Apple II • Macintosh • Newton
The Journal of the Houston Area Apple Users Group
Members Helping Members since 1978 September 1996
Main Presentation - Apple II News Newton News
Apple Computer Marin MacroWorks is pleased to offer
UltraMax, another collection of seventeen (17)
NewtRave - Online Magazine
Dreux Ste. Marie of Apple Computer will July 31, 1996 Huntsville, Alabama
TimeOut add-on utilities. They include: Age De-
provide an overview of Apples Computer’s Newton Publications Resource (NPR) is
tective — Want to know just how old you (or
new direction and examine some of the pleased to announce the availability of
someone you love) are today? Ask Age Detective,
standout products from the recent MacWorld- NewtRave, a Newton Solutions magazine
for an immediate readout of years, months,
Boston during his presentation at 11 am in the for the World Wide Web. NewtRave is
weeks, and days. BatchFiler, Beep Tester,
Cougar Den. published as a community magazine with
BlockBlanker, BlockCopy, Calendar Now, Con-
Dreux will briefly overview the new focus for aspirations to providing free and useful qual-
text Help, DBX Printer, DJBookletMaker,
Apple under the leadership of CEO Dr. Gil ity information on various Newton prod-
Hyphenator, IWBookletMaker, IW Printer Utili-
Amelio’s aggressive Macintosh O/S licensing, in- ucts. Intended to connect the producer to
ties, Just-In-Case, Make FilePath, RestorePath,
tegration of Net “savyness” into all Apple prod- the consumer; articles are written by lead-
Text Sorter, and World Clock are also included.
ucts, and streamlining of the product line. ing developers of Newton software and
Each program’s function is documented,
Speaking of the product line, Dreux will other Newton products, thus providing an
with screen shots, where applicable, in
run his presentations on the newest Power inside view to the design and best ways to
AppleWorks files on the disk. UltraMax is
Macintosh 8500/132. First up will be the Avid use these products to their full capabilities.
available in two versions: one for AppleWorks
Cinema PCI card, a cooperative effort by The magazine is also the first of its kind to
4 and one for AppleWorks 5. You must specify,
Apple & Avid Technology. Cinema is an easy- provide interactive and multimedia tools
when ordering, if you want the AppleWorks 4
to-use, affordable ($459) digital video editing such as QuickTime videos, and audio clips
and publishing system with everything needed to supplement articles.
UltraMax costs $12.95, postpaid.
to create and edit video on your Performa or NewtRave is currently housed as a
For details: contact by phone, (415) 459-
Power Mac. guest at the Sine of the Times web site:
0845 By FAX: (415) 459-4273
Dreux will also demonstrate several of the <http://www.sineware.com/NewtRave>
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
most eye catching products he spotted at
MacWorld. We will have several programs to Announcing Spectrum V 2.1
raffle off. At KansasFest Seven Hills Software re- Special Interest Groups - SIGs
leased “Spectrum Version 2.1 Update”. Spec- The life force of computer clubs
Speaking of Raffles trum is a very full featured telecommunica-
by David Scheuer - SIG Coordinator
Improve your odds of winning! Wear your tions program unmatched by any other tele-
HAAUG T-shirts, hats, or jackets (anything communications program on any other plat- SIGs are what computer clubs are all about.
with a HAAUG logo on it) and receive one form. If you could imagine a communications HAAUG started as a self-help organization in
additional raffle program with the ability to change the way it the early days of the Apple II, and continues as
Contents ticket at the behaves and reacts with itself and other pro- a self-help organization today. There were no
Club Business ................... 2 next presenta- grams by way of a rich scripting language places to call in the beginning, no courses
A Few WebSites ................ 2 tion. Show your similar to to the Hypercard or Apple Script available, little software, and just a few limited,
Bottom of the Barrel ......... 2 support for language, your imagination would still fall short. badly-written manuals. Computer clubs
Gaming Guru ................... 3 HAAUG and In addition to numerous improvements formed because there were only fellow users
Announcements ............... 4 double your and fixes, Seven Hills has included several new to turn to.
