14 January 2012

Software and the OS

Those who are non-techs often ask me about computer software and hardware. They wish to know what to buy and what is crap. This post is a list and discussion of what I have at this time. I will update in the future.


I use two free programs to read books and articles. STDU Viewer and FBReader between them they cover almost anything I might want to read. Formats include: (fb2, cbr, cbz, tcr, pdb, mobi, azw, dcx, bmp, pcx, jpeg, gif, PNemfG, wmf, psd, tiff, pdf, DjVu, xps, JBIG2, wwf, epub, rtf).


office software
I use the free and open source LibreOffice.

For the price of Adobe Acrobat and depending on which version I purchased, I could buy two or three 1 terabyte harddrives.

I almost exclusively use the Linux operating system. I currently have a version of Linux called LinuxMint installed.I use It

. Last year, the American Air Force had a virus infect the UAV flight system computers at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The Air Force was lucky the virus was fairly harmless and was delt with presently.

13 January 2012

Blog Moved

Over the weekend, I moved this blog from Wordpress to Blogger. My few past posts have been moved as well. Wordpress makes yo life difficult if you are not a paying member. Blogger is free. Wordpress may have more do-dads, but I do not have any need for all. Blogger does what I want and need, not some programmers acronym filled wet dream.

R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey (was 22 November 2011)

"Anne McCaffrey died aged 85 on 21 November 2011 at her home in Ireland after suffering a stroke."

Her work helped to add a broader more nuanced and varied to my developing morality.

New Story at Quantum Muse (was 1 November 2011)

My First published story, a flash fiction piece entitled A Fear of Shadows. It was published to the Quantum Muse site on 31 October 2011. At only 296 words, ‘Shadows’ is super short.

It is brutal; and, my attempt at addressing the horror genre. I see and hear about horror from nearly everyone I know, all two of them. It makes no sense to me. I do not understand how one would enjoy being frightened. I do not get how the horror films/books can even BE frightening. How is a dufus running around in a hockey mask scarey?

What I Like and Don't (was 15 October 2011)

Likes: archaeology, square holes, washing dirt, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, Elizabeth Moon, John R. R. Tolkien, David Weber, Sarah Vowll, the Bears, Charles Darwin, the Blues, Joss Stone, Nerdcore, Firefly, Civilization, Anne Rice, Diana Krall, Rory Block, White Stripes, The Commitments, stout, Imelda May, Superheavy, Astrud Gilberto, cooking

Dislikes: Star Wars, the packers, horror movies (except vampire), zombies, sitcoms, Harry Potter, Twilight, anise,

12 January 2012

Who am I and Why am I Writing? (was 22 September 2011)

My name is Christopher Geoffries. I am an archaeologist/anthropologist, among other things. My primary area’s of interest are in the Harappan Civilization and South Asian military purchasing policy. I have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.

The Harappan Civilization  was a bronze age literate civilization is South Asia. The existed from about 3300 to 1300 B.C.E. It was larger by far than Egypt or Mesopotamia.

South Asian military purchasing policy. My interest is in why groups make decision. I study South Asia primarily in that India is so large and diverse; geographically, economically, and population. The must make choices but it can in the end afford anything it wants. So what does it want and why?

I have recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. I am currently reassessing my entire life. The world has been conquered by strange and unintelligible aliens. There be humans here.