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    • Two features to help you HACK(*) your Zoom sessions!

      (*) First, full disclosure: by "Hack" - I mean "Socially Hack" - not steal passwords or anything, but simply offer and derive greater value from you Zoom session (or any other vid-con system) These days, it seems we all host online video-meetings. Maybe a business meeting. A family reunion. A drink with friends you haven't seen in a while - online. A workout. And as host, you have power. You can start the meeting. You can end the meeting. But most importantly - you can Mute All! Oh, the sweet power. The ability to make people quiet - and have them listen to you. The power to decide who-speaks-when (and maybe even more intoxicating - who-stops-speaking!). So the first feature you can use - is your self-restraint. Don't Mute All! At all costs. Unless it's a lecture, with a pre-defined Q&A session at the end, you want to allow people to talk to you, to each other, to voice thoughts and opinions that may be different from yours. That may sometime be unpleasant - but always will be of greater value than the alternative - rehashing your own ideas over and over again. The second feature, is the almost opposite of the Mute All button - it's the Mute Self. Learning to be quiet is the first step in learning to listen - which is great step in learning anything. So much for how to better utilize your online sessions by avoiding Mute All and endorsing Mute Self. This post was "born" during a fevered discussion about freedom-of-speech, and its limits (if any), and the power-of-censorship (and when to use it, if at all). The similarities are obvious. I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it [Evelyn Beatrice Hall, 1868-1956] This quote says it all - I believe it, and believe we should all practice it. It needs a lot of practice. If you practice it enough - you just may improve enough to have a positive impact on your environment. Good Luck!

    • JUNE '20, Writer's Block...

      Will try to improve. July will be posted shortly.

    • מצוק הארבל - מסלול מעגלי

      את הנופש השנתי המשפחתי (השנה בלי יואל, שהתגייס...) התחלנו במסלול מעגלי שיוצא משמורת טבע ארבל. סיכום: 2.48 ק״מ 2:10 שעות בינוני-קשה החיסרון הבולט של המסלול הוא שאין בו צל. לא קצת צל - לא מעט צל - אין צל. מידי פעם יש מעט מאוד צל, וממש התאמצנו (חמישה אנשים) לחלוק את מעט הצל שמצאנו. ובקיץ, השמש הקופחת ״אכלה אותנו בלי מלח״... בערך בשני-שליש המסלול, לקראת תחילת הטיפוס חזרה, הייתה לנו ״הברקה״ (שלמפרע לא בטוח שהייתה טובה...) - תמר ואני נסיים את המסלול וניסע ברכב לאסוף את סלי, ציפי ויונתן - שבמקום לעלות חזרה, ימשיכו במורד המסלול (״שביל ישראל״). אבל יכול להיות שהמאמץ בירידה היה לא פחות מאשר בעליה... תמונות: #Hiking #טיול

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      CONTACT ME Send Reuven J. Sherwin My hobbies include gadgets, reading (e.g. Robert Heinlein, JK Rowling, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Douglas Adams), Scuba Diving and other light-weight sports. ​ Based in Ra'anana, Israel

    • Video | Random Tidbits - RJS

      Six Silver Bullets Six Silver Bullets Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Search video... Now Playing Jennifer Jones Best Curling Shot! 00:39 Play Video Now Playing tricks in table tennis - behind the back shots and around the net loops 05:12 Play Video Now Playing Worst Ping Pong Player Ever 02:10 Play Video

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