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Article #165 (214 is last):
From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.zmag
Subject: Z*Magazine: 13-Jun-89 #161
Reply-To: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Sep 25 16:15:47 1993


          |  ROVAC ZMAGAZINE  |
          |    Issue  #161    |
          |   June 13, 1989   |
          |Copyright 1989, RII|
          
                 
                
               
                           
                            
                             
 
 
 
        
        |This week in ZMagazine|
        
 


            Quick DIR 
                Mat*Rat

   CompuServe New 8-bit Uploads 

   Innovative Concepts Release 

     GEnie New 8-bit Uploads 

   Z*Net Newswire 8-bit Edition 
               Harold Brewer

                    


              
              |QUICK DIR|
              
              
              |by Mat*Rat|
              

            Ratware Softworks
                (c) 1989


  
  |System Requirements:  Atari 8-bit |
  |computer, 32K memory, 1 disk drive|
  

How many times have you been in the
middle of writing a BASIC program and
needed a directory listing?  One, maybe
two million?  You could put the file
away, go to DOS, list a directory, go
back to BASIC, reload the file, try to
remember why you left BASIC in the
first place, and eventually pick up
where you left off--even more confused
than before.  Another solution is to
type the following in immediate mode
(i.e. type this is one long line of
BASIC code, without a line number, and
it will execute immediately):

Figure 1:

CLR:DIM B$(20):O. #1,6,0,"D2:*.*":FOR
I=1 TO 64:I. #1,B$:?
B$:I=I+64*(B$(2,2)>"/" AND
B$(2,2)<":"):N. I:END

Now, any time you wish to see a disk
directory without leaving BASIC, or
affecting the program you have in
memory, simply type this line and press
RETURN, right?  That would be tedious.
Well, maybe we could make it a BASIC
line of code in our program.  Then any
time we need a disk directory, simply
list it to the screen, edit out the
line number, and smack RETURN.  Right?
Well, it isn't quite so simple.

A single logical line of BASIC code,
when entered, cannot be longer than 3
screen lines.  Notice that OPEN was
abbreviated as O., INPUT as I., and
NEXT as N., in figure 1 above.  Atari
BASIC's support of abbreviated
commands is rare among programming
languages--a very nice feature.  If you
were to enter this line of code with a
line number in front of it, then LIST
the line to display, you would see that
it comes out to be MORE THAN 3 screen
lines!  The line, WHEN INPUT FROM THE
KEYBOARD, must be 3 screen lines or
less.  Once the abbreviations are
expanded, it doesn't matter.  With the
line number 10000, the above line is
expanded by BASIC as follows:

Figure 2:

10000 CLR :DIM B$(20):OPEN #1,6,0,"D1:
*.*":FOR I=1 TO 64:INPUT #1,B$:? B$:I=
I+64*(B$(2,2)>"/" AND B$(2,2)<":"):NEX
T I:END

If we move the cursor up to the 1 in
10000 and press CONTROL-DELETE, it will
gobble up the 1, and move everything up
one position up to and including the
"X" in the NEXT statement.  However,
since the rest of the program
statement, "T I:END" is beyond the
third logical line, it doesn't get
moved up.  So, this isn't such a simple
fix either. However, there IS a better
way!

Take a look at the program listing
below, QUICKDIR.BAS.  This program
creates that cryptic looking segment of
code shown in figure 1, but on a DISK
file.  Any time you want a disk
directory, simply ENTER that file into
BASIC.  Atari BASIC will treat it as if
you had typed it from the keyboard,
and, viola, you have a directory
listing on the screen.  It won't
interfere with the BASIC program in
memory.  It does clear (CLR) any
DIMensioned strings, and potentially
will add two new variables to your
program, I and B$.  These can be
cleaned up by LISTing your program to
disk, using NEW, and then ENTERing it
again.  This is advisable occasionally
to clean out other variables that may
have sneaked into the VTOC (variable
table of contents) due to typographical
errors, while programming.  If you
didn't follow that last part, don't
worry--Quick DIR will have no adverse
affects on any of your BASIC programs.

