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Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design.

November 27, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from my 7:40 AM Thanksgiving wake-up call

I believe it was the slam of a large piece of plywood falling 2 some-odd stories onto other lumber that rudely awoke me at 7:40 AM this Thanksgiving morning.  An no, I couldn’t go back to sleep as the hum … Continue reading

November 13, 2008
by meandean
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5 things more things about Christian spam email bombing runs

Ever get that annoying email from a church, friend, and/or family member who ‘accidentally’ sent a rant to everyone in their address book and/or a group-related email directory? Here’s how I respond to one such instance of a Christian SPAM email bombing run. Feel free to copy or link them to it my post to educate them on why this is such a poor practice of netiquette. Continue reading

September 18, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn about password recovery questions from Sarah Palin

Imagine waking up one day to this news flash: “Your pastor’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats; feds investigate!” The hack of Sarah Palin’s email account via Yahoo’s password recovery system serves as a wake-up call that screams that no matter how strong a password you use – if you have weak password recovery questions – you’re open for an attack. Continue reading

August 20, 2008
by meandean
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5 ways to save fuel and staff costs by screencasting webinars

One of the more painful big money issues facing churches and charities are upcoming energy costs that will consume more funds once allocated to other endeavors; while forcing some locations to have black-out dates to reduce the high cost of heating a facility during off-hours. Not to mention the rising costs to staff and laypersons to drive to said locations during the week. With such exorbitant expenses in mind, there are many online technologies now available to an ever growing bandwidth-enabled congregations that will allow them to save money by moving mid-week meetings and classes out of bricks-n-mortar places and into the web space. Continue reading

July 10, 2008
by meandean
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Follow-up: bad church web design inspired by bad theology

Judging from the feedback on my last post – I’ve either let you down or built you up. To those who were critical, thank you for your honest comments in love. It is always welcome. To those who sent private form-feedback, I’m glad I was able to encourage you. To those confused – I think I need this follow-up post to clarify some points. Continue reading

June 6, 2008
by meandean
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How to lovingly respond to Christian spam

Who knew joining a new church or Bible study could be so dangerous? That was my thought at my last church after I mistakenly shared my email with other members of the Sunday morning Bible study – as no sooner than I had gotten home I began to receive emails about how Madalyn Murray O’Hair is conspiring with aliens from the grave to take images of the Cross off the airwaves. Continue reading

June 3, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from the Winston-Salem Hampton-Inn Toaster Czar

This weekend, I ran into an elderly gentleman whom appointed himself the ‘Toaster Czar’ in a fashion similar to the infamous ‘Soup Nazi’ of Jerry Seinfeld fame. I made the mistake leaving my bagel momentary unattended to go get coffee while trying to enjoy the complimentary breakfast at the Hampton Inn Winston-Salem-I-40/Hanes Mall. Here are 5 things your church and/or charity webmaster can learn from this experience: Continue reading