Get the OS X Notification Center Working for You

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Ever since the Notification Center for OS X arrived, I've ignored it. There. I said it. In fact, in recent weeks, it's become downright annoying to me. I've wasted so much time clicking through, cancelling out messages. “Why the heck do I feel the need to ‘x-out’ all of these notifications?” Such a waste. And that's when it occurred to me: ... Continue Reading

What Kind of Procrastinator Are You? [Flowchart]

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I've always joked about procrastination and found stuff like this pretty funny. Probably because I don't generally see myself as a procrastinator. But as I think about it more, there are areas of my life that I can be a procrastinator. Does everyone experience varying degrees of procrastination? With an open mind and a good attitude, I went through this procrastination flowchart to see how I turned out. It turns out, this flowchart is pretty arcuate. When I do feel procrastination setting in, ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #046

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This was a really exciting week in the Church tech world, as .CHURCH domain names were made available! We lead off this week's Church Tech Snack Pack with a couple of links to help you land your .CHURCH domain name: ... Continue Reading

Big Plans on Small Budgets

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Before getting into full time ministry, I spent many years running a consulting firm tailored to small and medium sized businesses. It was a really rewarding time for me because I got to help people solve problems, but it also created tension because small and medium sized businesses have big plans on small budgets. Does that sound familiar? If you serve or work at a church that doesn't sit under the "Megachurch" banner then most of your tech projects probably require high dollar functionality ... Continue Reading

Email in Real Life [Videos]

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LOL! I'm still chuckling to myself after watching this video. There are similar videos—Facebook in real life, social media networks in real live, etc...—but this one particularly tickled my funny bone. Enjoys: ... Continue Reading

Why I Love my Wacom Tablet

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For the past few weeks, I've been doing all the research I can on graphic tablets. Now, graphic tablets are different than the tablets you are probably used to. It is no iPad or Nexus 7. Its specifically built to replace the mouse and be used as an input for your computer. I thought to myself, I am a graphic designer, and a graphic designer should use a tablet, right? Well, the answer to that is sometimes. It certainly isn't for everyone, but for those who will push through the learning curve, ... Continue Reading

Retro Science and Tech Ads [Images]

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These retro science and tech ads are interesting for two different reasons. First, it's curious to see how technology has progressed and what's valued as important solutions in today's technology world versus that of 50 years ago. The second interesting aspect of these retro ads, is that of creativity and design. Just scrolling through this Flickr photo group was a quick dive into retro design goodness. Here's a sample: ... Continue Reading

Search vs Organization [Infographic]

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I like to keep my files organized, but it isn't often until I am further into a project that I realize a better way to organize. So, I re-organize them. Even with all this organization of file folders on my computer, I can still have a hard time sifting through my files to find exactly what I am looking for. I do the same with my email, and when I've asked others how they organize their email, they simple say: I use search. How do you organize your computer files? Desktop computers are ... Continue Reading

Learning from the Church Tech Saints Before Us

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Technology is always moving forward. It's always looking forward. In fact, as I write this, everyone is talking about today's Apple event where they will announce and display the newest bit of technology. By its very nature, technology is always knocking on the future's door. But what about old technology? Some of us call it ‘retro,’ reminisce a little and move on to the next new thing. But I am afraid we have left principles and concepts laid down by the saints before us; those early adopters ... Continue Reading

The First Apple Laptop [Video]

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The first Apple laptop was released in 1989 for $6,500. $6,500! And while the Macintosh Portable didn't become a long lasting facet in the computer world, it got the 'portable computing' ball rolling. This video gives a closer look at the Macintosh Portable: ... Continue Reading