When run, the program prompts you for a
drive number that you would like to
make a directory command file for.
Type a number 1 through 8, and press
RETURN.  Next, a prompt requests that
you get a disk in drive one ready and
press RETURN.  If you selected drive 2,
then file D1:DIR2 will be created.  The
contents of the file will be identical
to that displayed in figure 1.  Any
time you want to see a directory
listing for drive D2:, simply type:

E."D:DIR2

and press RETURN, while in BASIC.  You
may run Quick DIR to create files DIR1
through DIR8 if you wish, which will
provide complete access to a directory
listing of any floppy disk, hard disk,
or RAMdisk you might use.

                                
    Quick Dir Program Listing   


0 REM SAVE"D:QUICKDIR.BAS"
10 GRAPHICS 0:DIM FL$(20),DRV$(20),A$(20)
20 ? "Quick Directory by Mat*Rat"
30 ? "What drive number shall I"
40 ? "create a DIR command file"
50 ? "for ";:TRAP 20:INPUT DR
60 IF DR<1 OR DR>8 THEN ? "1-8 ONLY":GOTO 20
70 FL$="D1:*.*":FL$(2,2)=STR$(DR)
80 DRV$="D1:DIR1":DRV$(7,7)=STR$(DR)
90 ? "Get disk in drive 1 ready"
100 ? "for new file ";DRV$:? "Press RETURN ";:INPUT A$
110 TRAP 120:OPEN #1,8,0,DRV$:GOTO 130
120 ? "Cannot open ";DRV$:? "Error ";PEEK(195):END 
130 ? #1;"CLR:DIM B$(20):O. #1,6,0,";
140 ? #1;CHR$(34);FL$;CHR$(34);
150 ? #1;":FOR I=1 TO 64:I. #1,B$:? B$:";
160 ? #1;"I=I+64*(B$(2,2)>";CHR$(34);
170 ? #1;"/";CHR$(34);" AND B$(2,2)";
180 ? #1;"<";CHR$(34);":";CHR$(34);"):N. I:END"
190 CLOSE #1
200 ? :? "Now try this:E.";CHR$(34);DRV$
210 ? "to get a complete directory"
220 ? "listing without affecting"
230 ? "the program in memory!"
240 END 

                    


     
     |COMPUSERVE NEW 8-BIT UPLOADS|
     

Courtesy of CompuServe's Atari8 Library


 
 Uploader address
 Filename/type
          Date    Size    Downloads
 

[72377,2045]
BOBTRM.ARC/binary
         12-Jun-89 58880 Accesses: 25

    BobTerm version 1.10!  Now supports
    most ALL modems, including SX,
    1030, XM301, and MPP, as well as
    the 850/PR/MIO RS232 interfaces.


[73217,2321]
BBKCP.ARC/binary
         12-Jun-89 3200   Accesses: 4
    
    BBKCP.ARC is a modification to
    Atari DOS 2.5 which gives you an
    MS-DOS style Command Processor for
    most functions.


[76004,1764]
FLASH.TXT
         12-Jun-89 1610   Accesses: 8

    NEWS FLASH! This text file
    describes the upcoming - World of
    Atari Show, to be held in Michigan,
    June 24 & 25, at the Dearborn Hyatt
    Regency!


[76703,4061]
WHATIS.ARC/binary
         08-Jun-89 7808  Accesses: 22

    WHATIS 2.2 recognizes 7 file
    compression techniques (AlfCrunch,
    ARC, DiskCom, etc.) and many other
    file types for various computers -
    28 types in all!


[71777,2140]
Z160.ARC/binary
         07-Jun-89 16128 Accesses: 34
    
    ZMagazine #160 for 6 June 1989.


[71777,430]
BINDTA.ARC/binary
         05-Jun-89 2304  Accesses: 14

    BINDTA.ARC (BINDTA.BAS) will
    convert any binary file to data
    statements. 


[71777,2140]
Z159.ARC/binary
         05-Jun-89 11392 Accesses: 26
    
    ZMagazine #159 for the week of 30
    May, 1989.


