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ATPM 6.10
October 2000


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by David Spencer,


A virtual font depot.

Finding the perfect font can be very difficult. You never know when you’ll be needing a font resembling those old wanted posters from the American West. If, after searching through your own font archives, you can’t find the ideal font, try With a huge collection of fonts (they claim to have the world’s largest assortment) and excellent searching abilities, you might just find what you’re looking for.

With a dizzying number of font foundries, performs a thorough search for whatever you’re looking for using almost every big-name font company. Once you’ve found the right font, you can purchase it and download immediately. And, if you later lose that font, you can return to the site and download it again.

VRA: V-R Australia


Tour Australia.

With the world focusing on the Olympics in Australia, I thought a tour of Australia would be appropriate. Australia is depicted beautifully through Flash animation at And that’s what makes this site particularly special; it truly is an example of just what you can do with Macromedia Flash.

You can find out all sorts of details about the Land Down Under—accommodations, attractions, beaches, dining, special events, natural wonders, shopping, and the list goes on and on. There’s lots of information and beautiful pictures to go along with it. If you’ve ever been curious about Australia, check out this site.



Now playing on an Internet site near you is, which is produced entirely on Macintosh computers.

The site features the latest news, reviews, articles, interviews of DVDs of all genres. Sections are devoted to movie DVDs, music DVDs, and children’s DVDs. A section called Digital Edge is devoted to the latest DVD technology news and articles explaining this complex technology. Members receive a newsletter and will soon be able to create a custom “mydOc” page for a personalized portal to the site. Members can add comments to existing reviews. There are also drawings bi-weekly for certificates for DVD purchase and other prizes.


The Energizer Bunny’s paradise.

The name of the site says it all—they sell batteries. Period. Just about any kind of consumer battery you might be looking for can be found here (except car batteries). We hardly ever think about batteries until they run out. Then we become frustrated because all these nice little electronic devices require nice little hard-to-find batteries.

From really obscure batteries to your typical off-the-shelf Alkalines, it’s all here. They have a search function to assist you if you’re not sure of what kind of battery you need. Prices are competitive, and shipping costs $0.99 no matter how much you buy. I placed an order, and the package arrived within 24 hours.

Global Mac Games


Mac-only gaming league.

Global Mac Games does not provide gaming servers to play on, but rather a common place for gamers to meet and converse, compete against each other, and report game results to.

With Global Mac Games, Macintosh gamers can sign up for a free account which gives them access to the league. Only Macintosh gamers are able to access GMG; all other gamers are immediately given a nice, short message and then redirected to the Apple Store. Once logged into the site, the gamer can talk in a Java chat room, read and post to an online message board (Soapbox), view a list of current games on the Game Tracker, search the member directory, view the individual game standings (Ladders), join or create online teams (Clans), compete against other members in any of the supported games, and read up on site and gaming news from around the Web.

Global Mac Games currently supports 15 different Macintosh games: Age of Empires, Carmageddon 2, Civilization: Call To Power, Command & Conquer, FA-18Korea, GMG Netris, Heroes of Might & Magic III, Madden NFL 2000, Myth: The Fallen Lords, Myth II: Soulblighter, Quake 3 Arena, Railroad Tycoon II, Starcraft, Warcraft 2, and Unreal Tournament. Some of the prior mentioned games have their own gaming servers to play on (i.e.,, Westwood Online), but Global Mac Games gives gamers an alternative place to play and a common place to meet.

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