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In this episode, The Annuity Man discussed: Locking in for three years and over The top three safest money When to go for CDs and treasuries Key Takeaways: Ask yourself how long you want to lock the money in for. MYGAs provide the highest contractual guarantee if it's three years and over compared to CDs and treasuries. The safest money out of all three would be treasuries, the second safest money is CDs, and the third safest would be MYGAs. Buy treasuries only from treasurydirect.gov. If you're going to lock in money for three years and in, the better option would be to go for CDs and treasuries because if it's less than three years, MYGAs historically will not provide the highest contractual guarantee. "Three years and in CDs and treasuries three years and out multi-year guarantee annuities." — Stan The Annuity Man. Connect with The Annuity Man: Website: http://theannuityman.com/ Email: Stan@TheAnnuityMan.com Book: Owner's Manuals: https://www.stantheannuityman.com/how-do-annuities-work YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXKKxvVslbeGAlEc5sra2g Get a Quote Today: https://www.stantheannuityman.com/annuity-calculator!
Today on the show we have The Good Vibe Tribe, We debate a list of worst rock songs of all time, we hear stories of people getting Karson Level Petty and stories of when you locked yourself out!
"We are talking about a field that likes to tout its ethics and what we do, but our regulatory bodies are not adhering to our core values… This test is not doing anything but creating a massive, expensive barrier.”
Watch on YouTube About the show Sponsored by Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. Connect with us Michael: @email@example.com Brian: @firstname.lastname@example.org Show: @email@example.com Join us on YouTube at pythonbytes.fm/stream/live to be part of the audience. Usually Tuesdays at 11am PT. Older video versions available there too. Brian #1: PEP 703 - Making the GIL Optional in CPython Author: Sam Gross Sponsor: Łukasz Langa Draft status, but on Standards Track, targeting Python 3.12 Suggested by: Will Shanks “The GIL is a major obstacle to concurrency.” Especially for scientific computing. PEP 703 proposes adding a --without-gil build configuration to CPython to let it run code without the global interpreter lock and with the necessary changes needed to make the interpreter thread-safe. PEP includes several issues with GIL and sckikit-learn, PyTorch, Numpy, Pillow, and other numerically intensive libraries. Python's GIL makes it difficult to use modern multi-core CPUs efficiently for many scientific and numeric computing applications. There's also a section on how the GIL makes many types of parallelism difficult to express. Changes primarily in internals, and not much exposed to public Python and C APIs: Reference counting Memory management Container thread-safety Locking and atomic APIs Includes information on all of these challenges. Distribution C-API extension authors will need access to a --without-gil Python to modify their projects and supply --without-gil versions. Sam is proposing “To mitigate this, the author will work with Anaconda to distribute a --without-gil version of Python together with compatible packages from conda channels. This centralizes the challenges of building extensions, and the author believes this will enable more people to use Python without the GIL sooner than they would otherwise be able to.” Michael #2: FerretDB Via Jon Bultmeyer A truly Open Source MongoDB alternative MongoDB abandoned its Open-Source roots, changing the license to SSPL making it unusable for many Open Source and Commercial Projects. The core of our solution is a stateless proxy, which converts MongoDB protocol queries to SQL, and uses PostgreSQL as a database engine. FerretDB will be compatible with MongoDB drivers and will strive to serve as a drop-in replacement for MongoDB 6.0+. First release back in Nov 2022 I still love you MongoDB ;) Brian #3: Four tips for structuring your research group's Python packages David Aaron Nicholson Not PyPI packages, but, you know, directories with __init__.py in them. Corrections for mistakes I see frequently Give your packages and modules terse, single-word names whenever possible. Import modules internally, instead of importing everything from modules. Make use of sub-packages. Prefer modules with very specific names containing single functions over modules with very general names like utils, helpers, or support that contain many functions. Michael #4: Quibbler Quibbler is a toolset for building highly interactive, yet reproducible, transparent and efficient data analysis pipelines. One import statement and matplotlib becomes interactive. Check out the video on the repo page. Extras Brian: And now for something completely different: turtles talk Michael: More RSS recommendations FreshRSS a self-hosted RSS and Atom feed aggregator. Feedly (for AI) Flym for Android Readwise is very interesting RSS for courses at Talk Python New article: Dev on the Road Joke: Testing the program Joke: Every Cloud Architecture
In this episode I talk about my journey in woodwork making money (or lack thereof). I cover the problems I've have, and my lack of business knowledge. This episode is a visual recording, which allows me to show what I'm actually talking about. This is available on YouTube, as well as the normal channels. Locking jointhttps://www.instagram.com/reel... All my content and free ebookhttps://linktr.ee/Unpluggedwoo...
