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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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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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| 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 downloads.com 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 |
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 IAmAWitch.com there is a planetary hour calculator which is just fantastic for planning spellwork!
| 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: www.grisoft.com
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: www.sybergen.com
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. :)
| Free Stuff!! :D ||Apr 29th. at 10:58:19 am EDT|
|Silver Raven (Jo Marriott) (Nottingham, UK) ||Age: 21 - Email - Web|
Well, let's see...I run my own Community website for Pagans. I'm not that techno-minded, but my site has won a Golden Web Award for this year and it's doing well in the Witchcraft Top 100 Poll (No.11 last time I checked) . All the graphics I use are borrowed from sites offering free graphics e.g. The Coven of the Silver Light. They're a great place, you can find them at: http://members.lycos.co.uk/covensilverlight
Anyone is welcome to use my graphics (except the sigs, Dolls Dolls and Sigs [found at: http://groups.msn.com/dollsdollsandsigs] will make you your own, again for free!) . If you're going to use my graphics though, I'd prefer it if you either joined the group or linked to my site (or both!) .
My site has just started offering free services - I do free birth charts and readings of my very own Truth Cards. We also have a swap shop. And, new today on my site, predictions for the month ahead! At the moment, it's just me and my Truth Cards in there, but I'm hoping to get people offering horoscopes (Western and eastern) , Tarot readings, Rune readings etc.
If you're interested in any of this, please visit my site, by clicking on the weblink.
Big witchy hugs to all at Witchvox for giving me the chance to do some much-needed advertising!! Hope to see some new people on my site soon,
| P.S.... ||Apr 29th. at 11:05:07 am EDT|
|Silver Raven (Jo Marriott) (Nottingham, UK) ||Age: 21 - Email - Web|
Sorry, I forgot to say that if anyone thinks they can offer their services to either the running or design of my site, or if they would like to offer services like Tarot reading, horoscopes etc free of charge, please email me or visit my site.
Thanks and Blessed Be,
Silver Raven. xx
| FileMaker Pro And Editing ||Apr 29th. at 4:35:05 pm EDT|
|Sara (TC, MN) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I have experience with all the basics but the helpful thing is I am becoming fairly knowedgeable with FileMaker Pro (worked on 5, 5.5, and will be getting 6 soon) . I don't work with any file sharing cababilities but have been wanting to learn. For those who don't know it's a wonderful Mac and PC compatable database program, much better (but also spendier) than Access. I have a fairly extensive database that I also might be willing to share.
Also for those who have web sites I am willing to work to help you proof read pages and text.
E-mail me at sarar at insani-x dot com
| Do I Speak It? I Am It! ||Apr 29th. at 5:19:29 pm EDT|
|BlueFlame (VA, USA) ||Age: 17 - Email - Web|
I constantly call myself a Pagan geek!
I love lunabar by clysmic.com Like someone else said, it calculates full moons, equonoxes, planatary hours, position of constilations etc. All for your exact GPS coordinates. Very nifty, and how impressive is it to say, "The New Moon will be May 1st at 8:16 AM EST"? Oh yeah, you'll be getting all the chicks. ;-)
I'm always on mIRC and I've programed alieses and popups to say "Merry Meet" when ever you enter the room, and that greeting also changes for the holidays, right now when you enter chat it says "Blessed Beltane!" A few friends and I are currently programing a Pagan trivia bot! (We are currently located at irc.chathosting4u.net:7000 #EarthSpirit for those interested.) There are also a few Pagan IRC networks, which really suprised me, like irc.peacefulhaven.net and irc.paganpaths.org
Also you gotta love Drak.net Pagan website hosting!
| It Is My Life. ||Apr 29th. at 7:53:40 pm EDT|
|Maleciah (Oregon) ||Age: 25 - Email |
I am always involved.. the net is my forte. I administer activation servers nationwide and a network that is about to increase to handle over 4 million subscribers. not to mention I feel like I know the internal back bone of the net like the back of my hand. and I feel like I have seen all the pages on the net on a weekly basis. I remember telling my family about the success of the net and they told me last year they never thought that I would be right.. after all what did I know, it was the late 80's and I was only a 6th grader!
| Born To Be Geek ||Apr 29th. at 10:27:30 pm EDT|
I eat sleep and dream "geek". I've been with the internet since the beginning, and even before, in the old BBS days. Lol, my first home computer (if you want to call it that) was the Adam. It hooked up to the television and came with Flash Gordon, a word processor, and a book on Basic. That lasted until the real thing came along. I've not been without a computer since the beginning of the 80's, and intend to be geeking it until I'm too old to remember what a keyboard is. :)
Here is the highlight of what I am experienced with. By experienced I mean I have worked with extensively and have the program or programs on one or more of my home computer systems. "Worked with extensively" jsut means that I can do/create/change whatever I need without consulting a manual, and not necessarily a true guru status. :)
All Windows OS since 3.1
Linux (Mandrake) - my preferred OS
Word/Excel/Front Page/Access (I wrote all the production databases used by my last employer in Access)
Browsers I have/use include IE/Netscape/Opera (don't like it)
That doesn't everything I use have or use, but that is what I use regularly enough to be skilled, if not necessarily skilled at guru status.
I have been working a lot with CGI, and have recently started with PHP-Nuke. I've used PHP with flatfile previously, but not Nuke and MYSQL. But so far I seem to be catching on. I have one mod and a couple of themes I am debugging.
I'm happy to answer questions or help if I can, but please keep in mind I own 8 websites and create all the content, graphics, or whatever else needs to be done on all of them, so time is precious.
| I Know Some.... ||Apr 29th. at 11:08:21 pm EDT|
|Jeremy Adkison (Kansas (A.K.A. the Hellmouth)) ||Age: 15 - Email |
I know some stuff. Not much, but definetely enough to get by! I do however think if you needed help primarily on the basics then i could be your man!
The real reason i am posting however is to ask if anyone here knows of any really good (FREE!) Pagan/Wiccan software programs you can get off the net? I've got one allready but its a free three day trial thing. Im sorry but i think its kinda dumb for anyone to have to pay for spells or a lunar chart online.
Can anyone here help me?
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