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Update: Mozilla on NuBus PowerMacs

From Ken Watanabe

Charles,

You may recall that Mozilla stopped working on NuBus PowerMacs (6100, 7100, 8100, and related models) since just before the "1.0" major release. Specifically, the installer application (for the Classic Mac OS version) would crash with a "Type 12 error" during the installation process.

If you have the opportunity, please let your readers on Low End Mac (and anywhere else) know that the problem has been resolved (finally!). I can now install and run the latest Mozilla on my G3-enhanced 8100 without any inconvenient workarounds - tabbed browsing and all.

The fix has not made it into the current "milestone" release or to Netscape yet, so the only way to get a version with the fix at this time is to download the most recent nightly build. The link for this download is located near the bottom right corner of the www.mozilla.org web site's main page (click on "MacOS 9" under the "Nightly Builds" heading).

Thanks.

Ken Watanabe

Thanks for the update, Ken.

Charles

13.3" WallStreet display

From Kevin Coles

Hello Mr. Moore,

I have been following the bidding on a PowerBook WallStreet 250 with a 13.3" display and wondered why the bid has stayed so low (around $200 with a few days to go). I then found your article on LEM and found out why. Thank you very much for the article.

I was wondering if a 14.1" screen could be mounted in place of the 13.3" even though it's cable is routed differently, since Series 1 came with 12", 13", and 14" screens?

Thanks again,
Kevin

Hi Kevin,

Theoretically yes, although you would need a different lid and screen bezel as well as the screen and cable. I'm skeptical that it would be worth the trouble, or cheaper, unless you had a second machine to cannibalize.

Charles

PB 1400

From James F. McLaughlin

I saw your comments on PB 1400 so I thought I'd ask a couple of questions. Can you somehow have a USB device (such as a digital camera) interfaced to a PB 1400? Also is there any way to have a portable DVD player interfaced with the 1400?

Thanks
Jim

Hi Jim,

The 1400 will not support USB, and there are no workarounds that I know of. Unless there is a portable DVD player with a SCSI interface (doubtful), that's not an option either. However, PowerBook 3400s can be quite easily modified to support CardBus devices.

Charles

Dr Bott T3 USB Hub

From Andrew Main

Charles,

I see you featured the Dr Bott T3 USB Hub in your latest column [The 'Book Review]. A few months ago I was looking for a way to connect more than one USB peripheral to a client's original clamshell iBook - without having to find desk space for yet another piece of junk. The T3 Hub seemed perfect; I bought two, thinking ahead to the next client. Then discovered it doesn't work with the iBook! The case of the hub jams against the iBook's case before the USB connector can make contact. I had to take the hub apart and carve off nearly 1/4" of its case to make it work. Given that the original iBook, with only 1 USB port, would be the #1 candidate for use with this hub, it seems to me odd that Dr Bott didn't test it thoroughly with that computer when designing it. When I brought this problem to Dr Bott's attention, I was told to use the short USB cable that comes with the hub to make it work. Well, if I'm going to have a hub on a cable, there are other options that are cheaper. I sent the second one back. Dr Bott's page on the T3 Hub says nothing about incompatibility with the original iBook. I'll think thrice before buying any more clever gadgets from them.

Andrew Main

Thanks for the info, Andrew. Something that would never occur unless you tried it. There was an issue like this with the PowerBook 2400c and some SCSI adapters. The HDI-30 SCSI port on the 2400c was deeply recessed, and some of the "boot" or "L" shaped SCSI adapters wouldn't seat properly.

Charles

Unable To Install WordPerfect In OS 9.2.2

From H.C. Gelderblom

Charles,

After downloading WordPerfect from < http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~jdburto/wpmac35e.html> I'm unable to install it on a 700 MHz iMac in OS 9.2.2. When I try to install it says: no conversion extension found, program used to create not found (in Dutch).

Could you me give your opinion on this matter?

Hi H.C.

Could be a corrupted file in the download.

You might try installing it on another Mac (perhaps with an older version of the Mac OS) to see if the behavior is duplicated.

Charles

Your articles on free POP3 email

From Erwin van Bussel

Hello Charles,

I'm not very happy about Apple charging for their .Mac services, especially since I'm not going to use them to their full potential. At the moment the only iTools services I use regularly are mac.com email and iDisk, so I plan to switch to other services to take care of those needs. Fortunately, I remembered your columns on Low End Mac about free POP3 email services [10 Free POP3 Rmail Services and Free POP3 Email Update], and I going to try some of those out. MyRealBox looks especially promising!

