My New Old Hobby – How Tech Renewed My Love of Making Music

I've caught the recording bug. Again. Back in the day, I had a number of recording tools at my disposal. I used a Korg 01/W FD (which stood for floppy drive, back when those, you know, existed) and a Tascam cassette 4-track. When I recorded guitars, I used my rig, which to this day consists … Continue reading My New Old Hobby – How Tech Renewed My Love of Making Music

A Bigger iPhone?

OK, here's my take on the new iPhone 6. No, it hasn't been announced yet. But everything I've read points to a larger iteration (or two). I currently carry the 5S, but I think it is too big. I have to stretch to reach the top of the phone with my thumb. In my opinion, … Continue reading A Bigger iPhone?

Wearables, Star Trek, and Voices in My Head

On the way to work the other¬†morning, I listened to a tech podcast where a discussion regarding Nike's apparent exit from the wearables category ensued. The consensus among the panel was that smartwatches and other wearable tech just needed to find the right form factor and function to gain an audience. Google Glass. Galaxy Gear. … Continue reading Wearables, Star Trek, and Voices in My Head

Cell Phone No More

I think it's time for a revolution. When we shop for a phone, what do we look for? Size of screen, memory, graphics. How it will handle social media.¬† Productivity options. OS. A few other factors. Does anyone shop for a phone for the call quality anymore? Sure, reviewers will test call quality because, well, … Continue reading Cell Phone No More

Sunday Charging

Just curious... How many things do you charge Saturday night before church on Sunday? Me? At least 4... iPhone 5S Nexus 7 MacBook Air (usually) iPod Nano (used for pre-service music at church) Your turn.

My Favorite Piece of Wearable Tech

There are a lot of stories in the news about wearable computing - Google Glass, iWatch, Up/Fitbit/Fuelband, and others. I even wrote about the possibilities for Glass in ministry here. I currently use wearable tech, but not in the way you think. My fav piece of tech are my Bluetooth headphones. I found the Tenqa … Continue reading My Favorite Piece of Wearable Tech

Using GroupMe for Ministry

  Communication is vital to any ministerial endeavor. But in most cases, it is the most difficult to maintain. How do you keep everyone in the loop?     There are more applications related to communication today than there have ever been, and that is part of the problem. Either these apps don't talk to … Continue reading Using GroupMe for Ministry

Keep Your Camera with You

A few weeks ago, Tony and I were on our way home from open gym for basketball at his school. It has been raining here for a week straight, but there was finally an evening of sunshine. As we looked to our left, we saw a gorgeous rainbow - just the end of it. I … Continue reading Keep Your Camera with You

I Have Managed to Completely Avoid Windows 8 (Almost)

That's right. As techie as I am, I have yet to sit down and use a machine running 8. I haven't avoided it on purpose, either. Oh sure, I've messed with a machine at Best Buy a few times, and I've used one briefly at work. Certainly not enough to know my way around the … Continue reading I Have Managed to Completely Avoid Windows 8 (Almost)

Mining for Tweets – How I Provide Spectacular Social Media Stuff

Gotta love a snappy title. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Sharemess, Garbage-go, Picsofmyfood-ster... (OK, I might have made a couple of those up) ...much of what we do online today is sharing with others. Tips, news, recommendations, opinions... so many ways to contribute to the virtual conversation. I do what I can to share info … Continue reading Mining for Tweets – How I Provide Spectacular Social Media Stuff