Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thank You, Flip, for Your Software Update

For everything that I love about the Flip Mino HD, one thing has been lacking in the FlipShare software. Everything with Flip seems to be so simple and intuitive, but sometimes that gets in the way.

The original FlipShare software that my Flip came with downloaded your HD videos into your My Documents/My Flip Video Library folder. (Why not just the My Documents/My Videos folder that Windows already has by default? Who knows?) This was okay, but not great when I had the SD version of the Flip, but when I got the HD version, my video files became noticably larger. Up to 6 times larger, in fact. (30s SD video = ~5 meg, 30s HD video = ~30 meg)

The problem with the version of the software I had originally was that FlipShare had no option to change the default folder where these videos were placed. Needless to say, with a new son, the hard drive was filling up fast.

Don't get me wrong. I have plenty of hard drive space, but the partition that has my default My Documents folder is on the primary partition, which is for the programs I use all the time and I keep it pretty clean. I also have a 100 gig media partition and a 500 gig external hard drive which holds my entire iTunes library including almost every video TED has ever released on their podcast.

The only work-around I found was to manually copy the files from the Flip or the default folder onto my external drive and then delete the original files from the camera or the default folder.

But Flip heard the cries of their people and had mercy upon us!

Now you can set a target directory for your Flip videos and utilize the much-improved FlipShare software to manage your ever-growing video library.

Here's how to do it.

1. Click Edit and choose Preferences.



2. Then select the Library tab and click Change Location.



3. Pick your desired folder and click OK.



4. It will take a few minutes to move all of your videos to the proper folder, but when you're done, you can use FlipShare and not fill up your primary hard drive!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Links to Resources from Church 2.0 in Dallas

I want to provide a list of the resources people mentioned at Church 2.0 in Dallas. I've tried to divide them by category. If you notice any that I missed, please leave a comment and I'll get them added.

Social Networking
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
MySpace - As I recall this was only mentioned in jest. :)

Churches that you need to know about
Fellowship Dallas
Church of the Highlands
Lifechurch.tv - Swerve Leadership Blog
Corageous Church - Shaun King's Blog


Missional Thinking
Laundry Love Project - Read about Jonathan Blundell's experience with this in the Dallas area.
Just One - How a simple trashcan can help give your church (or family) a missional mindset.
10,000 Doors - Locate needs in your area using Google Earth.

Books
Servalution - Dino Rizzo
TBA Book Summaries - It sounds like Cliff's Notes for Christian books. I haven't had a chance to look into it yet.

Dallas Church 2.0 People you should follow on Twitter - I know I didn't get everyone, so I apologize in advance. If I missed you, please let me know and I'll get you added to the list.
Greg Atkinson - Church 2.0 organizer, blogger
Chris Johnson
Trent Brown
Michael McMinn - Youth ministry, wild facial hair, great tweets
Shawn Kemp
Michael Kelling
Joe Slaughter
Jonathan Blundell
Mark Linder - Podcaster, blogger
Charles Ulibarri - Missionary
Wes Cohoon - Church planter - Broken Church
Joel Halpin
Phil Morgan
Scott Finch

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Busy week

Today I visited the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and all I have to say is = o!

Here's a video to show you just how = o!


Tomorrow, I'll be going to the Church 2.0 get-together with Greg Atkinson. If you're going to be in the Dallas area, come over to Fellowship Dallas and join us! (Apparently, Fellowship Dallas got a new website since I last checked it. The new one looks very cool!)

It's free, so no excuses! Register for Church 2.0 here.

Then we have family coming in from out of state, so we're going to be quite busy over the next few days. It's a good way to be busy though. Reconnecting with family (although we all have Facebook now, so it's almost like we just pick up where we left off.)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Layout

I'm working a new layout for the blog since my old one would just stop formatting for some reason and the problem was getting worse and worse.

Anyway, I'm going to be working on it, so if things look a little weird for a while, that's what's going on.

Thank you for being patient. I'll let you know once I have everything squared away on the site.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Church 2.0 Dallas

If you're going to be in Dallas on July 23, Greg Atkinson is going to be leading a Church 2.0 discussion at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas. It's a free event, so come on out if you can!

Here's a link to the Facebook event for more information.
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