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On Switching from 1Password to Apple Keychain

I’ve been wondering if I should move all my account logins from 1Password to Apple Keychain. I’ve actually supported my mom using Apple Keychain for her logins since it’s baked into iOS and therefore simpler to use. For me though, I’ve stored everything from checking account info and software keys in 1Password and I’ve wondered how I could access those without 1Password. Justin Cox has a good idea: I also use 1Password to secure important details — insurance numbers, license plates, rewards program account numbers, and other things you can never find when they’re needed.

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These NFL Playoffs Leave Me Little To Root For

For the first time in a handful of years, the Seahawks missed the playoffs, therefore leaving me no dog in this fight. Usually, I try to tack myself onto a bandwagon, but the group of remaining teams leave me little to like. Let’s go through the list: NFC Green Bay - Aaron Rodgers has grown more and more insufferable. Packers fans are already insufferable. My Hawks also have a horrible track record at Lambeau, so I just naturally despise that place and the team that plays there.

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center has activated their crisis plan

Omaha is blessed to have two world-class medical centers in town, with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Creighton University Medical Center. UNMC in particular has an outstanding infectious airborne diseases unit, in which they had some of the first US COVID-19 cases imported in, as well as Ebola cases in the past. The fact they’re in crisis mode says a lot. What does that mean? Well… Some examples of how things could be different:

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From the Journal: Year One

Last night, my girlfriend and I went out for pizza to celebrate not killing each other for one year. In all honesty, it’s been the most peaceful first year of a relationship I’ve ever had. We don’t really bicker about much, we respect each other’s space, and we just seem to coexist well. Not too bad for having no expectations going in. Our first meeting a year ago, I didn’t consider it to be a date.

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Social Walks

“Steve Jobs was famous for his long strolls around the tree-lined Silicon Valley neighborhood where he lived. If you were in his inner circle, you could expect invitations to join him for what was sure to be an intense conversation. Ironically for the inventor of the iPhone, Jobs was not the type of person who would be interested in maintaining important relationships through ongoing drips of digital pings.” – Cal Newport in Digital Minimalism

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Hybrid Task Management

The more I get into my new role at work, the more I’m favoring a hybrid system for task management. I love how paper allows for a distraction free method to jot things down fast. I’m really intrigued by Analog, along with basic pocket notebooks. For digital, I’m still big on Things. I love the user interface for how simple it is, yet it offers me the power I need to organize items by lists, sub lists, tags, time, etc.

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The skoo.bz Newsletter

Yesterday, Manton Reece rolled out newsletter support for Micro.blog, the service this site happily uses. It got me thinking on how I wanted to use this feature, and I think I know where I want to go with it. On the first day of every month, this site will spit out a newsletter with select posts I feel are worth revisiting. This would include any food or beer reviews I do, deeper tech thoughts, deeper life moments, and select photos throughout the month.

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Watching: TrueSouth

TrueSouth is a series on SEC Network which features different cities and towns across the American South and connects with them through food in the little mom-and-pop shops that are unique to their location. Food tells a story for people. It tells you their ethnic and financial background, where they grew up and where they’ve been. It often tells a story of family and community. Those are the things this show tries to unearth in every place they visit, and they do a beautiful job with it.

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New Role

This past Thursday, I took on a new role at my job as a temporary General Merchandise Team Lead at my current store. This is the first time in my life I’ve taken on a leadership role. I’m at the point in my life where I need to be able to do adult things. Frankly, more money helps with that. So, whatever I have to do to achieve this, I’m willing to do.

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Rivalry Day in Seattle

It’s rivalry day in Seattle between the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks. I’m always reminded of this sign which reads, “Ducks are already terrified of the huskies, but when you crowd the ramp it makes the ducks afraid to use it. Ducks can carry Salmonella. Ducks may love to gobble up your human food, but it can make the fountain pretty dirty, and it attracts rats.” Let’s make those dirty, rat attracting Ducks nervous today.

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