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Joseph L. Cousins

Sierra Consultants
10118 Avenel Gardens Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20903-1735
(301) 439-2738

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: Shareware :
: :
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o BIO-CAL is a 'coined' term meaning BIOrhythm-CALenders.

o Sierra Consultants reserves the right to make improvements in the product
described in this manual at any time and without prior notice.

o Under no circumstances may this product be sold or distributed with another
product without the express written permission of Sierra Consultants. No
part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,
or be transmitted in any way, without written permission from Sierra

o The software described herein is a copyrighted LICENSE PROGRAM and is the
property of Sierra Consultants.

o The program is distributed as a Shareware product. You may freely copy and
share the product with your friends and associates. If you decide to use
the product, you are encouraged to become a registered user.


This program was written with the idea in mind to market it to Dealers who
would then sell the output to persons desiring the BIO-CAL charts unique
output format. Considering the available market for such an item I realized
it would also do well in the User-Supported Software (SHAREWARE) market. I
hereby submit this program for your consideration.

BIO-CAL source code is not for sale nor will it be released. This program is
Copyright(c) 1988,89,90,91 by Sierra Consultants. The conditions under which
BIO-CAL may be copied are as follows:

1. Individuals are granted permission by the author to freely copy the
BIO-CAL diskette for their own use or to provide others with
evaluation copies as long as no price or other consideration is

2. Computer Clubs, User Groups, and Bulletin Board Operators are granted
permission to copy the BIO-CAL diskette or place it on a Bulletin
Board for 'Downloading'. The person receiving the copied diskette or
downloaded BIO-CAL program cannot be charged an fee EXCEPT FOR MEDIA

3. The program or any of the documentation cannot be modified in any
manner without the prior consent of the Author.

4. The BIO-CAL program and its support files may not be packaged along
with any other program or materials without the prior consent of the
Author. It may not be bundled and sold as part of any other package.

5. The BIO-CAL program may not be "rented" to others.

6. The BIO-CAL outputs are Copyright(c) and may not be sold to anyone.

Installation Notes

The following files should be found after you uncompress BIO-CAL from the
format in which you received it:

BIOLOGO.SCR ............ The BIO-CAL Opening Logo Screen
BIO-CAL.DOC ............ The BIO-CAL Manual File (This Document!)
BIO-CAL.EXE ............ The main BIO-CAL program
BIO-CAL.CFG ............ The BIO-CAL configuration file
BIO-CAL.PRN ............ The BIO-CAL Printer configuration file
BIO-CAL.IBM ............ The IBM Graphics Printer skeleton file
BIO-CAL.GEN ............ The Generic Printer skeleton file
README.1ST ............ A small 'Late Information' File
MANUAL.BAT ............ A DOS batch file which prints the Manual
REGISTER.DOC ............ The BIO-CAL Registration form

The BIO-CAL program requires the .IBM file when an IBM Graphics Printer or
Citizen Printer has been selected for output. The .GEN file is required for
the other printers. If the BIO-CAL.CFG file is not found when BIO-CAL is
started another will be created with default values. All BIO-CAL files must
reside in the same directory / subdirectory as the main program. BIO-CAL has
been tested on versions 2.11 to 5.00 of PC-DOS and MS-DOS.

The History of BIO-CAL

The idea behind BIO-CAL was conceived by myself during the summer of 1975. I

saw someone running a Biorhythm program on one of our remote computer

terminals at Litton. It generated voluminous output which was impressive but

not something you could refer to conveniently. I immediately thought of

producing an output on a 132 character wide printer paper which consisted of

months whose days were placed across the paper horizontally and the biorhythm

output would be placed under each day vertically. I even wrote a small

program in Basic to begin this process but only managed to finish that portion

which did the math calculations. I generated the sine values for each cycle

and stored the values in tables.

The idea rolled around in this old brain of mine for many years until the day

I was using another persons computer who had a calender presentation in a

format similar to the BIO-CAL output charts. I don't know how many times I

must have looked at the calendar but this was first time I realized I could

output a calendar with the Biorhythm imbedded in it.

How BIO-CAL Works

BIO-CAL begins by presenting the user a CRT screen which is in a menu format.
This CRT screen will continuously display the current time and the day-date on
the screen and the current configuration parameters in the box at the lower
left. These displays are taken from the DOS maintained Date and Time and
should be set prior to BIO-CAL initiation. The user obtains a BIO-CAL Chart by
following the Menu steps in progression. The CRT Cursor is not displayed
until it is required. Press the menu item to select it and begin entry. When
entering dates you must press enter after typing each item (i.e., type month,
press enter, type day, press enter, type year, press enter). If the year
entered is less than 100 the computer assumes this century "1900".