This week, we present Chris's interview with Brian Schobel, a District Resource Teacher for Transition in Albuquerque, NM. Brian has worked for years supporting transition and employment for people with special needs. Brian reached out to interview Chris about inclusion and how technology can help students of different abilities gain meaningful employment. During the interview, Brian and Chris discuss assistive technology tools that can be used to support students as they transition to employment, as well as areas where we can improve in our support. Brian also shares about using Read & Write by TextHelp himself at work, and why being an assistive technology user inspires Brian to support others who use assistive technology. Before the interview, Rachel and Chris have an actual in-person banter session at an airport in Minnesota! Rachel and Chris were recently presenting at the PATINS Access to Education conference in Indiana, and they jumped at the opportunity to record a podcast banter while waiting for their next flight. Rachel had two presentations at the PATINS conference. The first presentation was with Elisa Wern and covered using screen recording tools to support students. Elisa compared the tools Screencastify, Screencast-o-matic , and Loom, while Rachel discussed how she uses screen recording for asynchronous learning and coaching. Rachel's second presentation was about on taking a team-based approach to AAC assessment through an abbreviated version of her AAC Ally course (https://rachelmadelslp.thinkific.com/courses/AAC-ally). Chris presented four time at PATINS, including presentations on inclusive coding for robots, ways to enhance AAC implementation, and combining core words with morphemes (e.g. “corephemes”). Chris also did a Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt and ran a session where they played Cards against Exclusivity at the conference. Key ideas this week:
Jonathan Davis, editor of the Investment Trusts Handbook, is joined in this week's edition of the Money Makers Weekly Investment Trust podcast by Sebastian Lyon, manager of the Personal Assets Trust (PNL), and CEO of Troy Asset Management. During their discussion, Jonathan and Sebastian remember the former director of Personal Assets Trust, Robin Angus, who sadly died earlier this year, and they talk about the anthology of his quarterly summaries that have been released as a book, A Shared Journey. This book is available for free as a PDF download: https://www.patplc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/12/1941-PAT-Quarterlies-Anthology-Book.pdf Section Timestamps: 00:24 - Introducing Sebastian Lyon 01:51 - The year in historical context 04:53 - Has the investment game changed? 08:32 - Locking in a loss of wealth 10:23 - Looking at the stock market 14:34 - The problems faced by central banks 17:38 - Could we return to a Goldilocks scenario? 21:27 - Personal Assets Trust (PNL) and other funds 23:50 - Would PNL invest in commodities? 28:58 - Index linked potential 33:51 - Equity exposure 38:18 - Quality stocks 40:24 - Would PNL look at property? 42:24 - The sell-off of the dollar 46:03 - Remembering Robin Angus 53:59 - Close If you enjoy the weekly podcast, you may also find value in joining The Money Makers circle. This is a membership scheme that offers listeners to the podcast an opportunity, in return for a modest monthly or annual subscription, to receive additional premium content, including interviews, performance data, market/portfolio reviews and regular extracts from the editor's notebook. For more information about the Money Makers circle, please visit money-makers.co/membership-join. Membership helps to cover the cost of producing the weekly investment trust podcast, which will continue to be free. We are very grateful for your continued support and the enthusiastic response to our nearly 140 podcasts since launch. You can find more information, including relevant disclosures, at www.money-makers.co. Our podcasts are also available on the Association of Investment Companies website, www.theaic.co.uk. Produced by Ben Gamblin.
