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by Velska
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Tithe Online
Replies: 20
Views: 14354

I don't like to brag, but I've paid my donations through a direct bank transfer for about 20 years now, 15 of it over the Internet. That's the degenerate Scandinavia for you...
by Velska
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Using "School Bells" in the Meetinghouse
Replies: 19
Views: 6259

I've been teaching and training teachers. It's fairly easy to learn the habit of being aware of the time. There are some classrooms where there's no wall clock, and it's up to the teacher to be aware of time in a way that doesn't distract . Often quite doable. Our current old mtghouse has the bell s...
by Velska
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No General Conference on Linux with Move Media
Replies: 24
Views: 8244

Dittoing again

I really love it! BYUTV comes through just fine! Now I can watch GC next month with my linux laptop.

:D
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Some statistics....
Replies: 13
Views: 3393

IE Mystery

Build a site that favors IE, and then somehow people tend to use IE to access it?

Wonder why?

Cheers,
--velska
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Net Neutrality And Broadband Availablity
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Broadband as Utility

Broadband should be a utility. Because there is no theoretical limit to transmitting data over the network (you just add fibers and routers), when considering that the human population will always be finite, there is no reason why Internet should be regulated like the analog AM/FM radios. Because th...
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mormons in Technology
Replies: 13
Views: 3365

It is interesting to notice that "Matz" is a Mormon. He doesn't make too much fuss about it, anyways. Also, interestingly, while the main Wikipedia article states that he's a member of the Church and has served as a full time missionary, in the photo section, where his religious affiliation is state...
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Branch vs Ward
Replies: 15
Views: 13075

Branch Size Relevance

I'm not sure if this is useful, but here goes. A branch can have plenty of members, including worthy priesthood holders, when it is outside boundaries of a stake. A case in point is our branch. A couple hundred people, including recommend holding MP holders, but two hundred miles from the nearest wa...
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Use google docs/gmail for church agendas?
Replies: 19
Views: 7691

Caution with Google Advised

I would advise caution with Google. Call me a paranoid, but I wouldn't send a sensitive document as email attachment unencrypted. With a three-ring binder you can carelessly leave one somewhere, but the data will stay at one place, and to a certain degree it's possible to track where it's been copie...
by Velska
Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No General Conference on Linux with Move Media
Replies: 24
Views: 8244

Dittoing

Signed the petition, posted here. I am thinking that a lot of people, especially in Asia and Africa, would happily use Linux. Linux means spending less for your hardware, because you don't have to upgrade every time Redmond decides to come up with a new iteration of the same mess, with some eye cand...
by Velska
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: FamilySearch Family Tree Application
Topic: Famous members in the new family search
Replies: 9
Views: 4556

One issue, of course, is the low number of JS descendants in the LDS Church, what with so many ending up with the currently-CoC. I remember there was a while ago a somewhat less-publicized incident of the first confirmed JS descendant getting baptized a member of the Church. I can't remember the nam...

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