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Perspective

I spent my first 27 years growing up in rural america. The 80’s weren’t Mayberry but it still felt like many of the same qualities existed. Small family stores and friendly neighbors were the norm. Moving to the largest city in Ohio some 8 years ago was originally a bit of a shock. Navigating the highways, one way streets and the larger 4 lane variety didn’t initially come naturally. Sure enough, with time my comfort level raised and now life in the big city is the norm.

On this primary election day, I can’t help but think about the parallels with the political side of things as well.  While many people I grew up with continue to live in same general area, fewer of us moved on to a different life. When I see friends in different geographic areas express absolute positions on a number of hot topic issues and arriving at different conclusions I can’t help but attribute it in part to perspective – specifically geographic and economic perspective.

I feel privileged for the opportunity to have experienced both rural and city life. Extreme conservative, bible loving farmer? I understand where they’re coming from. Ultra liberal, over educated career academic? I understand them too. With perspective comes understanding. It’s funny to look at the wide array of opinions from my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram friends. I’m not exaggerating in saying they cover every position on the board.

Without getting extremely political on this I’ll just say this – I respect whoever you vote for. However, I’d also like to say I hope that person is not Trump.

#NotTrump

Launching a Newsletter

I’m excited to finally announce the launch of a monthly newsletter full of the top resources that I’ve compiled. I’ve long shared resources via twitter and this new list will act as a digest of the top 5 to 15 items. I’ll also be adding additional commentary and share a mix of other helpful tips.

The first issue is scheduled for February and you can signup today.

NASA makes me feel like a kid again

My mind stopped me for a moment this morning and I thought “How cool is this? I’m watching live video from space”. This morning was the scheduled departure of the Dragon capsule (developed by SpaceX) from the International Space Station. In roughly last month we’ve seen the first delivery of supplies to ISS from a private company, a man jumping from the edge of space, and now the return of Dragon capsule.

Sure, growing up as a kid in the 80’s, we thought about all the cool technology that would exist in the far off future of 2012. As we’ve all grown older, it’s easy to forget how fast things change. We have the technology to not only made these events successful, but also the infrastructure to follow along live, worldwide. Kudus to NASA, SpaceX, RedBull, and everyone else who has given us times this month to put things into perspective.

You want to be secure, Hotmail doesn’t want you to be.

I recently read an article on the The New Web in which they describe how Hotmail is limiting passwords to 16 characters. Now, this contradicts best practices, and is a policy that tips the “convenance vs. security scale” grossly in favor of convenance (or the attempt of it). In a world that is trending towards allowing pass phrases (i.e. Simple), this policy is misguided at best.

Read the full article here.

Another Day, Another Fantasy League

My baseball feaver is in full force, and after a hour of downtime today I’m now commited to anther fantasy league. I’m sure I’ll grow tired of the required work, but maybe my draft went good.

I think the fantasy league teams has been a pretty effective resource to balance the current extreme workload and has helped to keep me remain sane. I’m trying to handle the constant scope changes with my current project better than I have the least few weeks. It may seem counter intuative to add additional stuff to keep up with, but at this point why not give it a shot?!