In This Issue: 10 Gigabit Multimode Duplex 50/125 Fiber Patch Cable | 5 Ways to Encourage Others | News to Start Your Day
Happy Monday! Today is a day many parents look forward to, but children dread. It’s National Clean Up Your Room Day! Have you been looking for a boost to begin spring cleaning? Well, today is the day! Happy cleaning!
The CK Daily – A Mother’s Day Reflection
Happy Monday Morning, Y’all!
I’m not sure that one day is enough to explicitly celebrate Moms. They deserve so much more than just a single day. One of the things I noticed this year, more than others, is the outpouring of love for the moms who have lost children due to miscarriage or the moms-to-be who are struggling with infertility. I have to say, I love the consciousness we show those women who don’t speak up much about their private and personal struggles and how difficult those situations must be.
We owe so much of this life’s success to the person who brought us into this world. Whether they are here on this Earth or waiting for us in the Kingdom of Heaven, thank you to Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, and Mother-like figures who may not be mom by blood. Thanks for being there through the ups and downs, unwavering support, and unconditional love.
Thanks for tuning in and have a great week,
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Today’s product spotlight is the 10 Gigabit Multimode Duplex 50/125 Fiber Patch Cable With LC to LC Connectors. Fiber optic cabling is the medium of choice for longer distances and challenging cabling runs. These cables are thinner than copper patch cords and immune to EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) making them perfect for riser runs and uplink cables.
There are two basic types of fiber cabling, single-mode and multi-mode. The cables listed here are multi-mode, but a special version that is laser optimized. These cables are manufactured using a process that eliminates manufacturing anomalies and conditions which cause the glass cores to be prone to modal dispersion when the transmission distance is great. Modal dispersion is the optical equivalent to EMI and causes confusion at the receiving end. The binary 1’s and 0’s cannot be differentiated.
Inside these cables, you will find three basic layers. Starting from the inside, you have the core which is surrounded by the cladding. Both are protected with the jacket on the outside. Multi-mode cables have a thicker “core size”. The core size is simply the thickness of the optical fiber inside the cladding. The cladding is material that surrounds that core which basically serves as the boundary for the signal, keeping the light refined to the core and not allowing it to escape. The thicker the core size, the more refraction the signal exhibits, the more signal degradation that occurs and the shorter the distance an intelligible signal can transmit. For example, these cables are 50/125. 50 is the diameter of the core, and 125 is the diameter of the cladding, both in micrometers.
Lastly, the jacket is the part of the cable you see. This layer protects the cable and provides easy identification based on its color. TIA-598C recommends aqua for OM3 multi-mode.
5 Ways to Encourage Others:
1. Don’t put it off – When someone comes to mind simply consider how you might encourage them. Are they going through a personal struggle? Did you see something in their life recently that encouraged you? Do you simply feel like you need to pray for them? Don’t delay, rationalize or tell yourself you will do it later. Act on your intention – NOW! Far too often we hesitate in the moment and then never do what we intended. We simply miss the blessing of being an encouragement.
2. Keep it simple – When you decide to bless someone with your words it doesn’t have to complicated. Simply tell them you are praying for them, or actually stop and ask if you can pray right then. Jot a simple note on the back of a receipt and leave it on their car window. Send a short text thanking them for their friendship. Even the simplest gestures, can often be a difference-maker in someone’s life.
3. Use the resources at hand – A letter in the mail can be such a special thing to receive but sometimes you don’t have that handy. Don’t let that hinder you from blessing someone with an encouraging note. Thankfully technology and social media make it possible to reach out to someone in the moment. When you think of a friend send him or her a quick Facebook message or a text sharing your thoughts. Maybe you don’t have any stamps but sending an email asking an old friend how he is doing is free and fast.
4. Don’t be shy – We often second guess ourselves when we have an impulse to do something like stop someone and ask if you can pray for them, or telling a mom in the store what a good job you see her doing. Don’t miss the opportunity to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit to encourage someone. They may desperately need to hear a positive word from another person and by simply stepping out and saying, “Good job” you may be changing the course of their day completely.
5. Remember – Think back over your life and remember the times others have blessed you with encouragement. Maybe it was a coach giving you positive feedback, or an aunt that always sent letters at just the right time, or a friend in college that just had a knack for leaving notes and little gifts that showed they cared. We can be that for others if we simply take a moment and look up from our phones and get our eyes off of ourselves to look around us and be a blessing.
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,441,471 active COVID cases, 26,439,712 have recovered and there have been 595,812 deaths.
- Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, rose nearly 7% over the last 24 hours to a record high of $4,141.99
- The rate of average daily new Covid cases in the U.S. fell to below 41,000 over the weekend, down 30% from two weeks ago and the lowest level since September. CDC data shows that the country is averaging 2 million vaccinations per day over the past week, down from the peak level of 3.4 million daily doses.
- In September, Amazon started requiring merchants on its U.S. marketplace to publicly disclose their business name and address. With this, Amazon has begun making third-party sellers a postcard to verify their business address in hopes to week out counterfeiters and other bad actors.
- Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s victory will be invalidated if it is upheld that the champion horse failed a drug test. Medina Spirit’s trainer Bob Baffert will be immediately suspended from entering any horses in races at Churchill Downs track.