Keep on, Keepin’ on

The one thing we gotta remember is that the more you do the same thing, the better you’ll get at it. And the more you have consistency behind it you’ll certainly build that as a habit.

Key is to do the new habit that you’re trying to build accompanied with something that you already do, makes it easier to associate and build up that new hobby.

So I’m still struggling, but I’ve got to keep on trucking and build that this new habit and muscle out.

Commitments are hard

Commitments are hard

When i made a commitment to write yesterday, I was certain that it was going to be easy. But that’s what we do when we don’t estimate all the other variables that we interact in life.

Today we have to take our daughter to be seen by the family allergist and his office is almost 2 hours away and sometimes it has taken us 3 hours just one way.

So when something like this comes about we have to let go of the daily routine and just go with the flow.

Hopefully I can get some marketing materials videos created on this trip as I’m opting to not drive.

Being a passenger has its pros 🙂

Till tomorrow!

A commitment to write

I’m truly blessed to live in a world where I get the option to choose to do whatever drives my passion.

I have the opportunity to meet and connect with so many fascinating people that are doing exactly what brings them happiness.

I started a podcast last year, and it’s the most critical thing that I had wanted to do for a very long time. I kept pushing it because I needed co-hosts to start a podcast, but then I realized that my hobbies were the cohosts.

My many hobbies and projects that I explored became something of a qualifier that somehow defined me.

I decided to embrace it all, digging deeper into the many hobbies that brought me joy.

I’ll list these hobbies here because what better way to restart blogging than to list out a number of topics that I can then explore.

  1. Podcasting
  2. Videography
  3. Woodworking
  4. Photography
  5. Lego builds
  6. Cycling
  7. Beekeeping
  8. Virtual reality
  9. Marketing (is this a hobby?)
  10. Helping others
  11. Paper and vinyl crafts

That’s just a shortlists.

But you might be wondering what made me start blogging or writing again.

The single most decisive podcast episode to date has to be the one I heard last night. It was Seth Godin being interviewed by Mark Metry. It was full of so many actionable insights that I made a decision that I need to do this on the top of the morning and get thoughts down on paper and start to change the way my brain works.

Seth Godin has been writing blogs daily since a very very longtime and that’s something that I plan to start today.

He says, it’s not if, but what I’ll be sharing with the world tomorrow.

So here my first post into the fray of daily blogs.

Thanks for reading!

Tags: writing, daily, decision, list

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No more ‘Doorbell’ category in HomeKit accessories page on Apple.com

Like most people that bought the Ring Doorbell among other doorbell video camera services probably hoped that thought that doorbell video camera would show up in the “Home” app on our iPhones and iPads. Well it has now disappeared after years of promises by the hardware manufacturers.

With the recent acquisition of Ring doorbell company by Amazon, it just seems like we’re moving further away from collaborating on technology platforms.

One of the biggest reason behind the disconnect is the fact that Apple spends a lot of time in making sure the services and products they support follow a strict protocol for security. Enabling multiple levels of encryption to deter hackers and missteps.

Check out the source for some more information regarding the “doorbell” purge.

Source: Apple purges ‘Doorbell’ category from HomeKit accessories page

What if we killed the job interview?

An interesting piece on skipping the entire interview process. 100s nay 1000s of people give and take interviews on a daily basis. They’re either interviewing to hire new candidates or candidates hoping to land a new job. The problem with interviews is that it almost always doesn’t surmount to a good understanding of the interviewer. Sometimes it’ll take a few months to really know the candidates likes and dislikes.

There has been countless websites and services created to help with this problem, here’s a few that come to mind.

But maybe there’s another way?! I mean as social media users on several networks we share information, freely and engage with our peers and acquaintances, its quite easy to see who somebody is by just looking at the engagements.

Check out the article over at FastCompany and see what you think.

Source: What if we killed the job interview?

Avengers: Infinity War – the beginning of an end.

Infinity War is upon us, with less than a week left before it opens in theaters everywhere in the World. One of the longest conclusion to a set of movies for the past 10 years, starting with Iron Man in 2008.

History

Marvel started as an independent studio back in 2008 and produced their first movie Iron Man with Jon Favreau as the Director and Actor.

You’ve probably read a few stories and articles about the upcoming movie Avengers: Infinity War. It is a culmination of 18 movies in the past 10 years, a decade of movies all pointing to one direction. All good must come to an end for the biggest evil to take over the entire universe.

If you don’t already know the movies that leads to Infinity War, they’re right here in chronological order.

MCU Phase 1:

  1. 2008 – Iron Man – Jon Favreau
  2. 2008 – The Incredible Hulk – Louis Leterrier
  3. 2010 – Iron Man 2 – Jon Favreau
  4. 2011 – Thor – Kenneth Branagh
  5. 2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger – Joe Johnston
  6. 2012 – The Avengers – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 2:

  1. 2013 – Iron Man 3 – Shane Black
  2. 2013 – Thor: The Dark World – Alan Taylor
  3. 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  4. 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn
  5. 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Joss Whedon

MCU Phase 3:

  1. 2015 – Ant-Man – Peyton Reed
  2. 2016 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  3. 2016 – Doctor Strange – Scott Derrickson
  4. 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – James Gunn
  5. 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming – Jon Watts
  6. 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok – Taika Waititi
  7. 2018 – Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
  8. 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

At this point in time we’ve got a total of 18 movies before Infinity War, making it a total of 19 movies to close out the MCU or is it just the beginning of something new?. So many main stories and side stories it is impossible to talk about everything.

FUTURE- Continuing Phase 3:

  1. 2018 – Ant-Man and The Wasp – Peyton Reed
  2. 2019 – Captain Marvel – Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  3. 2019 – Avengers 4 (Untitled Movie) – Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.

I’m sure there are movies scheduled out to 2020 that I haven’t listed. But I’ll see if I can touch on some of these movies as we go forward.

Bees & Bikes

In this episode, I go into the basics of beekeeping, why I picked it and how things come together. Then I go into a bit of details on the last time I went on a bike ride.

Hacks & Hobbies Pilot Episode: Queen Bee

Back in 2012, myself, Omar and Danish we decided to give it a go at creating a podcast and we called it “StillBrewingIt” It last for about a few months. The amount of time it took to put together the audio for the podcast and just to get together and talking was quite cumbersome.

Step-forward to 2018, we have an amazing mobile app in the form of Anchor.fm which enables multiple parties to join and have a conversation and Anchor records all of the audio and uploads it for you to use it in a future podcast.

I gave it a go and this is my first episode that can listen to over at hacksandhobbies.com