Here are 5 things you should know.
1. You can donate formal clothes like suits and dress shirts to your local Public Defenders’ office for their incarcerated clients to wear in court.
Inmates who can’t afford to hire an attorney probably can’t afford to buy a suit for court, so many Public Defenders’ offices have a small selection of clothes for clients to wear whatever fits. If nothing fits, then the client’s family will have to buy an outfit- or possibly more than one if a trial lasts more than a day. Public Defenders are underpaid and their offices are grossly underfunded. Consider donating your old suits, dress shirts, ties, belts, dress shoes, etc. to your local Public Defender.
2. There is a YouTube video deck that lets you manage your subscriptions like YouTube itself should do it.
Link here: https://youtube.videodeck.net easy to use, just add your subscription (or custom playlists) as columns. You can sort them via drag and drop and change a bunch of view settings. Each column shows uploads chronologically and new uploads will show up automatically (push-behavior).
It’s free (with a few ads you won’t see since you are most likely using an ad blocker).
3. The app “IRL-let’s hang” is a scam.
Its purpose is to mine contact info to be sold. When downloaded, it will ask for permission to access your phone’s contact info. Do not allow this as it will then not only sell your own info but all of your contacts’.
4. The 3-2-1 rule for backing up important data – 3 copies, 2 different mediums/devices and 1 offsite.
Most people only think about data backups when their hard drive crashes and it’s too late.
The 3-2-1 rule is the best strategy for backing up important data for the average user.
The idea is that you should have at least 3 copies of your data, on at least 2 different mediums locally and 1 offsite. A common example is having the file on your computer, backed up onto an external hard drive/NAS (Network Attached Storage) and backed up to a cloud service like Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.
The reason for this strategy is that having 2 copies on different mediums locally means that there is a much lower chance of losing it all in one go. For example, if you put two copies on the one computer (on two different hard drives or even folders) if that computer gets corrupted, stolen etc then you’ve lost it all at once. Having a second storage medium locally means that if something goes wrong with one, the other should be ok and you can quickly restore it.
The reason for having 1 offsite is for when there is a major loss, flood/fire/famine or someone robs you and takes both devices, your data is still protected elsewhere and can be restored.
The next important step is to actually automate the process, because if you rely on doing it yourself manually, then you’re going to realise when your hard drive crashes that the last time you remembered to back up your data was 8 months ago and you’ve just lost the photos of your kids first steps or all your tax receipts.
Automation is fairly easy and there is a wide range of software solutions available, from windows built-in backup/restore function to dedicated software.
Set it up once, check it occasionally to make sure it’s still working correctly (you can access and restore the data) and you can basically forget about it until something goes wrong.
5. Italki has a great pen-pal setup for learning other languages.
The website/app have paid services, and are advertised as being for finding a teacher (paid), but they have an enormous amount of people who just want to chat in the language they’re learning. The pen-pal service is completely free and laid out well.