But of course we all know that there are eight SCSI ID numbers (0-7, of which the SCSI controller always steals one), not seven as Jeff Needleman accidentally wrote last issue. Thanks to John Saxton, Frank Nagy, Ioannis Mangos, and everyone else who pointed this out. We don't like being wrong, but we do like correcting our mistakes.
Video Spigot competition comes from Sigma Designs and its $349 Movie Movie, a NuBus hardware and software combination for capturing digital audio and full-motion video. Along with 30 frame per second capture in standard QuickTime postage stamp sizes, Movie Movie can capture a full 640 x 480 resolution window, which is useful for still images.
Sigma Designs -- 510/770-0100 -- 510/770-2640 (fax)
If File Sharing starts slowly on cold mornings, try deleting the AppleShare PDS file that lives at the root level on each shared volume. Jon Pugh <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted this tip on Info-Mac, saying that it took File Sharing about an hour to start up on his PowerBook, and after deleting the file, it took less than a minute. My Mac always seemed to start slowly as well, so I used ResEdit to make the AppleShare PDS files on all my volumes visible (at which point you can see the snazzy killer rabbit icon), trashed them, and then rebooted. I presume that File Sharing rebuilt them on the subsequent reboot, and File Sharing starts up much faster now. You will lose all your sharing preferences, but since I have nothing fancy set up, it wasn't a problem for me. (I just log in to my SE/30's volumes from the PowerBook as the owner, which allows me to avoid setting up sharing for each individual volume. I once heard that using the Finder's Sharing menu item to share the disks, which lets you share specific folders and set more specific privileges, exacts a small performance hit.)