Missions Technology for Missions Technologists

No Ties Allowed Podcast – Thank You

After much prayer and discussion, the four of us have decided that the No Ties Allowed podcast will be going on indefinite hiatus.  With recent changes in each of our professional and personal lives, we all came to the conclusion that we cannot devote the proper time necessary for this podcast for it to be of service to our listeners.  In the future, we will discuss this podcast again and perhaps it will be reborn at that time with new passion and vision.  For now, we want to thank all our listeners with some personal comments.

I was thinking of saying that it was with sadness that I’m saying goodbye to the podcast.  But in a moment of reflection, I realized that I’m not sad.  I haven’t had a chance to be sad (at least not about the podcast).  I will miss it.  In fact, I miss it nearly every day as I think “Wow, there’s a great article to discuss on the podcast.”  Whether it’s Twitter being hacked, or Antigua opening it’s doors to Megavideo and what’s our missionary / missional response to that.  NTA really has spoken into my life and has affected how I think – probably because it forced me to think regularly about tech and mission issues.  It really was a short snippet of ICCM every couple of weeks.  So, I will miss it, fondly.

Thank you for listening to us ramble on.  I had a lot of fun doing the podcast and I hope that somewhere, somehow, God used us to minister to you in some way.
I also hope that somewhere, somehow, sometime we can resurrect the NTA podcast or do something completely different that also ministers to the geek missions community.

God bless……

- Roy Campbell

It is with great sadness that I am saying good-bye to our podcast.  I am grateful to T.R. for coming up with the idea, and for our listeners.  I am pleased that it turned out to be more than just T.R.’s daughters who listened to us, but I think it was not only for our audience that we kept at the podcast.  It was lots of fun chatting with the team on a bi-weekly basis and it gave us a little bit of ICCM-like fellowship throughout the year. I also enjoyed the opportunity to bring in guest-speakers, giving a little more publicity to some of the neat things going on in missions.  So NTA was more of an excuse for me to keep holding onto a breath of ICCM throughout the year.  But life just keeps beating me over the head, sucking time away from important things, like NTA.  I am hoping someday soon, other ICCMers will grab NTA and make it happen once again.

But for now, as I have been known to say to a faithful CPU, a good memory stick that has served it’s cause, or a HD that just ran out of space, “until you are needed again, I will set you aside.”  Of course, that usually means it is about to be recycled by my wife and I need to protect the departed remnants for a bit.  So, T.R. and others.  Please do not delete our podcast archive.  Someday I will want to pull it out again, chuckle at how far we have come, and then it can be recycled with all dignity…

- Tim Young

Working with T.R., Roy, and Tim on No Ties Allowed has been a great experience for me. I’ve grown as a technologist. I’ve been challenged as a relative newcomer to the missions community. But mostly I’ve been blessed to be part of this group of guys who love Jesus and love technology and love the gospel, and who each have their own unique ways of bringing all three together to bless the nations. I’m hopeful that in some small way we’ve contributed to our listeners’ lives to bring knowledge, encouragement, or even just a little goofy humor into their day. We are grateful to all our listeners and pray for you God’s continued blessing as you serve him as a missions technologist.

- Tom Nurkkala

I want to thank Roy, Tim, and Tom for accompanying me on this journey. The podcast was an idea that spawned from the great discussions that occur at all the ICCMs.  This podcast may be coming to a close, but those discussions are ongoing and increasing year by year.  I have watched over the years as ICCM has grown from a small gathering at Taylor University in the U.S. to global gatherings in Australia, Asia, Europe and soon to be Africa.  I have been blessed to be a part of ICCM, the growth of the gatherings, and this offshoot podcast.  I have enjoyed immensely our special guests and the insights they brought, the discussions we had on various topics, and the feedback from our listeners.  Technology will continue to impact global missions.  ICCM will continue to be a gathering to discuss those impacts.

