Holiday simplifying, or: Paul’s Junk Giveaway

I’ve been going through my house over the last few days trying to do my semi-seasonal purge of things I don’t need. It’s all part of the continual process of reducing the clutter (physical, mental, spiritual) in my life.

Among the things I no longer need: An old copy of DVD Studio Pro 2 (install discs, manuals, box). I’ve upgraded to Final Cut Studio, so I have no use for it, but it seems like a waste to just throw it out and recycle the manuals. It’s not the most up to date version, I assure you, but post a comment if you want it and I’ll mail it to you, free of charge.

Here are the minimum system requirements, as found on Ken Stone’s site:

Macintosh computer with PowerPC G4 processor (733 Mhz or faster).
AGP graphics card with 8MB of video memory (32MB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.2.6
QuickTime 6.3
256 MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
20GB of disk space
DVD drive required for installation
Apple SuperDrive or other DVD burner for writing finished projects (recommended)

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While I’m at it, here are a couple of things I’ve been reading during my seasonal simplifying. Both are good reads during this season of “Buy! Buy! Buy!

The venerable classic: Walden

A classic I just discovered: Richard Gregg’s The Value of Voluntary Simplicity

Enjoy.

3 Responses to “Holiday simplifying, or: Paul’s Junk Giveaway”

  1. Erik Harrison Says:

    I’d love the software. I feel a little greedy saying that outloud, especially as someone who rarely comments.

    If there is anyone for whom this fills a pressing need, I’ll bow out, of course

  2. rockwell Says:

    Yes, the Gregg book is quite inspiring. I love the part about needless “gageteering,” and this from the 30’s!

  3. Paul Says:

    Yeah! “It is time to call a halt on endless gadgeteering!”

    I also like Gregg’s quotation of John Ruskin: “the regulation of the purse is, in its essence, regulation of the imagination and the heart.”