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by rbeede
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Can't get a hold of our records.
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

MLS only allows date input in that format, so there's no problem on the MLS side. The problem that remains is if a member writes down their birthday for the clerk to request their records, and the member writes it in the d/m/y format -- you can't be sure if 4/7/65 is in April or July. So if a membe...
by rbeede
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Introduction for NEW Assistant Clerks
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

When training assistant clerks I've used the following scriptures to give them insight into the spiritual aspect of their calling: A Record in Heaven  Malachi 3:13-18 – book of remembrance those thought upon name of Lord  Revelations 3:5 – faithful not blotted out of the ...
by rbeede
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Privacy in MLS
Replies: 6
Views: 717

You could blank out the household and individual fields and store the private number in a custom field. This would keep the phone number off of auxiliary reports, but it would also remove it from the online directory for leaders to see.
by rbeede
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Can't get a hold of our records.
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

I've seen records that have taken over 1 month after being requested in a foreign country. Your clerk should contact membership support with your full legal name, date of birth, membership record (found on your temple recommend), and last known location of your records.
by rbeede
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

3) Bump XP machines to Vista. The hardware for the XP machines is most likely not sufficient for Vista. On dial-up? Unix/Linux used dial-up for a long time. A quick ssh session doesn't need that much bandwidth at all. Just send commands after the dial-up connection is established or if connected to...
by rbeede
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

MLS is just a Java program so porting to Linux wouldn't be too intensive. As for support you just provide a simple desktop interface, and you can remotely manage. A custom distro is one option. Again supporting printers is the big issue since there are so many makes and models in use. Not feasible f...
by rbeede
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

Also in terms of security updates most ward computers don't get regular updates since they have dial-up. Of course the advent of broadband will probably help to change that.
by rbeede
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

Linux could be a good fit for reusing older hardware, but supporting all the printers kind of kills that. Perhaps for a FHC though.
by rbeede
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

Windows XP isn't end of life until April 8, 2014 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle). Same for IE6.
by rbeede
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: enforcing the 5-year replacement policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3704

Also the official policy says "normally" so 5-years isn't set in stone. If the area office decides that for budget purposes they wish to save tithing money by continuing to use functioning computers then there is no need to replace anything 5 years or older. I would however have the FM group's budge...

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