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Friday, October 02, 2009

Geek or no?

"Killer Apps" available on my computer seem to be multiplying exponentially. Is my use of the phrase "killer apps" now outdated? If so what is the correct new one? When I find an application that seems safe and interesting I will sometimes download it, only to remove it shortly thereafter. Does this disqualify my "geekdom?"

Here are a few applications that have proven to be keepers. Posterous is a web hosting site that is unusually fascinating. People simply post via Emails. And a great feature is their distribution service to my other websites and my social networking sites. Their Posterous Bookmarklet is a dynamite tool, an amazingly quick and fun way to post on single subjects. TweetDeck is one way to keep up with Twitter and Facebook. It is powerful, freestanding and easy to use. Digsby is a way to keep up with Twitter, FaceBook and several Email accounts, all at the same time. It takes a lot of memory and can get clunky pretty easily, ho. But it is a fantastic way to keep up with tweets. It also will handle Instant Messaging, which I do not do. Does that disqualify me as a real geek?

My time on the computer also seems to be increasing. I have been spending a lot of time deleting unnecessary stuff from my hard drive and on my websites. It makes me crazy when my computer hangs up or gets what I call clunky. I am writing and posting at more locations . . . more but not necessarily more effectively, I fear. And I am feeling more tired. All this surely qualifies as a geek thing.

References: Mozilla Firefox is my standard browser, though Google Chrome is much faster and simpler. I use Google and Yahoo! for Email. I maintain blogs at Blogger and Word Press. Carol Gee - Online Universe is the all-in-one home page for my websites. I earn money by posting at RedGage. I use AVG AntiVirus Free 8.5 and Malwarebytes AntiMalware, also free. LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that saves me a lot of time and provides more security.

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
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  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
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  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.