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Has it been one year already?

February 28th, 2008 at 1:26 am » Comments (3)

No, seriously. Has it been a year? On February 28th, 2007, I made the first post in this blog. From no subscribers to a few (thanks to generous initial links from Jason Powell and Tony Dye) to consistently over 100 (along with thousands of web hits), it’s been quite a year! October of 2007, during […]



TrueCrypt Whole-Disk Encryption: Why I Turned It Off

February 18th, 2008 at 12:28 pm » Comments (19)

Last night, I decrypted my laptop. Eleven days ago, I posted about TrueCrypt’s new whole-disk encryption. I encrypted my laptop and started using it. Speed didn’t seem to be an issue (or much of one, maybe it was a little bit slower overall, but that’s just my perception). But it also disabled Hibernation, forcing me […]



New Lakeview Church Website Launched

February 10th, 2008 at 1:05 pm » Comments (1)

Yesterday. 11:30 am. After around 20 hours of work for me since Friday, and more if you count the volunteer who helped out and all the content my wife helped add over this past week, and plenty more hours from several people for the past eight months, the new, updated Lakeview Church website launched! The […]



TrueCrypt 5: Whole Disk Encryption and OS X Support (updated)

February 7th, 2008 at 1:33 am » Comments (5)

Version 5.0 of the TrueCrypt encryption software was released on Feb. 5th. I ran into this news on Hackzine where they mentioned Mac OS X support as a new TrueCrypt feature. That’s cool, but I don’t use Mac, so what? I’ll upgrade soon, since I’ve been using TrueCrypt for over a year and love it, […]



Postini doesn’t do non-profit yet, depending on size (updated)

February 6th, 2008 at 1:54 pm » Comments (2)

UPDATE on March 7th: Thanks to this comment below, I’ve discovered that Postini has now made two of the three options available for non-profits via web-based ordering! I received an email response from my request for a sales rep regarding Postini at non-profit prices. Here’s what they (in specific, Peter from The Google Message Security […]



Postini Email Filtering: price drops like Chevy!

February 6th, 2008 at 11:20 am » Comments (1)

Postini, a popular spam filtering service (also filters viruses and has some other cool features) purchased by Google a while back, just dropped their prices “like a rock.” The drop is for business users, but on top of the new price, non-profits and education customers get an additional 66% off! That’s two-thirds, folks! Apparently Google […]



Church IT Roundtable Spring 2008 Registration Now Open

February 3rd, 2008 at 9:49 pm » Comments (0)

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…(OK, the moment I’ve been waiting for)…Event Registration for the Spring 2008 Church IT Roundtable is Now Open! Announced by Jason Powell, it’s on Saturday, April 5th, the day after the MinistryTECH conference. I’ve registered, but I’m not 100% sure I’m going. But I hope it works […]



Trip Planning Made Simple

February 3rd, 2008 at 9:00 am » Comments (2)

You still have to actually make your reservations, but a service called TripIt makes it easy to track everything from there on out. Just forward your confirmation emails to [email protected] (no signup necessary) and wait for them to rock your inbox. Well, I haven’t tried it myself yet, but that’s what Joel Spolsky says (approximately), […]