Your church needs church management software, but you don’t know where to start. So pick up the phone and call the first vendor that comes up on your Google search and they’ll tell you what you need, right? Wrong. Diving right in without knowing what your church needs is a recipe for disaster. The vendors will be able to help you determine if their system can do everything you need it to, but only you know what you need to accomplish. So before jumping in, take some time to figure out exactly what your goals are, and how you want to achieve them.
Here are some tips to help you do that:
LEGOs make EVERYTHING better. Well, except when they are left on the floor in a dark room when I’m walking barefoot.
A California seventh grader, Shubham Banerjee, used a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set to create a prototype printer that uses traditional calculator paper to generate braille text! What makes this concept so valuable are the potential cost savings and the relative ease of construction.
Pretty awesome; it’s also quite inspirational that this kid seems to really have a heart for helping disenfranchised people at such a young age:
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.
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In this day and age, we get to see different types of guerrilla and trojan marketing strategy. In an increasingly cynical world, it it hard to get any type of marketing that has a lasting impact, so companies looking to gain an edge will push the envelope.
This interesting endeavor purportedly shows DHL using competitor shippers (one is UPS) to unknowingly market DHL under the guise of getting packages to hard-to-reach addresses. The packages are fairly unwieldy, and are inscribed with huge text that is dormant when the packages are frozen, but activate when the boxes get warmer, as in when the rival delivery driver is wheeling it through busy environments.
The end result? The hilarious sight of a UPS Driver carrying what looks to be a huge sign saying “DHL IS FASTER” through busy streets.
Take a look:
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.
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Maybe it is the classic wrestling match between old technology versus new technology.
Maybe it is the stereotypical old guy shouting from his front porch, “Get off my lawn!”
But maybe, just maybe, choosing a paper book is better than an ebook?
Let’s look closer:
In case your new to the Internet, Nintendo, iOS and all things cool, I’m going to share with you one of the greatest tragedies of iOS gaming: Nintendo continues to refuse to port old (read “classic”) NES and GB/GBA games over to iOS. This has been a personal frustration for years!
My first video game was Super Mario Bros., and I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it would be for me to be able to play it again, on my phone. That is why, with mixed emotions, I share with you the following news:
Giant retro robots you say?
Only giant with the power of some cool video editing and effects.