Coping with Oregonophilia

I know what some of you are thinking, and it’s not that kind of disease. It’s also not an inordinate fondness for a particular Mediterranean herb. That’s Oreganophila.

I was first afflicted upon moving from the frozen tundra of Upper Michigan to go to grad school at OSU in Corvallis in the early 1960s. Within a short time I fell in love with Oregon. The mountains, forests, deserts, coast, wildlife and people. Even the politicians: socially liberal and enlightened, fiscally conservative. A species which is apparently now extinct. I intended to spend the rest of my life here, but took a short career path detour of 30 years through south Texas. Retirement brought me back.

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10/08 – Apple Support Sites/iChat/Skype

Presentations:  Get the Most out of Your Mac

Apple Support Sites: Mac 101Mac Higher Learning

iChat with its cool new features will benefit and captivate you and your iChat buddies.

Skype – jam-packed with fun features that let you IM and make calls from your computer to landlines and cell phones around the world.

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5/08 – Apple TV/Miro/Joost

Presentations:

  • Apple TV – Rent or buy video with a click of your remote – browse from iTunes or your TV: movies (standard/HD), videos, TV shows, YouTube, podcasts, music, and photos – all in a searchable database shown on your wide-screen television.
  • Miro – Turn your computer into an internet TV video player. This free application automatically downloads videos from RSS-based channels.
  • Joost - Free software to view online video via broadband internet connection.

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