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UNUSUAL SOFTWARE BY THE NUMBERS: Uses the philosophy of Numerology to analyze your name and birthdate for their symbolic meaning and metaphysical vibrations. Uses Py- thagorean system, takes name changes into account, analyzes 10 separate per- sonality elements, provides forecast for coming year, saves readings in a data base for future reference. Advanced version includes screen color op- tions, file saving option, separate "Quicknum" program for short interpre- tations using Chaldean system. Documentation included. This has been our most popular program for over two years! (Program is ARCed.) Requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM, hard disk OR dual-floppy system. CLICHE FINDER: Helps avoid the use of trite and overused words and phrases. Checks a document for the presence of any of several hundred cliches and produces a report. Comes with a utility program which allows you to edit the cliche list. A must for writers! Instructions included. (Program is ARCed.) Requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K. CREATIVITY PACKAGE: A three-disk set. Disk #1 contains Thomas A. Easton's complete book, "Think Thunder! And Unleash Your Creativity", a straight- forward explanation of the nature of creativity and how to develop it. Disk #2 contains the program "Thunder Thought", a proven tool for computer-aided brainstorming, developing and refining ideas, particularly in the fields of creative writing and inventing. (Registration includes source code for this program in Clipper and BASIC.) Disk #3 contains "Versifier", Rosemary West's amazing poetry writing program that works with the user's word selection to create fascinating free-verse or haiku poetry. (Source code is not available for VERSIFIER.) Complete documentation is included. This program was featured in Scientific American, Analog, Pulpsmith and Factsheet Five. (Not ARCed.) Requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM. CRYSTAL BALL: Based on Thomas A. Easton's article, "Psychics, Computers, and Psychic Computers" in The Skeptical Inquirer, this program makes predictions and answers questions, with a sometimes enigmatic style reminiscent of the ancient Greek oracles. Subject matter may be selected by the user for predic- tions of personal interest. Complete documentation included. (Program is ARCed.) Version 2.1 requires: DOS 2.0 or newer, 360K RAM. CURSES!: A humorous and creative "insult generator" with a different twist. A single keystroke switches from insults to compliments! Phrases are randomly generated based on your vivid vocabulary! You control the contents, so the program can be used to generate descriptive phrases on any subject. (Program is not ARCed.) Registration is $10.00 and includes a free copy of Bonus Disk #2. Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. FORTUNE TELLER: A potpourri of divination and fortune telling techniques. Of- fers three separate playing-card methods, dice method, short Numerology rea- ding, and Runes. A history and explanation of each method is provided. Ad- vanced version includes ESP test, color options. Complete documentation in- cluded. (Program is ARCed.) Version 2.6 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM, hard disk OR dual-floppy system. GEOMANCY: An ancient system of divination, sometimes associated with black magic, creates Astro-Geomantic chart based on user's area of inquiry. Rea- dings can be printed or saved for later study. Provides explanation of Geo- mantic figures and chart. Advanced version creates files which may be edited, controls screen colors, has "boss" button. Documentation included. (Program may be ARCed.) Version 2.2 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. MAILLIST: Easy-to-use mailing list manager for business or personal use. Cre- ates merge files for WordPerfect, prints labels (1-across or 3-across) and lists, includes automatic duplicate checking, context-sensitive help, manages up to 99 separate lists. User can change default drive for data, control screen colors, compare two lists for similar entries, add records from one list to another. Has context sensitive help, fields for user coding, Quick Find feature, pop-up notepad for each record, and more. Great for small bu- sinesses. Documentation included. Registration also includes Clipper source code. (Program is not ARCed.) Version 4.03 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM. Hard disk strongly recommended. M-LABEL: Designed to work with the mailing lists created with MAILLIST, this program allows complete customization of your mailing labels. You can choose one, two, or three across, from 1 to 100 lines per label, label width from 5 to 250 characters, left margin padding, distance between labels horizontally and vertically. You can pick exactly which information will be placed on which line of the label. Available starting in December 1989. (Program is not ARCed.) Registration is $10.00 to registered MAILLIST users, $39.00 to all others. Version 1.0 requires: MAILLIST, DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. Hard disk very strongly recommended. MAYAN CALENDAR: Uses the astrological system of the ancient Mayans to convert a modern calendar date to its Mayan equivalent and then gives an astrological interpretation. Easy-to-understand documentation and a