Welcome back to another exciting episode of The MinnMax Show. On this episode, Ben Hanson is joined by Kyle Hilliard, Sarah Podzorski, Leo Vader, Kelsey Lewin, Janet Garcia, Jefff Marchiafava, and Jacob Geller to start debating the list for the best games of 2022. We celebrate the greatest games with a list of Two Tens, some might say the Top 20 games of the year. We build up all of the contenders along the way before we try to narrow things down to a workable version of The Two Tens. We'll be back next week to finish off the list by ranking them accordingly. You can get a sneak peek at the next episode by supporting MinnMax at the $10 Backstage Pass tier, the unedited archive is sitting there ready to go for you. https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Help support MinnMax's supporters! MintMobile.com/MinnMax - 3 Free Months https://www.iam8bit.com - Promo Code: WETBANDITS To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:09 - Explaining the rules for The Two Tens 00:03:55 - Building the list of contenders 01:11:43 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters 01:15:27 - Locking down the unorganized Two Tens Become a Game Champion by supporting MinnMax at the $50 tier on Patreon and lock in the game of your choice! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax Luck Be A Landlord - TrampolineTales Fred Dinovo announces that Rich McLaughlin is THE Champion of THE Game Viva Piñata - Nickfilo Duck Game - RabidLime Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Game Boy Color) - Clemens Zobel Jak 2 - Steve B Flinthook - JustusLeague Fluidity: Spin Cycle - Kyle Silva Superman 64 - Zachary Pligge Yakuza: Like A Dragon - Jesse Spencer Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - Logan Krause Pudge Wars - Ted Ryser Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - Joe Dean Ghost of Tsushima - ProcyonNumber6 Diablo II - Otsego12 Illusion Of Gaia - Spider_Dan Churchill Solitaire - Lauren Meran Muppet Monster Adventure - The Sleepy Mailman Disaster: Day Of Crisis - DominicCichocki Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous - Jawarhello Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside - Starkiller Spider-Man Cartoon Maker - PrettyGoodPrinting.com
This week I got the multi-talented artist, engineer, and producer Adrian Rose pulling to the podcast. We talk about some of these high-profile court cases featuring prominent artists like Meg, Tory, and even Gunna. Later we have a conversation about music production and whether the trend of artists working with one exclusive producer is the way to go. The government has also stepped up their attacks on social media including a plans to ban Tiktok altogether. These topics and much more on Episode 89 of the 280+ Podcast! Timestamps/Topics Introductions (2:34) Podcast Blunder - Adrian Rose was actually already featured in a 280+ Podcast interview, I tell the story of how it didn't end up on the live episode. (5:44) Help Wanted - One of the latest trends in music we see is artists using social has a hiring classifieds section, but why are Summer Walker and Glorilla being so stingy with the wages! (12:38) Who Shot YA - The Tory Lanez and Meg trial is underway and everyday the headlines are getting messier every single day, we'll see what the jury thinks soon enough. (18:00) Take it to Trial or Nah - Gunna takes a plea deal, so what does this mean for Young Thug in this YSL case. Is Gunna a Snitch? (24:15) A-Rose - This week's guest started in production and music engineering and eventually found his way behind the mic. His singing voice will catch you off guard as its something we don't really hear in today's music. (31:50) Dream Collabs - The artists and producers you wish to work with really speak to an artist's style and sound (39:45) Locking in the Booth - We talk about creating cohesion in music and whether its better to lock in with one producer or to outsource and collab with a variety or producers. (48:31) Texas Social Media Ban - Legislators in Texas want to ban social media for people under the age of 18 because of the negative effects on mental health. Is this an overreach or a smart idea? (55:23) Attack on Tiktok - The United States has flirted with the idea of a TikTok ban since 45 was the President. Is this ban gaining new steam these days? How would the general public react? To check out Adrian Rose's music Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrianrosemusic/ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianrosemusic/featured For all links to the 280+ Podcast: https://linktr.ee/280Plus_Pod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/los-def/message
This episode is all about turning your sissy fantasies into sissy training. Mistress Erika talks about how to keep your sissy training going even when you have to do your feminization on the down low. Ms Olivia loves to combine sissy training and fantasy roleplay scenes. This works really well, especially with the coerced sissy who will do what Mistress says, or else! Ms Erika points out the erotic power of fear of exposure. That might also be part of a sissy humiliation scene.The ladies give details on some feminization training tasks:Wearing panties under male clothes.Using feminine grooming products like bath wash and lotion.Moving in a way that reminds you of your feminine side.Locking up that clitty with sissy chastity.Using cum eating to prepare sissy for cocksucking training.It's not all raunchy talk. Mistress Olivia asks Ms Erika about the importance of choosing a sissy name that fits your type of sissy. Are you a bimbo or slut? Are you elegant or the girl next door sweet?Mistress Olivia mentions 2 places that do in person feminization.Both ladies talk about some specific sissy fantasies and give their special spin on those hot roleplay ideas.
