Remember the silly passwords web security pundits have been worrying about for years? The ones people have finally abandoned? Yeah, let’s talk about that.
“Password” is no longer the most popular password. According to industry heavyweight SplashData, it’s the second most popular password, having been bumped by the 6-digit ironclad option of “123456″ in the last year.
In other words, feeble passwords still rule the roost.
The data is sourced from the infamous Adobe breach, and reveals some fantastic entries. Here are the top 10:
A few years ago I wrote a post comparing Google Apps vs Office 365 after writing a very harsh review of Office 365. While I think Microsoft has plenty of room for improvement, Office 365 may be a better solution for churches and ministries, especially if they qualify for Office 365 Small Business for Nonprofits, than I originally thought.
Perhaps it is the years of experience or I have begun to notice pesky kids on my front lawn, but I have been using Office 365 for about six months, now, and have a different — ahem — outlook then I had before. Here is how it all started…
Deep Fried Gadgets is a cool and slightly shocking photo project by Henry Hargreaves.
What exactly is this deep fried gadgets photo project?
Exactly what it sounds like.
But as profound as the photos may be, it’s what is being said about our tech culture that is really profound.
Your brain on multitasking is not the healthiest thing, nor the most productive means of getting things done.
This is why I’ve been trying to kill the “multitasking monster” and avoid the perils of multitasking for a while, now. So, when I see an infographic like the one pictured below, I am re-amped and reminded that staying focused on one task at a time is the most efficient means of getting things done.
Check it out:
The leadership has asked you to tell them how much it will cost to get a live stream of the service out to the Internet…now what?!?!?
Ok, first off, you’ll need to figure out your signal flow. Let’s assume that you’ve got a couple video cameras, some kind of recorder (hard drive-based, flash- or solid-state-based, or DVD), and a switcher. These are the basics of any video ministry system.
A 3D printed clock isn’t that big of a deal, but a 3D printed clock that uses a dry erase marker to write the time?
Now that’s something to see.
Check this out:
A few weeks ago, the Internet celebrated CS Lewis’ birthday, posthumously. In the digital hubbub, I read a quote of Lewis’ that I’d read many times and loved greatly:
“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
I’m not always the best at following this “good rule,” but I agree whole-heartedly with it.
It seems to me that thinking like this flies in the face some of the major elements of our current techno-culture. Technists/futurists believe that our hope lies in the future, in the inevitable progression of technology, etc. And while part of me wants to believe that “things are getting better,” part of me just can’t go along with that assertion. Part of me is constantly wondering, “In all of this ‘progress,’ have we lost something? Something important and old?”
Using tech properly is a topic that is of great interest to me. I love how tools can affect us for good and bad. It’s important for churches not to blindly use tools or do things because others are doing it even when they are “good things.” We want to know how we can truly leverage these tools for the church and get the most out of them.
So I was very interested to hear about the SAMR framework on the out of school podcast and I realized this could be a useful tool to analyze how your church is using tech and to reflect on how we can use it better.
It’s been a while since I was this excited about a Church Tech Snack Pack. There’s a lot of yummy goodness this week, enjoy!
When you talk about technology most people tend to listen, but when you talk about Church tech some people don’t listen at all. That’s ok, I used to be one of those people who didn’t listen until I realized how Church technology has changed my life.
The year was 1999 and I was invited to a small church in West Baltimore named Miracle Temple. I was hesitant to attend but a good friend kept inviting me, and it helped they had a free meal after the service so I finally obliged.
The Pastor at the time was talking about vision and creating a website, the first website for the church, and at the time, I was working as a freelance website developer. I felt inspired and after a few more visits I told the pastor I wanted to join the church and help with the team.