Keep On Truckin’ (No Truck Required)
I got rid of my truck a while back and my wife never forgave me for it.
She’s always scouring Offerup for some elegant vase or fabulous coffee table to spruce up our new home, but since I dumped my delivery vehicle and it’s really bad form to stuff a bookshelf in the backseat of an UberXL, I didn’t have a means of transportong them…that is, until now with Taskrabbit.
Taskrabbit is a site that allows you to connect with people willing to do things you don’t want to, like lugging a decorative full length mirror clear across town. She gets her stained glass standing floor lamp for 25 bucks, the driver makes a little cash as well, and I get to keep my house slippers on all Sunday afternoon…everyone wins.
A Better Brad, One Tweak at a Time
I’m definitely a creature of habit, and you know what, that’s not always a good time. Sure, there’s a commendable consistency to waking up at the same time each day and having an established routine from there, but if I’m being honest with myself some of my habits are overdue for an upgrade.
That’s why I recently picked up this book by the name of “Atomic Habits,” and I have to say I’m not at all disappointed. The book is all about making major improvements to your everyday lifestyle one small change at a time, and author James Clear has some really interesting ideas on the matter…I suppose writing a NYT bestseller requires them.
One of the questions I get most from agency owners is whether they should have their email hosted by their IT provider. It might make sense on the surface, but my stance on the matter can be summed up in two words (allcaps incoming): BAD IDEA.
If you need a more detailed explanation, PCMag has already provided it. The article highlights how a smallish email provider had their servers erased in a devastating hack, which is something that would be virtually impossible to do to a big-time player like Microsoft or Google…I say stick with them.
HDMI Cable – Go Cheap
Most of us have been at least fleetingly tempted to buy one of those expensive high-end HDMI cables…I get it, that brand new 4k plasma TV and home theater system deserve the best of everything, right?
Well, I’m here to tell you that most of those are a ripoff unless you like paying for packaging. By sharing this CNET piece on the best HDMI values, I might have just saved you about 50 bucks, which you can go ahead and apply to my birthday gift this year.
The Last Word
All right…that will just about do it, folks. Thanks as always for allowing me into your most active inbox with another engrossing edition of “Brad’s Blog!” I’ll be back on schedule next time around to put a nice bow on our shortest month, and if you have anything to contribute go ahead and shoot me an email…have a great week!