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Help me raise life-saving donations w/ American Heart Association

Hello Friends, there is 24 hours on the clock and my son has surpassed his original goal with help from others.

I am asking those of you who haven’t had a chance to donate to pitch in on this noteworthy cause.
Because together we can make a difference.

AJ has done an excellent job in spreading awareness and I am proud of his diligence and drive to continue past his goal.
Here is a little YouTube video we recorded earlier this month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVxKLn5tvOI

We’ve come a long way from when we started and with your support, I believe we can go further.

Donation Link: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3173&pg=personal&px=9750473

Thanks,

Jermal

 

Orginal Post: http://jermsmit.com/saving-lives-american-heart-association-please-donate/

 

 

Saving Lives: American Heart Association! Please Donate

The following message is from my son: 

Hi, I’m Anthony and my friends and family call me AJ for short.  I’ve joined millions of others to help save lives alongside the American Heart Association!

At my school, I’m learning how I can help make a difference by raising lifesaving donations to help kids with heart disease.  I’m also learning about my own heart, and how to keep it healthy, by being active!

I’m excited to have the opportunity to help others, especially other kids who’s hearts don’t exactly work to their full potential.

Please help me make a difference

Thank you!

Donation Link

 

 

 

Please Note:  Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy please check the following page for additional details: http://matchinggifts.com/aha 

 

Physical Fitness, Health & Leadership

Over many years I’ve come to learn from others and most importantly myself.  I recognize that leadership abilities have a common foundation made up of confidence, decisiveness, endurance as well as experience.  Another area I recognize are that of Physical Fitness, and Health that pull the aforementioned Leadership qualities together.

 

Team Entrainment 

Studies have shown that Entrainment in the biomusicological sense refers to the synchronization of organisms to an external perceived rhythm, such as music and dance such as foot tapping.

Individuals on a team over time, unconsciously mimic the behavior patterns of one-another and their source of leadership. If a leader is undisciplined or not punctual, their subordinates tend to follow suit. In the same way, a leader who does not make caring for one’s body and health a priority will have team members who will mirror this as well. There is a saying “Lead by Example” This is one that should not be deviated from.

 

Productivity

Fit people are well known to be very productive and driven to complete goals. In addition to having the energy to take on new challenges, in addition to the willfulness to help others.

Some examples are:

  • Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
  • Barack Obama, President of the USA
  • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook
  • Tim Cook, CEO Apple
  • Oprah Winfrey, Actress

 

Mental Health

Exercise has always been one of the best ways to help manage stress due to its ability to boosts endorphins. According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, exercise also reduces symptoms associated with anxiety and depression while improving sleeping patterns. 

Being in your best physical health will help improve your overall work ability, and this sets the stage for future advancement.

 

Creative Thinking

Being physically active assists in creative thinking. Studies suggest that even moderate levels of exercise increase cognitive abilities which aid in being a better decision maker. This goes the distance when develop business strategies, and “Thinking on one’s feet”.

 

Self Confidence

It’s been said recognized that Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows. Regular exercise boosts self-confidence. A person who regularly exercises possesses the creativity, goal orientation tendencies, mental stamina and productivity levels required to lead others.

A great leader pays attention to health. John F. Kennedy said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

And with that I wish you all the best; current and future leaders alike.

Sources:

 

“A great leader’s unique achievement is a human and social one which stems from his understanding of his fellow workers.”

vSphere Customization Specification and Ubuntu 17.10

Has anyone noticed issues with #vSphere Customization Specification and #Ubuntu 17.10 (GNU/Linux 4.13.0-25-generic x86_64) – Now that the network settings are located in: /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml, I’m back to manually updating IP information (Server Naming still works).

Although the traditional /etc/network/interfaces reflects the information provided by the customization process, the host still acquires a DHCP issued address. After some digging I was able to find out that this information was no longer being referenced and is now being pulled from:/etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml

Here are the IP configuration details

/etc/network/interfaces:

/etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml:

Network Wide Ad & Malicious Website Blocking | Pi-Hole

For a few months now I have used the software package named Pi-Hole as an internal network DNS server to prevent ad sites in addition to malicious websites from being accessible form compute resources on my home network.

Pi-Hole is a small install that can be installed on any Linux system and it works like a charm.

Install is simple, just run the following command:

curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

Answer a few questions about how you would like the software configured and your up and running.

This is a very useful software this gives you many options to report on the activity of the systems on your network and what connections were requested and those blocked.

For more information and details please visit: https://pi-hole.net/

The following video also shows the installation process via a Putty SSH session.

 

Malicious Listsused to block phishing, and malware sites

 

https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Airelle-hrsk.txt
https://s3.amazonaws.com/lists.disconnect.me/simple_malvertising.txt
https://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains
https://hosts-file.net/exp.txt
https://hosts-file.net/emd.txt
https://hosts-file.net/psh.txt
https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/malwaredomains/immortal_domains.txt
https://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt
https://bitbucket.org/ethanr/dns-blacklists/raw/8575c9f96e5b4a1308f2f12394abd86d0927a4a0/bad_lists/Mandiant_APT1_Report_Appendix_D.txt
https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Prigent-Malware.txt
https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Prigent-Phishing.txt
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/quidsup/notrack/master/malicious-sites.txt
https://ransomwaretracker.abuse.ch/downloads/RW_DOMBL.txt
https://v.firebog.net/hosts/Shalla-mal.txt
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/data/add.Risk/hosts
https://zeustracker.abuse.ch/blocklist.php?download=domainblocklist

 

*Update*

Almost 50% of my home network traffic is junk, and so is yours. Do something about it, because your privacy is being taken from you and sold.

https://lnkd.in/eASeWW5