history of the Mayan calendar are included on the disk. Also allows use of Julian period dates. Has chart of Mayan and Aztec day and month names. Advanced version includes color options, other special features. Documentation included. (Program is not ARCed.) Version 3.3 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. ORACLE: Offers both Tarot card and I Ching readings. I Ching uses coin-toss or yarrow-stick method, draws hexagrams on screen. Tarot uses 10-card layout, provides brief description and interpretation of each card. Allows user to edit Tarot card descriptions and interpretations, select faster version of yarrow stick technique. I Ching includes second hexagram for "moving" lines. Documentation included. (Program is ARCed.) Version 4.3 requires: DOS 2.1 or later, 340K RAM, hard disk OR dual-floppy system. POETRY GENERATOR: Turn your computer into a poet! Using a 15,000-word vocabu- lary, this program creates free-verse poems at the touch of a button. Using the structure of actual poems as models, the program randomly combines word and short phrases into verses four to nine lines long. The results are fas- cinating. Some of these poems have actually been published in a national ma- gazine! Advanced version has larger vocabulary, creates poems up to 12 lines, includes haikus, and has options for personalized poems and printouts. In- structions included. This program has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American and Writer's Digest. (Program is ARCed.) Version 2.1 requires: DOS 2.1 or later, 256K RAM, HARD DISK. RICHARD WEBSTER'S AURA READING and RICHARD WEBSTER'S QUICK NUMEROLOGY: Based on the work and research of internationally-known psychic entertainer Richard Webster, WAURA helps the user learn what to look for when attempting to see the human aura. WQUICK uses a special method of Numerology, popular in Aus- tralia and New Zealand, to give a quick but pointed personality profile. Com- plete documentation included. Available starting in December 1989. (Program is ARCed.) Registration is $29.00. Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM, hard disk OR dual-floppy system. ** COMING SOON ** SIMPLE MONTHLY BILLING: This is a billing program spe- cifically designed for the small business with customers who are billed for the same amount every month, such as gardeners, piano teachers, pool ser- vices, membership organizations, etc. The program keeps track of the monthly charge for each client, for up to three separate services, and also allows insertion of "extra" charges outside the normal monthly fees. Designed for the non-accountant, this simple, single-entry system posts the charges each month, keeps track of each client's balance, prints statements and simple reports. We expect to release this program in summer 1990. Registration fee and system requirements not yet determined. WORKBASE: Designed specifically with the professional dBase or Clipper pro- grammer/consultant in mind, WORKBASE provides an interactive environment for dBase/Clipper commands. Allows you to create a DBF; append, edit and browse records; restore from and save to MEM files; display structure, and many other commands necessary for troubleshooting sessions and customer support. Unlike other "dot prompt" programs, this one works! Registered users may link the OBJ file with their applications to simplify debugging and support. (Program is not ARCed.) Registration is $49.00. Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM. NEWSLETTER: New registration includes a four-issue subscription to our news- letter. Unregistered users may subscribe for $5.00/four issues. Published at irregular intervals, includes information of interest to the home computer user, with an emphasis on assistance for beginners. IMPORTANT INFORMATION All our "Unusual Software" products are sold as shareware. This means you may use the trial version of a program for a limited period of time to see if you like it. If you do like the program, then you should register your use by paying the registration fee. When you become a registered user, you receive the most advanced version of the program, and your name is placed on a mai- ling list to receive notices of future upgrades. Trial versions of our pro- grams are distributed by most shareware distributors, who generally charge between $1 and $8 per disk. (This fee is for the distribution service only; it is not paid to us, and is not part of the registration fee.) You may also obtain the trial version of any product by sending a double-sided, double- density 5 1/4" diskette in a sturdy, reusable mailer with sufficient return postage (enough postage for a four-ounce, first-class letter). (Send three disks for Creativity Package, two for Poetry Generator; an extra stamp for these programs.) If you don't want to bother with disks and postage, send $5.00 for the trial version of one disk, $7.00 for two, $8.00 for three, and $1.00 for each additional disk. The trial version is a fully-functioning program, but in some cases may lack some of the extra features of the re- gistered version. If you don't like the program, you are free to erase it, throw it away, or pass it on to someone else to try. If you do like the pro- gram and want to keep using it, send in the registration fee to get the REGISTERED version. Of course, you are always more than welcome to order the registered