Documenting is a way of keeping a record for not only for our own benefit but for those also affected by what we do. It is how we make sure that others aren’t incapacitated in our absence. And, in some ways also helpful in training others. We’ve explored these and other reasons in earlier posts. And, in a post preceding (Best Documenting Practices) this one in the Document It series, we explored some best practices. This series would be incomplete without looking at how to document.
We have talked at length about the concerns of inherent bias with women in tech as well as how women can raise their voice in tech. We also have concerns about a wage gap with women that has not been discussed.
Here’s the description for the video below from Vox:
“When there is talk about the gender wage gap, often the statistic heard is, “Women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.” While this is factually correct, it does not encompass the nuances of the wage gap. The answer is in the complexity of this problem. Career types and child-rearing duties are both in the equation to closing the gender wage gap.”
I recently talked about some great things to consider when you create a password including using a password manager like LastPass and how to make your password harder to crack. But that is only part of the issue as social engineering is also a way hackers get information and storing passwords on post-it notes undoes all of the hard work you put into making things secure.
Below is a video by a personal favorite YouTube channel that loves to talk nerdy with tech and math.
What do you think you need to change about how you and your ministry store passwords?
We’ve all been bitten by the bug before. You get in to the office and notice Stewart in HR has 2 brand new wide screen monitors sitting at his desk; “It increases productivity by 30%!” he says justifying the purchase. Though there is some truth to the gains from dual monitors and other technical upgrades they can also serve as the catalyst for what I like to call “Tech Creep”. It’s easy to see the new shiny gadget your co-worker gets but it’s not long until everyone in the office is requesting their upgrade and complaining about how slow their computers are. Though many of these upgrades may be completely warranted it’s good to cover a few points before opening the ol’ pocket book and shelling out for the latest tech.
This week, I bring to light a conversation that is not being discussed enough in the church technology realm online.
Secular technology companies and culture identify different forms of gender discrimination.
Is this happening in church technology too and we are just not talking about it?
One of the key books in my spiritual growth has been Richard Foster’s class book, Celebration of Discipline. The detailed treatment of 10 classic spiritual disciplines including the reasons for them and some practical ideas how you can implement them into your life. He has since gone on to write more in depth on each topic in separate books and one of the most interesting of these (at least personally) is the discipline of simplicity found in Celebration of Discipline and Freedom of Simplicity.
Richard lays out 10 principles of simplistic living which I have tried (to different amounts) to implement in my own life. However, I thought these could be useful guides for your church with regard to church tech as well.
Here they are: