Another new year

2011-01-01

It’s January 1 again. That time of the year when resolve to get things done (like my neighbour who, as I start writing, just broke the post NYE silence by firing up his line trimmer in an effort to get his garden under control), or to take a look back at the year gone by.

Even though I really haven’t blogged all that much this year, there were still a few good moments and people still came to read what I had to say (amazing!).

Here’s the top 5

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My top 5 of 2009

2010-01-01

imageWell, 2009 is almost 17 hours in the past, so it’s time for a quick look back at my top 5 most popular blog posts for the year.

No. 5 – Movember

I participated in Movember last year and raised over $300 for men’s health.
Read the post here

No. 4 – Pandora

After seeing James Cameron’s latest movie Avatar, I couldn’t help but blog about my experience.
Read the post here

No. 3 – More Movember

Refer No. 5
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No. 2 – ChMS for Aussie Churches

Databases and Church Management Systems are a big deal for churches of all sizes. This was my attempt to point people in the right direction.
Read the post here

And finally…

No. 1 – Disappointed Samsung

I like gadgets and I’d been holding out hope that the Samsung Omnia II would be the Windows Mobile uber-phone (and iPhone beater) that, on paper, it looked like it should be. Once I got to play with one, my hopes didn’t quite match reality. This post was by far the most popular, getting twice as many hits as No. 2 and some of the comments are classic.
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Thanks for reading my blog. Come back to see what happens Random-ly in 2010.


Databases/ChMS for Aussie Churches

2009-12-04

781602_index_box Whether your church has 50 or 5000 people, you need to store information about them. At the very least that information is their address and phone number, in a larger scenario it would extend to group involvement, rosters, donations, attendance etc. In the olden days (BC – before computers) this was done on index cards and the like. Today a small church may maintain a list of people in an Excel spreadsheet. These are all tools, and as the church becomes more and more tech savvy the range of tools on offer is ever expanding.

This post is not meant to be a review as I haven’t seen all of these products firsthand, but it’s merely a pointer to some of the tools that are out there and are suitable to Aussie churches.

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