But how about a column about free (or cheap) iDisk-like services on the Web? Online storage is something which I don't use a lot, but it can be convenient to get larger files, which are too big for email, to someone.

Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Erwin van Bussel
The Netherlands

Hi Erwin,

Good suggestion, but considerably more time consuming to check out. Some sort of overview perhaps.

Charles

Ack! sleep of death and my iBook

From Jeremy Morgan

Chuck, (can I call you that?)

My 466 MHz Graphite Toilet Seat (iBook) has started to experience the sleep of death in OS 9.2.2. I haven't installed anything new. The only different thing is I've started to sync the system clock to one of Apple's time servers, but I've always done this with my Quicksilver without problem so I doubt it's that. Who knows.

-Jeremy Morgan

Hi Jeremy,

Chuck is fine.

Other readers have mentioned that turning off the Internet time sync. stopped the SoD problem. Alas, it didn't work for me on my WallStreet, but it does seem to be part of the puzzle.

Charles

Sleep of Death

From Luca

I have a "PDQ" version of the Wallstreet PowerBook G3, a 233 MHz one. I saw one of these discussions of the "sleep of death" just a little while before I installed OS X on my computer. Now that I've used the sleep function extensively in both OSes, I think I could give you a pretty good picture of my computer's sleeping habits.

In OS 9, when it was put to sleep either by closing it up or by using the special menu, it would only wake successfully about 1/3 to 1/2 of the time. The rest of the time it would usually hang up and require a forced restart. Even when it did wake up, sometimes it would take forever to respond after the hard drive spun up. For some reason, the wake-up success rate was much higher when running off the battery.

In OS X, it almost always sleeps properly. I installed it from a CD containing 10.1.3, and I installed the 10.1.5 updater almost immediately afterwards, so I can only comment on behavior in 10.1.5. I almost never shut down my computer now, because it works so well, but sometimes I run into problems. It's currently set to sleep after a half hour, so if I leave it open and idle for a while, it'll sleep. For some reason, it's much more likely to be dead if I leave it open than if I close it. More than once, I've come back to my open computer only to realize that adjusting the contrast and pressing the space bar didn't do anything. The screen is black and the green sleep light isn't blinking. It's as if the computer was shut down, but I have to use the force restart command (sometimes repeatedly) in order to make it start up. Just yesterday, I had a strange problem I'd never encountered before. The laptop was closed, and when I opened it, it behaved as I described for when it gets the sleep of death while open. No startup chime when I pressed the power button, no change when pressing the contrast buttons, nothing. Force restarting didn't work the first time, so I pressed the key combo until I heard the chime. Finally it worked after four or five tries. The standard gray happy Mac screen appeared, as did the blue screen, but when the "Loading" panel appeared (the one with the status bar that shows how far along it is with starting up), the screen went really screwy. It was cut in half both horizontally and vertically. The bottom half was black while the top half showed the "Loading" panel. The top half was cut in half, with each side showing the same image. The image in the top half was very fuzzy and jumpy, as if it were a TV that needed its antenna adjusted. The mouse cursor alternated between being "above" the screen interference (looking normal) and "inside" it (being distorted with everything else). The login went just fine, but the screen image was distorted in the same way after startup. I selected "Restart" from the Apple menu and everything worked fine after that.

I hope at least some of this info will help you out.

Hi Luca,

Thanks for the report. I don't have OS X on my WallStreet, but sleep works perfectly in OS 9.x and OS X (up to 10.1.4 so far) on my Pismo.

Charles

Better Computers and Better Users

From Peppermint Pademelon

Greetings.

I'm sending this to you via email, because I don't know whether you bother to read the Low End Mac forums. I apologize somewhat for the tone near the end, but, quite frankly, I think perhaps your latest article deserves it. You might at some point want to think of healthier ways to inflate your ego besides gloating over who buys the same toys you do.

Shalom


Better Computers and Better Users

...is the biggest load of self-inflating horse s**t I have ever read.

Has anyone stopped to think about *one* thing with regard to that little survey that everyone Mac-ish seems to be preening themselves over?

