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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Mon May 08, 2017 4:44 pm

I'm packing my office this week. At least as much as I can and still function. I'm becoming thankful that many of the books I bought in the last 5 years are on my Kindle and don't need a box!
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby JE Pettibone » Tue May 09, 2017 4:38 am

Timothy Bonney wrote:I'm packing my office this week. At least as much as I can and still function. I'm becoming thankful that many of the books I bought in the last 5 years are on my Kindle and don't need a box!

Ed: Tim, we have some books on Electronic media but I am concerned about a good (fool proof) way of backing them up. Is it a potential problem or am I fretting over nothing?
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue May 09, 2017 5:17 am

JE Pettibone wrote:Ed: Tim, we have some books on Electronic media but I am concerned about a good (fool proof) way of backing them up. Is it a potential problem or am I fretting over nothing?


It is a valid concern. You can backup all the books on your kindle to your hard drive. That is the closest thing to a safe archival backup. But I feel like it is likely that Amazon will out live me. I know a lot of clergy who are giving away libraries of books in retirement anyway because they don't have the space or use for much of their library after they retire.

Certain books are worth keeping forever. But I've started getting rid of old resources that have been superseded by a later edition or just seem no longer relevant. I cull my library whenever I move to the next church. And I've started giving books away. I used to collect the works of Harry Emerson Fosdick. This week I'm mailing off my collection to a Baptist colleague who also collects his works and now feels a greater connection to Fosdick than I do as a Methodist. I gave away almost all my Baptist history collection to another colleague when I joined the UMC. I just didn't need it any more.

I think even if Amazon were to go belly up, another e-reader company would support their document format. I think that e-readers and tablets are the future of publishing.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Haruo » Tue May 09, 2017 10:50 am

What about Cloud backup, either through Amazon or Google or Microsoft or somebody?
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue May 09, 2017 11:02 am

Haruo wrote:What about Cloud backup, either through Amazon or Google or Microsoft or somebody?


Haruo, I have all my documents backed up in Dropbox. I think cloud backup is a very good idea. If my hard drive dies, everything is still there to be downloaded.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Haruo » Tue May 09, 2017 11:44 am

Timothy Bonney wrote:
Haruo wrote:What about Cloud backup, either through Amazon or Google or Microsoft or somebody?


Haruo, I have all my documents backed up in Dropbox. I think cloud backup is a very good idea. If my hard drive dies, everything is still there to be downloaded.

But I mean what about backing up Kindle books in the cloud.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue May 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Yes, that could be done as well.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby JE Pettibone » Thu May 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Ed: I have Personal information, Financial, Medical ect on a stand alone external hard drive. Is there any reason that wouldn't work? Thumb drives and memory sticks are too small, and in volume expensive.
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Postby Stephen Fox » Tue May 16, 2017 7:48 pm

for acknowledging your next move.

I hope it is a rewarding one for you in spirit and livelihood.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Wed May 17, 2017 9:09 am

JE Pettibone wrote:Ed: I have Personal information, Financial, Medical ect on a stand alone external hard drive. Is there any reason that wouldn't work? Thumb drives and memory sticks are too small, and in volume expensive.


An external drive is fine. Just know that any magnetic media can become corrupted. So if you really really want to be safe, keep more than one copy on more than one drive.
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Re: Forgive my delinquency

Postby Tim Bonney » Wed May 17, 2017 9:11 am

Stephen Fox wrote:for acknowledging your next move.

I hope it is a rewarding one for you in spirit and livelihood.


Thanks Stephen!

I had a chance to meet my new staff yesterday. I was impressed with them.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Shawn Koester » Sat May 27, 2017 1:33 am

Congrats and praise the Lord!! I pray that you are as effective in this new church as you were in your current appointment. Prayers are with you brother.
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Re: My next appointment....

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 pm

The moving is coming up fast. My last Sunday in the Pulpit is June 18 and the truck comes on June 30. Three and a half weeks left to pack minus three days coming up at Annual Conference.
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