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From Portal's AmigaZone
.../General Q&A, Announcements, and Help!/Looking for a faster modem?
16026.3.603.1 Try this one: $99
9/29/93 15:46 46/2046 Harv
I ordered the LineLink 144e modem from Mac Warehouse on Tuesday
this week. They told me it was out of stock and they expected a shipment
in soon. This morning (Thursday) half an hour ago it was delivered to
my front door. Total cost $99 for the modem plus $3 for Airborne
Express overnight shipping.
The modem's box was securely packed in a larger outer carton.
I was shipped exactly what I ordered and received it in perfect
working condition in a very timely manner. mac Warehouse's phone
order takers were courteous and did not leave me on hold for long
periods of time.
The modem itself is a white metal box, not very fancy or
pretentious looking, about 6" wide, about 8" deep, about 1.5" tall
with five LEDs on the front panel. The rear has the standard
RJ11 phone and line jacks, a standard RS-232 female port, a small
power switch, and a hole into which one plugs the small AC power
Included is a 30 page manual, a disk with Mac terminal software,
a Mac serial cable, and the AC power brick.
I unplugged my old modem, used the same Amiga serial cable I've been
using since 1985 to connect the modem, connected the power brick,
ran Baud Bandit, dialed in and here I am.
All things considered I would rate this purchase as a excellent
bargain, and rate Mac Warehouse as an excellent company with whom to
do business (I have absolutely no affiliation with them whatsoever
and I've NEVER bought anything from them before).
I don't know how long they intend to keep selling this modem for
$99. At that price it represents an absolutely incredible bargain
and if you've been slogging along with a 1200 or 2400bps modem
waiting for the price of 14.4K modems to come down to a reasonable
level, your wait is now over.
Call Mac Warehouse and order one of these. They're at 1-800-255-6227.
The modem's order number is BND0249. They take all major credit
cards and again, Airborne overnight express is $3 additional.
Again, I have NO connection with Mac Warehouse at all except I am
now an extremely satisfied customer.
From FidoNet's Amiga International Echo
Area: AMIGA Date: 25 Sep 93 23:21:38
From: Jeff Grimmett (1:202/739.1)
To : All
Subj: Amiga Echo Disk -=Deux=- Status Report
Well, I hear the masses clamoring for news on AmigaDisk 4, like maybe when it
will finally be out... right now, I have a basic problem with it: so far, I
have yet to find a suitable distribution method and player! Isn't it amazing,
here we are on THE multimedia machine, and yet I'm having trouble here...
Originally, I planned on using Impulse's Foundation 2.1. It had the virtue of
being paid for, something dear to my heart. I put together a sample disk and
started testing it out. I found out several things:
1. The player itself is over 500K! AUGH!
2. The player does NOT like 512K chip ram systems.
3. The player does NOT like A1000s.
4. The player seems to do OK with 3.0 and AGA.
5. Can't put buttons on HAM pics. Small but annoying.
OK, sez I, I've been considering Scala. I borrowed it from my former roomie
and found out the following:
1. Fantastic program! Well worth the $300 except...
2. To my dismay, the player requires a dongle! NO freely
Now, I'm about to buy a copy of DeluxeVideoIII. I used to own it, it worked
well, and did everything I wanted it to do on my 3000. I can get it CHEAP.
It comes with a freely distributable player, and I think the transfer util is
also redistributable. If so, this will make installation a snap for everyone,
too. My only real worry is AGA and AmigaDOS 3.0. We'll see in a very short
time. I plan on sending a sample disk to Asha and have her try it out on her
friend Dawn's machine (a 1200) to see if it works. If it works, I can have
disk 4 out the door in a week or less and disk 5 will be right on its tail. I
plan on hatching these disks via the Sky Amiga Network for widest
Now, the question remains: if DVIII doesn't work, what then? CanDo was used
for the original disks, I beleive. Perhaps someone has a used copy for sale?
I am NOT rich, and can't afford to buy it for just one project, which is more
or less why I would buy it. The current licensing agreement for the player is
a bummer, too.