Macintoshes are *substantially* more expensive then PCs. Not slightly, *substantially*. Coincidentally enough, guess what? People who have the extra money to spend on a more expensive version of a product are in all likelihood people with higher educational achievements. I'm sure that if you cared to you could demonstrate a direct relationship between education level and, say, the cars people buy. The vast majority of Lexus owners are going to be college graduates, for instance, while Chevy owners are going to be all over the map.

(There are other minor correlations you could toss into the mix, of course, besides price. Macs are more common in higher education settings then they are in other venues, so folks who've encountered them there might be more predisposed towards buying them then others who buy a computer based on, say, what they use in the workplace. Folks tend to buy what they're comfortable with, after all. That says *nothing* with regard to who's choice is actually superior. Although, I guess if you want to be a materialistic a**hole you can insist that the choice that's associated with spending the greatest amount of money is the 'right' one.)

This was a marketing survey, for crying out loud. It's demonstrating that Mac owners, like Lexus owners, might be a good segment to attempt to sell expensive things to, because their ownership of a Mac is a semi-reliable index of their income. Reading all this elitist crap into it is simply, well... crap. On so many levels. It's advocacy like this that makes truly enlightened people wince and shake their heads in disgust. Defining yourself by the products you buy is pathetic, and you're clearly not intelligent enough to realize it, Mr. Moore.

Reading articles like this reminds me of watching those horrible people with big hair on the Trinity Broadcast Network, who truly seem to think that having money is the index by which to judge whether God loves them or not. I'm sorry, Charles, owning a Mac isn't guaranteeing you a place in Heaven, and it's clearly not earning you brownie points here either. For you, the camel that isn't passing through the eye of the needle has an Apple logo on it, and I hope you understand that at some point.

-Disgusted

Hi PP,

Macs cost somewhat more initially than PCs (slightly/substantially = value judgment), but I stand by my assertion that they are cheaper to own over the long haul - substantially cheaper according to the infamous disowned (but not denied) Australian survey by Gartner Group that found the total cost of Mac ownership was "36 per cent lower than similar PC environments elsewhere."

I'm certainly not wealthy or even comfortably well-off (freelance writing is not a highly paid field). My car was built by the same company that makes the Lexus, but it's called a Corolla, and it was made in 1989.

That said, I have no problem with elitism, so long as it's not just gratuitous snobbery and there's actually something substantive to be elitist about. And in the case of the Mac, I'm convinced that there is. "Elitism" is a word that has been redefined into a pejorative by populists and leftist social engineers, but there is a commendable sort of elitism that reaches down to offer a hand up rather than pushing others down. Anybody can own a Mac and will likely save money in the bargain. Without an elitist ideal, all we are left with is the pursuit of mediocrity.

That said, I am also a temperamental nonconformist who likes "thinking different" for the sake of thinking different. If something gets too popular, I can deduce that there is probably something wrong with it, or at best mediocre about it, without further investigation

Ergo: the argument that Windows is "the most popular OS that 'everybody' uses," cuts no ice with me, and indeed would send me scurrying to embrace the Mac (or even Linux) on principle. I know from experience that virtually anything that appeals to the mass consumer market is not likely to appeal to me. Banefully, elitists usually lose when they compete with populists in the same market for the same consumer dollar. Low taste drives out high taste.

Consequently, while I would like to see Apple with a market share of, say, 10-15 percent, I'm not at all sure I would want to see them penetrate much farther than that, because in order to do so they would have to dumb down and compromise the Mac experience to appeal to the bland taste of the broad consumer market.

I never suggested that a Mac would earn me or anyone else anything more than a satisfying computing experience, but it can provide that because it's better, and because I and other Mac users have the discrimination (in the positive sense of the word) to recognize and appreciate superior quality and elegance in a computing machine.

Charles

Hello from home

From Ron Stuart

I have been a Mac user since 1985. I am also from Nova Scotia. I was introduced to your writings when I found Low End Mac and joined its list. I enjoy your writings very much and will keep up on them.

Do you do any other articles here in the province. I would like to hear some personal info about you. Is there a site which contains that info.

Thanks again for your Mac support and keep up the good work.

Ron Stuart
Nova Scotia

Hi Ron,

I have a weekly column in the Halifax Daily News and a twice-monthly one in the Guysborough Journal. I've also been a columnist for Atlantic Fisherman for 15 years.

