In This Issue: RJ45 Ethernet Extender Adapter | New Facebook Features | News to Start Your Day
We all know April 15th is a big day – it’s Tax Day! Due to Covid-19, the IRS has extended the filing season until May 17th for federal income tax returns, so if you were stressed about getting your taxes done today, you’ve still got some time!
The CK Daily – Learning the Art of Patience
Over the last few years, I have been working on the art of having patience. My family and I are planning to go on a long-awaited trip to Orlando, Florida on Memorial Weekend. Believe it or not, this trip was planned in 2019 and has been rescheduled 3 times due to threats of hurricanes and the pandemic but the time has finally come! We are headed to Orlando regardless of what Mother Nature of the Pandemic Says!
Since it is a short trip, I figured it would be best to fly to Orlando instead of driving. We are talking about a 5-hour difference between flying and driving from Atlanta. I’ve set my price alert to be notified when the price of the flight decreases, and I have been watching it like a hawk. According to the “Cheap Flight Gods,” I am supposed to find a flight for $65 ROUNDTRIP! That is SUPER CHEAP!!! Now, it may be on a crappy airline but hey, as long as we get to our destination safely, right?
As I wait for the flight prices to lower this week, I’ve begun to think about the art of having patience. Why am I so stressed n finding this low ticket price, if the company already confirmed with me that they will notify me when the price drops? That the hard part of having patience, believing whatever is said will be done.
What are some techniques you use to make sure you don’t unnecessarily stress out? Teach me your ways!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
The RJ45 Ethernet Extender Adapter helps you check difficult or hard-to-reach Ethernet ports. Use this in conjunction with an ethernet tester to check for bad ports! This useful adapter has a full range of motion up to 180 degrees which is especially handy for ports located at the rear of a piece of equipment. This unassuming device is a perfect addition to the network engineer’s toolkit!
Facebook Lets You take the Wheel on Two Big Features
The social media giant has added new settings to help you customize your feed and community. Facebook is making it easier to control what you see when you browse their platform. The changes give you more options for who and what you see if your news feed, and who can interact with the things you post.
The updates let you customize your Facebook news feed, and give you the ability to choose friends whose posts you want to prioritize. You can also swap between the usual feed, determined by an algorithm, and one that is sorted chronologically, with the newest posts first. Finally, you’ll be able to control who can comment on any public post from a menu of options.
Want to know how to set these features up to fine-tune the way the site works for you? Check it out here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,875,822 active COVID cases, 24,696,161 have recovered and there have been 578,098 deaths.
- NASA’s $800 million Mars lander is in an energy crisis. The lander is going into hibernation to save power since its solar panels are covered in dust. InSight will shut down science instruments to keep its electronics warm through the Martian winter but a dust storm could tip the scales and drain its batteries, possibly killing it for good.
- Amazon announced the second-generation version of its Echo Buds headphones. The new ones are smaller and start at $99 while offering some of the features found in Apple’s $249 AirPods Pro. The version with the wireless charging case costs $119.99.
- Target is testing a new way to deliver online orders with a special facility that sorts packages and contract workers from Shipt that help drop them off at customers’ homes. This strategy could make their e-commerce sales more profitable and fend off larger and sometimes speedier rivals.
- Richard Garcia and Dominique Horton bonded over a love of coffee and the culture surrounding it. Seven years later, the Lawrenceville couple will start roasting and serving up their own cups of joe. Reyna’s Espresso and Sweets will open on West Crogan Street in the heart of downtown Lawrenceville. They will begin with serving coffee, espresso-based drinks, smoothies, tea, and desserts!