I watched this today. The social networking phenomena continues to grow. This is a very interesting online, group study, social networked Bible tool. What do you think?
Archives for November 2007
I recently switched from a Palm OS Treo 650 to a Windows Mobile 6 device. I’m using a t-Mobile Wing. I’m enjoying grafiti again which is good since I have trouble typing on the Wing’s slide-out keyboard.
Things I like about Windows Mobile 6:
• Outlook Mobile. I live in Outlook. I can live comfortably in Outlook Mobile.
• Today screen.
• Opera mobile browser. Faster than IE mobile and much better than the Palm browser.
• Multi-tasking. I can sync while on a phone call.
Things I don’t like:
• Having to use menus for so many functions. Palm’s user interface is cleaner. Key functions are exposed through buttons on screen rather than nested in menus.
• Having no “silence” button. As one who moves in and out of meetings, an easy way to go silent is great.
• Memory management. Why can’t we have more than 64 mb of main memory? I have a 2 gb micro-SD card, but many programs must be installed in main memory. Email storage is in main memory (attachments can be directed to the storage card).
Program’s I’ve added:
• Google maps
• Delta flights tool
• Opera browser
• Infosafe (password store)
• Pocket e-Sword (free but no NIV, must be loaded into main memory)
• Pocket Bible (not free but has NIV, I’m using KJV for trial period)
I tried Microsoft Onenote. I love it on my PC, but the mobile version hides everything in menus. I found it clumsy to use. I use Word Mobile to take notes. 🙁 The good news is that with grafiti, I can keep up with a speaker while taking notes. I could never thumb fast enough on my Treo.
What Windows Mobile 6 programs do you like?
Sam Varghese, of Bangalore, India, was our host. One of the amazing things about being part of a global mission organization is getting to know co-workers around the world.
Sam and Kochumol are Indian and we are American. We are separated by culture and upbringing, but we share a common “culture” of bringing glory to God by introducing people to Jesus Christ. We understand and teach the basics of knowing Jesus and growing as His followers. Although we have little in common from a world perspective, we have much in common from a Kingdom perspective.
Kochumol and Sam ride their motorbikes to campus for ministry. When they speak out of their passions to see others know Christ, Kay and I resonate with them. We all serve in leadership roles, but our greatest passion is that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.
Kochumol helped Kay purchase a salwar kameez. After unsuccessfully looking around department stores and clothing kiosks, Kay purchased cloth and had a tailor make her dress. It’s a combination of loose-fitting trousers (salwar) with a long tunic or shirt (kameez). It’s accented with a long silk scarf worn around the neck and down the back. Very beautiful. It’s Kay, so of course it’s red! How do I know this stuff? Wikipedia!
A very special opportunity presented itself while we were in Thailand. We helped our associates from the country where 41 were recently imprisoned. We talked about improving their security to help prevent any more of our associates from being sent to prison. We talked about email security, website security, and notebook computer security. We identified steps for them to take. It is a privilege to help protect our associates through helping with security precautions. These are very special people who risk much as they serve God. I am humbled to sit beside them and advise them on security issues. Please continue to pray for the 41 and their families.