See you at ICCM, where the No Ties Allowed discussion is ongoing…

- T.R. Knight

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast – Sorry for the long silence

Roy, Tim, Tom and T.R. would like to apologize for our extended silence.  The past two months have been challenging to the four of us, which has impacted the podcast.

Roy had the Christmas holiday and a death in the family.  Be praying for his family in his time of mourning.

Tim had the Christmas holiday then left on his next missions road trip and has been in and out of Internet access locations.

Tom had the end of the Fall Semester, Christmas holiday then he led a missions trip of CSE students for the month of January.  Be praying for Tom as he returns from the trip and prepares for the Spring semester.

T.R. is in the process of an IT department reorganization, Christmas holiday, Data Center migration and then a staffing change in one of his teams.

The four of us had a perfect storm of challenges before us that have impacted our involvement in the podcast.   We are praying how to proceed with the podcast.   We are discussing format changes, additional hosts, and scheduling.  We ask that your pray with us as we determine the future of the podcast.  Also, if you have thoughts or suggestions for us, we would love to hear them.

No Ties Allowed Podcast 023 – 2012-11-15

Welcome to the twenty third No Ties Allowed Podcast with your host Tim Young and Roy Campbell.   Tom and T.R. are really busy with work and church projects and were unable to join us.   Sorry for such the long hiatus.   We are discussing bring on some more hosts so we have more members available to participate in the podcasts on a more regular basis.  We have been listening to your requests for more podcasts and we are looking for a way to fulfill those requests!

SHOW NOTES:

Tim’s review of Windows 8

Roy’s review of reasons to upgrade your Mac – also longevity of Windows OS vs OS X

Roy’s Trip and SYIS

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  • Shawn Parrish – Guatemala in February 20 – 26 Intermissions Missionary Retreat - Fixing Windows, Mac and Linux laptops
  • Roy Campbell – Nairobi, Kenya – date not set yet - Pan African Christian University - Brand new building needs computer center wired

 

Favorite Applications and Software:

  • Humor – http://www.switched.com/2009/10/13/usb-computer-prankster-will-make-everyone-in-the-office-hate-you/
  • Humor – http://www.wired.com/design/2012/11/rocking-chair-ipad-charger/

Reading this Week:

  • Operation Ninevah by Brother Andrew with Al Jansen

Prayer Requests:

  • Roy’s Family – Health issues
  • Tim and Patricia – getting ready for their next trip.  Packing and Safe Travels.
  • T.R. – Working too hard to be here
  • Tom – Working too hard to be here

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

 

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 022 – 2012-10-03

Welcome to the twenty second No Ties Allowed Podcast with your host Tim Young and Special Guest Pete Holzmann.   Our other three hosts were occupied elsewhere.  Roy is traveling, T.R. is just back from traveling and thus busy catching up at work, and Tom was travelling back from Ireland.

SHOW NOTES:

Pete Holzmann
Exec Director
ICTA (Int’l Christian Technologists’ Association)
p-iccm@icta.net
http://www.icta.net

Favorite Applications and Software:

Reading this Week:

Prayer Requests:

  • Roy travelling to Germany

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

 

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 021 – 2012-08-29

Welcome to the twenty first No Ties Allowed Podcast with your hosts T.R. Knight, Tom Nurkkala, Roy Campbell and Tim Young.  We are all together again!  Sorry this has taken so long to upload and make available.  We had to get approval and final edits for some topics we discussed.

SHOW NOTES:

Apple Wins Samsung Trial in US
- http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/24/3266571/apple-decisively-wins-samsung-trial-what-it-means

Facebook in trouble in Germany
- http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57501714-501465/facebook-accused-of-violating-privacy-laws-by-german-advocacy-group/

Postini to be retired by Google
- http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57497844-93/google-to-retire-postini-migrate-features-to-google-apps/

Discussion with Tim about his trips.

