Questions and answers, but mainly questions.

godbit, crossconnector, and a good Tuesday.

Most of you know I’m a web design novice. I’ve been working on the new site for Love A Child for far too long, but I’m finally making some measurable progress. Yesterday I was perusing godbit.com, a web design/development forum for Christian geeks. I posted a problem I was having with my CMS. Not only did the answer confirm that I was right in the first place, but one of the sites authors told me I was “a master in the making.” Make no mistake – this has completely gone to my head.

I guess as a “thank you” to Ryan for his kind words, I’m becoming an evangelist of sorts for his current project – Cross Connector. From crossconnector.com:

CrossConnector helps you plan and manage mission trips and church activities. It works like a blog, so you’ll get your own website where people can read your messages and check out your projects. You can coordinate with churches and missionaries, send messages to supporters (or anyone), post messages like a blog and invite people to leave comments, research and search past and current mission work, and lots more!

This seems like a very helpful tool. I encourage all eight of you who read this blog to check it out and spread the news.

The praise of a peer wasn’t the only nice surprise I received. Finally – after months of begging, I was given an access card to the building I work in. I was also given a key to the timeclock room. No longer will I have to climb through the shrubs to tap on Mark’s window to let me in the building before it’s officially open. No longer will I have to bare scrutiny from my boss for “writing in” my hours on my timecard. I also got to spend time chillin’ with Jaimes last night while Kristin went to a ministry meeting. Hopefully today doesn’t totally blo.

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11 responses

  1. Thanks Tony Matt! I really appreciate you bringing me into your network. CrossConnector is going to be an awesome tool for everyone who is involved in ministry.

    I showed the Love a Child site to my wife – she was very excited about it and liked it as much as I did. Can’t wait to see it finished! We’re hoping to take a trip to Haiti this year also.

    Ryan

    February 1, 2006 at 10:36 am

  2. Yikes – Sorry Matt. I was reading something that Tony wrote while I was typing that comment. Ugh.

    February 1, 2006 at 2:04 pm

  3. How dare you multi-task whilst viewing my blog!

    February 1, 2006 at 2:26 pm

  4. danielle

    sounds cool! i’m glad you had a good day.

    February 2, 2006 at 7:10 am

  5. Ryan and his wife are right. Love a Child website is awesome looking!

    February 6, 2006 at 12:08 pm

  6. Thanks man!!! I hope to have it finished in about 3 weeks.

    February 6, 2006 at 3:20 pm

  7. I’ve been trying to make the beta of CrossConnector a daily part of my life for the various projects I work on for my church. I am really excited by the potential I see in it and Ryan has done a bang up job thus far.

    Unfortunately I think it will be a while before I can get my pastor emersed in such a thing. He just recently got an iPod and then a month later bought a Palm. A huge step for someone who is admittedly techno-stupid.

    February 9, 2006 at 12:55 pm

  8. Thanks Eric,

    The pastor thing is a problem I’ve anticipated, so I’m really trying to make CrossConnector super easy to use. Hopefully it will even get better as I get feedback from the beta test.

    One nice feature is that you can give multiple people passwords to your CrossConnector site, so the pastor doesn’t have to be the only one. You could give a password to anyone who is involved in the church’s ministries, and turn them loose to write on the blog and post ministry projects.

    Dude – your pastor has an iPod? Even I don’t have an iPod yet. Sheesh, I have to get with the program.

    February 10, 2006 at 2:20 pm

  9. I’m glad you have time to finish website projects. That’s so great Matt!!
    Dude, you should move back up here. I have no one, really, no one to edit my short films.

    February 14, 2006 at 1:32 am

  10. Kristin

    Brian, do I sense some sarcasm? We miss you terribly!! Maybe you should consider moving down here?

    February 16, 2006 at 12:45 pm

  11. Love the CrossConnector site, pretty sweet app. Thanks for the heads up.

    February 27, 2006 at 6:42 pm

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