In This Issue: Cisco QSA Module, QSFP TO SFP10G Adapter Module | 5 Dangers of Social Media | News to Start Your Day
Happy National S’mores Day! Today we celebrate with the most popular campfire treat that millions of people, all ages, love to enjoy! Did you know the first recorded version of the s’mores recipe can be found in the 1927 publication “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts”?
The CK Daily – When Things Don’t Go as Planned
Good morning and happy Tuesday!
As you probably know, the Summer Olympics have come to an end. America came away with the most gold medals, finishing with a total of 39! Despite ending the games with the most gold medals, I think one of my biggest takeaways from this years’ games was a lesson on how to respond when things aren’t going your way.
One of the biggest stories coming out of the games was when Simone Biles removed herself from competition following a vault performance that didn’t go as planned. While some people were sour on the decision, my personal perspective is that it was the right thing to do. When she recognized that not only would continuing to compete be unsafe and put her at risk of injury, but also would likely bring down the scores for her team, she made the difficult call to remove herself.
Two of my favorite runners, Emma Coburn and Cory McGee also had fairly catastrophic performances during the games. McGee got tripped up and fell while racing to make the 1500m finals. She was able to move on thanks to a referee’s decision, but her performance was not what she expected. Coburn finished 14th in her 3000m steeplechase and was then disqualified for stepping off the track when she stumbled over a barrier on the last lap.
All of these athletes are undoubtedly at the top of their respective classes. They each put in unfathomable amounts of work leading up to the games and preparing for their moment in the spotlight. But sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Sometimes things go sideways and that’s when it becomes more about how you handle the loss rather than winning the game. I was super impressed with how each of these athletes handled their disappointments. I didn’t see any blame-shifting, but rather plenty of self-reflection. They were graceful in congratulating those who were successful in the events, they each showed strength in owning what happened, and they each showed fighting, “can do” spirit in resolving to work harder and come back better.
Biles returned to the competition and won bronze on the balance beam, which was a great comeback story. Meanwhile, Coburn and McGee are already back with their race teams assessing what went wrong and working hard so that they can come back stronger in the future! I’m impressed!
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Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Tuesday! We’re keeping the deals going this week with the Cisco QSA Module, QSFP TO SFP10G Adapter Module, CVR-WSFP-SFP10G.
Convert any QSFP port into an SFP or SFP+ port with this convenient, easy-to-use Cisco CVR-QSFP-SFP10G QSA Adapter Module. Simply plug one side of the QSA adapter into your QSFP+ port and attach an SFP+ to the opposite end of the adapter in order to convert a QSFP+ port into an SFP+ port. This gadget is compatible with several different devices and also is backed by our Lifetime Warranty!
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5 Dangers of Social Media
Today’s article about the dangers of social media is from Entrepreneur. You can read the full post here.
1. Real-life interaction is replaced if you allow it
Interaction on social media and the number of followers someone has cannot replace real-life human interaction, but users become so wrapped up in their lives on social media that they miss out on quality human interaction.
This is not healthy. You must spend time with family and friends — with your phone tucked away. Spending quality time with those close to you should be a priority. No amount of technology can replace the mental stimulation face-to-face discussions provide.
2. Feelings of envy emerge based on fabricated lives
Social comparison isn’t anything new. People have been comparing themselves and their lives to those around them for a long time. Social media has just amplified this, as it’s right in the users’ faces when they open a social media app.
As soon as Instagram is opened, for example, there is an endless feed of what looks like the perfect life. From personal accomplishments, lavish vacations, expensive designer clothes and luxury cars — it can appear that everyone is living the perfect life.
A feeling of envy can result, but it’s important to understand that social media is a highlight reel. It’s not real-life. Nobody is going to post that they are having a bad day or take a selfie with no makeup on and post a picture with pimples.
3. Moments are missed and memorable experiences are diluted
When was the last time you were at a concert or sporting event? If you have attended a large event over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that many people take pictures or videos nonstop. By doing this, they are missing out on the experience as it’s intended.
If you are at a concert and your entire focus is on getting the perfect shot or capturing the perfect video clip, you are going to miss out on so much. These missed memories fly right by you while your focus is buried in your phone.
This should come as no surprise to anyone, but social media can be highly addictive. Most people who spend too much time on social media will be the first ones to tell you that they do. So why don’t they reduce their time? Because it’s highly addictive.
Think about how many times you open up Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter. There are many reasons why social media is addictive, with one of them being the element of mystery. When you open up Instagram, what kind of content will you see? Instagram knows this — that’s why its feed isn’t in chronological order. The randomness enhances that mystery. This can result in the user falling down the social media rabbit hole, which can burn several hours of the day.
5. It can ruin your sleep, impacting your physical health
A lot of the discussion around the negative impacts of social media focus on mental health, but it can harm your physical health as well. Many people allow social media to drastically reduce the quality of their sleep. Being glued to social media at night or while lying in bed can prevent you from falling asleep.
If you go to sleep with feelings of envy, jealously, sadness or depression it can also deeply impact your rest. It’s a good idea to unplug from social media a few hours before bed. Give your body and mind time to rest without the distractions of social media.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- The Pentagon will now require all service members to get the Covid-19 vaccination by mid-September.
- “The Suicide Squad” fell short of theatrical expectations over its opening weekend, garnering $26.5 million domestically. Expectations were set at around $35 million.
- There are more than 10 million open jobs in the U.S., the highest level ever, and over one million more jobs than unemployed people.
- Apple’s upcoming flagship iPhones, likely to be called the iPhone 13 line, will be able to automatically blur the backgrounds of footage as part of a new video portrait mode.
- AMC Entertainment has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. to showcase all of the studio’s 2022 slate in theaters for 45 days.