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)


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


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.”