Bomgar
- http://www.bomgar.com/

Favorite Applications and Software:

Reading this Week:

  • Life in the Faith Lane (a book in which the “toilet-paper” story is written) – http://www.amazon.com/Life-Faith-Lane-Jennifer-Swanson/dp/1615791671
  • Alan Weisman, Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World (10th Anniversary Edition), Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008
  • William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, William Morrow, 2010
  • K. P. Yohannan, Come, Let’s Reach The World: Partnership in Church Planting Among the Most Unreached, Gospel for Asia Books, 2004
  • Economist article on Kenya and Ma3Racer – http://www.economist.com/node/21560912

Prayer Requests:

  • Thanks for prayers during the funeral for T.R.’s father.  He had found the Lord in the end.  Praise and blessing.
  • Start of school at Taylor University (Praise for new Euler Science Complex)
  • Missions Tech class this Fall being taught by Tom
  • T.R.’s upcoming missions consulting trip
  • Praise and prayer for Roy’s daughter at school in Ireland.  Prayer for his other daughter at school in Toronto.
  • Roy preparing to teach a class in Germany

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

 

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 020 – 2012-08-01

Welcome to the twentieth No Ties Allowed Podcast with your hosts Tim Young, Roy Campbell and special guest, Dave Crim.  We are sorry this podcast is so late: Summer vacations, Illnesses, ICCM 2012 in Colorado, Moving offices at Taylor into the new Euler Science Complex, and a death in T.R.’s family.  We have not forgotten our listeners but we have had to work around life events.  We also apologize for the poor audio in this podcast.  We had some issues with Dave’s connection and had to adjust his audio volume manually during editing.  We will plan to do better for the 21st podcast.

SHOW NOTES:

  • ICCM Australia – October 8-11, 2012 – Northern Queensland – (http://www.iccm-australia.org)
  • ICCM Europe – January 30 to February 2, 2013 –  Betteld, Netherlands - Planning has begun.

Review and discussion of ICCM US 2012 in Colorado Springs

ICCM US 2013 will be at Taylor University, Upland, IN – June 10 to 14, 2013

Microsoft Windows 8
- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview
October 26 release
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/windows-8-release-date-october-26_n_1684216.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

Microsoft Surface
- http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx

Ethiopia bans VoIP
- http://www.sudantribune.com/Ethiopia-bans-Skype-other-VoIP,42946

New Daily Tech 90 Second Video Podcast from the Verge
- http://www.theverge.com/tag/90-seconds-on-the-verge

Great Video Podcast by Adam Savage of Mythbusters on what it is to be a GeekDad
- http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/06/adam-savage-talks-about-being-a-geekdad/

Favorite Applications and Software:

  • Olympics Apps for Tablets – Great for streaming

Reading this Week:

Prayer Requests:

  • T.R.’s dad passed away
  • Roy’s Daughter moving out of the house
  • Tim and Patricia traveling
  • Remodeling at Taylor University for new IT offices and Data Center
  • ICCM Europe

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 020 – Delayed – Be praying for Colorado Springs and ICCM 2012

Our 20th podcast was set for today, but we felt it best instead to pray with and talk to the hosts of ICCM 2012 in Colorado Springs.   We were on a conference call with them this afternoon and continue to pray for the ICCM 2012 prep team as they have some difficult research and decisions to make.  If you have not been following it on the news, Colorado Springs has been threatened and harmed by a serious wildfire (http://www.kktv.com/news/wildfires).  For those planning to attend ICCM 2012, be watching your email for a message from the hosts.  For the rest of us, be praying for ICCM 2012, the hosts, the attendees and the people who live in and around Colorado Springs.

The podcast will return next week after the holiday.


No Ties Allowed Podcast 019 – 2012-06-14

Welcome to the ninteenth No Ties Allowed Podcast with your hosts T.R. Knight, Tim Young, Tom Nurkkala and special guest, Richard Daniel.  We are sorry this podcast is so late.  Many of us have been traveling this summer for vacation and conferences, then we had some confusion regarding time zones with our special guest.   We have not forgotten our listeners.  Enjoy the podcast.