version without going through the trial version first. In a few cases, there is no advanced version yet available, but you still must regi- ster if you like the program. Registered users receive support by mail, a newsletter, and future upgrade notification, as well as special discount and bonus offers. We also act as a distributor for a limited selection of shareware and public domain programs from other authors. The fee paid to us for these "Bonus Disks" is for the copying and distribution service we are providing. It is not paid to the authors and is not part of the registration fee. See the Bonus Disk section for details. Before ordering any software, please read the description carefully, and pay special attention to the system requirements. Some programs require a hard disk, graphics capability, or additional memory that you may not have. As far as we know, our software will run on most standard "IBM compatible" personal computers (with the possible exception of some Tandy models). However, since equipment options and configurations vary so greatly, we cannot guarantee correct results for everyone. If you have a problem, please let us know. HOW TO ORDER: REGISTRATION is $6.00 for Penname, $10.00 for Cliche Finder and Curses, $19.00 for Crystal Ball. Registration for M-LABEL is $10 if you are a registered MAILLIST user, $39.00 if you are not. WORKBASE registration is $49.00, $29.00 for all others. Take $5.00 off your registration if you send a double-sided, double-density 5 1/4" diskette in a sturdy, reusable mailer with sufficient return postage. (For POETRY GENERATOR, send 2 disks). Postage should be the same amount needed for a four-ounce, first-class letter. This discount does NOT apply to CREATIVITY PACKAGE, MAILLIST, or programs with reigstration fee less than $20.00.If you want the discount, please don't skimp on the stamps! Remember, the mailer you use to send your disk is the same one we will use to return it to you. If you are already a registered user of one or more products from our "Unusual Software" catalog (not Bonus Disks), take $5.00 off your registra- tion of any new program. This discount may not be combined with any other discount, and does not apply TO MAILLIST, CREATIVITY PACKAGE, or programs with registration under $20.00.) MAILLIST and THUNDER THOUGHT (part of Creativity Package) registrations include source code if requested. Source code is NOT provided for any other programs. OBJ file is provided with WOKBASE registrtation. CURSES! registration includes a free bonus disk. BONUS DISKS: $3.00 for each disk. Add a $3.00 shipping fee to your total order. (Shipping fee applies only when Bonus Disks are ordered.) This is not a registration, just a copying fee. Registration goes to the individual authors of the programs. FOREIGN ORDERS: Please add $3.00 for special postage and handling. Unfortu- nately, we are unable to handle foreign funds. Payment must be in U.S. dol- lars, payable through a U.S. bank. Canadian postal money orders in U.S. funds are acceptable. 3 1/5" DISKS: We normally provide 5 1/4" disks. If you must have 3 /15" disks, please include an extra $1.00 per disk. Under no circumstances will we ship unregistered versions on 3 1/5" disks. NOTE: Some programs are "ARCed". This means that in order to fit several large files on a single disk, a special archiving and compressing process has been used. The files must be un-arced before use. We provide the un-arcing program. Some users have occasionally reported compatibility problems with the utility used to un-arc our large files (this is rare). If you would prefer to receive un-arced versions of the programs, enclose an extra $5.00 to cover special handling and materials. BONUS DISKS We are not the authors of these programs, nor are we associated with the authors in any way other than as a distributor of the programs in accordance with the authors' terms of distribution. Some of these programs require a shareware registration fee from satisfied users. Our $3.00 fee per disk is a payment for copying and distributing the disks; it is not the registration fee. Please direct shareware registration payments and specific questions about these programs to the authors whose names appear in the documentation. Most of the files on these disks have been archived in order to fit more files on a single disk. Archiving creates a file with the extension ARC. The ARC file may contain several related files. To use these files, you must un-arc them. An un-archiving utility is included on each disk for your convenience. These programs have been tested, but due to the many possible hardware and software configurations, we cannot guarantee that any program will run on any particular system. We do not warrant these programs in any way. If we provide you with an unreadable disk, you may return it for a replacement copy of the same disk. Read the file descriptions carefully; some of these programs have special requirements. BONUS DISK #1: METAPHYSICS AND CREATIVITY BIORYTHM Excellent biorhythm program HAIKU Offbeat "haiku" creation JCAL7 Calculate Jewish calendar dates PALMREAD Cute palm reading program, requires BASIC and graphics STONES Teach yourself to read runes TVSHOW6 Very offbeat "performance art" program, requires CGA BONUS DISK #2: HUMOR, JOKES, AND ENTERTAINMENT CRUMBLE When you try to clear screen with CLS, it crumbles to