In This Issue: Cisco 3650 Series 24 Port Switch | Friday Encouragement | News to Start Your Day
Can you actually believe tomorrow is May 1st?! Us either. Today is quite the day for national holidays! It’s National Raisin Day, National Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Hairball Awareness Day, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, and the list goes on! Which one are you celebrating today?
The CK Daily – Looking back or looking forward?
It’s Friday, so it’s time to queue up your favorite Friday song!
I’m looking forward to the activities we have planned for this weekend. My oldest daughter (who is twelve) loves to fish. Anytime she has an opportunity to go fishing, she’ll go, and I’m looking forward to spending the time with her.
I think back to the time spent with my parents growing up and how much of a blessing that was. Fishing was one of those activities that we did together. Now rather than yearn for the past, I focus on creating memories with my family that I know they’ll be able to carry forward and share with others one day. What are some activities that you did growing up and that you’re passing along to your family?
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Switchday! It’s a made-up term that we created to celebrate the transition between the weekday and the weekend! It’s also known as Friday and boy do we have a Switch to spotlight for you! The WS-C3650-24TD-S is a more than capable non-PoE switch with a boatload of features including dual redundant fans, 4GB of RAM, 2GB of Flash, optional stacking capability, switching capacity of 92 Gbps, and 2-gigabit uplinks.
This switch allows for full wired and wireless junction on a single multilayer switch platform. The 3650 series was designed to work hand in hand with the Cisco StackWise-160 technology. StackWise-160 gives the user the needed expandability when they want it and also lowers the initial cost of ownership when compared to other switches with stack bandwidth reaching 160 Gbps.
Cisco’s new Unified Access Data Plane (UADP) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) powers the switch and enables uniform wired-wireless policy enforcement, application visibility, flexibility, and application optimization. Did we mention that this switch is on sale too? 42% off retail! Hurry and get one while supplies last!
Be a Super Hero – No Cape Required from Jon Gordon
Today’s Friday Encouragement is from the Jon Gordon Blog.
When Superman took off his Superman outfit who was he?
When I ask audiences this question most people say Clark Kent but the answer is, he was still Superman. It didn’t matter what clothes he was wearing. He was still Superman on the inside. His strength came not from the uniform he wore but from the power within.
The same goes for you and me.
Your power does not come from your job, uniform, career, status, circumstance, fame, or label people give you. Your power comes from your heart, soul, spirit, passion, and love that exists inside you and you are more powerful than you think.
You are not just human. You are superhuman.
If you don’t feel powerful it’s because you have come to believe the illusion and lie that outside circumstances have power over you. You have forgotten the truth that you create your world from the inside-out.
You don’t realize the power you possess. It’s as if you have been given the power of superman or wonder woman but are living the life of Clark Kent or Diana Prince instead.
But deep down you know the truth. It’s why these words resonate with you. It’s why so many love superhero movies. You know you were made for more and there is more within you.
You have been given superhuman power and you are meant to use it. Not just to create your life but also to help others.
Like all superheroes you have been given the greatest power in the universe. The power to make a difference in the life of another human being. You were made with a superpower to empower others.
You don’t need a special suit, a title or a super hero name. You just need to tap into the love, spirit, passion, soul and purpose inside you to create your life and a better world today.
No cape required!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,813,287 active COVID cases, 25,641,574 have recovered and there have been 589,207 deaths.
- 32 players were drafted to their new home away from home last night in the NFL Draft! How do you feel about the picks?
- As homeowners start to prep swimming pools for the season, they will face a widespread chlorine shortage. In some parts of the country, pool supply stores have imposed quantity restrictions. In other areas, prices for chlorine tablets have already doubled from last year. A pandemic swimming pool boom created higher demand for chlorine, then a major chemical plant fire in Louisiana knocked some production offline, resulting in a shortage.
- After three successful test flights, NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity is ready to push the envelope in the skies of the Red Planet. The small chopper has attempted its fourth flight at its Wright Brothers Field in Mars’ Jezero Crater, where it landed with NASA’s Perseverance rover, and this one aims to be its biggest and boldest yet.
- After months of a steady climb in vaccinations, the U.S. is experiencing its first true slowdown in the rate of daily shots. Meeting existing vaccine demand is no longer the main challenge, and states are employing strategies to addressing access and hesitancy barriers.