Today on The Techology Show:

Kory Pence  – korypence.com

KPEditKory describes himself as a thinker and designer, with a firm belief in simplicity and the power of stories. He loves to create collaborative environments where open thinking inspires great design. He has led creative development in a variety of disciplines including brand identity, brand strategy, publication design, and new media design. Kory especially has a passion for teaching and helping nonprofits communicate their vision. He received his Master of Fine Arts in design from Marywood University in 2009, where his thesis focused on design for change through non profits and cause marketing. Kory loves to create atmospheres for authentic community.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64

Steve Stanley – @olsuit

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

Interview with Kory Pence

Sandy Lake Wesleyan’s Style Guide

DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK

 Mac: PDFScanner

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There are many applications for Mac OS X that allow scanning of images or text. Most of them are however complex, slow or not really suited for scanning documents or letters. PDFScanner has been created with one simple task in mind: Scanning and archiving documents as quick and easy as possible, and making them findable with Spotlight search.

Win: FreeOCR

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FreeOCR is a free Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF’s and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. FreeOCR outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format.

Open Source: Tesseract-OCR
Cloud: ABBYY FineReader

THEY SAID IT

I think there’s a general feeling that there are already enough churches. In short, if you are going to launch a new church, you have to start with a white hot, differentiated, compelling vision, or why take up more real estate? Why not just go join one on the corner of Elm and Vine? Half of them are empty these days anyway, so why don’t you go take over their property as opposed to starting yet another one? So thinking about that and how to craft that vision would be quite important to me.

Bill Hybels expressing his views on societal changes over the last 40 years, which he believes impacts the way we should approach church planting.

SOURCE: TodRhoades.com

For more than ten years, the IVONA team has been focused on creating innovative text-to-speech technologies. We are all thrilled that Amazon is supporting our growth so that we can continue to innovate and deliver exceptional voice and language support for our customers.

Lukasz Osowski, CEO and co-founder of IVONA expressing his pleasure that Amazon has acquired his text-to-speach company.

SOURCE: Engadget

We’ve shown one mechanism for how adolescent stressors lead to long-term brain dysfunction in adults. We may have a way to overcome such long-term effects biologically…or this may result in a way to intervene in their lifestyle.

Akira Sawa, director of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center commenting on recent research which seems to suggest that some forms of mental illness may be environmentally based.

SOURCE: PBS Newshour

It’s definitely indicating that the immune system is compromised in some way. It’s unable at that time, for whatever reason, in this case loneliness perhaps, to keep that virus under control.

Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University College of Medicine and the lead researcher of a study that links loneliness and compromised health.

SOURCE: Live Science

Coming up

February 12, 2013 – Steve Corbett –  When Helping Hurts
February 19, 2012 – Brad Oostindie –  Ready to Focus
February 26, 2013 – Dr. Dennis Humphrey
March 5, 2013 – Dr. Roger McKenzie
April 2, 2013 – Dan Rieland – Amplified Leadership
April 30, 2013 – Keith Loy