1. Press 1 to enter the persons birth date as decimal Month, Day, and
Year. If the entered date is legal the program computes the Julian
date. It computes the Day of the Week from the entered MM-DD-YYYY and
displays it on the CRT screen.

2. Press 2 to enter the date the first or only month is to be output.
The day is forced to begin on the first of a month.

3. Press 3 to enter the number of months BIO-CALs are to be produced.
The range of numbers are 1 to 99.

4. Press 4 to enter the name of the person the BIO-CAL is being computed
for. This name will be entered on the printed chart when output. The
length of the character field (26) is shown by the brackets at each
end. Both upper and lower case are accepted.

5. Press 5 to view a BIO-CHART which contains information presented in a
chart for each month(s) selected as three sine waves for the three
Biorhythm curves. These same charts will be output at the bottom of
each page of printed calendars.

6. Press 6 to request BIO-CAL calendars and BIO-CHART charts to be
printed on the printer type shown in the configuration window. A
"Wait Working..!!" signal will be displayed next to the Print Chart
selection to indicate the data is being sent to the printer. If a
problem occurs with the printer while printing the printer selection
bar in the configuration box will "BLINK" and the output waiting for
the printer will be discarded. When the signal is no longer displayed
the user may begin another selection.

7. Press 7 to access the Printer Selection Menu. Choose the printer type
that best matches your printer. If the selection is different than
the one currently in use the BIO-CAL.CFG file is updated. The Printer
Style Menu is displayed next which allows you to select the mode you
wish the output charts to be printed in. Choose the style you prefer
to use on your selected printer. If the selection you choose is
different than the one currently in use the BIO-CAL.CFG file is

ESC Press ESCAPE to quit BIO-CAL and return to the DOS command prompt.
The BIO-CAL Program is terminated at this point and all previous
screen parameters are restored.

* The following Biorhythm information was first published in 80 *
* Microcomputing (tm) magazine in March 1980. That material is *
* excerpted here with the Copyright holders permission. *
What are Biorhythms ?

The Theory

Biorhythm means rhythm of life. The basis of the biorhythm theory is that our
lives are governed by cycles that start at our day of birth. The theory has
been applied in the past to accident prevention. Many companies have studied
biorhythms and their effects on airline pilots and athletic teams. Doctors and
surgeons, relative to performing operations, have studied biorhythms.

From the day we are born, the theory states, we are governed by cycles. The
23 day cycle called the physical cycle governs the condition of one's body.
The 28 day cycle called the emotional or sensitivity cycle governs one's
temperament. The 33 day cycle, called the intellectual cycle, influences our
intellect or thinking capacity. Those who have investigated the theory seem
to agree on the length of these cycles as 23, 28 and 33 days respectively.

The Physical Cycle

The physical cycle is said to affect our vitality and strength. The plus
period lasts 11 1/2 days and these are days of physical vitality, stamina,
strength and durability. It is a period of self confidence, courage and
progressive spirit. Athletes usually find this period best for competitive
sports. The minus period also lasts 11 1/2 days and is a period of reduced
energy. One tires more easily, is more liable to infectious diseases;
medicines seem to work well, according to authorities. This is a period of
rejuvenation where our body seems to be recharging; a good period for rest and

The Emotional Cycle

The emotional cycle affects our nervous systems. The plus period lasts 14
days and is a period of cheerfulness, creative ability and moral energy. This
is a period where we are full of energy, good for contests, public
performances, conducting jobs where teamwork is required. The minus period
also lasting 14 days is a period where we lack ambition, tend to be moody and
should be careful in our personal relations with others.

* The following Biorhythm information was first published in 80 *
* Microcomputing (tm) magazine in March 1980. That material is *
* excerpted here with the Copyright holders permission. *

The Intellectual Cycle

The intellectual cycle affects our understanding, adaptability, logic, wit,
judgement and concentration. The plus period, lasting 16 1/2 days, is the
best time for study, planning, examinations and decisions. The minus period,
also lasting 16 1/2 days, is a period in which we are apt to be lacking in
good judgement. It is a time for gathering data or for jobs that require

Critical Days

Critical days are those during which a cycle crosses from plus to minus (or
minus to plus). The term critical is relative. It is a period of change
where our system is in a state of flux.

Statistical Research

Statistical research for over 30 years seems to disclose that during those
critical days, especially the physical and emotional ones, we are more
accident prone, lacking in coordination, judgement and alertness. During an
emotionally critical day one is apt to make a slip of the tongue,
irresponsible utterances, quarrel or have disputes. An intellectually
critical day might cause failure of memory or mistakes. Critical days are
depicted in the BIO-CAL program preview screen and in the BIO-CAL output
calendars and charts by an asterisk ('*').