Habeebah sits down with Derrica and Natalie Wilson who are mothers, sisters-in-law, and founders of Black and Missing Foundation, a transformational organization bringing national attention to the plight of Black families whose loved ones are missing. Derrica and Natalie share what inspired them to create an organization dedicated to making sure that when Black children, adolescents, and adults are missing, their cases receive adequate resources from law enforcement and attention from local and national media in order to "help us find us." Listeners are encouraged to watch the award winning documentary series, Black and Missing, on HBO to learn more about the urgency and impact of Derrica and Natalie's work.Listeners are encouraged to visit Black and Missing Foundation's website at https://www.blackandmissinginc.com/ to learn more about the organization's mission, view and share missing persons information for your community, and support Black and Missing Foundation through donations. Viewers can also connect with the organization's social media accounts and learn more about the racial disparities in missing persons cases.https://www.instagram.com/nocrystalstairpodcast/https://twitter.com/nocrystalstrpod
On this episode I was blessed to sit down with the Founder & CEO of Safetyman Consulting LLC, Mr. Corey Jones, who gave some awesome tips & gems on gun ownership, gun safety, situational awareness & readiness! The Stats: According to the 2021 National Firearm Survey, 32% of Americans say they personally own a firearm, and that equates to more than 81.4 million Americans who own a gun or guns. Safetymans' Gun Ownership Gems: “If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.” Read the level of maturity of the children in your household. Who periodically visits your household? Do we want them to know it's there and remove the mystery, or do we wanna hide it, lock it up and keep it away? Education is key. Locking the gun up is key and training is paramount When feasible you must give a verbal warning to the person that you are about to use force to stop their aggressive actions. Verbal commands are Stop, get outta my house. I have a gun. Give loud, repetitive verbal commands for several reasons. Number 1, I want the bad guy or bad guys to hear it. I wanna give them the ability to retreat, to stop their aggressive actions. Number 2, if somebody else in the house is on the phone with nine one one. We know that 911 is recording everything, so they're gonna hear that in the background. So that's gonna help protect you legally. Active Shooter Scenarios: In an active shooter situation the key is preparedness! Make a plan when you're in a public place and practice the 3 Threes: Find three places we can exit if there's an emergency Find three places that we can hide and secure yourself so we can be safe Find three improvised weapons if you have to attack the assailant: If you attack the 3 D's are the goal : Disable- Distract- Disarm Lastly, think about if you have it within you to go and run towards danger and attack this person to protect your friends, family, team members, work mates, and so forth? Or are you gonna run and hide? Either one is okay, but you have to know this beforehand! On the fence about purchasing a firearm? Contact Corey and go to the gun range with him and practice shooting. See how you feel about it, see how firing it affects you. See how you do with hearing it go off, the feeling of it in your hands, how accurate you are and then you can make a more informed decision. Safetyman's Motto: "If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready." Corey's Contact Info: https://www.safetyman.co https://www.instagram.com/Safetymanco https://twitter.com/safetymanco https://www.facebook.com/www.safetyman.co https://youtube.com/user/Coreyj73 https://www.linkedin.com/in/safetymanco firstname.lastname@example.org Intro Music: "Welcome To The Kandid Shop" by Anthony Nelson aka BUSS Outro Music: https://pixabay.com/users/royalty_free_music-30304778
Tim Ryan (info @ stronglifetraining.com) is a Master Super Slow instructor and the owner of Strong Life Personal Training in Barrington, Illinois. Aside from personal training, Tim offers mentoring, workshops, and seminars for studio owners. In this episode, Tim joins me for another Q&A where he addresses how to strength train athletes, how to sell high intensity strength training to athletes, locking out on the MedX Chest press, using supports for MedX and Nautilus machines, and much more. Grow your HIT Business when you join HIT Business Memberships Listen to other episodes with Tim Ryan: High Intensity Fundamentals Series Q&A with Tim Ryan – Part 1 Q&A with Tim Ryan – Part 2 This episode is brought to you by StrengthPortal Are you still using pen, paper, and spreadsheets? Do you worry about providing inconsistent workout experiences that disappoint your clients and stifles the growth of your business? Don't put up with tools that frustrate you! Join industry heavyweights like Discover Strength, MedX Precision Fitness, and many others and start using Strength Portal to easily track workouts, deliver consistently high-quality client experiences, and scale your business painlessly and grow faster — go to StrengthPortal.com/HighIntensityBusiness and try StrengthPortal now. For all of the show notes, links and resources - Click Here
Today on the podcast, I talk about the big scary F word: the future! It's so important to always be planning for the future in a meaningful way. Locking in a crystal clear vision is key, but so is planning out how to get to that goal! If you want to have a million-dollar year, you've got to go about it purposefully and with the year itself in mind. In today's episode, we cover staying ahead of the game, what your launch path looks like - how to prepare and why having a plan matters, planning out your calendar a year in advance, protecting your time, setting up systems, mapping your year, and more. Are you ready for a million dollar year? Listen in and learn what steps to take now for a prosperous new year. You'll Learn: Why it's important to be ahead of the game What you need to do before launching your action plan to guarantee success Why you need an action plan and schedule for success Why you need to plan out your calendar What to think about if you want to have a million-dollar year this year The right systems and structure If you like what you're hearing, just wait! This is the 153rd episode in a brand new season of the Inner Feminine Beast ™ Podcast. That means there's plenty more content to inspire, teach, and motivate you as you develop your business and create your dream future. Stay tuned for new episodes every Monday and Thursday, Successful Soul! To watch these recordings live or join a community of like-minded women, click here! Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & TikTok Subscribe to my Youtube channel and watch new episodes every week, click here! Reach out to us at email@example.com for more information about how we can work together!
