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New TrueCrypt 5.1 Does Hibernation, Kind Of

March 11th, 2008 at 12:02 pm » Comments (0)

TrueCrypt just released version 5.1, adding support for hibernation (see prior post) to an encrypted system partition (thanks to Joel for letting me know). They’ve also increased AES encryption speed by 30-90% and a few other nice tweaks and fixes. I went ahead and upgraded last night and started encrypting my drive before I went […]



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 […]



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 […]



The MySQL AB “sequel”: Acquisition by Sun!

January 17th, 2008 at 1:24 am » Comments (0)

Wow. I didn’t see that coming, but I suppose I didn’t watch all that carefully, either. MySQL AB is the company behind the exceedingly popular MySQL database engine, which powers this very blog and all other WordPress blogs, among practically millions of other websites and software (including the helpdesk application we use, HelpSpot). I’ve been […]



Ministry Technology’s First Class, Church IT Podcast, and IRC’s #citrt

January 16th, 2008 at 5:16 pm » Comments (3)

The Ministry Technology Institute just had its first class yesterday afternoon! I’m on their Advisory Board and I’m also taking advantage of the opportunity to go through their classes as a good way to both provide feedback and of course, learn something new, which I manage to do just about always and everywhere. They are […]