God is much better at creating things that see than we are. Our eyes, for example, are a technical marvel. The dynamic range they see far exceeds what most cameras can. This one fact is why so many churches have such bad lighting.
What do Breeze, Wild Apricot, Toucan Tech and Infoodle have in common?
The upshot is if you are using any sort of multi-platform media strategy, you spend half your time adjusting the sizes of your images for different platforms.
statutory requirements relating to Hearing Augmentation Systems (sometimes referred to as Hearing Assistance Systems, or Listening Systems) in NZ buildings are Convoluted, Confusing and Contradictory. But I knew that – that was why I thought it would be a good topic for this column; I still wasn’t prepared for how much CC&C there actually is!
One hears the term “Cloud Computing” and related phrases a lot these days. Probably too much – as with a lot of catchy phrases, the marketing machine has picked the phrase up and boldly applied it where no phrase was meant to go. Quite frankly, “cloud” is now one of the most used and abused terms in the Technology space – much of what is claimed as cloud quite simply isn’t.
I have been visiting with Takapuna Methodist church this past month and came away very impressed at the simplicity and elegance of the setup they use for “streaming” their Sunday worship service. The facility provides a means for the congregations sick or housebound members to still experience the Sunday worship and feel they are part of the community.
Radio Spectrum Management have been circulating a consultation and discussion document, “Preparing for 5G in New Zealand – Technical Consultation”. The “gotcha” in the fine print is that one option … Read more
A lot of us never need to get behind the business end of a microphone. But for those who have to present regularly, it is important to have a basic understanding of how different microphones work. Then we are able to adapt our speaking technique to suit the microphone in front of us as we deliver our message. This is a quick guide to using microphones effectively for presenters of all ages!
So, why have a parish/congregation website? Like many things in the communications field, the first question is, “What are you trying to achieve? What is that makes this a desirable objective for us to accomplish?” Given that there is no truly free way to develop a website – at the very least someone will spend time, and time has a value, even if we don’t end up paying money for it. We need to make sure that the resources we spend make us a return of the type we are looking for.
We need to find ways to “translate” our message to make ourselves more relevant, particularly to our youth. “Better use of ‘Technology’,” they say, “is one way to do this. But we don’t know how.” Technology is not be the be-all-and-end-all to being relevant, but it is useful.