Mac Disk ......................... 5
odds at the features. You can order now with a Visa/ Amateur member programmers wrote and
New in Apple II ................ 6
Sig Schedule ..................... 7 same time. Mastercard/Discover card & expiration date exchanged programs to do various computer
Pizza SIG ......................... 8 see Apple II page 6 see SIGS?? page 3
CD-Rom Library .............. 8
Ad Rates/Directions/Map .. 8
Houston Area Apple Users’ Group
Club News Web sites
Excerpts from the Unapproved Board getting prices from a number of printers by Manley Mandel
of Director Meeting Minutes - August 26, and trying to figure out just what various <http://www2.switchboard.com/> –
1996. Kinkos had been charging us. Gives addresses and phone numbers (some
Mike Lee is still having health prob- The Board approved funds to get new e-mail addresses) for the United States, resi-
lems. Get well, Mike. HAAUG flyers printed. We used up the dence and business. Not always up-to-date
(claim that it was up-dated this month), but is
David Jaschke, Membership Chairman last batch.
free and as good as the $100 packages that
reported Membership is at 744. A slight Mark Jacob has presentations lined up
need annual upgrades.
decline from last month, hopefully a through February. A few are not firm yet <http://www.mapquest.com/> – If you
temporary one. so he’s still working on it. We still need have an address in the US, you can get a map
Betty English, Treasurer reported that someone to serve permanently. Let us that will lead you there at many magnifica-
the current cash balance is $9,963.32. know if you want to help. tions. Also shows proximity to restaurants,
Unpaid bills are estimated to be Mark Jacob will also keep the HAAUG golf courses, etc. Pretty good but occasionally
$4,289.02. Unreported or uncollected Boutique open for about an hour each places the asterisk on the wrong side of the
income is estimated to be $1,020, leaving meeting. He will have more First Class street. I find it easier to use than KeyMaps for
us $3,405.27 less than we started the Books on hand to sell this month, too.
<http://www.bigbook.com/> – A yellow
year with as of August 25, 1996. We still Morton Butler requested funds to pay
pages of businesses in the US. Search by many
need to cut costs and raise revenues. We the rent at U of H for January and criteria, maps as in mapquest above. Many
are over budget in income, but unfortu- February of 1997. "Hot-links" are not constructed. Of some use
nately also over budget in expenses. Tom Dolezal reported that the to those who are searching for a service or
It was reported that the sale of the HAAUG web site <http:// product. Again, it is free.
modems went extremely well. They www.haaug.org> is up and running. It <http://www.ameri.com/> – A national
lasted for about 15 minutes or so. The still lacks some content but is there and service for public information on almost ev-
books went almost as fast. getting better as time allows. eryone. $15 for each search, but if you are
playing private eye and there is money in-
Seeley Miller reported that the August The audit committee will be giving
volved, this may be your thing.
issue was a bit behind and she still had not their final report next month with
by Bob McGuinness
received hers. Otherwise it went well and recommendations.
<http://www.sedona.net/> – What to do
she and Peter Gingiss are working on The next Board meeting is Monday,
and see in Sedona, AZ including a map, pic-
prices. Lower ones. September 30, 1996, at 6:30 PM in the
tures and descriptions of the four energy
Peter Gingiss reported that he was offices of FIserv, Inc., 5718 Westhiemer, vortices there.
suite 200. <http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/
omni.html/> – Omni is an angel who has
some vital things to tell us.
Bottom of the Barrel see Web Sites page 5
Apple Barrel is a monthly publica- HAAUG is an independent support Directors: Bruce Baker, John Manley Mandel, Elizabeth English,
tion of the Houston Area Apple group of Apple product users and is Crawford, Tom Dolezal, Howard Tom Bunce, Steve Ruback, Bob
Users’ Group, P.O. Box 610150, not affiliated with Apple Computer, Fitter, Clair Jaschke, Lyda McGhee. McGuinness and Peter Gingiss
Houston, Texas, 77208. Inc. The following are trademarks Past President: Ken Martinez headed by Seeley Miller on various
of Apple Computer, Inc.: Apple, HAAUG Heaven Sysop: Paul Wood Macs running PageMaker.
