AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! -- by Bret Victor

Let's face it -- stress release is an important part of life nowadays. If it weren't, then paintball ranges, movie theaters that show Van Dam films, and the company that manufactures those hand-exerciser balls couldn't stay in business. They give you alternative ways of venting your frustration rather than, say, becoming a homicidal sociopath.

So what do you do when you're angry at your Apple IIgs? When the spreadsheet won't add up, when you can't beat the game, when you can't think of what to write, when the Window Manager doesn't like your content draw routine?

Well, now there's a new way to take out your anger in a way that won't cause your insurance rates to go up. Use AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!.

AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! is a new desk accessory (NDA). To install AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!, use the Installer, copy it to your System/Desk.Accs folder and reboot, or launch it with IR.

When you select AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! from the Apple menu, the cursor will change. Make sure the capslock key isn't down, and try clicking the mouse button. Try clicking it a lot. Try holding down the Shift key and then hold down the mouse button. If you don't want the screen to flash, you can put the capslock key down. To quit AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!, simply press a key. (If you don't want AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!! to clean up after itself, hold down Option when you press a key. You're not "supposed" to do this, but it can't really hurt anything.)

Have fun. And remember, that's two A's, four U's, four G's, and five H's... AAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!