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As you may have noticed there is an AD for Pastor Alan’s Blog.

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Pastor Alan asked me about and I was more than happy to promote his blog. Especially since I created and helped design it out. So please check out his new blog and let us what you think.

Long time no post…

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a couple of days… I have been very busy with the new job and church…

I do have some good posts but I just need to sit down and write them out…

I recently got a new cell phone (1st – Mogul 6800; 2nd (Final) – Palm 755p)…

I recently had 2 friends get the iPhone and they have mixed reviews…

I also started using some new technology like Brightcove.com and YouTube Developer…

I will post more later…

A very very very long week…

WOW!!! This last week was very long… My teams and me have accomplished so much this week…

Here’s what we accomplished this week:

Total Stage Changeover (Photos coming soon…) (Thanks Stage Team!!!)

Transformers Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Men’s Fraternity Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Officially launched the new HighImpact Living Website (www.highimpactliving.net)

Implemented a new Tech. Leader for our South Side Campus (Trevor D. – Thanks for helping out)

ONE GREAT VISION DAY (Thanks everyone for your help)

I know that it is the services like this morning that make it totally worth it… I think this morning’s service was great… I really love what I get to do in the local church…

“The local church is the hope of the world” – Bill Hybels

That quote is a great quote to remember on weeks like this one… It has been totally crazy but I know that we impacted peoples’ lives this morning and I know that this church will continue to impact peoples’ lives…

I look forward to a more normal week this week but I still have one more service (which we are currently doing right now)…

“Eh-Hee” and huh????

So I was recently reading one of my blogging friends blogs and he mentioned a free download on iTunes… I immediately jumped on it because it was free and Dave Matthews… After downloading it I watched it…

I thought some of his lyrics were very interesting but was kind of disturbed by the video…

Here’s the lyrics (I bolded the interesting parts):

Father gone and I’m heading
It’s a bold side of it again
When you decide to go to him
And the people toasting away
And the people all sitting there, c’mon

Everybody gonna come on in
Like, like c’mon in, yeah, yeah
Everybody gonna come on in
Y’all it’s you wanna c’mon, sir

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh

Praise God who has many names
The devil have many more
With the love that my mother gave me
I’m gonna drop the devil to the floor

I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Sweet evolution how people have come to believe
That we are it’s greatest achievement
We’re barely, we’re just a collection of cells
Overrating themselves
Oh God I’m avoiding the
(Is Dave saying he is avoiding God???)

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Walking along in this haze of confusion
Sometimes I collect, sometimes it takes all of my strength
Just to find enough reason to take the next step, step
But I will, but I will, till I do
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Praise God who has many names
The devil have many more
With the love that my mother gave me
I’m gonna drop the devil to the floor

I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Strange evolution how people have come to believe
That we are it’s greatest achievement
We’re barely, we’re just a collection of cells
Overrating themselves
Hello God I’m avoiding the truth
(Is Dave saying he is avoiding the Bible???)

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Praise

I am still very confused at what Dave Matthews is trying to get across here… I like some of his lyrics but some are making me wonder “Is Dave Matthews seeking God?”… I am going to pray that Dave Matthews finds God and seeks the truth… I hope that someone in his direct path can lead him that way…

Here’s the link to download “Eh Hee” Music Video Free on iTunes (NOTE: The video is marked “EXPLICIT” due to a couple of curse words. I in no way support that kind of language.)… Download the video and let me know what you think…

Junioritis

Well sorry this is late but here’s the GACC Drama Video from September 2.

Great job to everyone on this project (Drama, Field Production, and Post-Production Teams) and a special thank-you to Rebecca Phillips for being our “Comedy/Acting Director” for the evening…

hulu

What is hulu? Well visit Hulu.com and see for yourself…

Here’s a letter from them:

A Hulu hello

August 29th, 2007

Welcome to Hulu! Our passionate and growing team here has been very hard at work on a service that we’re quite excited about. We’ll keep you updated with news as we go along.

The first bit of news we’d like to share is that we have a name: Hulu.

Why Hulu? Objectively, Hulu is short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and rhymes with itself. Subjectively, Hulu strikes us as an inherently fun name, one that captures the spirit of the service we’re building. Our hope is that Hulu will embody our (admittedly ambitious) never-ending mission, which is to help you find and enjoy the world’s premier content when, where and how you want it.

The second bit of news is that we are now accepting sign-ups at hulu.com for invitations to our web site’s private beta. The Hulu private beta will be available in October. In the interest of delivering a great customer experience and making sure that we can address any feedback that comes along the way, we’re going to start small and grow iteratively in terms of the volumes of people that we invite to participate in the beta. Within that same timeframe, we will also be offering great programming through our distribution partner sites: AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace, and Yahoo.

Ok, now it’s time for all of us at Team Hulu to get back to work! Don’t forget to register your email address for the upcoming private beta.

Jason Kilar
CEO, Hulu
jason.kilar@hulu.com

It basically sounds like a new online source for TV shows. Video programs from NBC and Fox will appear on the site.

I have signed up to be a private beta partner and look forward to seeing what they got… I will let you all know more soon…

Here’s the rest of the story: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/the-wait-is-over-news-corpnbcs-newsite-has-a-name/

Some new news stuff…

Here’s the most up to date technology information:

Who founded Facebook? A new claim emerges. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/01/technology/01facebook.html?_r=1&ref=technology&oref=slogin

My thoughts: What is up with these fellow classmates saying Mark Zuckerburg stole the idea. I think they are just jealous because the company is doing so well. I think if these guys have a true claim then it will be obvious in court but it sounds like they just want a piece of the Facebook pie. I personally think Facebook is the best online social network out there.

No New NBC Shows to be sold by Apple http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/01/technology/01apple.html?ref=technology

My thoughts: Oh no… That means no more SNL, Heroes, or any of my other favorite shows. Come on Apple, settle this dispute please!!! I was just getting ready to download Season 1 of Heroes and hoping that Season 2 would be put up on a constant basis during the season. Apple and NBC need to resolve this issue immediatley.

San Fransico Wi-Fi Fog http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/san-franciscos-wi-fi-fog/

My thoughts: That just stinks. Earthlink is pulling out of its plan to blanket San Fransico with free Wi-Fi from Google. Now San Fransico is not going to be Wi-Fi free everywhere. After reading that article, I looked into other cities that have tried this in the past and there were a few. Chicago ended up tabling its project due to the amount of money the city would have to invest. I think the idea is great but I do see from a business perspective how they could be costly for the city and the companies.