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    Director of Technology, 2001 - present
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Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, traveler, space nut, foodie, professional geek.
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Director of Technology for Faith Ministries, traveler, space nut, foodie, professional geek.http://jonathanesmith.com
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How Tech & Accounting Can Live Happily Ever After
Preparing an Information Technology (I.T.) budget can often be a dreaded task. Tech people seem to always want to spend more money and accounting people want to make sure funds are spent wisely. Both parties are striving to be good stewards of God’s resourc...
Preparing an Information Technology (I.T.) budget can often be a dreaded task. Tech people seem to always want to spend more money and accounting people want to make sure funds are spent wisely. Both parties are striving to be good stewards of God's resources, but there's a critical disconnect ...
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Protecting the Soft Underbelly of the Church
My latest article, Protecting the Soft Underbelly of the Church is now live at ministrytech.com . Last month we talked about the cyber challenges churches face.  This month we will look at some simple ways the church can protect itself from those bad actors...
My latest article, Protecting the Soft Underbelly of the Church is now live at ministrytech.com. Last month we talked about the cyber challenges churches face. This month we will look at some simple ways the church can protect itself from those bad actors using wise policies and procedures.
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The Apple and the Fall
My latest article, The Apple and the Fall is now live at ministrytech.com . The recent developments with the FBI demanding that Apple help them gain access to the iPhone of a terrorist has really gotten a lot of people thinking. Terrorists are deplorable an...
My latest article, The Apple and the Fall is now live at ministrytech.com. The recent developments with the FBI demanding that Apple help them gain access to the iPhone of a terrorist has really gotten a lot of people thinking. Terrorists are deplorable and we should do all we can to capture ...
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Stress in IT
My latest article, Stress in IT  is now live at ministrytech.com . As I travel around the country talking with IT professionals who work for churches, ministries and non-profits, I’ve noticed that many of us are struggling with similar challenges. While cha...
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Windows 10 November Update
Microsoft has released the first major update to Windows 10.  In the good old day of previous Windows versions this would have been called a Service Pack but under the new Windows 10 paradigm this is just an update to the continual evolution of Windows. The...
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Will Apple Watch Save Wearable Technology?
I admit that I’m an early adopter for technology.  I like to get the new stuff and play with it
right away.  I know that the next version
will probably be better, have less bugs, and look cooler but I can’t wait for
version 2.  Then I’d feel behind the curv...
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Keeping Your Family Safe this Summer
Who doesn’t love summer time?  The sunshine and warmer temperatures, the family vacations, the lack of school homework, and of course, an evening on the porch sipping a refreshing iced beverage.  You’d think we would find ourselves outdoors more enjoying cr...
Who doesn't love summer time? The sunshine and warmer temperatures, the family vacations, the lack of school homework, and of course, an evening on the porch sipping a refreshing iced beverage. You'd think we would find ourselves outdoors more enjoying creation. Often times though the opposite ...
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The Soft Underbelly of the Church
My latest article,  The Soft Underbelly of the Church  is now live at  ministrytech.com . If I was to someday turn to the dark side, and for the sake
of argument let’s say I haven’t yet, I’m convinced that I could retire hacking
churches.  Churches are trea...
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Don't Go It Alone this Year
My latest article,  Don't Go It Alone this Year  is now live at  ministrytech.com .  Can I ask you a question? How many of your new year’s resolutions  have you already broken? Some of them are probably career  oriented—things like network more, learn more,...
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Windows 10 USB Selective Suspend
Recently I lost hours of my life due to an odd USB setting in Windows 10.  If you are experiencing or have experienced issues with USB devices and Windows 10 then hopefully you can keep reading and save yourself the hours of frustration and rage inducing fa...
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Upgrading Windows Versions for the Last Time
This has certainly been a momentous occasion as this is the last time we will be upgrading Windows from one version to the next.  From this point forward the updates will come in periodically, no more waiting for a big upgrade install every 2-3 years. I’m v...
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ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment
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***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO*** Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth. Gray Image = Switching

5 Alien Planets That We Could Call Home
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Exoplanet Gliese 581g is the best candidate to host life beyond our own solar system. Here are four other habitable alien planets.

Apple Blesses Twitter, Makes It the Social Network on iOS Devices
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Apple has announced a deep integration between its hardware and Twitter's service. Here's what that all means.

Google+ API Is Here! « PlusHeadlines.com
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Developers have been waiting since late June for Google to release their API to the public. Well, today is that Day. Just a few minute ago C

BCTC 2013 by Faith Church
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Watch Faith Church's BCTC 2013 on Livestream.com. Selected sessions from the 2013 Biblical Counseling Training Conference at Faith Church in

Hadco BL-5016-H Bronze Directional Uplight - MR-16, Low Voltage, 12v
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Hadco Bullyte Style Spot Light - Bronze - BL-5016-H - BL-5016-H: This spot light is great for illuminating walkways, architecture, and statu

Five Disappointments of iOS 6
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There's a lot to celebrate about iOS 6, but after testing the first beta, not everything has been fun and games. Here are 5 disappointments.

Facebook's operations: A look at the IT risks | ZDNet
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Security, scaling, tweaking software and uptime keep Facebook’s technology wonks up at night.

TechRadar: iPhone 4S name shows up in iTunes Beta
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Apple itself may have outed the iPhone 4S by using the product name in the latest beta of iTunes.

Kodak Teeters on the Brink
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Eastman Kodak is preparing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in coming weeks should efforts to sell a trove of digital patents fail.

Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster | ZDNet
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The biggest problem with Windows 8 is that it wasn’t born out of a need or demand. Its design failures, particularly with ‘Metro UI’

Here’s how Facebook keeps track of who you are stalking | ZDNet
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Whenever you search for someone on Facebook, the social network seems to order your friends in a very specific way. It turns out the company

Fat Guy On a Little Runway: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands at Reagan Nation...
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Boeing's 787 Dream Tour made its way to an improbable destination on Monday -- Washington's Reagan National Airport -- a field that will alm

HP punts on WebOS, discontinues TouchPad, cuts outlook | ZDNet
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HP drops a bombshell—as well as the TouchPad and WebOS.

Sprint to land Apple's iPhone: How wireless carrier dynamics will change...
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Sprint lands the iPhone 5 and the wireless carrier competitive dynamic changes.

iPhone 4S: Five killer features | ZDNet
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A look back at today’s Apple announcement, and the killer features that will make the next-generation iPhone stand out.

Kevin Mitnick shows how easy it is to hack a phone
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Famed hacker shows how easy it is for anyone, not just British tabloid journalists, to access a stranger's mobile phone voice mail. Read thi

Windows 8 aims to take pain out of managing passwords
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The upcoming new OS will offer users the ability to store and retrieve their Web site and application passwords through Internet Explorer 10

'Consumer Reports' Satisfied that iPhone 4S Fixes Antenna Issues
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Influential ratings and reviews magazine Consumer Reports, which famously refused to recommend both the GSM and CDMA iPhone 4 models due to

I've used this location many times and Fastbreak makes it easy to pickup your car. The only real challenge is returning your car as there are never enough people to check you in however if you are a Fastbreak customer you can just leave your keys in your car and go without waiting. That's what I do.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob was great to work with and very responsive to communication. You can tell that he desires to do the customer right. We had an old freezer we inherited and he was upfront about the costs to make it work or if we should replace it. He is very affordable compared to others and easy to work with. I highly recommend LAR if you need help with any appliance in your home. A trusted resource is hard to find but we have one with Lafayette Appliance Repair.
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