[72750,373]
PLANE1.DCM/binary
         05-Jun-89 73088 Accesses: 11

    This is SIDE 1 of the Paper Planes
    disk.


[72750,373]
PLANE2.DCM/binary
         05-Jun-89 46720  Accesses: 9

    This is SIDE 2 of the Paper Planes
    disk.


[76004,1764]
XSALE.ASC
         05-Jun-89 2304  Accesses: 14

    Now until June 30 1989, with every
    purchase of our Xormer Cable, we
    will include the ST Xformer
    software, FREE!


[71777,2140]
ZBRK5.TXT
         03-Jun-89 2874  Accesses: 79
    
    Exclusive report from CES a new
    product released from Atari Corp.


[72750,2237]
VBIC.LST/binary
         03-Jun-89 15232  Accesses: 9

    Assembly listing of VBIC.COM, in
    text format.


[70505,455]
MAYADA.BAS/binary
         02-Jun-89 15232  Accesses: 5

    This program performs computations
    dealing with the calendar system of
    the ancient Maya.


[72377,2045]
MEMCHK.OBJ/binary
         02-Jun-89 3584  Accesses: 46

    This is Craig Hamlin's MEMCHECK
    program.  Tests ALL memory,
    including OS RAM, and any XE memory
    banking sequences.


[76004,1764]
ICNEW.TXT
         02-Jun-89 2304  Accesses: 46

    FLASH! Two new products from I.C.!


[76702,375]
DL10DS.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 23552  Accesses: 27

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 10 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL14DS.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 14592  Accesses: 17

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 14 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL17DS.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 7936   Accesses: 10

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical list of all the files
    in Library 17 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL2DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 13184  Accesses: 22

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 2 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL3DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 34304  Accesses: 23

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 3 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL4DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 31104  Accesses: 12

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 4 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL5DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 17536  Accesses: 18

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 5 as of May 29,1989.


[76702,375]
DL6DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 18432  Accesses: 12

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 6 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL7DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 8192   Accesses: 11

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 7 as of May 29, 1989.


[76702,375]
DL9DES.ARC/binary
        31-May-89 8320   Accesses: 15

    This ARChive contains an
    alphabetical listing of all files
    in Library 9 as of May 29,1989.


[70505,455]
MEMMAT.BAS/binary
        29-May-89 10368  Accesses: 20

    Memory Match is my old APX (Atari
    Program Exchange) game.


[71511,415]
MPPC.COM/binary
        29-May-89 2518    Accesses: 8

    A revised handler for Mpp modems.


[71511,415]
SXL.COM/binary
        29-May-89 1664   Accesses: 22

    A revised handler for the SX212
    modem.


[71511,415]
XMC.COM/binary
        29-May-89 2746   Accesses: 29

    A revised handler for the
    XM301/1030 modems.


[72460,646]
LPGRID.ARC/binary
        29-May-89 4447    Accesses: 6

    LPGRID will print out grids to help
    you solve logic puzzles.


[72750,373]
CROSTI.ARC/binary 
        29-May-89 22016  Accesses: 12

    A computerized version of
    Double-Crostics that eliminates all
    that erasing!


[72750,373]
SHUTTL.OBJ/binary
        29-May-89 28800  Accesses: 48

    Binary game challenges you to
    orbit a star, while protecting the
    mother ship from asteroids.


[74746,3316]
SUPRLO.BAS/binary
        29-May-89 2816    Accesses: 3

    THIS IS A SIMULATION OF THE
    CANADIAN LOTTO 5/40 GAME.


[74730,1141]
DETOKB.COM/binary
        28-May-89 8192   Accesses: 34

    Detokenizes Atari Basic, Basic XE,
    and Basic XL saved programs.


[72437,1275]
TALIS.ARC/binary
        25-May-89 37083 Accesses: 105

    Talisman of the Ancients, a
    D&D-type role-playing game for the
    Atari 8-bit, a large and complex
    commercial-quality game, 100%
    assembler.