Important Dates for Prominent People

As you experiment with your version of BIO-CAL, you may find it interesting to
try important dates for people in history. Here's a list:

Name Birthdate Date and Event
Armstrong, Neil 08/05/1930 07/20/1969 1st moon walk
Bell, Alexander G. 03/03/1847 03/10/1876 Invented telephone
Bonaparte, Napoleon 08/15/1769 06/18/1815 Battle of Waterloo
Bush, George 06/12/1924 01/21/1989 Inauguration
Curie, Marie 11/07/1867 07/25/1895 Married Pierre
Earhart, Amelia 07/24/1898 07/01/1937 Last flight
Edison, Thomas 02/11/1847 07/18/1877 Invented phonograph
Ferguson, Sarah 10/15/1959 07/23/1986 Married Prince Andrew
Ferraro, Geraldine 08/26/1935 07/12/1984 Agreed to run for
vice presidency.
Franklin, Benjamin 01/17/1706 07/04/1776 Dec. of Independence
Gandhi, Indira 11/19/1917 01/24/1966 Became India's PM
10/31/1984 Died
Joplin, Janis 01/19/1943 02/12/1968 N.Y. debut
Kennedy, Edward 02/22/1932 07/18/1969 Chappaquiddick
Kennedy, John F. 05/29/1917 10/22/1962 Cuban missile crisis
11/22/1963 Assassinated
King, Martin Luther 01/15/1929 08/28/1963 "I have a dream..."
04/04/1968 Assassinated
Lady Diana 07/01/1961 07/29/1981 Married Prince Charles
Lee, Robert E. 01/19/1807 04/09/1865 Appomattox
Lincoln, Abraham 02/12/1809 01/01/1863 Emancipation Proclam.
04/14/1865 Assassinated
Nixon, Richard 01/09/1913 06/17/1972 Watergate break-in
08/09/1974 Resignation
O'Connor, Sandra Day 03/26/1930 09/26/1981 1st woman Supreme
Court justice.
Ride, Sally 05/26/1951 06/18/1983 1st American woman in space
Truman, Harry S. 05/08/1884 08/06/1945 Hiroshima
Washington, George 02/22/1732 07/04/1776 Dec. of Independence
Wright, Wilbur 08/19/1871 12/17/1903 Kitty Hawk flight

** The Data on this page is courtesy of George Campbell, Contributing Editor
for Compute!'s PC and PC World magazine

How BIO-CAL determines the Day of the Week

{:Procedure: DOW - Compute the Day of the Week :}
{:Input: Mo, Da, Yr Output: Wk ( 0=SUNDAY ) :}
{:Zeller's Congruence is used To determine the day of the week of any:}
{:Gregorian Date. Good For any date since 1582. Math follows: :}
{: :}
{: Wk = ( Da + Mo*2 + INT((Mo+1)*.6) + 1 + Yr :}
{: + INT(Yr/4) - INT(Yr/100) + INT(Yr/400) ) MOD 7 :}
{: :}
{:Where Wk = Weekday (0=sun,1=Mon,2=Tue,3=Wed,4=Thu,5=Fri,6 = Sat) :}
{: Da = Day of the month :}
{: Mo = adjusted Month (Jan & Feb = 13 & 14 of prev year) :}
{: Yr = adjusted Year (year - 1 If month is Jan or Feb :}
{: :}
{:Example: Jul 4, 1776 Da=4, Mo=7, Yr=1776 (Wk = 4 Thu) :}
{: Dec 7, 1941 Da=7, Mo=12, Yr=1941 (Wk = 0 Sun) :}

This algorithm was discovered in software written by:

Judson D. McClendon
844 Sun Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35215



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concept not understood by everyone. The authors of Shareware retain all
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far less than the purchase price of comparable commercial software it's
obvious that Shareware is a good deal for everyone.

There are real advantages to you in the Shareware system. You get to try out
software to make sure it is compatible with your hardware and that it fits
your needs before you "buy" it with your registration. The author saves the
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to you. Plus, most Shareware authors are much more accessible than commercial
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to be responded to.

Thank you for your support.


o Title: Biorhythm, A Personal Science.

Author: Bernard Gittelson.

Pub: ARCO 1977

o Title: Biorhythms: Is This Your Day? How you can chart your ups and
downs for weeks, months, and even years ahead.

Author: George S. Thommen.

Pub: CROWN 1987.

o Title: Biorhythms: Find out how you are physically, mentally and

Author: Ralph E. Holthausen.

Pub: 80 Microcomputing March 1980.

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