Don Jones®

Tech | Career | Musings

A colleague was recently asked to speak at a conference panel, and one of the suggested talking points was, “How to evaluate new technologies for your business (e.g. set/lead or follow trends and standards?).”

In almost any instance like that, given a choice between X and Y, I almost always try to go with “Purple.”

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Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’19:

Wear sunscreen.

As your elders continue to fail you in taking even common-sense steps toward limiting pollution, preventing atmospheric breakdown, and mitigating the effects of over seven and a half billion people living on one planet, the scientific benefits of sunscreen are going to become more useful in protecting your skin at least into your thirties.

The rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience, but I will dispense this advice now.

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Categories: Life

If you know me, then you know I love Disney, and especially Disney Parks. I just do. And anyone who loves Disney Parks likes nothing (except Disney Parks) as much as reading about Disney Parks. I follow several websites – MousePlanet, Theme Park Insider, WDW Magic, and more. One site I’ve valued for years has been WDW News Today. They do a ton of great photo updates, and usually have many articles posted throughout the day. Definitely helped feed my habit.

But man, they’ve about ruined their website.

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Categories: Rant

TI’ve been trying to improve my tumultuous relationship with food, and that’s involved eating a little bit, more frequently, and cutting back on the amount of starches I eat. It’s been a huge help. One of the biggest helpers – because I’m all about “don’t have to think about it” – has been the Sargento Balanced Break packs. They’re pre-measured for me, are easy to carry, and come in convenient three-packs that cost a whopping $5. They also create a lot of plastic waste, which sucks.

Time for a fix.

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Svilen writes:

In the last month or so I have not seen any questions to you, so I’ve decided to drop you a line. 🙂 I like your idea of spreading knowledge to the people around you – I’m referring mostly to the colleagues, when I say people.

So here comes the question: have you ever been in a situation, where you wanted to share knowledge, but the people around you show no interest – either because of seniority or age difference, and they just do the things in ‘their way’?

What did/would you do?

Yeah, that’s a tough one.

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Categories: AMA