[72750,1014]
ATARIC.ARC/binary
        24-May-89 20182  Accesses: 19

    THIS IS NOT AN ATARI FILE These are
    Matt Ratcliff's routines for null
    modem transfers between the Atari
    8 - bit and your IBM.


[71777,2140]
Z158.ARC/binary
        23-May-89 16384  Accesses: 30

    ZMagazine #158 for 23 May, 1989.


[73437,1613]
JACKPO.BAS/binary
        23-May-89 9345   Accesses: 13

    JACKPOT by David Grossman
    #73437,1613 JACKPOT is an
    arcade-type game requiring quick
    thinking and a little luck.


[73437,1613]
JACKPO.DOC/binary
        23-May-89 4104   Accesses: 12

    This program contains the
    instructions on how to play JACKPOT
    (JACKPO.BAS).


[76703,4363]
POLICY.TXT
        23-May-89 1207   Accesses: 54

    This file is a copy of the Library
    announcement which outlines our new
    Forum policy concerning new file
    submissions and this NEW UPLOADS
    Library.

                    


  
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       |GENIE NEW 8-BIT UPLOADS|
       

Courtesy of GEnie's 8-bit Atari Library


 
 No.  File Name
      YYMMDD   Bytes   Access Lib
 

 4407 ATARIDOS.ARC
      890608    3780     51  22
      Desc: Updated 4.21 ATARIDOS.SYS
      for SDX

 1406 Z160.ARC
      890608   17640     65  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #160 for 6 June
      1989

 4405 PRCONN.TXT
      890607    1260     10  11
      Desc: P:R: CONNECTION FOR SALE!

 4404 ZMAG159.ARC
      890605   12600     75  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #159 for May 30,
      1989

 4403 BOWL3SRC.ARC
      890604   86940     16   9
      Desc: BOWLING ASSISTANT VERS. 3
      PROGRAMS

 4402 BOWL3DOC.ARC
      890604   15120     12   9
      Desc: BOWLING ASSISTANT VERS.
      3.01 DOCS

 4401 ZBREAK5.TXT
      890603    3780     63  13
      Desc: Zbreak from CES

 4400 DOS2ORGANIZER.ARC
      890603   32760      4   2
      Desc: FILE ORGANIZR NOW 4 NON DOS
      3 USERS

 4399 SUFFERINGFLESH.BAS
      890603    2520     53   4
      Desc: A graphics demo, and gag

 4396 MACHOMAN.GR9
      890601    8820     12   6
      Desc: A GRAPHIC 9 PICTURE OF
      RANDY MACHO M

 4395 CRAZY5.TXT
      890531    6300     20  12
      Desc: CRAZY-EIGHTS #5: The Cat
      Interface

 4394 MNPAMS.ARC
      890530   11340     15   5
      Desc: Collection of Mamas and
      Papas AMS

 4393 WTRSHADE.AMS
      890529    7560     22   5
      Desc: "Whiter Shade Of Pale" on
      AMS II

 4392 MONDAY.AMS
      890529    6300     15   5
      Desc: "Monday Monday" on AMS II

 4391 ISAWHER.AMS
      890529    7560     15   5
      Desc: "I Saw Her Again" on AMS II

 4390 TWELVE30.AMS
      890529    8820      8   5
      Desc: Top 20 hit for The Mamas &
      The Papas

 4389 YOURNAME.AMS
      890529    5040     12   5
      Desc: "I Call Your Name" on AMS
      II

 4388 WEDDING.AMS
      890529    7560     26   5
      Desc: "There Is Love" by P.
      Stookey on AMS

 4387 WEDGE_12.ARC
      890529   10080     51  22
      Desc: v1.2 wedge,3.2 sparta only
      see desc.

 4386 AEXCHANG.TXT
      890528    1260     61  12
      Desc: Press Release The A
      Exchange N/L

 4385 MIO256KTO1MEG.ARC
      890527    7560     27  11
      Desc: QUARTER MEG MIO TO 1 MEG

 4384 RAMXE.ARC
      890527    5040     49   2
      Desc: XE-XL BANK SWITCHING
      UTILITY

 4383 BBC.ARC
      890524   31500     13  14
      Desc: C package for Express! Pro

 4382 Z158.ARC
      890524   17640    105  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #158 for 23 May,
      1989

