The 20 most beautiful and breathtaking places in the world – StumbleUpon. Lovely pictures in this list. This one is my favorite and is in Italy.
I once worked with a good intentioned but forgetful coworker. This caused no end of problems for everyone, and as you will shortly see it affected me personally.
John was a talented but forgetful coworker. I once borrowed $10 from him and the next day paid him back. I only had a $20 bill and he said it wasn’t a problem and he would break it and get change. Ok. Everything is great. Except John forgot to do that. I didn’t bring up the $10 difference because your relationship with your coworkers is more important than a few dollars. I have experienced that people get funny/defensive about money so it wasn’t worth it to me to remind him.
John was let go about a year later for “not necessarily performance related issues” as management said. He found a new job and is doing well. I think that you have to forgive your coworkers who might do things in ignorance/forgetfulness not necessary because they don’t like you.
When you take public transportation you often see situations you would never see anywhere else. I love being part of a place where different cultures interact. It is so refreshing to have different perspectives and points of view.
One of the passengers who was a minority asked the ticket taker who was also a minority on what was the secret to getting a job with the transportation company. They had quite a conversation and one of the questions the ticket taker asked was “Are you a college kid?” Meaning did you go to college? The person said yes, and he said that he should find it much easier to get a job with the transportation company. He gave him specific techniques to try and was very encouraging and even shared his current salary and personal details. It was touching to see that he was helping someone he didn’t know to get a better life.
The reason I am sharing this is how often do we know some details that could mean all the difference to someone but we fail to take a few minutes to share? Sometimes the greatest thing you can do is share information you don’t think is that special but it might make all the difference to someone else.
NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar – StumbleUpon. This details what the government is doing for Internet security and dominance. I wish there was more transparency on things like this.
Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue – StumbleUpon. This article goes over the history and use of :-). Isn’t it amazing how many are available now?
Apple’s most common iOS 8 questions answered | Computerworld. iOS 8 introduced some new features that might annoy more experienced users. You can find out how to make your device more to your liking.