I once started to build a personal website, but didn't get very far with it. Basically, I'm just a middle-aged workaholic freelancer. ;-)

Charles

Update: Mozilla on NuBus PowerMacs

From Ken Watanabe

Charles,

You may recall that Mozilla stopped working on NuBus PowerMacs (6100, 7100, 8100, and related models) since just before the "1.0" major release. Specifically, the installer application (for the Classic Mac OS version) would crash with a "Type 12 error" during the installation process.

If you have the opportunity, please let your readers on Low End Mac (and anywhere else) know that the problem has been resolved (finally!). I can now install and run the latest Mozilla on my G3-enhanced 8100 without any inconvenient workarounds - tabbed browsing and all.

The fix has not made it into the current "milestone" release or to Netscape yet, so the only way to get a version with the fix at this time is to download the most recent nightly build. The link for this download is located near the bottom right corner of the www.mozilla.org web site's main page (click on "MacOS 9" under the "Nightly Builds" heading).

Thanks.

Ken Watanabe

Thanks for the update, Ken.

Charles

13.3" WallStreet display

From Kevin Coles

Hello Mr. Moore,

I have been following the bidding on a PowerBook WallStreet 250 with a 13.3" display and wondered why the bid has stayed so low (around $200 with a few days to go). I then found your article on LEM and found out why. Thank you very much for the article.

I was wondering if a 14.1" screen could be mounted in place of the 13.3" even though it's cable is routed differently, since Series 1 came with 12", 13", and 14" screens?

Thanks again,
Kevin

Hi Kevin,

Theoretically yes, although you would need a different lid and screen bezel as well as the screen and cable. I'm skeptical that it would be worth the trouble, or cheaper, unless you had a second machine to cannibalize.

Charles

PB 1400

From James F. McLaughlin

I saw your comments on PB 1400 so I thought I'd ask a couple of questions. Can you somehow have a USB device (such as a digital camera) interfaced to a PB 1400? Also is there any way to have a portable DVD player interfaced with the 1400?

Thanks
Jim

Hi Jim,

The 1400 will not support USB, and there are no workarounds that I know of. Unless there is a portable DVD player with a SCSI interface (doubtful), that's not an option either. However, PowerBook 3400s can be quite easily modified to support CardBus devices.

Charles

Dr Bott T3 USB Hub

From Andrew Main

Charles,

I see you featured the Dr Bott T3 USB Hub in your latest column [The 'Book Review]. A few months ago I was looking for a way to connect more than one USB peripheral to a client's original clamshell iBook - without having to find desk space for yet another piece of junk. The T3 Hub seemed perfect; I bought two, thinking ahead to the next client. Then discovered it doesn't work with the iBook! The case of the hub jams against the iBook's case before the USB connector can make contact. I had to take the hub apart and carve off nearly 1/4" of its case to make it work. Given that the original iBook, with only 1 USB port, would be the #1 candidate for use with this hub, it seems to me odd that Dr Bott didn't test it thoroughly with that computer when designing it. When I brought this problem to Dr Bott's attention, I was told to use the short USB cable that comes with the hub to make it work. Well, if I'm going to have a hub on a cable, there are other options that are cheaper. I sent the second one back. Dr Bott's page on the T3 Hub says nothing about incompatibility with the original iBook. I'll think thrice before buying any more clever gadgets from them.

Andrew Main

Thanks for the info, Andrew. Something that would never occur unless you tried it. There was an issue like this with the PowerBook 2400c and some SCSI adapters. The HDI-30 SCSI port on the 2400c was deeply recessed, and some of the "boot" or "L" shaped SCSI adapters wouldn't seat properly.

Charles

Unable To Install WordPerfect In OS 9.2.2

From H.C. Gelderblom

Charles,

After downloading WordPerfect from < http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~jdburto/wpmac35e.html> I'm unable to install it on a 700 MHz iMac in OS 9.2.2. When I try to install it says: no conversion extension found, program used to create not found (in Dutch).

Could you me give your opinion on this matter?

Hi H.C.

Could be a corrupted file in the download.

You might try installing it on another Mac (perhaps with an older version of the Mac OS) to see if the behavior is duplicated.

Charles

Your articles on free POP3 email

From Erwin van Bussel

Hello Charles,

I'm not very happy about Apple charging for their .Mac services, especially since I'm not going to use them to their full potential. At the moment the only iTools services I use regularly are mac.com email and iDisk, so I plan to switch to other services to take care of those needs. Fortunately, I remembered your columns on Low End Mac about free POP3 email services [10 Free POP3 Rmail Services and Free POP3 Email Update], and I going to try some of those out. MyRealBox looks especially promising!