If you are interested in joining Apple II, Apple IIGS, Macintosh, HH Administrator: Neal Scott
HAAUG, please call the HAAUG Imagewriter and the Apple Logo. Membership: David Jaschke Mac and Apple SIGs Wanted
Hotline at (713) 895-6464 or sign All other brand names mentioned Apple Barrel Editor: Seeley Miller Volunteers who have ideas for SIGs
up via HAAUG Heaven, HAAUG's are registered trademarks or Apple II Librarian: Mike Brouillette to run, please contact David
BBS, at (713) 977-3587. Annual trademarks of their respective Mac Librarians: Jill Hayhurst, Scheuer at (713) 464-1228 or
membership is $35 for new holders, and are hereby acknowl- Jonathan Magnus send e-mail at
members, $30 for students, and edged. SIG Coordinator: David Scheuer email@example.com.
$30 for renewing members. Ad Manager: Peter Gingiss
HAAUG Officers Apple II /Newton Articles
Publicity Chairman: Vacant
Guests are welcome to attend one President: Mike Lee Needed
Vendor Coordinator: Morton Butler
or two meetings to get acquainted First VP – Programs: Vacant Send any articles to Apple Barrel
Volunteer Coordinator: Peter Gingiss
with HAAUG, but participation in Second VP – Facilities: Morton Butler Drop or to
certain presentations and activities Secretary: T. Dale Bagwell Apple Barrel Publishing firstname.lastname@example.org.
may be limited. Treasurer: Elizabeth English This month’s Apple Barrel was
Senior Advisor: Mark Jacob produced by a committee including
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Gaming Guru continued from page 1
Review: Swoop chores and have some fun with their new acqui- some entertainment items are rated at 10 or
by Christian B. Carlson sitions. Then commercial software began to even 50 man years, meaning it took the equiva-
appear, and rapidly expanded from a hesitant lent of a team of 10 to 50 programmers a year
Anybody remember those 80’s style trickle to a deluge that no one of us individually to write it. That’s a lot of complexity in one
space arcade games? Some of you, like me, could keep up with. single program for us users to cope with.
remember them too much. I really like the The general meeting that covered every- Software is further convoluted by the not-
one called Galaga. I have found one that will thing evolved into a main meeting plus SIGs. quite-seamless integration of the various parts
suffice ‘til a good programmer comes and The SIGs are separate groups of people inter- that is the inevitable result of production by
decides to write it (please, hurry!!!). ested in furthering their skills and knowledge committee rather than a single individual.
It takes that great game playing and adds in a particular area, still meeting as a self-help We’re here to help you with this, and we also
to it with 3D sprites. And cooler music! group, but separately from people interested hope someday you will help us.
You have your pick from two pieces or you mainly in other areas. This brings together Educational sessions at computer stores
can have minimal or silence. Minimal is for people with very similar interests and pro- can run $100 or more for a few hours of
people who just want to hear the sound vides a basis for social interaction between instruction on a new computer or some item
effects. Silence is for people with not a lot them. That’s where we are now. of software. The club SIGs, free to members,
of free memory or who want to play an Want to know more about the ubiquitous are the best buys of the computer world. An
audio CD. financial program “Quicken” that comes added club advantage is the on-going support
The size is about 2 and a half megs. A bundled with most Macs? We have a Quicken on HAAUG Heaven, our club bulletin board.
copy of it is on HAAUG Heaven’s AMUG SIG. The all-purpose integrated program Post a question and you’ll usually start seeing
CDs. Oh, yeah, it’s shareware. ClarisWorks? We have a ClarisWorks SIG. answers that evening or the next day. Post a
Pros: Shareware, from a “cool” Just brought home a pile of new stuff and request to a SIG leader and it might become
shareware company Ambrosia (I think I having problems getting it going? We have a topic for the next SIG meeting. We even
heard it was Greek for food of the gods but both hardware and soft- have experts in some
I don’t know for a fact), available from ware SIGs for newcom- SIGs are where it happens, areas who will allow
HAAUG Heaven, 3D sprites, music, dis- ers. Are you good with limited (no charge)
counts for some multiple registrations, some spreadsheets and will- the place to be. Make the phone consultations if
nice sound effects when you bring out the ing to help others? We most of them. Be a leader you’re really stuck.
big guns, and easy ways to register. need a spreadsheet SIG Don’t see a SIG
Cons: Very big file to download, game if you’d like to run one.
