I’ve posted before regarding the difficulty we’ve faced when needing service, tech support, or parts for our Macs. With time and experience I think we’re learning to cope better, but Apple’s service still isn’t remotely comparable to Dell’s. We pay hundreds for AppleCare, yet it doesn’t include on-site service like we get bundled at no [...]
Flash back to last Wednesday. I’m working on my workshop proposal for MinistryTECH and I think of a related blog conversation earlier this year. Jim Walton’s blog, Church Tech Matters, was at the heart of that conversation (posts, comments, and links to other blogs). So I go to Church Tech Matters to refresh myself on [...]
Dave Winer: "… the problem with most conferences is that except for the people putting it on, we don’t have enough to do." Dave’s job for the next conference he attends: "My job is to help get a flow of interesting pictures from the community to appear on the big screen on stage …" This [...]
I took a 24-hour personal retreat at Tall Oaks on Monday. While there I read Ephesians and Colossians as part of a study I’m doing on ecclesiology in connection with preliminary work on Resurrection’s Internet Campus. I planned the retreat for early November because it’s typically near the peak of Fall color here in the [...]
This afternoon our executive management unanimously approved my recommendation to go with Shelby Arena as our new church management system. Here are some of the high-level features and benefits that attracted us to Arena as compared to Shelby V5 that we’re running now: Web-based – access from anywhere with improved usability Greatly improved management reporting [...]
This afternoon I meet with Resurrection’s executive management team to present my recommendation for our next church management system (ChMS). I’ve already spoken with the vendors regarding my choice. As soon as it’s official this afternoon, I’ll post about the decision. Until then, let me just say that ChMS suppliers truly are our partners in [...]
According to MSNBC, PC sales are declining in Japan due to consumers preferring handheld devices and other electronics. If the trend continues and spreads beyond Japan, we will look back on this as a sea change. How well does your church website work on a smartphone/PDA?
I hate being so busy that I don’t have time to read everything being said about OpenSocial, much less comment on it. Check out: Jim Walton – OpenSocial – A Facebook Killer?Cynthia Ware – OpenSocial Challenges Facebook’s PlatformJoe Suh – More Interoperability in Social NetworkingDave Winer – Why Google launched OpenSocial All of this relates [...]