Velvet Vista ... now there's a good name for a band :-)
I just got back from a small vacation ... so here's a few things that have happened recently
Velvet - I've finally finished Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis book (see prior post Spinal Tap and Rob Bell?). I so resonated with this book. I first heard Rob speak at the Cataylst Conf in 2003 ... and he totally blew me away. His talk then is actually part of his book ... when he talks about how he wanted to walk away from it all ... and the prayer shawl piece ... I can still today recall, after he unpacked the prayer shawl bit, saying to myself, "How is it I've never learned this before! And I went to a Christian University for cryin' out loud!"
In his book Rob said a lot of things I personally needed to hear and hear loudly ... some of them were great affirmations ... some of them made me hurt as they are too close to home ... some of them I'm still wrestling with ... yup, this book is a definite "must read again" book. One of the great things about this book is that it applies to all spirtual walks of life...be you a newbie or an old fart :-)
This is one of those resources that IMHO every new believer should receive along with a Bible. No I'm not giving it equal status with the Bible, but it would be soooo helpful for a newbie to read.
For those of us 30-somethings that have been brought up in a very traditional setting...it's refreshing and challenging...and freeing.
For old and crusty folks...it's great for opening their eyes as to what this current generation is looking for.
I could go on, but that's enough ... get the book yourself ... you'll see ... 2 thumbs WAY UP!
Vista - one of our IT volunteers brought in Vista Beta1 on his laptop last Tuesday night. It's always fun to check out betaware especially something of this magnitude. So far I'm really liking what I see and I'll post more once I can weasel a copy for myself ( what say you Dustin? ) so I can really kick the tires ;-)
WUS ... opps, now it's called WSUS - we've started phase 1 of WSUS implementation Tuesday night. Server install was a breeze. I was surprised at how granular of control you can have over the who, what, when , how of Microsoft updates...and this is completely no cost...sweet!!! Ever since the SP2 doomsday we've turned off auto-updates across the network. Hopefully this will work as claimed and give us complete control over which updates/patches get delivered to whom.