or a follower as you you’d like on our
takes a lot of RAM when you want to hear Our SIGs run for over choose, but don’t miss out. agenda? Ask. If there’s
the music, a bug happens when you don’t an hour each through- enough interest
have the menu bar on the screen, some out the meeting day, starting at 9:00 AM and maybe someone will get one started. Know a
enemies appear unannounced on the screen ending at 4:00 PM, creating a one-day-a- little more than most about a particular area?
so you have to stop killing the swarm and month computer college campus. The SIGs Start a SIG. If there’s member interest we’ll
fire at the new enemy, and the folder con- are conducted in several forms. There is the try to find you a spot on the schedule, assign
taining the game and associated files is huge. teacher-student concept in which a SIG leader a room, and give it a little publicity in “The
Price: $25 guides attendees through a particular area of Apple Barrel” and on HAAUG Heaven. We
computer or software usage, or even a new certainly could use a SIG on Excel and Word,
see Gaming Guru page 5 game. There is the discussion group approach particularly the new internal programming
where the SIG leader serves as a well-in- capabilities. There’s been some talk of a MIDI
formed moderator leading a group through (Music) SIG, but we lack a leader.
solving problems that they present during the SIGs are where it happens, the place to be.
meeting. The expert member is also used, Make the most of them. Be a leader or a
where an attendee at a SIG with considerable follower as you choose, but don’t miss out.
knowledge of one particular area might be the See you at the next meeting.
group leader for one meeting, and another
person, proficient in another area, conducts
the next SIG.
Early commercial programs might have
taken a programmer months to write. Cur-
rent programs are quite elaborate and the
creation time involved is measured in man
years. Many productivity programs and even
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Houston Area Apple Users’ Group
Due Dates for Apple Barrel Articles would be interested in helping. He also not been moved to another time or place.
The next due date for Copy to be sub- wants people who didn’t send in a question- The listing prepared for the Apple Barrel is
mitted is September 30 for the October naire to call him at (713) 721-4134 to volun- done about two weeks before the meet-
issue. We meet the September 10th for the teer. ings. Due to unexpected events, we can’t
preliminary meeting. Copy is due October promise the Apple Barrel listing will be
HAAUG Heaven Splash Screen
28 for the November issue. Plan ahead! accurate on meeting days. It’s on page 7, by
Design Contest the way.
Please get it in early, if at all possible.
The deadline has been extended indefi-
HAAUG Volunteers nitely. See the August issue for details. (Also Upcoming Meeting Dates &
Volunteer Coordinator at work Peter available on HAAUG Heaven) Tentative Main Presentations:
Gingiss, our newly appointed volunteer co- Next Meeting October 19th — Microsoft
ordinator will try to place volunteers who November 16th — Claris (firm)
The HAAUG boutique will be open from
replied positively to the survey that they December 21st — Bob LeVitus & Alsoft
10 am to 11 am near the membership desk
for those wishing to purchase HAAUG T– January 18, 1997 — Swap Meet (firm)
shirts, koozies, and coffee mugs. There will February 15th — Adobe
also be more First Class Books for sale (no
modems this month).
We will be raffling off items from the
Boutique after the Main Presentation, but
before the Presenter does his raffle. You I bought that bargain manual and haven’t
must be there to get T-Shirts, mugs with the learned a thing from it. Maybe placing it in
HAAUG logo in color, Koozies, etc. Get to proximity to my Mac isn’t enough. It may be
meetings early and check the SIG schedule necessary to open the cover!
to be sure the SIG you wish to attend has
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Gaming Guru Macintosh
continued from page 3
Disk of the Month
The Cranberries: doors and windows
by Christian B. Carlson
Okay, okay, I know it is not a game, but Fonts
it is a form of entertainment. Okay, I see September DOM AndrewScript, Shiver, and
you’re not buying, well, it’s an “enhanced” Pointers (Pointers )
CD-ROM. It is really cool if you like the Irish GopherGolf ƒ
band Cranberries, I do! It is basically some Smiley Faces DA 2.9 This is a game. Miniature golf. I never liked the
footage of their past and stuff. It has a clip This lists smilies and explains what they mean. real kind, but I can get somewhere with this.
of them doing their song Zombie at
Woodstock ‘94. Was anybody there? It is
This is a program for decoding base 64 files More requested art files. Zodiac for one person
the whole song, and at the end she, Dolores
when friends send them to you and you get and a few trees and things for a couple of other
O’Riodan, lead singer, says something about
in a complete dither and StuffIt won’t help. folks. There is also a Hurricane tracking chart
man’s inhumanity to man and man’s inhu- that I ran across while looking for others.
