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The Gospel According to Twitter: Everyone is right – Part 2

Twitter assumes that the most relevant information is the most recent information.  Twitter amplifies this by publishing a list of current trending topics based on an analysis of the latest tweets.  A word or phrase can trend when a significant number of people start tweeting about that word or phrase.  For example, during the Urbana […]

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Using Twitter for Ministry: History – Part 3

Historically, twitter was born out of a brainstorming session by a group of employees at the podcasting company Odeo.  Jack Dorsey, a computer programmer, was fascinated by blogs, Instant Messaging (IM) and dispatcher systems.  Blogs allow you to host an online journal. IM gives the user the ability to chat live with friends, but it […]

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Using Twitter for Ministry: #Hashtags – Part 2

Hashtags are an important part of Twitter and are confusing for a lot of people.  Let’s start with the basics.  Hashtags originated as a way to group tweets.  Chris Messina borrowed the idea of hashtags from the old Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels.  According to the Twitter Fan Wiki, “Hashtags were popularized during the San […]

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Using Twitter for Ministry: Basics – Part 1

Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging site where users share thoughts of up to 140 characters, known as a tweets. There are 200 million active users who tweet an average 400 million tweets per day. The site launched on March 21, 2006 . It is the fastest growing social media site today. Twitter […]

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The Gospel According to Twitter – Part 1

On April 15, 2013 at 2:49pm EDT two bombs exploded within 13 seconds and 210 yards of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  The bombs killed 3 people and injured another 264.  Within seconds, Twitter was lighting up people’s cell phones and computer screens with first hand accounts of the event […]

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Facebook strengthens faith

Students often tell me that Facebook is a distraction to their studies and their faith.  I agree.  It is easy to get sucked into a world of clicking through profiles, photo’s, groups, interesting fan pages.  The hours spent on facebook certainly can be detrimental to ones study habits, not to mention real live socializing.  Some […]

Server Upgrades.

My brother and I finally got around to finding some new hardware for the server. We had several crashes due to lack of memory. My brother found us a PII/233 with 96MB of RAM and next time I come to Brainerd, i’ll be bringing it up to 192MB. It has helped drastically improve the processing […]

Broadband! – Finally…

Today, after much waiting, I finally got broadband. The first time they came out they wouldn’t install it because I didn’t have a jack in my room. We decided that it would be nearly impossible to run the cable to my room, and decided to put it in a different location. I bought a wireless […]

The New Look

Well, after spending about 2 months goofing around with different layouts, and updating some of the content, the new look for ASKER.NET is born! Surf Around!

OpenSSH Upgrade

Today, I upgraded silage to the latest version of openSSH, which should now support both ssh1 and ssh2. I opened up a ssh server on port 21 (thereby shutting down the FTP) for about 1 hour. I compiled, and then installed the system logged into the alternative port, and then killed the old server, and […]