Bret Speaks with Dr. Mike Mew for the second time on the Darkhorse podcast. Dr. Mew is working to tackle the problem face, jaw, and teeth alignment from an evolutionary perspective. His approach, known as orthotropics, has been widely successful in those with whom he has worked; he now faces the potential loss of his license to practice dentistry in a tribunal going on as this episode is released. Find Dr. Mew on YouTube: Orthotropics (https://www.youtube.com/@Orthotropics)Find Dr. Mew at: https://orthodontichealth.co.uk/ ***** Find Bret Weinstein on Twitter: @BretWeinstein, and on Patreon. Please subscribe to this channel for more long form content like this, and subscribe to the clips channel @DarkHorse Podcast Clips for short clips of all our podcasts. Check out the DHP store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://www.store.darkhorsepodcast.org Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music.Support the show
Jon closes hour one of this Tuesday edition of The Jon Chuckery Show by talking about all things Atlanta Falcons with Atlanta Falcons reporter, Tori McElhaney! Jon and Tori recap what happened this past Sunday against the Washington Commanders and preview this Sunday's week thirteen matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
About SamSam Nicholls: Veeam's Director of Public Cloud Product Marketing, with 10+ years of sales, alliance management and product marketing experience in IT. Sam has evolved from his on-premises storage days and is now laser-focused on spreading the word about cloud-native backup and recovery, packing in thousands of viewers on his webinars, blogs and webpages.Links Referenced: Veeam AWS Backup: https://www.veeam.com/aws-backup.html Veeam: https://veeam.com TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Chronosphere. Tired of observability costs going up every year without getting additional value? Or being locked in to a vendor due to proprietary data collection, querying and visualization? Modern day, containerized environments require a new kind of observability technology that accounts for the massive increase in scale and attendant cost of data. With Chronosphere, choose where and how your data is routed and stored, query it easily, and get better context and control. 100% open source compatibility means that no matter what your setup is, they can help. Learn how Chronosphere provides complete and real-time insight into ECS, EKS, and your microservices, whereever they may be at snark.cloud/chronosphere That's snark.cloud/chronosphere Corey: This episode is brought to us by our friends at Pinecone. They believe that all anyone really wants is to be understood, and that includes your users. AI models combined with the Pinecone vector database let your applications understand and act on what your users want… without making them spell it out. Make your search application find results by meaning instead of just keywords, your personalization system make picks based on relevance instead of just tags, and your security applications match threats by resemblance instead of just regular expressions. Pinecone provides the cloud infrastructure that makes this easy, fast, and scalable. Thanks to my friends at Pinecone for sponsoring this episode. Visit Pinecone.io to understand more.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. This promoted guest episode is brought to us by and sponsored by our friends over at Veeam. And as a part of that, they have thrown one of their own to the proverbial lion. My guest today is Sam Nicholls, Director of Public Cloud over at Veeam. Sam, thank you for joining me.Sam: Hey. Thanks for having me, Corey, and thanks for everyone joining and listening in. I do know that I've been thrown into the lion's den, and I am [laugh] hopefully well-prepared to answer anything and everything that Corey throws my way. Fingers crossed. [laugh].Corey: I don't think there's too much room for criticizing here, to be direct. I mean, Veeam is a company that is solidly and thoroughly built around a problem that absolutely no one cares about. I mean, what could possibly be wrong with that? You do backups; which no one ever cares about. Restores, on the other hand, people care very much about restores. And that's when they learn, “Oh, I really should have cared about backups at any point prior to 20 minutes ago.”Sam: Yeah, it's a great point. It's kind of like taxes and insurance. It's almost like, you know, something that you have to do that you don't necessarily want to do, but when push comes to shove, and something's burning down, a file has been deleted, someone's made their way into your account and, you know, running a right mess within there, that's when you really, kind of, care about what you mentioned, which is the recovery piece, the speed of recovery, the reliability of recovery.Corey: It's been over a decade, and I'm still sore about losing my email archives from 2006 to 2009. There's no way to get it back. I ran my own mail server; it was an iPhone setting that said, “Oh, yeah, automatically delete everything in your trash folder—or archive folder—after 30 days.” It was just a weird default setting back in that era. I didn't realize it was doing that. Yeah, painful stuff.And we learned the hard way in some of these cases. Not that I really have much need for email from that era of my life, but every once in a while it still bugs me. Which gets speaks to the point that the people who are the most fanatical about backing things up are the people who have been burned by not having a backup. And I'm fortunate in that it wasn't someone else's data with which I had been entrusted that really cemented that lesson for me.Sam: Yeah, yeah. It's a good point. I could remember a few years ago, my wife migrated a very aging, polycarbonate white Mac to one of the shiny new aluminum ones and thought everything was