Monday, November 19, 2007

Cultivate Gathering, Hamilton, ON

The Cultivate Gathering happened last Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. As they put it "Cultivate Gathering is a learning party." There we talked about many topics related to church in Canada, including creativity, theology and (practical) ecclesiology. As they put it, "Cultivate Gathering is for anyone who is interested in church planting or creating mission shaped churches".
I met Joe, who is workin on the "One size fits all?" documentary about new forms of churches in Canada. Check it out: http://www.thinkerlabs.ca/documentary/ . I liked his creativity and artistic expression. The other two women speakers were very good too.
The 'theology' segment was good. The best speaker was David Fitch, author of "The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from Big Business, Parachurch Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism, and Other Modern Maladies". Tim Bailey from Wortley church (London, ON) also spoke (I didn't understand anything he said. Interestingly enough, Wortley's podcasts seem to be somewhat more interesting to me).
The discussions in the pods on 'us versus them' was quite interesting. I was happy to hear David Fitch's comments. And I was also happy to hear Pernell Goodyear from the FRWY in this discussion. I was encouraged by his example, humility and disposition to work.
The last segment had a 'multicultural' spin. Lots of mumbo jumbo... but good intentions.

Negative download transfer rates

Wow! My transfer rate when downloading the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2 reached -940314704 KB/sec! Was the download was so slow that it turned into an upload?

Wait a minute, all of a sudden my download got superfast. More precisely, 1044392007 KB/sec. It's likely my download transformed into some sort of upload, not only because the previous transfer rate was negative, but also because the blue progress bar proceeded backwards. That is, after a while I had less content downloaded... Go figure.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Zune software: @!@#!@%#

Where are my playlists???!!! Gone! They are gone. Zune software just deleted all my playlists. I had everything organized and it is gone with the latest upgrade. No wonder people are afraid of computers. Wait a minute! They are back! Microsoft, don't scare me like that! Or are they back? I was scared for a minute. The playlists are back! Hurray! But wait a minute again! They are empty! My playlists are empty! No wonder people don't understand the computers. How can they trust them if the software they get behaves like that?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Wiki emer-gente

Criei um site wiki com recursos sobre a conversa emergente. Depois confira:


Aceito sugestões e comentários.

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