OR: I am willing to entertain other suggestions. Is there a PD or shareware
util for coordinating such things? Remember, it MUST be 1.3 friendly! I
figure around EchoDisk 10 we can drop that requirement, but for now we still
have a few 1.3 holdouts, so we have to consider them. Otherwise, I'd already
have a player assembled using ToolManager 2.1 :-)
This is very frustrating. I have the titles, the credits, and the title
screen all done. I have pics. All I need is a presentation tool.
Figured everyone would appreciate a status report. Thanks for your
contributions, everyone! OK, here's the info for those who don't know:
____ ____ __ __ ______
/ ___) / ___) / / / / / __ )
/ (_ / / / /_/ / / / ) /
/ ___) / / / __ / / / / /
/ (__ / (__ / / / / / (__/ /
(_____)(_____)(_/ (_/ (______/
______ ____ ____ __ __ ________
/ __ )(_ _) / ___) / // / (_ __ _)
/ / ) / / / / (___ / // / / / / /
/ / / / / / /__ / / _ < / / / /
/ /__/ / _/ / ____) / / / / / _/ /_/ /
/______/ (____)(_____/ /_/ /_/ (________)
(_/hat's right folks, time once again to get your XapShots and
digitizers out and create a photo of yourself to be distributed
throughout the known universe!
The idea behind the Amiga <Echo> Disk is this: we have here a
community of words and phrases formed by personalities that we
have no way of attaching to an actual face. The Amiga Echo Disk
is a collection of such 'photos' in IFF format, viewable on any
Amiga throughout the land. This gives you a good idea of who
you're "talking" to.
The first set of EchoDisks contained a pic of Asha in her
infamous bustier, Yours Truly redeaux in one fairly tame and one
fairly bizarre interpretation, Orin amidst his creations, people
posing with thier computers, people walking past the camera, and
other more creative pics. Along with each pic were text-format
bios of the person (self-authored) and some even had extra pics
or sound samples (Jeff Johansen's Workbench, for instance --
out-a-sight!). The disks were distributed as a set and driven by
a CanDo deck, usable on any Amiga.
Now, almost a year after release, we are once again gathering together
pics, sounds, and sights related to the people that form this, the AMIGA echo!
WHAT TO DO
Easy! Send your pics to myself or to Orin Palmer (criteria to follow along
HOW TO DO IT
Preferably, pics should be in IFF format, HAM included. If you
don't have a digitizer handy, a snapshot will do -- we can
digitize and return these pics. IFF-24's and other
high-res/high-color pic formats are acceptable, but will be
reduced down to HAM.
WHAT TO PUT IN IT
Hey, it can be a simple pic of yourself at the family picnic, or
you can get way out gonzo creative! I've seen some excellent
pics that were done with the original subject and then enhanced in
some way. Put yourself in an Imaginary scene, in the middle of
your workbench, or your face on Arnold Schwarzenegger's body --
just have fun!
Additionally, sound samples of your voice, favorite sound byte, or whatever
can be integrated into the disk.
Along with all this, please include a self-written bio or
introduction to yourself. It doesn't have to be long, nor
flashy, nor witty, just write what you feel like writing.
WHO SHOULD SEND IT IN
If you're reading this, you're in! Just because you're not a regular
doesn't mean you don't count!
Also, just because you were on the first disk collection doesn't mean you
aren't welcome the second time around! Time has passed! People change!
WHERE TO SEND IT
IFF's and HAM pics should be sent to myself, either as a file attach to me
at 1:202/739, or via Snail Mail to:
3152 Kemper St #5
San Diego, CA 92110
24-bitters, XapShot disks, video tapes, flat pics should be sent to Orin
Palmer either as a file attach to 1:202/739.10 or via US Snail to:
540 Naples St. #28
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Suggestions for the Amiga Echo Disk <Deaux> are appreciated, as well as
questions on unclear parts of the "official" AmigaDiskII blurb (what you're
All for now!