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Apr 96 URLs

Volume Number: 12 (1996)
Issue Number: 4
Column Tag: Uniform Resource Locators

Uniform Resource Locators

By Jim Straus, URLs@mactech.com

Spare your fingers and find the full list online at: www.mactech.com/URLs.html

This month we have lots of updates. I have tried to verify every URL in the list. However, sometimes things change between the time I write this column and when the magazine gets published. Be sure to let me know if you find any problems or changes. Besides all the updates, there are the usual new sites and commentary.

Latest Updates

Internet Related

Apple-Internet mailing lists
http://www.solutions.apple.com/apple-internet/
Clay Basket
http://www.hotwired.com/staff/userland/yabbadabba/
Internet Config
ftp://ftp.share.com/pub/internet-configuration/index.html
ISP FAQ
ftp://ftp.share.com/pub/internet-configuration/index.html
http://www.amazing.com/internet/
Natural Intelligence Roaster
http://www.roaster.com/
MacHTTP (see also WWW)
Mailing List - http://www.starnine.com/webstar/mailinglist.html
Registry - http://brad.net/macwww/
Extending MacHTTP - http://www.comvista.com/net/www/lessons/START_HERE.html
OpenTransport/TCP
gopher://seeding.apple.com:70/11ftp:ess:public:
Portable Net. Graphics
http://www.boutell.com/boutell/png/
ShockWave
http://www.macromedia.com/Tools/Shockwave/
URL Manager
http://www.xs4all.nl/~alco/urlm/
WWW, Jon W. Mac WWW Development Guide
http://www.comvista.com/net/www/WWWDirectory.html

New Technologies

AOCE
http://www.iptpsug.org/iptpsug/
see also http://thelorax.starnine.com/aoce/aoce.html
Dylan
http://legend.gwydion.cs.cmu.edu/dylan
Mindy
ftp://ftp.bdt.com//home/beard/index.html
OpenTransport/TCP
gopher://seeding.apple.com:70/11ftp:ess:public:
PowerPC News
http://apt.usa.globalnews.com/powerpc/ppchome.htm

Other Programmer Resources

Alt.Sources.Mac Archive
http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/alt.sources.mac/
AppleScript
ftp://ftp.scriptweb.com/pub/
Carl de Cordova
http://atlantis.austin.apple.com/people.pages/carldec/web.dev.pointers.html
Creator/Type Registration
http://dev.info.apple.com/cftype/main.html
Forth, MOPS, Yerk
ftp://taygeta.com/pub/Forth/
MacApp
http://dev.info.apple.com/devinfo/macapp/macapp.html
MacTech
http://www.mactech.com/
Jon Pugh (AppleScript)
http://www.infoworkshop.com/~jonpugh/Default.html

Vendors, Products and Miscellaneous

ACIUS 4D
http://www.acius.com/
APS Technologies
http://www.apstech.com/
Big Island Communication
http://www.big-island.com/
Iconix
http://www.iconixsw.com/
Language Systems (Fortner Research)
http://www.langsys.com/langsys
MacHax Group
http://www.hax.com/hax.html
MacMagazine
http://www.rust.net/~kepler/MacMagazine/
MacLinQ
http://www.maclinq.com/
Man of Mac
http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~flow/b.html
MIND(formerly MacDNS)
http://www.scriptweb.com/at/MIND/mind_home.html
Newton Store
http://www.newtonstore.com/
Nisus
http://www.nisus-soft.com/~nisus
Play it again Mac
http://www.pht.com/mac_menu.html
Pictorius (Prograph)
http://www.pictorius.com/
Time Tracker
http://aloha.net/~mauisw
UserLand
http://www.userland.com/
WASTE
http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu:80/waste/

Internet

At MacWorld, several vendors were showing bookmark management software. Besides WebArranger and CyberFinder, which have been mentioned before, TikiSoft had DragNet. [See also Jon Wiederspan's discussion, on page 57 of this issue. - man] Nisus Software was showing MailKeeper, a program for managing your e-mail as well as URLs. On the shareware front, there is URL Manager and BookMark Manager. It seems to me that BookMark/URL management software is becoming the next PIM category. There are many of them out there, each with a slightly different angle, and everyone has his own favorite. We will probably see a shake-out of the commercial versions in a few years, as has happened with PIMs.

TikiSoft http://www.tikisoft.com/

URL Manager http://www.xs4all.nl/~alco/urlm/

BookMark Manager http://www.walrus.com/~noyo/

If you have not tried ShockWave from MacroMedia, you need to check it out. As I write this, they are only to version d17, but by the time you read this, it should be more stable. ShockWave allows Director's animations and programs to run in the Netscape browser. It looks to be a great multimedia tool for the Internet.

ShockWave http://www.macromedia.com/Tools/Shockwave/

Macintosh

Here is a site with lots of information for Macintosh Web developers. It contains a comprehensive list of sites useful to developers at all levels, including beginners. Also, if you are thinking of expanding the capabilities of your site, check out some of his links to other Internet services that you can provide.

Carl de Cordova http://atlantis.austin.apple.com/people.pages/carldec/web.dev.pointers.html

If you do not follow the alt.sources.mac newsgroup, you may not know that the entire archive is available on the web. This is a great source for those learning to program as well as experienced programmers who need some snippets to get something done. A great resource for anyone who is programming.

Alt.Sources.Mac Archive http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/alt.sources.mac/

I know it has been a while since I last mentioned Jon Pugh's page, but it bears mentioning again. Jon is constantly adding information, particularly about AppleScript. If you create or use AppleScripts, you should keep up on this page.

Jon Pugh (AppleScript) http://www.infoworkshop.com/~jonpugh/Default.html

Neat non-Macintosh site of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be able to garden from your desk? You now can, through the Web. A group at the University of Southern California have created a robotic garden, where members (who join for free) can plant, water, and watch seedlings. Even if you do not join, check it out for an interesting experiment in performance art, robotic technology, and remote control.

Tele-Garden http://www.usc.edu/dept/garden/

Here is a site devoted to "devices for hurling weird objects through the air". This includes your traditional trebuche, which are like catapults, as well as things like the "spud gun", which shoots (you guessed it) potatoes, using aerosols. Some of this stuff (okay, most of this stuff) can be dangerous. Neither I nor MacTech are responsible if you read this and hurt yourself; but have fun reading it.

Backyard Ballistics http://www2.csn.net/~bsimon/backyard.html

Well, that is it for this month. As always, if you find something interesting, or have updates, send them to URLs@MacTech.com.

Thanks this month to Alco Blom, Geoffrey Clapp, Carl de Cordova, John Daub, Jay Farrell, Keithen Hayenga, Celso Maiolo, Dave Nebinger, Jon Pugh, Chris Younger, and many others for their contributions for their suggestions and pointers to new and old sites.

 

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