Meet Stella...

Meet Stella… I found her out on my run today and nowhere near my house. Between myself and another lady, that saw her at the same time while driving by, we were able to reunite this pup with her family. Added a half-mile of walking for me while carrying the pup until I could continue my run and in the end made me getting home later than planned… but well worth it. πŸƒπŸΆ

After returning Stella, I still managed to finish the run as planned with some great views and a fun little trail.

Early morning global meetings today…
βœ… Coffee
βœ… Amazingly comfortable and stylishly shirt from @HemisphericViews 😁
βœ… Second, third and more cups of coffee β˜•β˜•β˜•

πŸ”— The FBI might have gone ahead and fixed your Microsoft email server

This is very interesting indeed… πŸ€” I wonder if come May 9th any thing else will come out about this after people have been notified.

Some late night video work in the “studio” for a school project. He should be super thankful that his mom has the right equipment to create a well lit studio 😁

Done and done! Thankful for modern medicine…

Still working through some email triaging after taking last week off… Going to need more coffee β˜•

Really great episode of Micro @Monday, if anyone hasn’t already you should check it out. Episode 100 where @jean and @manton talk all about Micro.blog with guest @PatrickRhone

To think exploring Parks when visiting new places can make you famous 🀣

Another late afternoon exploring on the Central Lakes Trail πŸƒ

Watching how the critiquing is done from behind the judges table while my girls are on stage… Go Sister Squad!

Not a great start to a Friday… I got out to the kitchen to find my coffee pot ready to go like normal only it wasn’t, the coffee was cold 😨. Not sure what I am going to do if it is broken but I will get to the bottom of this soon (or replace it quickly πŸ˜„). β˜•β˜•

Forty https://upnorth.blog/2021/03/forty/

I felt like I was being watched while working today and turned around to see the doodle staring at me… πŸ‘€πŸΆ

Some solid sticker game going on here… If you don’t have any you should pick some up from @HemisphericViews and CoffeePot Games πŸ˜‰

My son stayed up watching the NCAA tournament first four games last night and before he went to bed said his bracket was already busted πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ… Not sure how that can be but I have an idea of what he is going to be doing till 11am today 🀣

Global early morning meetings are sometimes frustrating because you wake up early thinking you have a 6:30 am meeting only to find out the organizer decided to move it to later in the day…πŸ₯± Time for more coffee β˜•

10 Simple Truths

10 Simple Truths: curated by @Naval

  1. If the news are fake imagine history
  2. Human life is gradually turning from a struggle against suffering into a struggle against pleasure.
  3. If you don’t want to have a boss, you better be capable in the wild.
  4. Hard choices, easy life.
    Easy choices, hard life.
  5. Not wanting something is as good as having it.
  6. To remove the sting of insult, stop valuing compliments.
  7. Meditation is good for nothing. That’s why you do it.
  8. The unexamined parts of yourself are running around in the world masquerading as the things you think you hate.
  9. “Only the individual transcends.” - Steven Maxwell
  10. In the end you have to accept that either everything is magical or nothing is.
  11. The things that we understand, create Silence.
    The Things that we do not, create Emotion.

I thought this was a well curated list and good things to keep in mind.

Right in the middle of a work discussion about some stuff that should be quick enough to get resolved by chatting instead of email or a phone call I get this…. Come on Microsoft Teams!

The backyard rink season has finally come to an end… Can’t wait till next year πŸ’

Sometimes I believe I am a small cat 🐈 😸

My t-shirt game is looking strong today… I will for sure turn the camera on for meetings and give @HemisphericViews a little publicity 🀣

Teaching and Learning - 5am Joel
> Part of teaching, is learning.
> And part of learning, is teaching.

Reminded again why I got rid of my Fitbit!

Last night I was looking for a place I ran in Germany when I was there on a work trip in 2015. I then realized when I stopped using my Fitbit in 2019 I didn’t import that far back to my Garmin as I wasn’t using Strava then either.

As I logged back into Fitbit for the first time in a long time I was hit in the face again with how terrible their activity log and reporting is. Not to mention if you want your GPS data back and not a crummy CVS output of steps good luck!

Unforentually, my realization that I did not import my data from 2014-2016 into Strava or Garmin sent me down a rabbit hole of manual tasks by finding all my old runs in Fitbit to download. I am happy to say that task is done and I can thankfully (hopefully) never log into Fitbit again 😁.

Got this book late yesterday and can’t wait to dive into it. I have chatted with one of the authors (@semi_rad) breifly over the past couple of years and I would hands down recommend all of his books and work. If you haven’t already check out his stuff or this book.

Took a couple wrong turns that led me on a lot longer run than planned today. At one of the dead ends was this sign that I don’t think I believe. Seems to have been here for a while… πŸ€”πŸƒ