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My First “Indy Christian Geeks” Lunch

April 30th, 2008 at 8:46 pm » Comments (5)

This past Friday I attended my first Indy Christian Geeks lunch, where I was invited a couple of weeks ago by Dr. Thomas Ho from IUPUI’s Computer Information Department (where I’m currently a half-time student). I hear the group is bigger, but there were six plus me last week, and we ate at the food […]



Find Ribbon Commands Easily with Office 2007 Search Commands Add-in

April 30th, 2008 at 12:55 am » Comments (0)

When I moved from Office 2003 to Office 2007, personally, I had a learning curve like everyone else when I had to figure out where all the commands I knew had gone! I adjusted rather quickly and I think the new “Ribbon” in Office 2007 organizes commands in a much more logical fashion than previous […]



The Post that Won’t Die: Previewing PDFs in Outlook 2007

April 29th, 2008 at 12:53 pm » Comments (0)

The most popular post, nay, page on this site is my post on the Outlook 2007 PDF Previewer add-on that has since been pulled from circulation due to Adobe Reader building the feature into version 8.1. Additionally, Tim Heuer wrote a similar PDF preview utility utilizing the Foxit PDF engine, which is much faster than […]



If you don’t want to hear from people, just say so

April 27th, 2008 at 3:36 am » Comments (5)

OK so this is a little nitpicky, but it’s got me slightly annoyed with Scholarpedia because they don’t appear to publish any contact information. Here’s how I got there in the first place (why do I tell you? To confuse you, of course!): Through a chain I won’t make you follow (and probably couldn’t recall), […]



Security Breach by ID Theft Hits Close to Home

April 18th, 2008 at 9:25 pm » Comments (1)

A server was stolen from a debt-collection agency in Indianapolis last month, which meant 700,000 names, addresses, phone numbers, and of course, social security numbers are out there. It’s supposedly the largest computer security breach in Indiana history. Given the fact that it’s a debt-collection agency that lost the records (which were supposedly “protected by […]



Is SonicWALL the Answer?

April 12th, 2008 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

MinistryTECH and the Church IT Roundtable gave me a lot of great opportunities to gain interest in and discuss SonicWALL solutions with Mark Moreno, consultant and reseller, and SonicWALL poster children Jason Lee and Jeremie Kilgore. I must admit to being more than a little impressed with the combination of flexibility, power, and price that […]



Post Roundtable and MinistryTECH Thoughts (Spring 2008)

April 11th, 2008 at 8:31 pm » Comments (0)

Both MinistryTECH and the Roundtable were, again (for the Roundtable), well worth the trip in more ways than I can express, but since this is a blog I’m sure you expect me to try anyway (I won’t disappoint). There’s always something new and different going on (this time it was some video experimentation and the […]



Spring 2008 Church IT Roundtable Afternoon Live Blog

April 5th, 2008 at 2:54 pm » Comments (0)

I’m provided some live updates and coverage on what went on earlier this afternoon here below, live feed, starting at 3 pm Central. I invited Nick Nicholaou to provide content as a panelist as well (this was a last-minute thing, otherwise I would have invited more to participate, CoverItLive supports up to 10 contributors and […]



MinistryTECH Winding Down

April 4th, 2008 at 4:46 pm » Comments (0)

The second and last day of MinistryTECH is almost over. The tail-end of the Megachurch Tour was good on Wednesday and some of the Crown Hotel group had some good discussion both of the previous two nights in the Northwoods hotel room. Unfortunately, my throat has been pretty sore at the end of this cold […]



Twitterized

April 1st, 2008 at 5:18 pm » Comments (2)

I’ve intentionally stayed away from using Twitter for a while (not that I haven’t had an account!); it’s just one more thing to deal with and I already have enough profiles, blogs, and other random accounts. But it seems to be getting more popular among some Church IT bloggers, and I’m starting to miss things […]