Linked List // May 13 2016
It’s a long list this week as I’ve been on the road traveling for the past 3 weeks; I got back to a lot of news to sort through (and even more email). Hope you can find soemthing interesting to read below!
- Jackson Wu lists 5 issues with the western “Plan of Salvation” in honor/shame cultures. This is a topic that’s unfortunately downplayed in the west (we don’t typically operate in terms of honor/shame) but is worth some thought if you are working cross culturally in any capacity.
- For the productivity geeks that might be reading, Omnifocus for iOS’s new automation features are pretty killer. Using the taskpaper format is universal and an amazing way to make project and task templates.
- This is a fascinating look at how different cultures lead. If you work cross culturally make sure you take some time to understand these things.
- 9 Things you should know about Jehovah’s Witnesses. Accurate and important distinctions to know.
- Gemini is probably the best duplicate finder for the Mac. I think its an indispensable utility to have around. Version 2 came out this week and is worth a look. It’s on sale for 50% off also.
- Facebook apparantly censors Republican news articles according to former workers. Facebook responded, “Nope” and hopefully that’s accurate as the social media giant has the potential for vast influence.
- Those Dyson airblades? One study shows they are really unhygenic. From the same article, Dyson didn’t particularly agree. Make of it what you will (mostly that public bathrooms in general are a bit gross).
- MacStories has a great primer on Bittorrent Sync. It’s a slick alternative to something like dropbox if you have the disk resources.
- Threema on why message encryption isn’t enough. Long story short: Metadata is incredibly important. Here the FBI are being told to focus on metadata and not content.
- I completely agree with this note to email those you admire because you never know what will happen. I’ve had some amazing opportunities because I took a chance too. It’s totally worth it.
- This is a great overview of one of the most prevelant forms of ransomware. Be careful out there on the internet. It’s sometimes a bit like the wild west. And if you get, don’t pay the ransom.
- Interested in what constitutes Christian theology/spirituality in the new urban world? Check out this list of essential qualities.
- The Sweet Setup took some time to determine the best iOS Bible app. I think their conclusion is spot on: Youversion for most people but if you are doing in depth research Logos or Accordance. Personally I’m an Accordance user and love it. It’s perfect for study and building lecture material.
- I don’t often link to TGC but here’s one to look at: 13 end times errors to avoid.. There are several there worth paying attention to.