In This Issue: USB Console Cable | A New Launch in the Technology World | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – Gaining the Right Perspective
You ever get wrapped up in the day-to-day activities and worries so much that you lose the right perspective on things? Gosh, I know I do. It is usually when I get so busy and stuck in my to-do list (the ever-growing to-do list) and take my eyes off of my real priorities and right focus. This is sometimes a daily struggle for me.
I was reminded of this just this week. With everything going on in my personal life with the new house, then some family stuff, and then the craziness (good stuff!) at work, I have felt like I was drowning and “out of control”. You know that feeling of the world closing in on you, you don’t know which way to turn, and feeling like there is just too much going on at one time. I was driving down the road thinking and praying one morning this week and it just hit me like a ton of bricks. Then right after that weight hit me, the following scripture came to mind.
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:8
I immediately had a sigh of relief and laughed. I remember saying out loud in my car, “You are right.” I laughed because that is what I consider my life verse. This is a verse that I have said to myself day in and day out for years, but since I had gotten so wrapped up in the “activities” of what was going on around me and things I needed to do, I had lost my focus of what that verse says and what it means. I held on to that verse during some of the darkest and lowest times in my life, but for the past two weeks I had let that slip away from my mind and instead of resting in God and allowing Him to direct my steps, I had just been doing everything in my own understanding and power. In other words, worrying about stuff and trying to fix stuff myself. Although the issues and problems didn’t immediately go away, I have comfort in knowing that God’s got this. He has told me that I should not be afraid and should not be discouraged because He is with me and He has gone before me to prepare the way and to prepare me for the way.
It is comforting to me to know that I am not in this alone and the one that holds all things in His hands and holds all things together, can hold me together and He will walk with me through it all and guide my steps, even when I don’t understand or can’t see the end result.
Do you have a go-to verse or saying that you hold on to when you feel like things are starting to spin out of control or you feel that weight pressing you down? Or maybe one that just encourages you daily?
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Upgrade your network with our 6 foot, Cisco Compatible Light Blue USB A to USB mini-B Rollover Console Cable, CAB-CONSOLE-USB. These cables will console your IT network by helping you communicate and configure a networking device. Console cable utilizes USB 2.0 to facilitate the console function.
The USB A portion attaches to the USB port or your computer or laptop and the USB mini-B attaches to the device. This type of one-piece cable replaces older “kits” that contained multiple cables and adapters. This newer type of console cable is compatible with most newer Cisco equipment. And as always, this particular cable comes new in original packaging.
A New Launch in the Technology World
Did you see Apple’s launch of the Apple AirTag? They’re quite impressive, especially if you find yourself losing your keys frequently. With Bluetooth trackers, your chances of locating lost items within minutes are much more likely. Prior to the release of the AirTag, Tile controlled roughly 80% of the tracker market. They were the dominant company to buy from if you wanted to be reunited with a lost item. Now, if you own an iPhone, they’re aren’t many reasons to buy a Tile tracker.
How do AirTags and Tile Trackers work? Great question! Apple AirTags and Tile trackers use almost identical technology under the hood. Both utilize Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) to pair to your smartphone, allowing you to ping and locate the tracker in case it goes missing. With the press of an in-app button on your smartphone, the AirTag or Tile’s built-in speaker will start ringing.
The AirTag has an additional tracking feature enabled by the inclusion of Apple’s U1 chip. Using Ultra-Wideband technology, your iPhone (as long as it’s an iPhone 11 or newer) can use spatial awareness to precisely locate the AirTag. It will literally point you in the correct direction and count down the feet to your lost item. Pretty amazing, right?
Want to learn more about the features of Apple’s new AirTag, check out this article! Do you have an Android? This one’s for you!
Today’s News to Start Your Day
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,841,287 active COVID cases, 25,177,434 have recovered and there have been 583,330 deaths.
- Disney has reached a deal with Sony Pictures to bring new “Spider-Man” movies and other films to Disney’s streaming services and TV networks in the U.S. after they play on Netflix.
- President Joe Biden announced a tax credit for employers offering Covid vaccine-related paid leave.
- The growing list of “first” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment accomplished the task.
- The chief medical officer of BioNTech has stated that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.