Far too long between round-ups, but here we are. Two months since the last Sunday Morning Links. I knew an infant would mess with my schedule but not to this extent. Fun Fact: It took 9 hours for me to complete my Travel post on Friday.
Now… To Links!
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Podcast: The Couragecast from Andrea Crisp | Episode 10 features my boss, and wife, Kyla Roma. Kyla speaks on how she has adapted to life with GAD, Depression, and Bi-polar II all while building a business that supports our family and lifestyle. I am so proud of her strength, resilience, and heart.
Welcome to another installment of Sunday Morning Links!
It is great to be back on the site and updating again. If you haven’t already, please check out Monday’s post. Of course, on my first full week back I lose two days due to a technical issue, but SSL is now working. Hopefully, Google is much friendlier to the site.
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Presentation: The Four – What To Do \ A brilliant presentation from Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder of L2, that shares how the traditional rules of business don’t apply to the Big Four (Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and identify ways that brands and companies can fight back.
Hi, my name is Jesse, and this is the return of the Sunday Morning Links. Difficult to imagine all the changes in my life that have taken place with the arrival of Devlin in early May. I am excited to be returning to the blog after months away, to start sharing some stories and observations from my first few months as a parent. But first, links to what has kept me occupied while we adapted to life with Devlin.
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Game: Horizon Zero Dawn | Being stuck on a couch at 4 am has its benefits – I rediscovered my PS4. So much praise has been lauded on this game and for a good reason – it lives up to all of the hype. I was completely engulfed in the world and with Aloy, the protagonist. It sucked me in so much I am over 100 hours played, and it is the first game I ever 100%. The PlayStation has many solid games, but this experience was worth buying the system. I can’t wait for the DLC to drop later this year.
The Sunday Morning Links return after a few weeks away. I’ll be honest, my motivation was just not what it needed to be to get the posts completed. Also, I very little content to share from being head down in work. Now, things have slowed down and I was able to go down a few rabbit holes. Below is what I found.
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Video: Hard Times by Paramore | I have been listening to this new Paramore track way too much since it dropped on Thursday. Paramore has been a constant in my life since 2005. Songs from All We Know is Falling still have a spot on my running mixes. The new song is hit of 80s nostalgia mixed with mid-aughts pop-punk. My wheelhouse.
Another Sunday morning. To everyone experiencing Daylight Savings today, wouldn’t it be great if they just did away with it? For those who list time zones anywhere on your site, page or signature – remember to change from ST to DT! Incorrect time zone listing is a serious pet-peeve of mine.
But, it is Sunday and you want links. Here are the links:
Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope your week went as well as it could have. I am already beginning to lose track of the days after one month of this little project. Last week was easy. This week is hard. Prepping for baby is eating into my personal time. Why I know I should not be surprised, I still am. But, enough about my struggles. You’re here for links.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
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Song: Gravity by Jasmine Kara | Guilty pleasure time. This track has been on repeat for me since I discovered it a couple weeks ago. I love Swedish dance pop and this hits all the right marks. All the signs of a breakout summer song right here.
Another week complete. The last seven days were a whirlwind one for Kyla and me, ending on a bit of a trying note. But, we will get through. We always do. This weekly feature was started to help me remember the positive points of the week. I hope you find something enjoyable as well.
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Song: Love by Lana Del Rey | I have no shame in sharing my love for Lana Del Rey. I own a shirt which is just her face (cover of Born to Die). On the 18th, she released a new single, Love. Excited to hear more new songs and all the remixes to follow.
Welcome to the second installment of Sunday Morning Links. I made it two weeks – good job me!
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Song / Album: Love and Great Buildings from Zombies on Broadway by Andrew Mcmahon | Maybe it is a fact Something Corporate, and Jack’s Mannequin have played such an important part of my life, especially with Kyla, but whenever Andrew McMahon puts out new music, it gets pushed right to the top for me. While I would not call this his best release, it is a nice, upbeat, 38-minute distraction from the world.
Welcome to my digital survival kit for 2017. I’m pleasantly surprised to see many of the apps on my 2016 edition are carried over to the new year. (Last year is on my old Tumblr.Yeah, I know. Let’s not? Okay? Ok.) A few apps and services I phased out either changed their purpose due to API alterations – Iconosquare – or were not the right fit and became chores – Habitica and Forest. What the following list covers are the day-to-day apps I use to run our house and daily life, not our business. For the full list of services we use to run the business, please head over to Kyla’s tools page.
An important part of my digital survival which is not an app or service is the layout of my home screen. I use this layout to keep the high use on the first page. Occasional use on the second page and rarely used on the third. One every page I only use the first two rows for apps or folders. The search function is used to find and open most apps. Quicker from the home screen than sliding through pages and folders.