manity to child. I don’t know how but when Sound
she starts talking it sends a weird feeling One rather bizzarre noise from Tom Dolezal Folder Icon Maker 1.3 ƒ.sea –
through, don’t ask me, I dunno. (he posted it to HAAUG Heaven. I don’t Something to create a bunch of Folder
There is a part where they are inter- know where he got it.) Icons so you’ll have a reason to use last
viewed which is cool. They have newspa- month’s Folder Icon cleaner program.
per clippings about them. Some unreleased Airport IDs ƒ
A little program for people who need to The Disk of the Month costs $3.50 if you
tracks. supply the disk and $5 if HAAUG supplies
Pros: Photos, Clippings, tracks, and just know the Airport IDs of various places
the disk. Come by the Mac PD Library desk
really cool. Conversion 2.0.5 DA to pick up your copy.
Cons: Not really a game, easy to breeze This is a really nice little desk accessory. It
through it, and kind of hard to understand converts things I’ve never even heard of. I really Send e-mail if you would like to order in
the English behind the Irish accents. like this program. It’s not fancy but it is functional. advance. Mail orders welcome! Add 75¢ for
I really like this CD, it was cool. What I shipping and handling per disk.
may like, you may hate. That’s understand- E-mail addresses:
An application that allows you to change
able. I played a demo of this but it was on HAAUG Heaven: Jill Hayhurst
startup things, sounds, pictures, etc.
a CD because it was big but I don’t have the InterNet: email@example.com
disc anymore and I don’t know where you Fkey Strip 1.0
can get one. This is a ControlStrip Module which, “Pro-
Price: Around $23 vides a menu to the Control Strip window A Hurricane Tracking programs disk is free
which lists all fkeys installed and allows you during Hurricane Season with a blank disk.
Editor’s Note. At Age 13 Christian is one of
to run them by choosing them from the list”. Ask for Demo disk 30. (800K if you have it.)
HAAUG’s youngest contributors. Send your tips,
tricks, comments or reviews to the Gaming Guru.
firstname.lastname@example.org. that have contests, prizes and giveaways on
<http://rampages.onramp.net/~scrub/ the Web.
Gleaned from HAAUG Heaven Discussions
Web Sites – Do you believe in Macintosh? Please check
continued from page 2 this out and join the EvangeList mailing list by
sending email to <email@example.com>.
<http://www.netangel.com/> – An in- <http://www.ugstore.com/> - Have the up-
teresting site about angels with testaments of to-date User Group Store’s list mailed to you
encounters. periodically by joining their mailing list. Visit
<http://www.swnetworks.com/>–Thiswill their website for more information.
give you classical or other music all the time. Please post your favorites to us with a bit of
Needs Real Audio Player (follow the trail and description about them to Apple Barrel Drop or
download it free). I can, of course keep a radio Apple_Barrel_Drop@haaug.org. As we have space
playing, but this can work as a “ponger” if you we’ll include them. Sorry you can’t command-click
them. Also check HAAUG’s web site at <http://
want to stay on-line while you walk the dog. www.haaug.org/>
test/> – Get here and start surfing locations
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Apple II Apple II
continued from page 1
New In the Library
via e-mail or by phone (904-575-0566) or mail
New Apple II files (for any Apple II Computer): for Pointless SpilledMilk.TT - TrueType handprinted a check/money order to: Seven Hills Soft-
UTILITIES: font ware, 2310 Oxford Road, Tallahassee, FL
DOS3.3 Launch - Run DOS 3.3 programs from a TELECOMMUNICATIONS: 32304.
hard drive! QuarkNet - Hypercard GS Message processor
CheckWorks for AppleWorks V5
Shift - Hi Bit ASCII Character Shifter for making those for management of InterNet Messages offline.
