Don Zahniser | 1 Feb 01:05 2006
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Re: USB-Serial Connectivity Success


On Jan 31, 2006, at 10:05 AM, Don Zahniser wrote:

> http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31
>
> There are drivers for Mac OS X, Mac OS 8-9, Linux, and various Windows
> versions.

Addendum:

I downloaded and installed the Mac OS 8-9 driver for use in Classic 
mode.  I was able to successfully use both NCU and Wildcat through the 
dock's serial port, and subsequently used Escale to enter text to the 
Newton.  So, it appears that the Prolific USB-Serial drivers for Mac OS 
X and Classic coexist gracefully.

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Frank Gruendel | 1 Feb 01:17 2006
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Re: Upgrading a mp2000

> Does anybody have some information about upgrading a
> messagepad2000.
> I have the chips but want to know what the procedure is.

You unsolder the two RAMs that you find under the ROM
board and solder the new RAMs onto the board instead.

That's theory, though. You'd need very expensive soldering
equipment as well as the skill to use it in order to make
this a reliable upgrade. The pins of these ICs are so close
together that they are almost impossible to solder even with
the finest tip without creating shorts you'd never get rid
of. Apart from that, it is almost impossible to remove the
old RAMs without damage to the board unless you can heat up
all pins at the same time.

Usually this is done by heating up the whole board up to
nearly the melting point temperature of soldering tin, and
then using a hot air pencil to unsolder the RAMs and solder
the new ones back on using soldering paste. Unless you have
this equipment, don't
even begin. Others have reported they managed to do this
with their soldering iron, but I wouldn't entrust any important
data to such a Newton from then on.

You'd probably be better off getting a 2100 mainboard from
a parts Newton.

Frank

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Michael C. Wittmann | 1 Feb 01:18 2006
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OT: most MoreInfo like Mac software?

Hi, all,

I'm curious to get some advice. I use my Mac a lot, and am not  
planning to give up the Newton any time soon. Still, I have come to  
love the ability to link information between various pieces of my  
life. On a Mac, I use MailTags to get some overview of my email, but  
there's obviously more to life. A friend uses Circus Ponies Notebook,  
there's StickyBrain, Yojimbo just came out, and so on.

Could someone who has used these give a sense of which is most Newton- 
like in terms of building networks of information while also linking  
seamlessly with my everyday user files (such as the Addressbook  
database, etc.).

thanks, in advance, for your help,
Michael
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Mark Rollins | 1 Feb 01:46 2006

Re: Einstein & ROM

> From: Mark Rollins <mark <at> mrollins.com>
> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 23:07:01 -0500
> To: <newtontalk <at> newtontalk.net>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Einstein & ROM
> 
> I am reposting 
> basics.pdf = The eMate: Learning the Basics
> works.pdf = The eMate: Learning Works

Both files under UNNA upload limit, but UNNA chokes - any suggestions. My
network is okay, as I e-mailed the files out to someone.

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Jon Glass | 1 Feb 02:32 2006
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Re: OT: most MoreInfo like Mac software?

On 1/31/06, Michael C. Wittmann <mwittmann <at> maine.edu> wrote:
>
>
> Could someone who has used these give a sense of which is most Newton-
> like in terms of building networks of information while also linking
> seamlessly with my everyday user files (such as the Addressbook
> database, etc.).

Not exactly sure what you are looking for, but check out CRM4Mac and also
OD4Contact. These two apps, I believe, integrate the various functions. They
are similar, but not identical, of course. They are kind of like a front end
to your built-in iCal calenders, Address Book and Mail, and maybe a bit
more. You can find both on www.macupdate.com or www.versiontracker.com

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Michael C. Wittmann | 1 Feb 03:15 2006
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Re: OT: most MoreInfo like Mac software?

On Jan 31, 2006, at 8:32 PM, Jon Glass wrote:
>
> Not exactly sure what you are looking for, but check out CRM4Mac  
> and also
> OD4Contact.

Thanks for the reply, Jon,

I'm actually looking at more than just iCal, Address, and Mail. I  
want to add a component for Notes, a place to dump the snippets of  
information from my life. I want a collection box, much like my  
Newton now acts as I take notes on things. An outliner, of sorts,  
integrated with the various databases on my system. Does that clarify  
things at all?

Michael

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Clayton Mitchell | 1 Feb 03:31 2006
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Re: OT: most MoreInfo like Mac software?

Both SticyBrain and Circus Ponies will do what you are talking about.  
My boss prefers Notebook as it is a simpler interface.  And if I had to 
say which was more newton like I would say Notebook (you could probably 
get a small tablet and use HWR if you really want).  Both have demos so 
give them a try.  I have not tried Yojimbo before but all of Bare bones 
software is top notch.

Michael C. Wittmann wrote:
> Hi, all,
>
> I'm curious to get some advice. I use my Mac a lot, and am not  
> planning to give up the Newton any time soon. Still, I have come to  
> love the ability to link information between various pieces of my  
> life. On a Mac, I use MailTags to get some overview of my email, but  
> there's obviously more to life. A friend uses Circus Ponies Notebook,  
> there's StickyBrain, Yojimbo just came out, and so on.
>
> Could someone who has used these give a sense of which is most Newton- 
> like in terms of building networks of information while also linking  
> seamlessly with my everyday user files (such as the Addressbook  
> database, etc.).
>
> thanks, in advance, for your help,
> Michael
>   

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Tony Kan | 1 Feb 03:55 2006
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Re: OT: most MoreInfo like Mac software?

Can't you do the same thing from a word processor and a desktop search
program?  This is how I do it and then search on any keyword; a good program
will allow boolean searches to allow you to refine your queries.  A
desktopwide search engine means that you don't have to care about where you
put anything anymore.

HTH

Warm regards

Tony Kan

Christchurch
New Zealand
[snip]

I'm actually looking at more than just iCal, Address, and Mail. I
want to add a component for Notes, a place to dump the snippets of
information from my life. I want a collection box, much like my
Newton now acts as I take notes on things. An outliner, of sorts,
integrated with the various databases on my system. Does that clarify
things at all?
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Mark Rollins | 1 Feb 04:10 2006

Einstein on Mac OSX

Einstein on Mac OSX

I'm deeply saddened, only because after dragging out my trusty MP2100 and
playing with it and the Einstein emulator for a while, I realized how much
the PDA (both Palm and PocketPC) absolutely sucks rubber donkey lungs, both
in functionality and ease-of-use and overall faultless design.

Without ranting too much, for example, I've lost data many times when my
fancy-schmancy Sony UX50 has the battery drain during use. Thank goodness I
backup every 1/4 hour. My MP2100 is now only used to take notes at my
church's annual meeting. I popped in new batteries, fired it up, and
proceeded to write just as if I had set it down yesterday.

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Tony Kan | 1 Feb 05:04 2006
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Re: Einstein on Mac OSX

So how come you don't use it for your day-to-day scheduling?  On losing data
because of flat batteries, I've noticed that the newer Palm and Pocket PC
machines are using nonvolatile flash RAM memory now.

Warm regards

Tony Kan

Christchurch
New Zealand

[snip]

Without ranting too much, for example, I've lost data many times when my
fancy-schmancy Sony UX50 has the battery drain during use. Thank goodness I
backup every 1/4 hour. My MP2100 is now only used to take notes at my
church's annual meeting. I popped in new batteries, fired it up, and
proceeded to write just as if I had set it down yesterday.

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