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November 2002 edition.  Copyright © 2002 Stick Software. 

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It was July when the last Stick Software newsletter went out! I've been so busy I haven't had time to write.

One thing that kept me busy was a wedding ceremony in Korea. My wife, Keewon Kang Haller, and I tied the knot for the third and final time in Seoul, her home town. If you are interested, you can check it out at our wedding page (there are tourist photos of Korea, too). We have high hopes that our lives will be less busy now.

In the little gaps of time when I wasn't getting married over and over, I have managed to do some Stick Software work. We've added a new product, Issa. We've added a new payment method, PayPal. We've updated lots of products: Eyeballs, BigFoot, Constrictor, CircularSlider. We released a new open-source developer tool, Polyglot. We even got interviewed by an Internet radio show!

Since there's too much to talk about, we'll skip the product updates; suffice to say they're all very, very nice, and you should download them all immediately. :-> New features, bug fixes, additional language localizations — all sorts of changes. Eyeballs actually got two updates done to it since the last newsletter, and it's our most popular product, so you might want to check it out.

Issa 1.0.2:  A virtual fridge poetry set

Download Issa (876K disk image)
More Information on Issa
VersionTracker's Page on Issa
Price: $10 (Kagi) (PayPal)

Issa is a "fridge poetry" set for your Mac. It gives you a bunch of word tiles and lets you assemble poetry using them. With the ability to configure everything from Issa's vocabulary to the font, size and color of your poems, plus facilities for sharing your poems with other users and posting them to the web, you'll never look at your fridge again... except as a source of food.

We've put up a page with user-created poems on it, so everybody can share their work with the world. Check it out, and then download Issa and make your own!

A Stick Software Radio Interview

Stick Software's Ben Haller was interviewed by an Internet radio show called The Gamesome Mac. We've got a copy of the interview here for you to listen to; just click the play button!

If you don't see a widget with a play button above, you probably need the QuickTime plug-in for your browser.

The interview is just over an hour long, and is mostly about Ben's involvement with video games like Solarian II and Lunatic Fringe, back in the day.

We'd like to thank Sean Smith and Omaha Sternberg for inviting Ben onto their program, and for their dedication to the cause of Mac games, a good cause if ever we saw one.

PayPal: A new payment option

In our endless quest to better serve you, the Mac shareware consumer, we have added PayPal as a new payment processing option, in addition to Kagi (and, of course, mailing in checks or money orders). Those of you who have been sending us harassing e-mails asking when we will do this can now pipe down, that's all. :->

It's very easy to use. Just visit our Software page and click on one of the PayPal links next to a product. This takes you to a page where you can pay for that product using your credit card, bank account, or PayPal account. We're in the process of adding PayPal links to the Registration panels of all of our software products as well!

Another day, another newsletter

That's it for this newsletter. If you've got ideas, comments, bug reports, or anything else you'd like me to see, send a note to our support email address. I've got lots to do already, but I can always add items to my "to do" list.

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