good—Corey: As the white polycarbonate Mac becomes yellow, then yeah, all right, you know, it's time to replace it. Yeah. So yeah, so she wiped the drive, and what happened?Sam: That was her moment where she learned the value and importance of backup unless she backs everything up now. I fortunately have never gone through it. But I'm employed by a backup vendor and that's why I care about it. But it's incredibly important to have, of course.Corey: Oh, yes. My spouse has many wonderful qualities, but one that drives me slightly nuts is she's something of a digital packrat where her hard drives on her laptop will periodically fill up. And I used to take the approach of oh, you can be more efficient and do the rest. And I realized no, telling other people they're doing it wrong is generally poor practice, whereas just buying bigger drives is way easier. Let's go ahead and do that. It's small price to pay for domestic tranquility.And there's a lesson in that. We can map that almost perfectly to the corporate world where you folks tend to operate in. You're not doing home backup, last time I checked; you are doing public cloud backup. Actually, I should ask that. Where do you folks start and where do you stop?Sam: Yeah, no, it's a great question. You know, we started over 15 years ago when virtualization, specifically VMware vSphere, was really the up-and-coming thing, and, you know, a lot of folks were there trying to utilize agents to protect their vSphere instances, just like they were doing with physical Windows and Linux boxes. And, you know, it kind of got the job done, but was it the best way of doing it? No. And that's kind of why Veeam was pioneered; it was this agentless backup, image-based backup for vSphere.And, of course, you know, in the last 15 years, we've seen lots of transitions, of course, we're here at Screaming in the Cloud, with you, Corey, so AWS, as well as a number of other public cloud vendors we can help protect as well, as a number of SaaS applications like Microsoft 365, metadata and data within Salesforce. So, Veeam's really kind of come a long way from just virtual machines to really taking a global look at the entirety of modern environments, and how can we best protect each and every single one of those without trying to take a square peg and fit it in a round hole?Corey: It's a good question and a common one. We wind up with an awful lot of folks who are confused by the proliferation of data. And I'm one of them, let's be very clear here. It comes down to a problem where backups are a multifaceted, deep problem, and I don't think that people necessarily think of it that way. But I take a look at all of the different, even AWS services that I use for my various nonsense, and which ones can be used to store data?Well, all of them. Some of them, you have to hold it in a particularly wrong sort of way, but they all store data. And in various contexts, a lot of that data becomes very important. So, what service am I using, in which account am I using, and in what region am I using it, and you wind up with data sprawl, where it's a tremendous amount of data that you can generally only track down by looking at your bills at the end of the month. Okay, so what am I being charged, and for what service?That seems like a good place to start, but where is it getting backed up? How do you think about that? So, some people, I think, tend to ignore the problem, which we're seeing less and less, but other folks tend to go to the opposite extreme and we're just going to backup absolutely everything, and we're going to keep that data for the rest of our natural lives. It feels to me that there's probably an answer that is more appropriate somewhere nestled between those two extremes.Sam: Yeah, snapshot sprawl is a real thing, and it gets very, very expensive very, very quickly. You know, your snapshots of EC2 instances are stored on those attached EBS volumes. Five cents per gig per month doesn't sound like a lot, but when you're dealing with thousands of snapshots for thousands machines, it gets out of hand very, very quickly. And you don't know when to delete them. Like you say, folks are just retaining them forever and dealing with this unfortunate bill shock.So, you know, where to start is automating the lifecycle of a snapshot, right, from its creation—how often do we want to be creating them—from the retention—how long do we want to keep these for—and where do we want to keep them because there are other storage services outside of just EBS volumes. And then, of course, the ultimate: deletion. And that's important even from a compliance perspective as well, right? You've got to retain data for a specific number of years, I think healthcare is like seven years, but then you've—Corey: And then not a day more.Sam: Yeah, and then not a day more because that puts you out of compliance, too. So, policy-based automation is your friend and we see a number of folks building these policies out: gold, silver, bronze tiers based on criticality of data compliance and really just kind of letting the machine do the rest. And you can focus on not babysitting backup.Corey: What was it that led to the rise of snapshots? Because back in my very early days, there was no such thing. We wound up using a bunch of servers stuffed in a rack somewhere and virtualization was not really in play, so we had file systems on physical disks. And how do you back that up? Well, you have an agent of some sort that basically looks at all the files and according to some ruleset that it has, it copies them off somewhere else.It was slow, it was fraught, it had a whole bunch of logic that was pushed out to the very edge, and forget about restoring that data in a timely fashion or even validating a lot of those backups worked other than via checksum. And God help you if you had data that was constantly in the state of flux, where