This is my present to you all.
NewsMaestro Introduction and Features
NewsMaestro download page:
NewsMaestro.exe Windows executable is ready to run.
Source code is included.
News Maestro is power tool for usenet.
There is just nothing like it.
It can perform anything related to usenet in automated manner.
Individually or in bulk.
It can post, repost multiple articles from the archive file,
download any number of articles depending on selected criteria,
such as group name, author, subject of an article, or any other
required headers. It can send regular emails or post to usenet
via mail2news gateways.
It has a powerful job module that allows you to run any number
of automated jobs and perform any usenet operation in bulk.
It can also generate any standard usenet control messages that
could apply to either existing articles in some group, or stored
in one of your archives. You can use filters to select the
Job module is used to perform a number of different operations
automatically. Each task can perform any desired operation,
such as download, post, etc. Once some task is finished, the next
task in the job list starts up automatically.
Articles for download/post operations could be selected using
powerful filters. You can filter on any required header and/or
article body specifying multiple search parameters and keyword
Filters can be applied to any operation.
You can download some articles using filters to select by any
of required headers and substitute the original words in the
article with different, randomly selected words according to
a number of syntactically correct categories, thus changing
the meaning of what is being said and yet perfectly preserving
the thought pattern and exactly duplicating the syntax of the
Templates can be used in the same way as in ordinary letterhead
in order to send the articles to different individuals and have
a personalized feel to them.
You can generate templates out of regular Usenet articles, or any
other text file, using your own dictionary and convert them into
These templates can then be converted back into text and the
original verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. will be replaced with
normal words, selected randomly.
You can use your own dictionaries during template generation and
monkey busines operations. Default dictionary supplied contains
over 8000 words and can be extended at will with a regular text
Archive to HTML/XML converter
You can convert your standard usenet archives into nice looking
web pages, using style sheets and use your favorite web browser
to view them.
You can navigate those pages using the navigation buttons.
Filters can be applied to select the candidate articles.
Automatic quote insertion
You can add leading and trailing quotes to any of
articles you post by randomly selecting those quotes from your
own quotes file. You can also add intro and reminder notes to
any posted article with desired periodicity.
You can save the articles you download from usenet to any number
of archive files. Later on, some of those articles could be
re-posted using filters to select which ones.
You can eliminate duplicate articles from your archives and
repair any archive files automatically.
Email and MailToNews:
You can send email articles from your archives to any number of
You can also post articles from your archive using Mail2News
More on Filtering
Powerful filtering techniques are available to select the
articles for any operation, such as post, download, etc.
Filters can be applied to required article headers or article
body, or both.
Multiple keywords or keyword phrases are supported. Search scope
allows to perform a multi-keyword searches and match only those
articles that have all of the keywords within a specified number
of characters. Associative filtering allows you to create the
association lists containing similar in meaning keywords.
If article contains any of the keywords on any of association
lists, it will match.
Filters can be applied during conversion of you archives into HTML
web pages to select the articles you are interested in. This is a
very powerful feature for educational and research purposes as you
will be able to avoid seeing all the articles you are not interested
in, unlike on some web search engines where you see all sorts of
articles having nothing to do with what you are interested in.
Dictionaries are used during symbol substitution in article headers
or body, template generation or Monkey Business operation.
They contain the lists of words classified by different categories.
More on Template Generator
Template generator allows you to convert any existing articles into
templates substituting article headers or words in the article body
with symbols. Template can then be save to a file for later use,
or it can be used on the fly to convert all symbols back to
corresponding words or article headers.
Conversion utilizes the symbol categories in order to produce the
linguistically correct conversions selecting proper categories from
the Dictionaries. Each linguistic category, such as nouns, verbs,
adjectives, etc contains a list of words belonging to that category.
Dictionary are regular text files and can be edited with any text
More on Monkey Business Operation
You can download articles from usenet selecting desired articles
with filters, save them in your local archive and then substitute
all the words that exist in your dictionary with randomly selected
More on Dictionaries
You can use two different dictionaries, one for converting words
to symbols and the other one for converting symbols back to words
or you can use the same dictionary. Using two separate dictionaries
allows you to generate text that will have a limited vocabulary of
particular individual type, such as plumber, computer freak,
little girl, bully, cop, etc.
Multiple configurations: You can create a different configuration
file to store all the parameters to carry out any operation, such
as download, post, etc. Next time you run the program, you simply
load one of your configurations and click on Do It button to start it.
Get yourself the most powerful tool for usenet you ever heard of.
NewsMaestro download page:
Finally, if any java programmers can look at the sources and
suggest some ideas for improvements, that would be great.
And if they can get their hands on it and post the latest version
of source files, that would be even better.
Post it under this thread.
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"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order
to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for
patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword.
It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch
and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed,
the leader will have no need in seizing the rights
of the citizenry.
Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear
and blinded by patriotism,
will offer up all of their rights unto the leader
and gladly so.
How do I know?
For this is what I have done.
And I am Caesar."
--- Julius Caesar