MAX 2008

I had a great time at MAX this year. It was probably the best conference Adobe has put on in several years. Each year I make claims that I may not come back next year because of disappointment. After this year I have no plans to miss MAX next year (although I don't like it being in LA). Usually I …

FCP Multicam with Aiptek Camera

Aiptek on Canon Originally uploaded by kerner. Last week I had the opportunity to do a bit of playing with multiple cameras for a video to promote MOPS at the church. As you can see in the picture I mounted one camera on the other. The main camera is our Canon XH-A1 that we use for most production work. The …

One Brush to Rule Them All

We're working on a new site for our college ministry which is launching in the fall. Zak's been doing the design for the site and after several years I've finally convinced him that Fireworks is a great tool for web design. He did a template redesign for the Youth section of our site last week and has become a new …

College Ministry Sound Gear

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Justin & Gear Unboxing Basic Setup M400 Boxes     Last fall we received a grant to help us fund buying a portable audio setup for our college ministry. We're going to be moving our college worship to the Missouri State campus rather than doing it here at Schweitzer. As far as our research (and a lot of students) have …

Great Ash Wednesday

  We had a great Ash Wednesday service last night. We had a short acoustic worship set with Kathy and Stephanie. It was also our first attempt at any type of architectural projection. I love the stuff Cameron Ware is doing at Irving Bible Church and been planning something of our own. Ash Wednesday is a good service to do …

Hacked Web Server Back Online

If you've been following my Twitter you know that the web server at Schweitzer got hacked. Whoever broke in didn't do a very solid job, and managed to kill the network before doing anything terribly malicious. The site was only down about 12 hours. After looking through the system it looks like the vulnerability was caused by my not patching …

Testing Twitterfeed

I just set up an account at twitterfeed. I figure that I haven't blogged regularly for awhile, so having new posts show up in my twitter feed might be a good idea. Not sure how long I'll leave it set up, but it may help to both prompt more posting and get some traffic back to the blog.

Leopard: First Impressions

I finally got Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5, installed yesterday. So far I've got to say its nice. I started the install yesterday while we were prepping for Saturday night worship, and it was up and running before the service was over. I really like the UI updates (except for the mirror dock). Stacks are great. I've consolidated a lot …

Flash Versions: schweitzerumc.org

  I was evaluating some new content for the church web site this morning and I got to wondering what the ubiquity of Flash Player 9 was for the population that accesses our site. Thanks to Google Analytics I was able to quickly look at the information. I was pleasantly shocked by what I found:  Flash Player 9:  91.20%Flash Player …

airSIGNS – AIR Digital Signage

So I'm working on my first official AIR application. I'm hoping to get it done prior to the onAIR bus tour landing in St. Louis.  We're going to be installing five, 42" LCD displays throughout the church in August and I didn't want to spend the money on a canned signage solution that only partially met our needs. The solution …

Social Networking Overload

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and underwhelmed by all of the social networking widgets that are available these days. I'm currently on MySpace (though I can't remember when I last logged in to it), Facebook, Twitter, and Pownce. Not to mention the several others I've messed around with and don't remember. Add to that the blog and an IM client …

iPhone Day Day Two

I'm exceptionally happy with my iPhone. It's a great device. That said, there are some things that are lacking after a week of use. Overall the things that are good considerably outweigh the bad (they impact daily usage considerably) The Good: exceptional photos for a phone – when put to sleep with the camera app open from pocket to picture …