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Church IT Side Work Tools: invoicing, accounting, and invoicing from iPhone!

July 13th, 2009 at 7:21 am » Comments (3)

If you’re like many Church IT guys, you work at a church. For church pay. And likely do some side work to help put food on the table, pay off debts, take pilot lessons, buy motorcycles, or upgrade your homebrew DVR to record HDTV. The best tools I’ve found for dealing with the financial and […]

SMS Text Messaging and Churches

May 26th, 2009 at 11:49 am » Comments (3)

Most churches are using email now to connect with their members. Sure many were slow on the uptake and there are still some that don’t use it…there are enough churches around to cover all of the technological (or lack thereof) spectrum. We’ve certainly been through a few technolgies and right now we use (or are […]

My Tasks, Projects and Stuff (now playing: Toodledo)

September 22nd, 2008 at 2:03 am » Comments (14)

“I’ve been, searching, for that missing productivity application.” OK, it doesn’t end with quite the same rhythm as Michael W. Smith’s “MIssing Person,” but it rings true for me anyway. Sometimes I think I’ve tried nearly every todo, productivity, and Getting Things Done software or web application invented. Then I look around the web for […]

Using Free Wireless and VPNs

May 31st, 2008 at 11:23 pm » Comments (5)

I read Tony Dye’s post on Wireless Safety: The VPN Question and wanted to share a comment. It turned into a post of its own, so I’ve moved it into one :-) Read his post first so this makes sense. If a laptop user establishes a VPN connection to your corporate VPN server, and doesn’t […]

Postini does smaller non-profit online orders now! (Mostly)

March 7th, 2008 at 5:31 pm » Comments (2)

Thanks to Rob Shaw from Greenwood Christian Church for commenting on my last post about Postini and letting me know that Google has released Postini at non-profit pricing for their two lower-tier (Message Filtering, $3/year/user before 66% discount, and Message Security, $12/year/user before 66% discount) messaging solutions! Their highest tier, Message Discovery, adds message archiving […]

Apple’s iPhone Getting Exchange ActiveSync! And Google does Outlook Sync, too

March 6th, 2008 at 1:55 pm » Comments (2)

All I can say is: it’s about time. The only reason I can see for Apple not including ActiveSync capabilities (push email, calendar, and more synchronized directly with an Exchange server, just like Windows Mobile devices and some Palm devices) when the iPhone was released was that they needed the money from iPhone sales to […]

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 […]

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 plans@tripit.com (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), […]

Gmail Adds IMAP

October 24th, 2007 at 11:57 am » Comments (4)

Thanks to Justin Moore’s post I discovered that Gmail is now offering IMAP access, for free, to regular Gmail accounts! It’s been rolled out to my Gmail account but so far, I checked one domain that’s a part of Google Apps for Domains and the option is only there for POP3 access still. No idea […]