This is a few weeks of notes as my life has been hectic recently. Away trip for leadership training, operational issues at work, family traveling at home so I’m Pappa Dog this week. Boredom has not been an issue yet!
I seem to spend more time on ‘my’ reading and podcast list than I have been creating actual content. It feels redundant. All of this content is available directly from the original creator if you follow the Now page. If you find value in their content, then please support them directly. I am focusing more on my personal direction and content.
“Hell Yes, or No” vs. “Soft Yes, and Fast Quit” – Phil Venables
“Bottom line: You just never know what hidden gems exist even in some of the opportunities that are perceived to be less inspiring until you take a short peek. When you’ve taken that you’ll quickly and intuitively know whether to fully commit without having expended much effort, and then, there is still plenty of room for when more obvious Hell Yes opportunities do come along.”
I’ve been going thru my digital life and trying to ensure I have a backup of everything important to me and my family. Not only a backup, but a good way to restore those files in the event they are lost. I have OneDrive covered using my Synology NAS and the Cloud Sync plugin. Unfortunately, they don’t have a great option for iCloud. I did find a couple idea in these posts:
- Backing up iCloud Photos to a Synology NAS – Adrian Thomas – I’ve been looking for an effective way to backup my iCloud into my NAS. This would work, but requires another Mac.
- Why Your NAS Will Never Be An iCloud Replacement – by Attila Vágó – CodeX – Medium – I have to agree – native iCloud is the best way for Apple users to go. The only drawback is no direct method to backup that data.
But nothing seems truly native, set and forget. So I just enabled photo backup on my personal OneDrive account. It’s not as fast as true iCloud integration would be, but it does work just fine for my needs. The only downside is the volume of work photos that will need to be deleted in two places: whiteboard pics, etc.
The rest of it
- Data tracking poses a ‘national security risk’ FTC told • The Register – Its time someone in government started addressing this with the risk it deserves.
- Daily Boost Motivation and Coaching: Instant Better Communication on Apple Podcasts
- “Agree & Defer” using “Yes, and…” – allows you to keep yourself on track by saying yes, but deferring things to a later time or another person.
- “…yet” – added to a negative keeps the options open for growth.
- Almost Half of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable – Scientific American – How much more could we do as a society if we just clamped down on disease prevention?
- 🗞️ Unsupervised Learning NO. 348 – Spearmishing, Patreon Security, and Triple-Threat Ransomware – I highly recommend the free podcast to anyone interested in InfoSec, but his interests don’t stop there. What piqued my interests:
- 4.2 Gigabytes, or: How to Draw Anything – ⌨️🤷🏻♂️📷 – Cool AI rendering of a sci-fi scene based on some paint scribbles.
- Blocking Kiwifarms – At first I was torn over Cloudflare’s policy. However, I believe they did the right thing as a proponent of free speech. We need better laws and regulations to police internet hate.
- Leaked Oath Keepers’ list includes hundreds of cops, dozens of elected officials – Ars Technica – This makes me sick, but where do we draw the line at what groups someone in power can be part of?
- Episode #489: Todd Henry – Asking Uncomfortable Questions, Solving Big Problems, & Casting Your Vision – The Learning Leader Show – Another excellent episode with a ton of gold nuggets for bettering your leadership creativity. My favorite: “Be the buffalo, not the cow.”
- Blue Origin rocket mishap triggers escape system – Thankfully, the safety system worked as designed.
- This is the Meta Quest Pro high-end virtual reality headset – The Verge – It’s hard to imagine a world where we have these things strapped to our heads. Then again, how many meetings do we take staring at a screen full of people.