SHOW NOTES:

  • ICCM – July 16 to 22, 2012 – Colorado Springs, Colorado – (http://www.iccm.org)
  • ICCM Australia – October 8-11, 2012 – Northern Queensland – (http://www.iccm-australia.org)
  • ICCM Europe – January 30 to February 2, 2013 –  Betteld, Netherlands - Planning has begun.

Discussion with Our Guest - Richard Daniel

Name: Richard Daniel
Title: Director of CVC Network Ltd
Blog:  http://yesheis.com/blog/
Website product: http://yesHEis.com
Email:  RichardDaniel@CVCGO.COM

Richard will be the keynote for ICCM Australia and comes to us by recommendation of David Miller.  Discussion focused on CVC’s move from a shortwave radio ministry into a social network ministry.   Many challenges and great insights.

We didn’t discuss this in the podcast but we were made aware that MAF has an opening in PNG if anyone is interested  - http://www.maf.org.au/assets/pdf/careers/IT_Supervisor_-_PNG_-_Vacancy_.pdf

 

Favorite Applications and Software:

Reading this Week:

  • T.R. has been reading floor plans and change orders for the various construction projects at Taylor.
  • Tom has been reading a lot of web development books and articles preparing for a new building monitoring system for the Green items in our new science building (Geothermal, Solar, and Wind Turbines).  Django web platform – https://www.djangoproject.com/ and Bootstrap CSS Framework – http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/
  • Richard has been watching a lot of video content.

Prayer Requests:

  • ICCM in Colorado Springs
  • Tim and Patricia traveling
  • CVC launching into new languages and seeking partnerships.

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 018 – 2012-05-18

Welcome to the eighteenth No Ties Allowed Podcast with your hosts Tim Young, Roy Campbell and a special guest.  Tom is busy with finals this week at Taylor and T.R. is away from the office leading the ICI Leaders in IT Summit.

SHOW NOTES:

Discussion with Our Guest

Our special guest is using David as a pseudonym.  He works for an agency that produces radio, television broadcasts and print media in the Dari language for Afghani’s around the world.

Dari version of Jesus film.  Magdalena – Released from Shame – Jesus film for women – http://www.magdalenamovie.com

Helped translate Bible into Dari Paratext
http://www.afghanradio.org
http://www.afghanbibles.org
http://www.afghanctv.org
http://www.pamirmedia.org

Favorite Applications and Software:

  • None discussed this time.

Reading this Week:

Prayer Requests:

  • ICCM in Colorado Springs
  • Tim and Patricia traveling
  • Tom’s wife having some health issues
  • David is hosting a workshop on interpersonal dealings next week
  • David is looking for more people to help with Afghan work
  • David is looking for help with video editing / dubbing

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.

 

 

No Ties Allowed Podcast 017 – 2012-04-27

Welcome to the seventeenth No Ties Allowed Podcast with your hosts T.R. Knight, Tim Young and special guest David Housholder.  Our discussion this session focuses on Bible software for computers and mobile devices.

SHOW NOTES:

Discussion with Our Guest

David Housholder
DocDEH@gmail.com
Twitter is @docdeh.
Web: http://Housholder.msites.com
With Interserve USA (http://interserveusa.org) as Director of US ethnic ministries

Bible Software of Interest to David

STEP – Standard Template for Electronic Publishing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEP_Library

Explore Passages – http://www.explorepassages.com/

Global Recordings Network – http://globalrecordings.net/

Favorite Applications and Software:

Reading this Week:

Prayer Requests:

  • ICCM in Colorado Springs – Registration is open
  • Tim and Patricia traveling
  • Tom’s wife having some health issues

 

 

Thanks to Free Royalty Free Music by DanoSongs.com for our into and exit music.