 4380 TURBO816ORDER.TXT
      890523    3780     73  12
      Desc: Order Form For 1.1/1.2
      Turbo-816

 4379 NEWBB.HLP
      890522    6300     52   1
      Desc: New Commands in the
      Bulletin Board!

 4378 JMSTWO.ARC
      890521   26460     28  12
      Desc: COLLECTION TWO OF 8-BIT
      ARTICLES

 4377 JMSONE.ARC
      890521   25200     27  12
      Desc: COLLECTION ONE OF 8-BIT
      ARTICLES

 4376 ATEBITEBITTERS.APP
      890521    2520     20  12
      Desc: File form of AteE Bitters
      Application

 4375 ATTEBITERS.TXT
      890521    2520     25  12
      Desc: Membership Application
      under the A

 4374 EXP8501TO3.ARC
      890521    3780     11  24
      Desc: Convert phone lists on 850
      Express!

 4373 MESSAGECALC.ARC
      890521    3780      3  24
      Desc: New msg base tool for BBS
      Express!

 4372 ATARINEWS.ARC
      890521    5040     11  12
      Desc: Article on lack of support
      -reupload

 4371 GOLFSCORE.ARC
      890521   25200     15  11
      Desc: Do golf handicaps on your
      Atari!

 4370 VIRTRTC.ARC
      890521    8820      3  20
      Desc: RTC of 04/28/88
      

 4369 TURBOFM.ARC
      890521   15120     12  15
      Desc: Print out GEnie Directories

 4368 FASTEXT.ARC
      890521   10080      8  15
      Desc: Printer Driver for FASTEXT
      80 prntr

 4367 DONKEY.ARC
      890521    5040      3   7
      Desc: A RamBrandt picture of a
      Donkey!

 4366 FMTOSYN.ARC
      890521    5040      8   9
      Desc: File Manager 800 -->
      SynFile

 4365 COPY.ARC
      890521    1260     16   2
      Desc: Copy from disk->printer in
      BASIC

 4364 WEREWOLF.ARC
      890521   11340     24  10
      Desc: Text Adventure!
      

 4363 STREKMOD.ARC
      890521    1260      3  10
      Desc: Adds char. set to ST game.
      reupload

 4362 FALLOUT.ARC
      890521    3780     22  10
      Desc: Catch the Diamonds!
      

 4361 BLUEBERRIES.ARC
      890521    6300     21  10
      Desc: Two player Maze Game!
      

 4360 ZMAGARCF.ARC
      890521   57960      7  13
      Desc: A collection of older Zmag
      issues.

 4359 ZMAGARCE.ARC
      890521   36540      6  13
      Desc: A collection of older Zmag
      issues.

 4358 ZMAGARCD.ARC
      890521   51660      4  13
      Desc: A collection of older Zmag
      issues

 4357 TRIALBYFIRE.OBJ
      890520    8820     53  23
      Desc: Arcade game from Feb '89
      Analog

 4356 DOS4.ARC
      890518   66780     45   2
      Desc: Atari DOS 4.0!!

 4355 TABLE74.TXT
      890517    2520     39  23
      Desc: ANALOG, July '89 Preview

 4354 ZMAG157.ARC
      890517   17640    125  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #157 for 16 May,
      1989

 4353 ILBMRD13.ARC
      890514   11340     44   4
      Desc: Version 1.3 of ILBM file
      loader

 4352 AMATEUR.PIC
      890514    8820     12   6
      Desc: AMATEUR RADIO CARTOON

 4351 ARCITYREV.TXT
      890514   22680     11  10
      Desc: Jan/Feb'89 Review/Guide for
      AR:City

 4350 ARCITYREV.ARC
      890514   11340     21  10
      Desc: Jan/Feb Rev/Guide for AR
      Players'89

 4343 T816SURVEY.ASC
      890513   10080     56  12
      Desc: Results of Turbo-816 Survey

 4340 BOBTERM.ARC
      890512   45360    276   8
      Desc: * BobTerm 1.02 - Great new
      Term! *

 4339 WHATIS.ARC
      890511    8820     67   2
      Desc: WHATIS identifies 27 file
      types

 4338 CRAZY4.TXT
      890511    5040     34  12
      Desc: Crazy-Eights #4: Nursey!
      Nursey!

 4336 XL512K.ALF
      890511   10080     56  11
      Desc: A 512K RAMdisk for 800XL
      computers

 4334 ZMAG156.ARC
      890509   17640    107  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #156 for 9 May,
      1989

