Planners, music and the telegraph

Welcome to Friday! Here are a few things/links I’ve been enjoying lately.

I have been using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus planner for the last several years, not well I might add. I am definitely a fan of Hyatt’s approach to the planner but was looking for a different play on it. I found a great deal of bullet journal types, but honestly – I don’t want to do all of that work. In my search I found Agendio. Agendio allows for you to customize and create your own agenda. You can use their templates and adjust or you can create your own. I used one of their templates and adjusted it to fit my needs. So far, I am really enjoying the planner. I modeled mine off of Hyatt’s creating it for the third quarter of 2020. Here’s their website, if you’re into planners they are worth looking into. Here are a few pictures of mine.

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa is a music reality show in India that began in 1995. Since 2020 is the 25th year anniversary of the show, they have released a new version of the title track of the show. And I have been listening to it on repeat. It is such a beautiful song. Kunaal Verma wrote the lyrics, Amaal Malik composed the song, and the main singer is Armaan Malik.  Swapnil Bandodkar, Rajesh KrishnanVijayaprakash, SakethHaricharan, Sithara Krishnakumar, Anik Dhar, Ankita Bhattacharya, Durnibar Saha, Dipti Rekha Padi, Swayam Padhi, Romy and Praval Ranjan also sang on the track – in at least 10 different languages. Check out the video here, the actual song begins at 55 seconds.  

Back in the days when the telegraph was the world’s primary means of communications, an unlikely group operated the switchboards – teenage boys. The thought was that they were able to move around a lot and cheap as a workforce. What ended up happening though, wasn’t quite the “cheap” workforce they were hoping for. The boys had wrestling matches, spitball fights, drank beer, and often swore at one another and their customers.  Bruce Sterling said that, “Putting teenage boys in charge of the phone system brought swift and consistent disaster.” The only solution was to fire everyone of them and hire a group that was just as accustomed to hard work but more accustomed to a sense of “decency,” women. This article is highly entertaining.

I hope that you enjoy your weekend!