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Volume 001, Number 042, 11 Dec 1996

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  1. PoqetTools Questions by John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>
  2. Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility ? by John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>
  3. SkiSoft World Wide Web Home Page = Eye Relief for Laptop = wp for PoqetPc by John Oram <norami@xxxxxxxx>
  4. Poqet video (was Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
  5. Re: PoqetTools Questions by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
  6. Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n041 by robert zarcone <bzarcone@xxxxxxxx>
  7. RE: PoqetTools Questions by Bob Withers <bwit@xxxxxxxx>

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PoqetTools Questions by John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>


From: John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: PoqetTools Questions
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 19:19:38 -0500
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Greetings, all...

Having now had my Poqet for about a month, I find it time to ask some
questions about PoqetTools which have been bothering me.

1) ALARMS- Is there a *right* way to turn the alarms on from within
   Schedule? For me, it seems like almost every time I do it, the
   Poqet locks up as soon as I leve PoqetTools.

2) ADDRESS- Silly question, but is it better to enter names as "First Last"
   or "Last, First" or does it make a difference? Does Address sort?

3) IMPORT/EXPORT- Has anyone done any work on importing data into PoqetTools
   from a PIM or organizer? I've been playing around with a Perl script
   to build a PHONE.ABD file from the ASCII text exported by the organizer
   program I run on my windows box. So far, it seems to work well;
   especially given the limitations of both systems' formats.

4) FILE FORMATS- Has anyone got a writeup of the format of the 
   APPT.SDB file? I'm starting to look at the source for Bob's appt. 
   cleanup utility to see if I can understand it, but I thought I'd
   check first to see if someone already wrote it all out.

BTW, In looking at APPT.EXE, I noticed a small buglet. When it prints out
the next 15 appointments, it only prints out ones of type 'A', not type
'Z' (alarm).

Thanks... <<<john>>>



Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility ? by John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>


From: John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility ?
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 19:26:50 -0500
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>	I have been trying to use the DOS EDIT (QBASIC) program on 
>	my Poqet to edit text, but especially in less optimal 
>	lighting it is very easy to lose the cursor as an underline. 
>	Does anyone else use another editor or have a utility that 
>	will let me do simple editing with a blinking block cursor 
>	instead ? 

Assuming that edit does not set the cursor to an underline itself, it
should be possible to run a small utility to change the cursor to a block.

This was pretty standard stuff back in the old days. Check your local 
Simtel20 mirror for one.

>	I've also notice that the whole display seems to start graying 
>	out when I fill it up with a lot of text.  I guess this is 
>	usual for the technology ? 

I assume (hope) so... I notice on mine that I can also tell when it is
"thinking" because I can sometimes see hash in the background.

<<<John>>>



SkiSoft World Wide Web Home Page = Eye Relief for Laptop = wp for PoqetPc by John Oram <norami@xxxxxxxx>


From: John Oram <norami@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: SkiSoft World Wide Web Home Page = Eye Relief for Laptop = wp for PoqetPc
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 17:45:42 -0800
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REF: recrist@xxxxxxxx = Looking for a wordprcessor for PoqetPC.

One of thebest tools for the PoqetPC is "Eye Relief for Laptops" by Ken
Skier;s SkiSoft. Has several sizes of screen fonts that allows you to
read the text without a magnafying glass.

Originally designed for people with sight difficulties.

Don't know if it still availalbe, but SkiSoft's website (below) has a
phone#.

Best of luck,

John Oram
v-mail	800-589-8167
e-mail	norami@xxxxxxxx

http://www.skisoft.com/

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Poqet video (was Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>


From: Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Poqet video (was Re: Blinking block cursor editors or utility
  ?)
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 22:55:42 -0800
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At 07:26PM on 12-10-96, John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I assume (hope) so... I notice on mine that I can also tell when it is
>"thinking" because I can sometimes see hash in the background.

