A Few Things I Have Read & Watched Lately

August 18, 2019 — I am trying to get back into the swing of writing and posting more frequently, but it has been challenging to say the least. That said, here are a few of the things that I have watched and read lately that I have found to be interesting, along with some brief commentary about each.

Composing Better Emails

I write a lot of emails at work. While I pratice a lot of the tips the author provides to the reader in this piece, I found a few of these tips to be truly helpful, especially the one where the author provides a really good technique to succinctly make it clear what you request from whom.

Going to the Track with a Nissan Super Touring Car

I came across this YouTube video based on Google's recommended algorithms. I have always loved Nissan's, and I have always loved touring car racing, especially the BTCC and the defunct NATCC. Plus, I have always loved the Infiniti G20. Needless to say, this video was right up my alley.

Fast Software, the Best Software

Craig Mod is a fantastic writer, and if you haven't subscribed to one of his newsletters, I would highly recommend doing so. This particular essay is a must read. One of the reasons that I am so enamored with elementary OS is its speed. In my opinion Windows Phone was fast, yet underappreciated. Granted this was 2014, but I went from an Android phone with 2GB RAM and a relatively beefy processor for the time to a Nokia Lumia 521 with only 512 MB RAM. The Lumia still felt fast.

How to Cultivate a Heart of Generosity

I use You Version as my Bible app of choice. It has this really great feature that gives you their verse of the day via an alert. It even pops the verse up on my Apple watch. I get my verse at 9am each day. I actually found this article via their blog, and the message really spoke to me, especially this one quote, “There‚Äôs nothing wrong with having things, or with enjoying them. The problem comes when our things have us.”.

Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall

This is an incredibly insightful article from The Hustle. Nothing in life is free.

Why Pen + Paper are good for you

Om Malik on why pen and paper are good for you. As a daily user of pen and paper, I completely agree with Om's assessment.

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