MS-DOS files from the InterNet readable MiniTalk CDA v1.7.5 - A telecommunications Shareware Solutions II, in association
MAGAZINES: program in a classic desk accessory! with Dan Crutcher, announces the release
GenieLamp A2, July 1996 (AppleWorks & ASCII text PT3.Settime - ProTERM 3.1 macro: sets the GS of CheckWorks 5, a complete and sophisti-
versions) & GenieLamp A2, August 1996 - Current clock cated Apple II-based checking account pro-
goings on in the Apple II world with emphasis on FS1.BXY - FlameStation 1.0 for the IIgs! (for adults
only!) This automatic “flamer”
gram that works as a TimeOut module
Genie from within AppleWorks v5.x.
TAGSample - Sample of The AppleWorks HARDWARE:
With CheckWorks 5, users of
Gazette SSFract. - Fractal Designs for your Second Sight
(VGA interface) IIGS! AppleWorks v5 will be able to write and
Scavenger Hunt USA, Scavenger Hunt USA Jr. RF.CD300 - RamFAST SCSI2 driver for the print checks, maintain a checkbook regis-
Edition, & Scavenger Hunt World - Geography as Apple CD 300 ter, show current balances, and reconcile
a party game! Gus.8.PAUG - The Planetary Apple Users Group checking accounts without ever having to
Computer Keyboarding 5 - A great keyboarding tutor; (PAUG) transcript of the Gus Round Table Chat.
leave the friendly, familiar and integrated
hard drive installable, networkable, and sharewarable! GRAPHICS: environment of AppleWorks Classic.
Comes in 5.25" amd 3.5" disk sizes. Paladin - IIgs Graphic of a Paladin Howitzer
At the current time, the complete
Fix - Upgrades delivered on the fly! An immediate fix Castle.3200 - Color scanned photo of a castle.
for Computer Keyboarding 5 listed above! CheckWorks package, available exclusively
Morsecode - Apple II Morse Code Practice GenieLamp A2, July 1996 &
from Shareware Solutions II, includes the
Int.Type - Intermediate Typing program GenieLamp A2, August 1996 in HyprStudio & previously released CheckWorks 3 and
APPLEWORKS: HyperCard formats CheckWorks 4, as well as CheckWorks 5.
Eject.Patch - Patches .eject for AppleWorks w/ Yearbook1 - Genie Yearbook Slide Show & Music. No matter which version of AppleWorks
SuperDrive controller cards. GAMES: you use, CheckWorks can help you orga-
New Apple IIgs files (for the Apple IIgs ONLY): RB.Slowdown - Slow down the old Raster Blaster nize and keep track of your checking ac-
TRUETYPE FONTS game to a playable speed on a IIgs counts.
(Requires “Pointless” TrueType utility): Gravicon.TT LastRites93 - Very cool Dr. Mario game from
The complete CheckWorks package is
- TrueType heavy weight modern display font “Corrosive”
available from Shareware Solutions II for
Camelot.TT - Delicate serif TT Pointless font UTILITIES:
only $20, plus $3 additional for postage to
Richard.TT - Excellent TrueType script font Grand Unified Program Patcher (GUPP) v1.03 -
Toulouse.TT - Interesting TrueType display font Consolidates all of the current bug fixes for Apple anywhere in the world. Additionally, low
Castiglic.TT - Calligraphic formal TT font Riverside.TT IIGS Operating System 6.0.1 (and some popular cost upgrades are now available to owners
- Script handwriting font Dotsright.TT - Display font programs?) together in one, easy to use package of older versions of CheckWorks.
Those who use CheckWorks 3 for
AppleWorks 3 can upgrade to CheckWorks
4/5 for only $10, plus $3 additional for
postage to anywhere in the world.
Those who currently use CheckWorks 4
with AppleWorks 4 can upgrade to
CheckWorks 5, for use with AppleWorks
v5, for only $5 with no additional postage
required. CheckWorks 4 and 5 will work
with AppleWorks v4 and v5 with no addi-
tional add-ons necessary. CheckWorks 3,
for use with AppleWorks v3, does require
UltraMacros 4. UltraMacros 4 may be pur-
chased from Quality Computers.
