Macintosh notes for Cameron Laird

Useful Mac pointers

Apple's home page.

Apple's better home page.


The UTex archive site.

Adam (and Tonya?) Engst call Anarchie 1.31 "among the most useful Internet tools available for the Macintosh."

Tips and utilities of interest to me


I have recurring needs to print PostScript. Among the utilities available for this are Drop*PS (which I first downloaded from the University of Wisconsin and LaserWriter (Font) Utility, which appears on the LaserWriter's diskettes, but is often not installed.


eXodus from White Pine Software; MacX from Apple


Someone wrote
AutoClock 1.3.1 does pretty much what you want. Part of it runs like SetClock (calling in to the USNO to check your time), and it does it automatically on a regularly scheduled basis, too. AutoClock also keeps a log of all the corrections obtained when it called in to the USNO, and calculates the drift rate of your Mac clock. It then can be set to correct your Mac clock, so it will be accurate within about 1 second during the time between calls, assuming your Mac clock drifts at a constant rate. The only thing it won't do is use your SetClock logs. AutoClock keeps its own logs. You should have enough data to do a reasonably accurate correction after about a week. AutoClock is at sumex-aim. But it fails miserably on my Q840 with the GeoPort telecom adaptor/Express Modem because it "can't dialog with your Hayes compatible modem". I checked archie for a newer version, but no luck.


To capture sounds of a "regular" CD on a Mac, you need:

  Apple's CD300 (or the built-in 300i)
  QuickTime 1.6 or newer
  lots of disk space to hold the resulting "movie" files
  MoviePlayer (NOT Simple Player)
  -- and --
Maybe 7.5 fixes this ...


MacDrive 95 is a $70 Windows applications that reads Macintosh volumes, including floppies, Zip, SyQuest, floptical, CD-ROM, ... drives.

Remote access

ARNS is 'A Remote Network Server' package for AppleTalk that allows a remote client to participate in local network services such as printing and file sharing. The ARNS server runs on a UNIX host that is connected to an EtherTalk network. Connectivity between a client and server may be provided by a variety of transport systems. This version of ARNS supports UDP/IP datagrams and TCP/IP streams. [ftp to as mac/arns.tar.Z]
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