But how about a column about free (or cheap) iDisk-like services on the Web? Online storage is something which I don't use a lot, but it can be convenient to get larger files, which are too big for email, to someone.

Thank you, and keep up the good work!

Erwin van Bussel
The Netherlands

Hi Erwin,

Good suggestion, but considerably more time consuming to check out. Some sort of overview perhaps.

Charles

Ack! sleep of death and my iBook

From Jeremy Morgan

Chuck, (can I call you that?)

My 466 MHz Graphite Toilet Seat (iBook) has started to experience the sleep of death in OS 9.2.2. I haven't installed anything new. The only different thing is I've started to sync the system clock to one of Apple's time servers, but I've always done this with my Quicksilver without problem so I doubt it's that. Who knows.

-Jeremy Morgan

Hi Jeremy,

Chuck is fine.

Other readers have mentioned that turning off the Internet time sync. stopped the SoD problem. Alas, it didn't work for me on my WallStreet, but it does seem to be part of the puzzle.

Charles

Sleep of Death

From Luca

I have a "PDQ" version of the Wallstreet PowerBook G3, a 233 MHz one. I saw one of these discussions of the "sleep of death" just a little while before I installed OS X on my computer. Now that I've used the sleep function extensively in both OSes, I think I could give you a pretty good picture of my computer's sleeping habits.

In OS 9, when it was put to sleep either by closing it up or by using the special menu, it would only wake successfully about 1/3 to 1/2 of the time. The rest of the time it would usually hang up and require a forced restart. Even when it did wake up, sometimes it would take forever to respond after the hard drive spun up. For some reason, the wake-up success rate was much higher when running off the battery.

In OS X, it almost always sleeps properly. I installed it from a CD containing 10.1.3, and I installed the 10.1.5 updater almost immediately afterwards, so I can only comment on behavior in 10.1.5. I almost never shut down my computer now, because it works so well, but sometimes I run into problems. It's currently set to sleep after a half hour, so if I leave it open and idle for a while, it'll sleep. For some reason, it's much more likely to be dead if I leave it open than if I close it. More than once, I've come back to my open computer only to realize that adjusting the contrast and pressing the space bar didn't do anything. The screen is black and the green sleep light isn't blinking. It's as if the computer was shut down, but I have to use the force restart command (sometimes repeatedly) in order to make it start up. Just yesterday, I had a strange problem I'd never encountered before. The laptop was closed, and when I opened it, it behaved as I described for when it gets the sleep of death while open. No startup chime when I pressed the power button, no change when pressing the contrast buttons, nothing. Force restarting didn't work the first time, so I pressed the key combo until I heard the chime. Finally it worked after four or five tries. The standard gray happy Mac screen appeared, as did the blue screen, but when the "Loading" panel appeared (the one with the status bar that shows how far along it is with starting up), the screen went really screwy. It was cut in half both horizontally and vertically. The bottom half was black while the top half showed the "Loading" panel. The top half was cut in half, with each side showing the same image. The image in the top half was very fuzzy and jumpy, as if it were a TV that needed its antenna adjusted. The mouse cursor alternated between being "above" the screen interference (looking normal) and "inside" it (being distorted with everything else). The login went just fine, but the screen image was distorted in the same way after startup. I selected "Restart" from the Apple menu and everything worked fine after that.

I hope at least some of this info will help you out.

Hi Luca,

Thanks for the report. I don't have OS X on my WallStreet, but sleep works perfectly in OS 9.x and OS X (up to 10.1.4 so far) on my Pismo.

Charles

Better Computers and Better Users

From Peppermint Pademelon

Greetings.

I'm sending this to you via email, because I don't know whether you bother to read the Low End Mac forums. I apologize somewhat for the tone near the end, but, quite frankly, I think perhaps your latest article deserves it. You might at some point want to think of healthier ways to inflate your ego besides gloating over who buys the same toys you do.

Shalom


Better Computers and Better Users

...is the biggest load of self-inflating horse s**t I have ever read.

Has anyone stopped to think about *one* thing with regard to that little survey that everyone Mac-ish seems to be preening themselves over?