To order CheckWorks, make a check or
money order payable to Joe Kohn, in US
Funds only, and send it to: Joe Kohn
Shareware Solutions; II 166 Alpine St; San
Rafael, CA 94901-1008; USA
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Special Interest Groups
Meeting Schedule for Saturday, September 21, 1996
UH Main Campus University Center, Underground
as of 9/1/96 Check the Schedules at the meeting – see map on back
HAAUG Special Interest Groups are a great way to 11:15 PM EDUCATION (MAC) - LARRY MCLOUGHLIN – RESPON-
get the most from your computer and your mem- SIVE TO ALL LEVELS.
bership. SIG meetings only last about an hour. Plan to MAIN PRESENTATION More than education, this SIG is of interest to every-
attend this month. Check at the entrance for the Apple Computer one. Software selection for parents, teachers, and
room assignments and updates of your selections. 12:30 PM young children, everyone considering software for
Libraries 10 AM - 2 PM GAMES (MAC) - ROBERT LEWIS - WHAT’S HOT! young children as well as educators.
We will conclude the discussion of first person shoot- SIG NEWTON (NEWTON) - MARK JACOB -ALL LEVELS
HAAUG’s Public Domain Libraries offer a wealth of Demo of Newton Press v. 1.0 featuring our “Road
software resources. Bring your own diskette or purchase ’em-up games such as “Havoc” & “Doom” and take a
first look at “Abuse” by Bungee, and the latest rewrite HAAUG” project, demo of Newton Internet Enabler,
them at the library. A list of software is available. Your and details of SIG Newton T-shirt contest! See ya
diskette is made to order while you attend the meetings! of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.”
INTERNET (APPLE & MAC) RANDY HERZSTEIN there.
Volunteers at the Mac copy desk get free copy privileges. TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLE & MAC) BRUCE BAKER
Check with Jill Hayhurst, help her, and help yourself at the A review of FreePPP, MacTCP, demo setting up of
Open Transport, and visit various Mac resources on - LEVEL ADJUSTS TO GROUP NEEDS.
same time. For the Apple II Library see Mike Brouillette. Getting started with your modem, learning new
Our Apple II Software Library is the major Apple II Internet, e.g. Macintouch and the Mac Resource page.
MAC TV & VIDEO (MAC ) - ARI B URGESS tricks and places to go. We will show the new
resource center in this part of the country! upgrade of Proterm Mac 1.2a as well do some local
CD-ROM LIBRARY (MAC) ANDREW SMITHWICK-KIEBACH. The Digital Video SIG for those who can’t afford the very best. We
will show how very much can be done with equipment that boards, internet using Lynx, and possibly HAAUG
club’s Mac CD loan-library will be available to members. A Heaven. Receptive to questions from the audience.
valid current membership card will be required along with is not the fastest and most expensive. Make high-quality low-
budget videos on your Mac. The next meeting of the MacTV UTILITIES (MAC) ROBERT LEWIS - ALL LEVELS
a check for a deposit on these CDs. ($10 minimum) New “Now Startup Manager” - the first true
SIG will concentrate on using Adobe Premier. A step by step
9:00 AM tutorial will be given by me in an attempt to show just how competiton for “Confict Catcher.” Also “Power
MAC 101 (MAC) - KEN MARTINEZ - LEVEL: BEGINNER easy and flexible Premier is. If you would like to follow along Peak” for Power PCs showing what is running native,
This is a SIG for first time Mac users. Come in and join with me with your computer, please bring it to the meeting. and what may be slowing performance. Always -
us as we discuss hardware/software solutions to You’ll need the complete set up with an extension cord or other items as time permits.
