OZ/OOPS! Newsletter

SCOOPS! Spring, 2008

Does your Oz icon ever disappear?

To date, we have not been able to pinpoint why this happens, but if it happens to you, this is how to get it back: Icon drop on OzMain:

  1. Shut down any open Oz folder or program
  2. Open Drives
  3. Open Drive E
  4. Look for [+] Oz - click on [+] get Oz tree
  5. Look for [+] Programs under Oz - if it exists, it will have Oz diamond icon
    Right click on Programs (Diamond icon), when popup appears choose "Delete"
    Get "Are you sure ..." - click [Yes].
  6. Back to open Oz tree on Drive E. Look for Env folder - open (double-click) click on Env folder icon
  7. In Env folder top, click "View", then "Sort"
  8. Find "MakeObjs.cmd" icon and double-click. This will recreate the Oz icon on the desktop.
  9. Close all open folders and test Oz icon on Desktop.

Icon Drop on Oz Client:

  1. Before doing anything at the Client, make sure OzMain is up and running.
  2. First try rebooting because it may have been a dropped network connection.
  3. If just rebooting doesn't work then do this -
  4. Open Drives
  5. Look for Drive I - it should have a green (Network) thing on the icon.
  6. If Drive I doesn't exist, then something is wrong with your network connection - you can't proceed.
  7. If Drive I exists, then open (double-click) Drive I
  8. Look for [+] Oz, click on [+] get Oz tree.
  9. Look for Env folder, open (double-click) Env folder icon
  10. In Env folder top, click "View" then "Sort"
  11. Find ClDtObjs.cmd. Double-click this icon. This will re-create Oz icon on the desktop.
  12. Close all open folders and test Oz icon on the desktop.

    We do not recall if we ever got a call from someone having this problem who was not running Oz on the network. If you are a single user, and have ever experienced Oz Icon drop, please let us know.

  13. Just in case you need a laugh: Can't take credit for this one, it was on the internet.

    After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,' which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS ' pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers. By the way, UPS is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.

    P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
    S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

    P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
    S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

    P: Something loose in cockpit
    S: Something tightened in cockpit

    P: Dead bugs on windshield.
    S: Live bugs on back-order.

    P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent
    S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

    P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
    S: Evidence removed.

    P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
    S: DME volume set to more believable level.

    P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
    S: That's what friction locks are for.

    P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
    S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

    P: Suspected crack in windshield.
    S: Suspect you're right.

    P: Number 3 engine missing.
    S: Engine found on right wing after brief search

    P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
    S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.

    P: Target radar hums.
    S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

    P: Mouse in cockpit.
    S: Cat installed.

    P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
    S: Took hammer away from midget.

Speeding Up Your Searches:

When doing a look-up, instead of starting with an empty field, enter the first few characters of the data you are searching for. Remember, in Oz, you can search on any field or any combination of fields. Oz is set to bring in 30 items at a time, but this is a preference and can be changed.