bottom CRYHELP Someone is trapped inside DAZZLER Colorful patterns, requires EGA DRIP Harmless, frightening, causes words to fall apart on screen SPLAT Creates splash patterns, requires EGA HIT Duck with hammer smashes computer, requires CGA LOVEDOS Lovestruck computer is very uncooperative RUDEDOS Computer gets mean and rude SLOD When you press Ctrl-Alt-Del, computer goes though a "slow death" before reboot BONUS DISK #3: MISCELLANEOUS UTILITIES CITIZEN Set pitch and print envelopes from DOS with Citizen MSP-10/15 or MSP-40/45 DMP140 A printer controller and spooler with many excellent features PENNAME Assists authors in creating character names or nom de plume QUICK Send Print-Screen to a file instead of the printer SILENCER Gets rid of those annoying beeps and toots in many applications TELEPORT Capture whatever appears on screen in an editable file BONUS DISK #4: HARD DISK UTILITIES PCMAG 36 great hard disk utilities from PC Magazine BAKERS "Bakers Dozen", more than 13 excellent utilities from Buttonware BONUS DISK #5: ART AND MUSIC DULCIMER Electronic tuning for lap dulcimer with sheet music for several songs, Requires CGA GUITAR Learn fingering and scales on the guitar ORIGAMI Excellent program teaches the art of paper folding, requires CGA BONUS DISK #6: THUNDER THOUGHT VOCABULARY Contains over 30 different sets of vocabulary lists for use with the "Thunder Thought" portion of our "Creativity Package". Vocabularies are classified by subject matter. AVAILABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS OF CREATIVITY PACKAGE BONUS DISK #7: ELECTRIC ALMANAC Great fun! Includes almanac, astronomy tables, lunar calendar, hunting & fishing tables, metric conversion, astrology, action graphs, predictions, assorted oracles, lotto numbers. All prices and discounts listed in this bulletin expire 6/30/90. ORDER FORM To: R.K. West Consulting Your Name: ______________________________ P.O. Box 8059 Mission Hills, CA 91346 Address: ________________________________ Please include your phone ________________________________ number in case we have a question about your order. 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We SUBTOTAL: _____________ do not recommend sending cash in the mail. For your convenience, you may Bonus Disk Shipping: _____________ register by credit card through the $3.00 Public (Software) Library. Call 1-800- 242-4775. (This does not include Bonus Foreign Shipping: _____________ Disks, may involve an extra shipping fee.) $3.00 All prices are in U.S. Dollars. 3 1/2" Disks: _____________ $1.00 per disk TOTAL ENCLOSED: _____________
IMPORTANT NOTICE The method of providing documentation and instructions for this program has changed. Instead of a text file which can be displayed and printed using DOS commands or a word processor, the documentation is now in a special program file. You can recognize the documentation program by its name, which includes the extension COM. For example, if you have the program BY THE NUMBERS, the documentation program is named NUMDOC.COM. To read the manual, you would simply enter the command: NUMDOC When you are reading the documentation on screen, you can scroll through the text using the up and down arrows or the page up and page down keys. You can search for a word or phrase by pressing F and then entering the text you want to find. You can print the document press pressing ALT-H.
Disk No: 1710 Disk Title: Penname (formerly on #1403) PC-SIG Version: S1.1 Program Title: PenName Author Version: 2.1 Author Registration: $6.00 Special Requirements: None. Writers - here's a program to help you choose a pseudonym for yourself and the names of the characters in your next opus! PENNAME is a lighthearted way to find the penname of your destiny or that perfect combination for the heroine of your next novel. You choose from lists of first and last names that catch your fancy. Then it mixes and matches them until you decide you like the results. You can even add your own pet names if you like, or choose a name for your pet! PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
In some cases, when you try to run a program, you may see an error message something like this: Proc TAROT line 0, Open Error DESC3.NTX (4) This is NOT caused by a bug in the program! If you see a message with the words "open error" and the number 4, it is DOS's cryptic way of telling you that you need to make an adjustment in the CONFIG.SYS file in your root directory. The CONFIG.SYS file should contain the following two lines: files=20 buffers=20 (Some programs may require even larger numbers, which is okay.) If you aren't familiar with the CONFIG.SYS file, your DOS manual should contain an explanation.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk No 1710 PENNAME >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To view the documentation, type: PENDOC (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To run the program, type: PENNAME (press enter) ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ CATALOG DOC 20518 11-17-89 9:26a DOC DOC 853 11-09-89 12:24p FILE1710 TXT 1777 1-04-90 2:47p FIRST DBF 12658 11-11-88 10:46p FIX DOC 650 11-18-89 9:42p GO BAT 38 4-24-89 4:39p GO TXT 540 12-14-89 12:39p LAST DBF 7846 11-11-88 10:41p PENDOC COM 4759 10-31-89 10:35a PENNAME EXE 188482 11-12-89 6:08p POSS DBF 67 11-11-88 10:41p 11 file(s) 238188 bytes 77824 bytes free