Thoughts & Tips For January 2021
Friday, January 01, 2021
This photo is part of my Nature Collection!
Over the past month we have been celebrating outdoors & socially distanced the Holidays, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Best of all is that we continue to be blessed with a hedge of protection with regards to COVID-19 and health in general.
Unfortunately I do have some bad news -- on Saturday morning (December 26) we found out our elderly black lab Kaley escaped our yard, and we have not been able to find her. We are all very concerned and sad. But we continue to hold out hope she will be found:
SUPER FUN ADVENT CRAFT BEER CALENDAR
Chris and Charlie -- the hosts of ThePodcraft Beer Show -- gave me this awesome customized Advent Calendar filled with twenty-four excellent craft beers:
You can see photos, descriptions, and top 3 list here!
HOLIDAY SCAVENGER HUNT
The NAVWAR Enterprise had a fun virtual scavenger hunt for employees and their families over the weekend of December 18-20, 2020. The family had a good time working on it. We didn't finish in the Fastest Top 30, but we got everything done!
TECHNOLOGY, TIPS, & SUGGESTIONS
If you are looking for a great coffee mug, tea kettle, desk/garden creatures, or unique stickers/t-shirts/etc. then check out Skeletal Dropkick! I am enjoying my new Bear Mug, and custom D&D stickers! I also got an original custom drawing on my box! FUN!
If you are doing "family" tech support for folks on multiple platforms, then check out the free Chrome Remote Desktop tool from Google. It works cross platform, and also works on Chromebooks. I personally use this nearly on a daily basis to get from my Chromebook to my Windows 10 PC for Windows-based activities.
This site puts some things in perspective on what has changed since you were born - https://neal.fun/life-stats/. It includes a lot of positive data, and not so much on data that might be controversial, but definitive worth trying out.
This great calendar visualization of 2021 continuous year from Kairos Cognition (a productivity consulting & consulting firm associated with David Allen's Getting Things Done) inspired me to create my own version in Google Docs which I published in PDF. This is what mine looks like:
In discussing this continuous year calendar on the GTD Connect forms, a fellow member shared his own horizontal version. I copied it (PDF) and here is what it looks like:
QUOTE I'M THINKING ABOUT
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” — George Carlin