SMUG - March Upgrade: News From the SMUG Bureaucracy
Author: Joe Duroux
Date: March, 1994
Keywords: meeting minutes
Text: After the usual auction and lottery for review products, we had a description of the MacWorld Expo by Kevin Savetz. Several other members joined him in describing what they had seen. For more details of the Expo, see the description by Bob Oswell in the February issue. Next, I gave a demonstration of some of the capabilities of QuicKeys. The version that I now use is 3.0, but most of the capabilities are described in my review of version 2.1.3 in the July 1993 issue. One significant improvement is in the documentation, which is now consolidated into two well organized manuals. And there are significant new capabilities. For example, sequences can include conditional branching or jumping, calling subsequences, and scripting. And shortcuts can be triggered by voice with the appropriate equipment. Two special interest groups (SIGs), Desktop Publishing and Multimedia, are getting started. They met briefly at the pizza party on Feb. 24 and have arranged to have their first meetings. The DTP group will meet at 7:00 P.M. on March 14 at the Lumberjack (in the basement of Nelson Hall East) for a tour of the facilities; for further details, contact David Reynolds. The first MultiMedia SIG will meet in Fieldbrook the evening of March 9th. For further details about the Multimedia group, contact Larry Kuhn. Both David and Larry may be reached by e-mail on SMUG-gler's BBS. - - - - Bulletin: Products Available to SMUG members for Review, to be given out at the March meeting: * Marvel Screen Posters - from Berkeley Systems. Desktop pictures or screen saver, you can dress up your monitor Marvel-Style with superheroes, super-villains, & mutants! * El-Fish - from Maxis. Design your own electronic aquarium & stock it with fish that will breed and evolve into new never-before-seen fish. * Learn to Speak Spanish (CD-ROM) - from HyperGlot. 30 lessons, including digitized video & sound, for beginner and intermediate levels. * Adobe Wild Type - From Adobe. 14 whimsical typefaces. * Ray Dream Designer 3.0 - from Ray Dream, Inc.. Get a new perspective on graphics with a 3-D Illustration package... a new upgrade! * Pixar Typestry 2 - from Pixar. Create 3-D type... WAY COOL! * The Journeyman Project - from Presto Studios. Photo realistic adventure game. A gold medal winner for animation & graphics. Products for review to be given out in April: * CorkBoard - from MacTools. A creative idea management and organizational tool. * Final Draft 2.0 - from MacTools. Start writing your screenplay today! * Inside Macintosh: Overview (book) by Apple Computer, Inc.; Published by Addison-Wesley. * Virtus VR - from Virtus Corporation. Virtual reality for the desktop... define and discover virtual worlds. * Quick Flix - from Video Fusion. Personal QuickTime movie making software. * Adobe PhotoShop 2.5.1 Deluxe Edition CD-ROM - From Adobe. The premiere photo design and production tool... HOT! * Kai's Power Tools 2.0 - from HSC Software. The ultimate plug-in filters and extensions for Photoshop.
Copyright © march, 1994 by Joe Duroux