Macintoshes are *substantially* more expensive then PCs. Not slightly, *substantially*. Coincidentally enough, guess what? People who have the extra money to spend on a more expensive version of a product are in all likelihood people with higher educational achievements. I'm sure that if you cared to you could demonstrate a direct relationship between education level and, say, the cars people buy. The vast majority of Lexus owners are going to be college graduates, for instance, while Chevy owners are going to be all over the map.

(There are other minor correlations you could toss into the mix, of course, besides price. Macs are more common in higher education settings then they are in other venues, so folks who've encountered them there might be more predisposed towards buying them then others who buy a computer based on, say, what they use in the workplace. Folks tend to buy what they're comfortable with, after all. That says *nothing* with regard to who's choice is actually superior. Although, I guess if you want to be a materialistic a**hole you can insist that the choice that's associated with spending the greatest amount of money is the 'right' one.)

This was a marketing survey, for crying out loud. It's demonstrating that Mac owners, like Lexus owners, might be a good segment to attempt to sell expensive things to, because their ownership of a Mac is a semi-reliable index of their income. Reading all this elitist crap into it is simply, well... crap. On so many levels. It's advocacy like this that makes truly enlightened people wince and shake their heads in disgust. Defining yourself by the products you buy is pathetic, and you're clearly not intelligent enough to realize it, Mr. Moore.

Reading articles like this reminds me of watching those horrible people with big hair on the Trinity Broadcast Network, who truly seem to think that having money is the index by which to judge whether God loves them or not. I'm sorry, Charles, owning a Mac isn't guaranteeing you a place in Heaven, and it's clearly not earning you brownie points here either. For you, the camel that isn't passing through the eye of the needle has an Apple logo on it, and I hope you understand that at some point.

-Disgusted

Hi PP,

Macs cost somewhat more initially than PCs (slightly/substantially = value judgment), but I stand by my assertion that they are cheaper to own over the long haul - substantially cheaper according to the infamous disowned (but not denied) Australian survey by Gartner Group that found the total cost of Mac ownership was "36 per cent lower than similar PC environments elsewhere."

I'm certainly not wealthy or even comfortably well-off (freelance writing is not a highly paid field). My car was built by the same company that makes the Lexus, but it's called a Corolla, and it was made in 1989.

That said, I have no problem with elitism, so long as it's not just gratuitous snobbery and there's actually something substantive to be elitist about. And in the case of the Mac, I'm convinced that there is. "Elitism" is a word that has been redefined into a pejorative by populists and leftist social engineers, but there is a commendable sort of elitism that reaches down to offer a hand up rather than pushing others down. Anybody can own a Mac and will likely save money in the bargain. Without an elitist ideal, all we are left with is the pursuit of mediocrity.

That said, I am also a temperamental nonconformist who likes "thinking different" for the sake of thinking different. If something gets too popular, I can deduce that there is probably something wrong with it, or at best mediocre about it, without further investigation

Ergo: the argument that Windows is "the most popular OS that 'everybody' uses," cuts no ice with me, and indeed would send me scurrying to embrace the Mac (or even Linux) on principle. I know from experience that virtually anything that appeals to the mass consumer market is not likely to appeal to me. Banefully, elitists usually lose when they compete with populists in the same market for the same consumer dollar. Low taste drives out high taste.

Consequently, while I would like to see Apple with a market share of, say, 10-15 percent, I'm not at all sure I would want to see them penetrate much farther than that, because in order to do so they would have to dumb down and compromise the Mac experience to appeal to the bland taste of the broad consumer market.

I never suggested that a Mac would earn me or anyone else anything more than a satisfying computing experience, but it can provide that because it's better, and because I and other Mac users have the discrimination (in the positive sense of the word) to recognize and appreciate superior quality and elegance in a computing machine.

Charles

Hello from home

From Ron Stuart

I have been a Mac user since 1985. I am also from Nova Scotia. I was introduced to your writings when I found Low End Mac and joined its list. I enjoy your writings very much and will keep up on them.

Do you do any other articles here in the province. I would like to hear some personal info about you. Is there a site which contains that info.

Thanks again for your Mac support and keep up the good work.

Ron Stuart
Nova Scotia

Hi Ron,

I have a weekly column in the Halifax Daily News and a twice-monthly one in the Guysborough Journal. I've also been a columnist for Atlantic Fisherman for 15 years.

I once started to build a personal website, but didn't get very far with it. Basically, I'm just a middle-aged workaholic freelancer. ;-)

Charles

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