Saturday, December 4, 2021

Social: Become A YouTuber or An Astronaut When You Grow Up

 Source: CNBC

Most children in the United States want a career as a YouTuber than other worthwhile professions. This this survey from Legos, professions in science has taken a backseat. In it unclear what options were made available to the children in the survey but what is clear is the shift in focus from the sciences to social media. I first across this survey in a podcast I was listening to a couple of days and going out consistent to what I see out there in the real world and on the Web. as a joke, I thought to myself that the best solution might be for the child to combine both. After thinking more about it, maybe that isn’t such a bad idea.  

Even at my ripe old middle age, if given the opportunity to go into space out or, even better,  a ride on Space X’s effort to build a city on Mars, I would take it before a heart beat is up. As a part of trying to new things each week and trying to push my physical strength, endurance, and health in general, I have been focusing on what I need in my mind and where my body needs to be at if given a chance to go into space or help man one of humanity’s first space outposts that allow civilians. 

After reading this CNBC article about the survey and my thought above about social media and becoming an astronaut, maybe I should give this a try - using YouTube or a podcast to talk about becoming an astronaut and trying to get out into space.

After all, we have people who have a professional day jobs and blog or put out a couple of podcasts a week. They talk or write about their work but other subjects of interest to them. For most of the podcasts I follow, most of the hosts still have day jobs that are means to what they do at nights and weeks - interesting in technology, science, gaming, and general news. I do not think the participants in a role playing podcast do what they full time. I doubt the podcast makes enough to supplement their incomes. 

Perhaps with today’s educational system, there needs to be a managed social component. 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Mobile Tip: Texting Myself Has Helped Me With Organization and Remember Quick Thoughts

Do you talk to yourself sometimes? I do. I talk to myself sometimes. Perhaps, I should talk to myself more often. The best way to do this in the mobile world is through texting yourself. That’s what I do on my iPhone with Messages. It could probably be done with any other app you choose to use. And it has been a great help in helping me keep track of some things while allow me to quickly post thoughts that I don’t want to forget the moment I walk into the house or out the the shower.

In essence, my messaging app has become my default personal and private (as much as I can keep it that way) feed for my daily life. 

I have included locations that I’ve been to that I want to revisit, where I parked my car, and where I want to visit for the first time.

I have also posted links to things that I want to check out later that day.

Other things that I have messaged myself includes quotes, ideas, things I want to consider more in-depth or research, and reminders. I get that there are already apps for that but is there anything out there that really pulls all these together. Your default messaging app is likely your most used app on your phone. It’s a no brainer that you would go to that app automatically because you’ve already got the muscle memory to do that.

In fact, this is not a new idea. There are a few other apps that I have used, Signal, Keybase, and GroupMe that allows self-messaging. Beyond that, they all work the same. So I imagine most other apps would allow self-messaging.  On the iPhone, Messages is my default messaging app on the iPhone so it’s what I use.

I’ll give you an example of how well this works for me. I was walking out of a supermarket with my wife when pointed to a sign about how shopping cart wheels lock up when take out of the parking lot. And I have tried it on the past and the wheels did lock up. In a hurry to get to our next stop, I did not have time to look it up right then and there. So I messaged myself to look up how this works when I get home.

Could I have done that using reminder? Yes. Will I look into it? There is a good chance I will do that but also a good chance that I’ll get distracted and this got pushed back. But since it was on messages, I saw it right away when I got home and looked it up later that evening.

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