anything changing during the backup run would leave your backups in an inconsistent state. That on some level seems to have largely been solved by snapshots. But what's your take on it? You're a lot closer to this part of the world than I am.Sam: Yeah, snapshots, I think folks have turned to snapshots for the speed, the lack of impact that they have on production performance, and again, just the ease of accessibility. We have access to all different kinds of snapshots for EC2, RDS, EFS throughout the entirety of our AWS environment. So, I think the snapshots are kind of like the default go-to for folks. They can help deliver those very, very quick RPOs, especially in, for example, databases, like you were saying, that change very, very quickly and we all of a sudden are stranded with a crash-consistent backup or snapshot versus an application-consistent snapshot. And then they're also very, very quick to recover from.So, snapshots are very, very appealing, but they absolutely do have their limitations. And I think, you know, it's not a one or the other; it's that they've got to go hand-in-hand with something else. And typically, that is an image-based backup that is stored in a separate location to the snapshot because that snapshot is not independent of the disk that it is protecting.Corey: One of the challenges with snapshots is most of them are created in a copy-on-write sense. It takes basically an instant frozen point in time back—once upon a time when we ran MySQL databases on top of the NetApp Filer—which works surprisingly well—we would have a script that would automatically quiesce the database so that it would be in a consistent state, snapshot the file and then un-quiesce it, which took less than a second, start to finish. And that was awesome, but then you had this snapshot type of thing. It wasn't super portable, it needed to reference a previous snapshot in some cases, and AWS takes the same approach where the first snapshot it captures every block, then subsequent snapshots wind up only taking up as much size as there have been changes since the first snapshots. So, large quantities of data that generally don't get access to a whole lot have remarkably small, subsequent snapshot sizes.But that's not at all obvious from the outside, and looking at these things. They're not the most portable thing in the world. But it's definitely the direction that the industry has trended in. So, rather than having a cron job fire off an AWS API call to take snapshots of my volumes as a sort of the baseline approach that we all started with, what is the value proposition that you folks bring? And please don't say it's, “Well, cron jobs are hard and we have a friendlier interface for that.”Sam: [laugh]. I think it's really starting to look at the proliferation of those snapshots, understanding what they're good at, and what they are good for within your environment—as previously mentioned, low RPOs, low RTOs, how quickly can I take a backup, how frequently can I take a backup, and more importantly, how quickly can I restore—but then looking at their limitations. So, I mentioned that they were not independent of that disk, so that certainly does introduce a single point of failure as well as being not so secure. We've kind of touched on the cost component of that as well. So, what Veeam can come in and do is then take an image-based backup of those snapshots, right—so you've got your initial snapshot and then your incremental ones—we'll take the backup from that snapshot, and then we'll start to store that elsewhere.And that is likely going to be in a different account. We can look at the Well-Architected Framework, AWS deeming accounts as a security boundary, so having that cross-account function is critically important so you don't have that single point of failure. Locking down with IAM roles is also incredibly important so we haven't just got a big wide open door between the two. But that data is then stored in a separate account—potentially in a separate region, maybe in the same region—Amazon S3 storage. And S3 has the wonderful benefit of being still relatively performant, so we can have quick recoveries, but it is much, much cheaper. You're dealing with 2.3 cents per gig per month, instead of—Corey: To start, and it goes down from there with sizeable volumes.Sam: Absolutely, yeah. You can go down to S3 Glacier, where you're looking at, I forget how many points and zeros and nines it is, but it's fractions of a cent per gig per month, but it's going to take you a couple of days to recover that da—Corey: Even infrequent access cuts that in half.Sam: Oh yeah.Corey: And let's be clear, these are snapshot backups; you probably should not be accessing them on a consistent, sustained basis.Sam: Well, exactly. And this is where it's kind of almost like having your cake and eating it as well. Compliance or regulatory mandates or corporate mandates are saying you must keep this data for this length of time. Keeping that—you know, let's just say it's three years' worth of snapshots in an EBS volume is going to be incredibly expensive. What's the likelihood of you needing to recover something from two years—actually, even two months ago? It's very, very small.So, the performance part of S3 is, you don't need to take it as much into consideration. Can you recover? Yes. Is it going to take a little bit longer? Absolutely. But it's going to help you meet those retention requirements while keeping your backup bill low, avoiding that bill shock, right, spending tens and tens of thousands every single month on snapshots. This is what I mean by kind of having your cake and eating it.Corey: I somewhat recently have had a client where EBS snapshots are one of the driving costs behind their bill. It is one of their largest single line items. And I want to be very clear here because if one of those people who listen to this and