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Question of the Week: 108 - 4/28/2003

Do You Speak Pagan Geek?

Are you techno-savvy? A Diva of the Database? A Sorcerer of Software? Well, not all Pagans are so adept and they could probably use some techno-tips!

If you know of any good Pagan (or non-Pagan) software, spam-fighters, anti-virus software programs, pop-up zappers or the like, please share your knowledge with us!

If you have questions relating to these issues and would like some guidance, feel free to post your questions here. Perhaps some Pagan web guru can provide an answer for you.

If you offer FREE Pagan related graphics, email postcards or other web tools and/or goodies, tell us where to find you. We all like treats!

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Many Many Programmes Apr 28th. at 8:41:31 am EDT

Sloopz (Scotland) Age: 17 - Email - Web

the only programe i use is pirch to talk on chatfamily where i own my own room where pagans, christians etc can talk between each other peacefully (well thats what its supposed to do but the amount of trouble and friction between faiths is annoying)

I am looking for animated pagan pictures for my rules page anyone help? Link to More info related to this post -- HERE

A Few Good Progs... Apr 28th. at 11:29:03 am EDT

Sheisskerl (Atlanta, GA) Age: 20 - Email

I use a variety of programs to protect my computer, but 2 programs come to my mind immediately.. cause they're free! w00t go get em! ;D

Lavasoft Ad-Aware 6.0
(removes various ad-wares and spy-wares)

(trojan and bot scanner/remover)

Ps... Apr 28th. at 11:31:29 am EDT

Sheisskerl (Atlanta, GA) Age: 20 - Email

P.S. - both programs are non-denominational ;P

I Speak Pagan Geek Apr 28th. at 11:54:44 am EDT

michael slosson (melbourne fl) Age: 19 - Email

i am willing to answer computer questions. Apr 28th. at 1:21:09 pm EDT

Wade Berlin (Jacksonville, Florida) Age: 40 - Email - Web

I'm happy to help with HTML, PHP, Apache or MySql questions. We have built an extensive site based Originally on the Postnuke code. We offer a backend RSS feed, Our gallery at will send ecards, we have designed custome themes for nuke sites, built postnule modules, and modified modules to fit custom needs. I'm willing to help anyone in the pagan community who is having PHP/MySQL or postnuke issues. And we can do Module development for PHPNuke / Postnuke sites. (as a Bonus, My company offers php/mysql ready webspace, for a reasonable price)

We use Macintoshes here, and We have used SpamFire with a great deal of success in reducing Spam coming into our domains. It's mac only - but it works! available from matterform: Spamfire Website Link to More info related to this post -- HERE

Not Much Experience, But... Apr 28th. at 4:06:56 pm EDT

Entropy Aurelius (Ann Arbor Michigan) Age: 23 - Email

Pop-Up Stopper from Panicware seems to work fairly well. There's both a free and a pay version; I only have the free version. I have it on my Windows box; I don't know if it has or will work on a Macintosh or Linux. The latest version flashes in the lower right system tray and will briefly change your pointer to a red circle with a slash through it whenever a popup appears. I like it a fair bit! A search on 'Panicware' should give you the web address.

If you actually -want- a popup to appear, such as with some web-based email systems like with Earthlink, it's simple: hold down the control key before clicking, and the window will appear! Once it appears, you can release the key.

I don't have much in the way of pagan graphics right now. I don't do a whole lot of that stuff, but the idea's now come to me that I could. And I very well might, once I find the time!

Speaking of graphics, a good -and free- program to use for editing graphics is the GIMP. It originated as a Linux program, but has been adapted for Windows use. I'm not sure about Macintosh. It's a fairly heavy program, and installing it can be a bit of a headache for those that don't know a lot about computers. Once done, however, it's a pretty nice program that allows you to do some nifty manipulation and creation effects. I haven't piddled with most of the nifty little gadgets associated with it, but I do know I like it!

For Handspring And Palm Apr 28th. at 4:30:47 pm EDT

Korbeau (Sherbrooke) Age: 25 - Email

I have a handspring and i found a little software very useful on twocows.

The name is Pagan Resource (make by GlitchWare) . With this, you can keep track of recipes, stones, herbs ro oils. You have a database for colors too and all theres meaning in rituals. You have a section for the runes where you can draw it and record theres meaning. At last, you can record your prayers (or composes it) whenever you want. :)

I use the version 1.5 but i know the version 2 is out. You can download it free.

Now tell me, am I a really pagan geek? ;)

sherbrooke, Quebec Link to More info related to this post -- HERE

Pop Up Killer Apr 28th. at 8:34:41 pm EDT

David (Visalia, Ca) Age: 27 - Email

Im going to college for computer support tech right now, so i know some stuff and dont have a problem with people asking me about problems. I found a pretty good pop up killer on its called powi, comes up with another name on there but thats it, You have to manually enter each one but you just open it up and click on the one in the list you dont want.

A Chat Program Apr 28th. at 10:23:48 pm EDT

Fathom (pittsburgh) Age: 24 - Email

Trillian. it's free and it will run aim icq yahoo and a few others. this means you can manage all your friends regardless of the different ids in different places. type trillian into a search and you can download it for free.

Cute Moon Phase Program Apr 29th. at 1:03:04 am EDT

Dionysia (Toronto) Age: 23 - Email

Merry Meet,

There is a great little program that I love called LunaBar. It puts a graphic on your lower right screen corner that charts the phase of the moon and the sign that it is currently in. The program itself is freeware, but if you register the program for a nominal fee, many other options are open to you - such as calculating the phases for different time zones than your own, or for future or past dates.

Also, at a site called there is a planetary hour calculator which is just fantastic for planning spellwork!

Blessed Be,


Free Anti-Virus Protection! Apr 29th. at 1:04:25 am EDT

Angie (Long Beach, CA USA) Age: 38 - Email

My forte is PC hardware. I am the IT Manager for an electrical contractor so that makes me a Pagan Geek :)

My contribution will be to point anyone who may be in need of some cheap/free anti-virus protection to a good source:

There you can download a free version of AVG, a very good anti-virus program. Make sure you keep it updated and you should be well protected. That is, with a firewall in use as well. You can find an excellent (and also free for the home user!) firewall from the fine people at:

With these two programs running on your PC, you should be very well protected.

Blessings to you all and Happy (and safe!) Surfing! :)

RE:Do You Speak Pagan Geek? Apr 29th. at 8:32:22 am EDT

Moonlight (UK) Age: 22 - Email

I can help with problems in the MS Office software, especially Word and Publisher. If I can't help, I know a number of geeky Pagans around here who can. :)

Blessed Be

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