Airplay, Google, And Church

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I’ve been a fan of Apple’s Airplay technology for a very long time. Not that I’ve personally used it much at all. I do not have an Apple TV, and I have not upgraded the OS on my iPhone to take advantage of it fully. Honestly, so far, the extent of my use is pushing music to the church’s house sound system. So, while I am a huge fan of the technology I am not a big user. However, many of the ministry leaders are using it much better than I am. So why am I, a big fan, a non-user? Let’s talk about that after the break. Continue reading “Airplay, Google, And Church”

WordPress Jetpack: New Feature – Email Publishing

WordPress just updated their Jetpack plugin to allow native email publishing! In fact, this post is being published using the new feature.

The implementation is pretty robust, including the use of short-codes to add complexity and set options (i.e. post category, publishing delay, tags, etc.). There are several short-codes implemented. For instance, you can add a PollDaddy.com poll using short-codes. Pretty awesome!

I did notice a few short-codes that I think they missed, like the ability to set a featured image. You can include images, which will be posted inline (single image) or as a gallery (multiple images).

Overall, I think it is a great implementation. I am sure they’ll improve it.

Email publishing is not the only feature added to Jetpack. WordPress also added the ability to natively connect to social networks. For instance, this will allow you to post an excerpt on your Facebook page whenever you write a new blog post.

UPDATE: After emailing this post, I noticed that the category short-code did not take. Also, after reading more about the polls, I think that feature is currently limited to WordPress.com installs, not self-hosted unless you install the PollDaddy Plugin (I have not tested this).

2x 16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card (95mb/s) Deal At Amazon.com

I’ve reviewed the SanDisk 95mb/s Extreme Pro SDHC Memory Card (8GB version) before. It is super fast! I ran across this deal on 2x of the 16GB cards last week, and jumped on it. I tested the cards to be sure they were the super fast 95mb cards. I bought that 8GB card for $20, with today’s deal, you can get 2x 16GB cards for $34 – that’s 4x the storage for less than twice the cost. And, you get a USB SD Card reader!