 4333 APACMORE.ARC
      890507   17640     43   4
      Desc: Four more APAC mode
      pictures

 4332 WAYITIS.AMP
      890506    7560     23   4
      Desc: "The Way It Is" in AMP
      format.

 4330 TRACKSTACK2.ARC
      890504   15120     28   2
      Desc: Load ML programs easily.

 4329 LINKBBS143H.ARC
      890503   80640     44  14
      Desc: Version 1.43H of the
      AtariLink BBS

 4328 ZMAG155.ARC
      890502   20160    125  13
      Desc: ZMagazine #155 for 2 May,
      1989

 4327 FFINDER.ARC
      890502   66780     10  14
      Desc: Keyword file search for
      Express Pro!

 4326 REPAIRAD.TXT
      890502    2520     31  11
      Desc: 8-bit repair ad! new perm.
      phone #!

 4325 LINKDOC.ARC
      890502   39060     47  14
      Desc: SysOp's Manual for
      LINK143H.ARC

 4323 FEBAIM.ARC
      890501   39060     35  12
      Desc: Archive of the Feb. issue
      of AIM

                    


     
     |Z*NET NEWSWIRE 8-BIT EDITION|
     
           
           |by Harold Brewer|
           


  The following was captured from
     the Repair Shop BBS (801-967-8738)
     and is an adjunct to a message
     posted on GEnie's 8-bit bulletin
     board:

"  
   |      OLD ITEM NEW FACE!       |
   |                               |
   |    K-P Hard Disk Interface    |
   |                               |
   |       Price $110.00           |
   |                               |
   |    K-Products                 |
   |    4267 W. Midway Dr.         |
   |    Salt Lake City, Utah 84120 |
   |    801-966-1697               |
   |                               |
   |    Mastercard/Visa Accepted   |
   

"May 25, 1989 I bought the rights from
Supra Corp. to their 8-bit hard disk
drive interface and will be producing
them under the name of K-P Hard Disk
Interface.  I have opened a Base here
for information relating to them.  It
is on base 20 and the file sig for it
is 13. 

"I have the boards being made now--they
should have been finsihed today but due
to minor problems the company couldn't
get them done until Monday...

"There will be two places the interface
will be available from:  here and the
Stormbringer BBS in Bangor, Washington.
Other than these, the interface will not be available through any catalog or
distributer.

     I haven't been able to contact
     Supra to confirm this message, but
     have included it here in the hopes
     that some ZMagazine readers can
     help out.



  Roy Goldman, author of Daisy Dot
     series, says he continues to work
     on DDIII.  However, Roy asks for
     the loan of a Prowriter and Atari
     XMM801 printer.  These are,
     apparently, slightly different
     from the Epson-compatible
     standard, and Roy needs their loan
     to make sure Daisy Dot III will
     consistantly work with these
     printers.


  The exceptional piece of shareware
     terminal programming called
     BobTerm has had another version
     released.  BobTerm v1.10 fixes a
     problem or two, and incorporates
     several more features.  One of
     these is BobTerm's ability, like
     DeTerm, to load external modules
     which BobTerm uses in its
     function.  As of this writing, 
     two modules are included:  one for
     the XEP-80, and one for a command
     line processor when using
     SpartaDOS 3.2d or X.  I am extatic
     about the latter.  Those who know
     me know how I carry on about
     Amodem.  With this latest BobTerm
     version, my Amodem may have been
     overwhelmed.  Thanks, Mr. Puff,
     for all your efforts.

                    


 
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