If anyone's interested, this happens because of a slight fault in the video
controller.  Normally, the video controller takes the data in standard MDA
or CGA video memory and converts it to a bitmap which is stored somewhere
in upper memory (around BC000, I think).  It then takes this bitmap and
sends it directly to the LCD controller.  The problem is that the video
bitmap RAM isn't dual-ported and I guess there's no bus arbitration, and
the part of the video controller that sends the data to the LCD controller
has to run continuously to keep the LCD refreshed.  So it picks up other
data on the system bus.  When the Poqet is really "doing something",
there's lots of random data on the bus which is picked up by the video
controller and sent to the LCD.  But the data is so random and is so
short-lived that it just shows up as "hash" in the background.

Anyway...I thought someone might be interested in this kind of geeky stuff.

-- Bryan


Re: PoqetTools Questions by Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>


From: Bryan Mason <bmason@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: PoqetTools Questions
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 22:55:44 -0800
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At 07:19 PM 12-10-96, John Ruschmeyer <jruschme@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Greetings, all...
>
>Having now had my Poqet for about a month, I find it time to ask some
>questions about PoqetTools which have been bothering me.

[...]

>2) ADDRESS- Silly question, but is it better to enter names as "First Last"
>   or "Last, First" or does it make a difference? Does Address sort?

Shouldn't make a difference, because PoqetAddress doesn't sort.

>3) IMPORT/EXPORT- Has anyone done any work on importing data into PoqetTools
>   from a PIM or organizer? I've been playing around with a Perl script
>   to build a PHONE.ABD file from the ASCII text exported by the organizer
>   program I run on my windows box. So far, it seems to work well;
>   especially given the limitations of both systems' formats.

I've got a windows program that will read PoqetTools .ABD files and output
them into either comma-delimited text or Microsoft Access (.MDB).
Actually, the program is a fully-blown version of PoqetAddress for Windows.
 I've been working on it (in some of my spare time) for about 6 months now.
 If there's enough interest, I'll finish it and put it on the Web page.  If
anyone's interested, let me know.  Oh yeah, my version sorts, too.

>4) FILE FORMATS- Has anyone got a writeup of the format of the 
>   APPT.SDB file? I'm starting to look at the source for Bob's appt. 
>   cleanup utility to see if I can understand it, but I thought I'd
>   check first to see if someone already wrote it all out.

I haven't had a chance to analyze Bob's utility and figure out the file
format.  But if anyone else has (or does at some point in the future),
please let me know and I'll put it in the FAQ, with appropriate credit
given to the person who does it.




Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n041 by robert zarcone <bzarcone@xxxxxxxx>


From: robert zarcone <bzarcone@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Digest poqetpc.v001.n041
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 07:50:33 -0800
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>         I have been trying to use the DOS EDIT (QBASIC) program on
>         my Poqet to edit text, but especially in less optimal
>         lighting it is very easy to lose the cursor as an underline.
>         Does anyone else use another editor or have a utility that
>         will let me do simple editing with a blinking block cursor
>         instead ?
> 
>         I've also notice that the whole display seems to start graying
>         out when I fill it up with a lot of text.  I guess this is
>         usual for the technology ?
> 
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Dear Richard:

I'm providing this from memory but if you go into the Poqet Tools and 
choose Options you should find a Cursor Set-UP.  There you can change 
the small underline cursor into a block and save to DOS.  Better yet buy 
Ken Skiers Eye Relief for Laptop software which gives you four choices 
of text size and a 50K maxmimum text file word processor.  It works well 
on the Poqet.  I don't have Ken's address offhand but I'm sure others 
will respond and if they don't I'll dig it up.

Robert Zarcone


RE: PoqetTools Questions by Bob Withers <bwit@xxxxxxxx>


From: Bob Withers <bwit@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: PoqetTools Questions
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:16:27 -0600
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>BTW, In looking at APPT.EXE, I noticed a small buglet. When it prints =
out
>the next 15 appointments, it only prints out ones of type 'A', not type
>'Z' (alarm).

Thanks for noticing John.  I had noticed this bug shortly after =
uploading to code to Bryan but since no one complained I assumed they =
either were not using it or had fixed it themselves.  If anyone needs a =
fixed version please let me know and I'll ask Bryan to update the copy =
on his web site.

Regards,
Bob


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