Thoughts & Tips for May 2021
Saturday, May 01, 2021
This photo is part of my Blurry collection.
All but one of us is vaccinated. Guess which one? Ha Ha! #stay_home_if_sick, #wash_your_hands, #social_distance, #wear_a_mask
Christy and I had a great 2nd retreat to The Oaks to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary. It was super reflective and restful. Here are some photos!
I recently did a Getting Things Done (GTD) related presentation to Manager-Tools' M Conference attendees alumni group. Here is more information about the presentation with an offer to present to other groups or organizations that are interested in productivity.
My work did a virtual Spring Break scavenger hunt (above are some of the photos). It was super fun and collaborative with friends & family helping out. It was also nice to get out-and-about little bit more. I highly recommend doing something like this if you have the opportunity.
LOOKING FORWARD TO
Carson is going to be graduating high-school soon, and has decided to go to Long Beach State to study nursing. We are very proud and excited for her upcoming college season.
Summer vacation plans seem to be coming together: Mission Beach beach house rental, back to The Oaks, Def Con (Las Vegas), and camping at San Elijo State Beach.
I am hoping that my friend's D&D session (mentioned in previous posts) will get us through this epic battle I have been DMing for months, and on to a new "underwater" related adventure created by our other DM Darren.
TECHNOLOGY, TIPS, & SUGGESTIONS
Here are some greate Windows 10 tips from ZDNET. The one about the new Clipboard History is especially useful as I have had to use a 3rd party tool to do this in the past. To open Clipboard History, press Windows key + V. Neat!
I have been experimenting with these Rode Wireless Go Compact Microphone Transmitter & Receiver Systems for The PodCraft Beer Show. So far they are working well, and they definitely decrease the amount of gear I need to drag to each recording. I think they are also making the conversational style of the podcast easier to record, and edit on the back end. I'll probably do a future full review, so standby for more information.
Engadget's article on "Google makes it easy to jump back to the search box by pressing '/' -- The new shortcut makes it easier to refine your search results." should enable you to quickly expand searches to include addition terms.
I knew how to schedule the release of emails, but this article from Wired describes how to do this on Apple iOS devices and on Google Android devices for text messages. Super handy to know.
QUOTE I'M THINKING ABOUT
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” - Peter Drucker