and promise to contact you "three times a year" on
updates and even have native PowerMac versions of their software for
complete portability. IMHO the support of a company should be as good (or
better) than the quality of their products and in that branch Symantec
definitely failed.
Any comments from MetroWerks users will be welcome, and if anyone
knows their e-mail address, please send it me, I'll like to get in touch
with the company.

Luis R. Hernandez

I'm in no way connected to any of the aforementioned companies
except being a user of Think C.


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 14:21:15 GMT
From: [email protected] (Bruce Stephenson)
Subject: SyQuest 270 probs (on an Amiga, actually, but...)

Allan Hunter writes:

>Is there any known problems with Syquest 3.5 " 270 MB drives? My girl-
>friend just installed one on her Amiga 2000 but it won't format. (Yeah,
>I know I should ask questions of the Info-Amiga list, but I thought it
>would also be useful to ask if there are problems with those drives

No problems here. These things usually come with formatting software
that knows how to handle them. Is she trying to use an older formatter?
Great drive, IMHO.
Bruce Stephenson [email protected] Usual disclaimer


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 09:07:44 -0400
From: [email protected] (Susan Mower)
Subject: Texturescape

Has anyone out there had a chance to try TextureScape (from Specular)? It
looks like a fun program to play with (I'm not a professional
graphics-type person - just like to fool around) but I'd like to get some
more input before plunking down the "big bucks".

Any opinions would be welcomed! Thanks very much.

Susan Mower email: [email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 15:13:56 +0000 (GMT)
From: "John Daspit, Univ. of Colo. LASP, (303)492-6919"

Subject: The state of the Mac

Hi all,
Just a thought:
Wouldn't it be a good thing if.......
Apple decided to stop ALL development of new hardware for, say, a year,
and spent ALL of their time and energy collecting a database of
problem encountered by real-world user with existing equipment ---> solution
problem encountered by real-world user with existing equipment ---> solution
problem encountered by real-world user with existing equipment ---> solution

This would give all of the software developers a chance to "catch-up",
for the different versions of all the software that we run to
become more inter-compatible and "come into sync",
and for the Mac-using community to truly have a more stable platform...
Dream on JD...... ;-) "JD", Univ. of Colorado


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 23:57:30 -0500
From: "Joshua B. Colglazier"
Subject: Usenet on Mac

There are many ways to access the Usenet newsgroups from a Mac.

My favorite is NewsWatcher by John Norstad (author of Disinfectant)

Others swear by Nuntius, ToadNews, etc...

Joshua Colglazier Future Educator
Life is too short to waste on things that don't matter, help make the
world a better place through kindness to those around you.
Direct replies/comments/questions to [email protected]


Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 14:30:16 -0500
From: [email protected] (Vinko Tsui (312) 329-3455)
Subject: Usenet on Mac



Have you tried NewsWatcher?

-- Vinko


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 11:16:33 -0800
From: [email protected] (Kee Nethery +1 510 843 6140)
Subject: WGS 9150 and Internet (A)

>My school is applying for a State grant that will, if approved, provide
>our school district with a 56kb dedicated line, plus an Ethernet router
>and a Data Service Unit (DSU). We want to connect this to an existing
>Work Group Server 9150 Ethernet network having Power PC clients, plus add
>a few DOS/Windozzz clients in the bargain.

Put them all on the same ethernet.

>It is up to us to make the Mac network TCP/IP-compatible, and to provide
>SMTP mail services on the 9150.

MacTCP will give all your Macs TCP/IP compatibility. I use a beta SMTP/POP3
mail server that runs on the MacOS. MailShare is written by Glenn Anderson
. It is very close to being done and I like it, works

>I would appreciate reciving thoughts on how we can meet the requirements
>for this connection, using our existing network, and also how best to
>connect the DOS clients (they need the same Internet access as the Macs).

Put all the machines directly onto the same ethernet. There are DOS and
Windoze clients for internet services. Not being one of DOS guys I cannot
point you toward appropriate resources but, for sure there are POP3 mail
readers for DOS over TCP/IP. Your PCs should be able to log into MailShare
no problem.

>One final question: Given that there is no native Domain Name Server
>application for the Mac operating system, and that A/UX does not run on the
>Power PC WGS's, what strategy can we use for resolving Domain Names?

Well, that's a question for sure. Strong arms are twisting the good folk at
Dartmouth trying to convince them to do a MacOS DNS. Personally, I have
just purchased MachTen, Unix that runs on the MacOS, ([email protected]) just
so I can have it run a DNS process on my mail server. I too am a Mac only
network connection. They claim it works great and others who have used
MachTen really like it, and I need a DNS, and hey, I've always wanted to
learn Unix ... NOT! So after MacWhirled, I'll install it and see what
happens. I assume it will do the job but being Unix illiterate is a
handicap in this task.

Avoiding vi and sendmail config files,
Kee Nethery


Date: Sun, 31 Jul 1994 18:16 EST
From: "Don't Panic!"
Subject: Where is a drag and drop lock file utility(Q)

Dear Info-mac folks,
I am looking for a System 7.0.0 compatible locking utility. I would like to
highlight about 20 files in the finder and drag them over an icon to lock each
file individually. Forgoing AppleScript, what utilities are out there in the
Net that can do this. Please let me know where to find it/them?
Thank you.
[email protected]


Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 10:12:15 -0400
From: [email protected] (Murph Sewall)
Subject: WWW oever dialup

On 24 Jul 1994 17:01:43 -0600, Tommy Bargeron wrote:
>I have a macintosh computer and I connect to the Internet by a dial-in
>connection. What I want to know is If there is a way for me to use the
>World Wide Web, What it is?, and How can I use it?/

Web clients require TCP/IP--if your dialup is SLIP or PPP, you can use one
of the Web clients, othewise not.

At 14.4 kbps WWW is DOG slow (makes Word on a Mac+ running System 7 look
positively quick). Last night I saw some statistics taken from the logs of
the largest WWW sites that suggest that fewer than 25,000 hosts regularly
access WWW. WWW is beautiful--it also takes LOTS of bandwidth to do its
thing. I have a direct IP connection at work; I find WWW facinating, but
too slow to be really useful (I'm rarely in the office at 3 am when
response probably is better :-)

/s Murphy A. Sewall (203) 486-2489 voice
Professor of Marketing (203) 486-5246 fax


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