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My 43 folders that tickle me

While I strive to do as much as I can electronically, there is still a lot of paper that goes through my hands.  I deal…

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What I put in Evernote

I talk about Evernote quite a bit on here, and for good reason — it’s great!  They call it your “second brain” and encourage you…

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Stop trying to remember things

One of the basic ideas behind GTD is what David Allen calls “mind like water” — keep your mind clear by keeping your tasks in…

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More on churches and Twitter

Last month, I wrote a post about churches not responding well on Twitter and it got a nice response.  I followed it up with a…

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Thoughts on the Google Chrome OS laptop

As many of you know, Google has been giving away thousands of free laptops to help promote and troubleshoot their upcoming “Chrome OS” operating system….

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Your business needs a website

I can’t believe I’m writing a post like this in 2010, but the sad fact remains that some small businesses don’t have websites. A friend…

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Droid X + Ford SYNC = Awesome

Over the past few months, I’ve been using my Droid X in the car a lot more.  It started with just the voice-activated bluetooth calling,…

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Use Gmail’s “auto-resurrection” to save time

One of the great ideas behind GTD is the “two minute rule”.  In a nutshell, it says that if you come across a task that…

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Get more productive by trying new things

I was working with a client recently that declared that they didn’t want to use Google Apps because Gmail is too “weird”.  While I agree…

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More churches are on Twitter, but are they listening?

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, more and more churches are hopping onto Twitter and it’s becoming quite common to see the blue [T] icon in…

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Twitter is like Coke Zero

I’m finding that a lot of new products and technologies seem to follow the same pattern: They first come out, and some leading edge businesses…

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How to install WordPress in less than 10 minutes

I talk about WordPress quite a lot on this blog.  It’s an excellent blogging platform, and it’s a great addition to almost any site —…

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More clicks = better rankings in Google?

I was talking to @jasonbhuffman on Twitter about search engine optimization on his church site, and he told me this: I was informed that on…

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You’ve gotta give before you can get

It’s a idea we’ve all heard before: You’ve gotta give before you can get.  Churches often apply it to tithing, many apply to social networking…

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How to embed Google Calendar on your site

It was pointed out to me today that I talk a lot about using Google Calendar on your website, but I’ve never actually showed how…

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