Naval Gazing

naval gazing

Naval gazing, is related to, but should not be confused with, “navel gazing”… The most current definition of naval gazing is the unproductive habit of listening to the Jocko Podcast, or other self-help podcast, and then actually doing nothing to “get on the path”. More broadly, the term can refer to the unproductive behavior of a self-help junkie. Naval gazing may actually be a symptom of pathological navel gazing. Naval Gazing vs. Navel Gazing Navel gazing is a commonly used term to refer to someone involved in self-absorbed, unproductive behaviors. However…

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When Will Apple Watch Be A YubiKey Alternative?

when will Apple Watch become YubiKey alternative?

YubiKey is a physical hardware device that stores passwords and login information. YubiKey works like a password manager, except it’s kept with you… On a keychain for example. YubiKey has gotten good reviews for its ease of use… For instance, you can apparently use YubiKey with near field communication (aka “NFC”) to authenticate with an iPhone or Android device when you are trying to log onto a website on your smartphone. The problem with YubiKey is that you have to enter everything into it, which is a pain… YubiKey is…

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How to Find Voice Memos From The iPhone “Record Audio” Shortcut

How to Find Voice Memos From iPhone Shortcut

With Apple Shortcuts you can create a shortcut to record voice memos from the iPhone using Siri or a link on your iPhone home screen… But where do voice memos go, and where are they stored, after they are recorded using Shortcuts? Where Do Voice Memos From The iPhone “Record Audio” Shortcut Go? Even though I didn’t get it at first… It turns out that the Shortcuts app is pretty cool, actually. As I wrote about previously, Apple’s Shortcuts app allows you to create shortcuts for everything from firing up…

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How to Cancel Uptime Robot

If you want to know how to cancel Uptime Robot, here’s the answer… You need to email them. What Is Uptime Robot? Uptime Robot is a service that checks your website at specific intervals to confirm that it’s up and running (i.e. publicly available). If you run a blog or website that is a source of income, obviously you need to know if it’s gone down for some reason. Websites go down because of software issues, hosting issues, hacking, malware… Basically all kinds of reasons. And it always seems like…

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Vidyard Pricing? (Sorry It’s Not Public)

Vidyard pricing isn’t publicly available? Bummer. Anyone who’s curious about Vidyard pricing because they are looking for a video hosting platform will be disappointed to find out that Vidyard’s pricing is not public… Why isn’t Vidyard pricing available? I don’t know… The only thing I can assume is that they’ve made it a “secret” to get you to call them or to fill out the request form for free demo. Vidyard Pricing Questions Are The 2nd Most Common on Google Vidyard’s approach to pricing transparency is stupid. Why? Because anyone…

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How to Freeze Top Row and First Column Simultaneously in Excel

How Freeze Top Row First Column Simultaneously in Excel

Sometimes if you’re building a spreadsheet in Excel you want to be able to freeze the top row and the first column simultaneously…   However, with Microsoft Office 365 it’s not clear how to do this. The “Freeze” option only allows you to “Freeze” column A or Row 1 from the menu bar. If you select Freeze Column 1, you can’t also choose to Freeze Row A… However, you can select cell B2 and click “Freeze Panes” this will freeze Row 1 and Column A simultaneously. Selecting “Freeze Panes” in…

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Is Halloween Sustainable?

Is Halloween sustainable?

Aside from all the walking around, Halloween may be the unhealthiest holiday because of all the… Candy. American kids stuff themselves with candy that’s absolutely the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. Sure, it’s fun… And I wouldn’t really trade the memories of it. But some of the kids that came to my house last night really shouldn’t have been eating candy. No surprise… So nothing I didn’t know already. Hopefully their parents will encourage them to chuck most of it… Or give it away. To whom, I…

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The Best Thing About Shapr

The Shapr app is a great app for networking. It’s actually a game changer for meeting business contacts in a few seconds per day. My iPhone home screen is prime real estate… And Shapr is one of the 28 apps that has a place there. How Shapr Works Shapr is like Tinder for business. You set up a profile with a photo, a description, geographic information, etc. and then choose some interests that you have. The app then looks for matches for you and sends you about 10 suggestions for…

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Algorithm For President 2020

Algorithm for President 2020

Perhaps an algorithm would do a better job… Of running an efficient Federal government… Of getting rid of “the aisle”… Of managing humanism… Of not deliberately dividing the U.S… Of not leading with identity politics… Of being kinder to people who don’t fit in… But not needlessly demonizing those who may. Of putting things in perspective… Of not trading our values for murderers and dictators… Of actually doing what needs to be done… Of coming up with rational, humane solutions for seriously complex, long term problems that are not going…

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Training Google For Free…

If someone asked you to train your replacement for free, would you do it? Millions of knowledge workers are contributing to their future employment demise without even knowing it. I’m one of them. You probably are too. If you have a Gmail account, you are training Google, for free, to eventually replace you or one of your family members with a robot or algorithm. Every time you type, Google is now attempting to complete your sentences for you. Above is an example of Google completing the words “desktop version” in…

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