your problems, how-to’s with various software, & power strip, & your copy of Adobe Premier installed on the USELESS BUT NEAT (MAC) -ANDREW MCCLURE
bug fixes. HD and you will need to e-mail me in advance of the meeting Fun (not functional) stuff on the Mac to liven up the
and request a set of tutorial files to install for this event. day. Our youngest SIG leader. The world of fascinat-
10:00 AM ing novelties in freeware and shareware. This months
MAC PROGRAMMING 101 (MAC C) - PAUL ROEBUCK
A PPLEWORKS II (APPLE) - WAYNE BOCKELMAN Covers Basic programming on the Macintosh for begin- “Useless but Neat” will be on the Quickcam,
CLARIS WORKS (MAC ) - TONY TURBEVILLE ner/intermediate levels. Discussion based on new Photoshop filters, Image FPU, a freeware 3D mod-
Level: Beginner and Intermediate. Special using technologies and how to take advantage of them. eler, and a fish named Kingyo
ClarisWorks communications module - if all goes WHAT’S NEW IN APPLE II (APPLE) BRUCE BAKER 3:00 PM
well. If not - Tony will be doing ClarisWorks Ques- A review of my visit to Kansas City for Kfest in July. I will
tions & Answers; using the ClarisWorks 2.0, 2.1 APPLESCRIPT (MAC) JONATHAN MAGNUS - ALL LEVELS
bring a few pictures. The highlights will be discussed and Open Discussion
&3.0/ClarisWorks 4.0 Converter; and basic Spread- any questions will be answered. Of course I will explain
sheet data entry. PAGEMAKER (MAC) SEELEY MILLER
what “Bite the Bag” is (if you want to know). The organizational meeting of a new SIG covering
MACINTOSH FUNDAMENTALS - SIDNEY CHEN ALL LEVELS
Topics vary with group needs and interests. Make life 1:45 PM this popular and important tool of desktop publish-
on the Mac easier, more productive, and more ART & ILLUSTRATION (MAC) - WAYNE BOSTOW ing. Will start with tool boxes and control palettes.
trouble-free. This group leader can go as deep into the system as TENET - ACCESS TO THE NETWORK (BOTH) MIKE
QUICKEN (MAC) - CLAIR JASCHKE - ALL LEVELS members request. STOOPS - RESPONSIVE TO ALL LEVELS.
Come see why this is easy-to-use program is the DATABASE (MAC) - CHUCK HINKLE - LEVEL SET BY GROUP On TENET for September I’d like to make a
most popular home and small business accounting Chuck will lead a discussion about how to design and presentation on using the TENET service to enable
system going. This session will go further into online build databases. Database problems are provided by students to make e-mail penpals wherever the
banking using Quicken. the SIG members, so if you’re struggling with a Internet reaches. This would also entail a sharing of
particular project, come prepared to solve it. Pend- e-mail addresses and sources for keypals.
ing more pressing needs of the attendees, the next Things to Come…
NEW M EMBER O RIENTATION database SIG topic will be on dirty data: sources,
Getting the most from your membership. How HTML editing coming in October
identification, and scrubbing.
HAAUG works to CAD/Engineering (Mac)
serve you. Meet the At about 4 PM to 5 or so we meet at the Pizza Really Cool Stuff (Mac)
Mentors. Hut across the street from the U of H. It’s These subjects need group leaders. Any volunteers out there?
called the Pizza SIG and lasts for a couple of Call David Scheuer 713-464-1228 or send e-mail to
hours. Come join the crowd! firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple Barrel • September 1996 7
by Betty English
The Pizza SIG is for everybody, by the way. It
has been mentioned that some people might not
be aware of that. Everybody is welcome to join
us after the meeting on Saturday for Pizza and
Beer (or sody pop, etc.). It begins as soon as the
earliest people arrive and ends… well when
Apple presented the PowerBooks we stayed
until 8 (that’s when I left. There were still a lot of
For talk (mostly computer, but not entirely)
food and company, come join us. 3 is about right
usually, earlier during Swap Meets. It’s nice for
unwinding a bit before the drive home.
Directions to the Meeting
from the south from the southwest, west & north
CD–Rom Library! From Pasadena, Galveston, Clear Lake,
and other points South, get onto I45 north
From most areas Southwest, West, and
North, take the most convenient freeway to
We have a CD–Rom library. Andrew Smithwick-Kiebach towards downtown Houston. Take the downtown Houston and get on Interstate
is in charge of it. You may borrow a CD for a bit, by leaving Elgin/Cullen exit and turn left onto Elgin. Go 45 (Gulf Freeway) South. Take the Calhoun/
a deposit of $10 and up (depending on the value of the CD). under a group of overpasses then bear right UH exit and follow the road as it curves to
onto a ramp that leads you to Calhoun. the right.
It’s in the Carribbean Room with the Mac Library and the At the 3rd light, turn right into “UH Entrance #1.” The University Center will be ahead
Apple II Library. Just Mac CD’s, to date. Come see! of you, the first building on the right. You can park free in the first parking lot on the right.
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How to get to the HAAUG meeting at UofH
Apple Barrel September 1996
Houston Area Apple Users’Group
P.O. Box 610150
Houston TX 77208 :
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Saturday, September 21
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Main Campus University Center