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February 18, 2011
by meandean
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Introducing Hymnopedia.com – a semi-definitive WIKI of Christian hymns. Yes folks, I’ve been a way from this blog a bit so I could complete the launch of a site that I hope will become a community of collaborators on those classic hymns of the Christian faith that express our joy in the good time, sooth our sorrows in the bad times, and heal us when we’re hurting. Continue reading

December 25, 2010
by meandean
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Using MIDI to MP3/WAV Converter for Accompaniment Tracks

Nothing makes for a stellar Christmas performance of Oh Holy Night like having a MIDI track you can play and practice with on your computer … well except maybe for the same track on your favorite MP3 player or SmartPhone that you can tote around as your personal and portable accompanist. That’s what I did with a nifty little tool appropriately entitled “Direct MIDI to MP3/WAV Converter” by Piston Software. Continue reading

October 2, 2008
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SUMO Paint – a cool, free online tool to replace that crufty MS Pain’

Online office suites are great, usually missing only one or two applications I need to enhance a presentation and/or document. That missing link sometimes being a paint or paintbrush tool such as Photoshop, Photo Impact and/or MS Paint. That’s okay … Continue reading

September 12, 2008
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Pastors and Lay Persons and BlackBerrys, Oh My!

With the debut of the now consolidated Google Mobile Apps for BlackBerry also arrives yet another reason why your church and/or charity should consider moving off the desktop and onto the web space. So what has this got to do with running your church and/or charity website? Glad you asked … Continue reading

September 5, 2008
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non-profit guides – grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations

Here’s a resource-filled website that may help your church, charity and/or lay-ministry garner some much needed funds: non-profit guides. This site hosts free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. As the site … Continue reading

May 2, 2008
by meandean
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Making a Ready Defense by Planning for Failure

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. While this aphorism is very worn, it is also very true. Here are some simple things you can do with mysqldump, crontab, tar/gzip and a little contingency planning to insure you don’t lose your sanity when your server crashes upon the shoals of of virtual disaster. Continue reading