Archive for September, 2008

quick hits

not to be confused with link love-

  • been a busy last few days, had 2 projects thrown my way in the last week, both with extremely short turn around time. latest project i had less than 2 days so i’ve been pretty busy.
  • starting to get several things uploaded to vimeo and flickr. not fond of their limit on uploads, but i do dig their quality. vimeo just looks cleaner than youtube. and its HD capable. hopefully i’ll get some more content uploaded, and hopefully some stuff from my demo reel. check out my profile
  • blog in the works, topic thats been on my mind several months, fine tuning and post to come.
  • anybody tried the new chik fil a grilled chicken fruit salad?-awesome
  • my laptop is on the verge of giving up. anybody wanna hook a brother up with a sweet new MBP?
  • decided against traveling to kansas this weekend for work, nice to have the weekend off instead.

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link love

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church encourages text messaging

stltoday.com-“High above the 700-seat sanctuary, Amie Haskins, 27, the director of worship, sat in the church’s control booth receiving their text messages on the church’s cell phone. She screened out some (most were about whether pets would be in heaven — a point she knew Schreiner would be addressing later in the sermon), and typed others into a computer that was connected to Schreiner’s laptop next to him. During Schreiner’s 30-minute sermon, Haskins received 35 questions.” (more)

interesting poll along w/the article:

if you read my blog, you probably already know what i think. anybody agree with the poll? thoughts.

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you might be redneck if….

you get married at a waffle house? believe it and check it

5 reasons why i switched from blogger to wordpress.com (not .org) and why you should too

  • user interface-wordpress dashboard is so much cleaner, and just more user friendly.
  • design cleanliness-my current css layout is a wordpress stock design. they have many many others. one downfall:you cannot do a custom layout without paying wordpress to be able to change it.
  • domain name-it was super easy to make my own domain name, and they map it for you. cheaper than i thought.
  • blog stats-i know who comments, where they come from, what they look at when they’re here, and where they click to from my page, and what people search for to make it to my blog. possibly the coolest part of wordpress.com
  • its free. blogger is too, but if somebody compared the two, they would probably pick blogger as the free one, wordpress as the pay-for one.

(everything i just listed is also mostly true for wordpress.org, the differences in .com and .org aren’t many, but are significant. go HERE if you want to know)

HD wireless camera system

at work we’ve had the same wireless camera system for 2 years now, which we use for all of our live events. basically it’s a regular dvc pro camera hooked up to a backpack system with a big antenna on it. we’ve had issues with since we’ve had it. this week, hopefully, we receive a demo unit for a new one. made by gigawave, a company from the UK, their wireless system was used extensively at the 2008 beijing olympics. i’m told 75% of what you saw at the olympics was wireless, and therefore from this camera system.

so check out the site and hit the high definition link to the left. can’t wait to get my hands on it this weekend.

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baylor survey

three great things have come out of baylor university: my pop, david crowder, and the following survey. it’s been well documented in various news outlets, but if you dont know what i’m talking about, baylor released a survey summarizing spiritual issues in the U.S. if you haven’t seen it yet here’s an excerpt:

“The survey spoke highly of the American megachurch, congregations of more than 1,000 that are often criticized for their impersonal nature. People who attend megachurches are far more conservative in their theology than are attendees of smaller churches, it said.

Their members are also younger, they share their faith more with strangers, and they perform more volunteer work than do members of small churches.

“There are many critics who think the megachurches thrive on people who enjoy dramatic Sunday services with fine music but don’t wish to become very ‘religious’ on a day-to-day basis – that the megachurch appeal is a mile wide and an inch deep,” said “What Americans Really Believe,” a companion book to the survey.

“But it is not true. Those who belong to megachurches display as high a level of personal commitment as do those who attend small congregations.”

Mr. Stark added, “Apparently they are preaching Jesus and that’s why they get so big.”

you’re gonna want to read the rest of the washington times article here and the star telegram’s take here

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