thinking, “Well, hang on. Wait, they're telling stories about us, even though they're not naming us by name?” Yeah, there were three of you in the last quarter.So, at that point, it becomes clear it is not about something that one individual company has done and more about an overall driving trend. I am personalizing it a little bit by referring to as one company when there were three of you. This is a narrative device, not me breaking confidentiality. Disclaimer over. Now, when you talk to people about, “So, tell me why you've got 80 times more snapshots than you do EBS volumes?” The answer is as, “Well, we wanted to back things up and we needed to get hourly backups to a point, then daily backups, then monthly, and so on and so forth. And when this was set up, there wasn't a great way to do this natively and we don't always necessarily know what we need versus what we don't. And the cost of us backing this up, well, you can see it on the bill. The cost of us deleting too much and needing it as soon as we do? Well, that cost is almost incalculable. So, this is the safe way to go.” And they're not wrong in anything that they're saying. But the world has definitely evolved since then.Sam: Yeah, yeah. It's a really great point. Again, it just folds back into my whole having your cake and eating it conversation. Yes, you need to retain data; it gives you that kind of nice, warm, cozy feeling, it's a nice blanket on a winter's day that that data, irrespective of what happens, you're going to have something to recover from. But the question is does that need to be living on an EBS volume as a snapshot? Why can't it be living on much, much more cost-effective storage that's going to give you the warm and fuzzies, but is going to make your finance team much, much happier [laugh].Corey: One of the inherent challenges I think people have is that snapshots by themselves are almost worthless, in that I have an EBS snapshot, it is sitting there now, it's costing me an undetermined amount of money because it's not exactly clear on a per snapshot basis exactly how large it is, and okay, great. Well, I'm looking for a file that was not modified since X date, as it was on this time. Well, great, you're going to have to take that snapshot, restore it to a volume and then go exploring by hand. Oh, it was the wrong one. Great. Try it again, with a different one.And after, like, the fifth or six in a row, you start doing a binary search approach on this thing. But it's expensive, it's time-consuming, it takes forever, and it's not a fun user experience at all. Part of the problem is it seems that historically, backup systems have no context or no contextual awareness whatsoever around what is actually contained within that backup.Sam: Yeah, yeah. I mean, you kind of highlighted two of the steps. It's more like a ten-step process to do, you know, granular file or folder-level recovery from a snapshot, right? You've got to, like you say, you've got to determine the point in time when that, you know, you knew the last time that it was around, then you're going to have to determine the volume size, the region, the OS, you're going to have to create an EBS volume of the same size, region, from that snapshot, create the EC2 instance with the same OS, connect the two together, boot the EC2 instance, mount the volume search for the files to restore, download them manually, at which point you have your file back. It's not back in the machine where it was, it's now been downloaded locally to whatever machine you're accessing that from. And then you got to tear it all down.And that is again, like you say, predicated on the fact that you knew exactly that that was the right time. It might not be and then you have to start from scratch from a different point in time. So, backup tooling from backup vendors that have been doing this for many, many years, knew about this problem long, long ago, and really seek to not only automate the entirety of that process but make the whole e-discovery, the search, the location of those files, much, much easier. I don't necessarily want to do a vendor pitch, but I will say with Veeam, we have explorer-like functionality, whereby it's just a simple web browser. Once that machine is all spun up again, automatic process, you can just search for your individual file, folder, locate it, you can download it locally, you can inject it back into the instance where it was through Amazon Kinesis or AWS Kinesis—I forget the right terminology for it; some of its AWS, some of its Amazon.But by-the-by, the whole recovery process, especially from a file or folder level, is much more pain-free, but also much faster. And that's ultimately what people care about how reliable is my backup? How quickly can I get stuff online? Because the time that I'm down is costing me an indescribable amount of time or money.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Redis, the company behind the incredibly popular open source database. If you're tired of managing open source Redis on your own, or if you are looking to go beyond just caching and unlocking your data's full potential, these folks have you covered. Redis Enterprise is the go-to managed Redis service that allows you to reimagine how your geo-distributed applications process, deliver, and store data. To learn more from the experts in Redis how to be real-time, right now, from anywhere, visit redis.com/duckbill. That's R - E - D - I - S dot com slash duckbill.Corey: Right, the idea of RPO versus RTO: recovery point objective and recovery time objective. With an RPO, it's great, disaster strikes right now, how long is acceptable to it have been since the last time we backed up data to a restorable point? Sometimes it's measured in minutes, sometimes it's measured in fractions of a second. It really depends on what we're talking about. Payments databases, that needs to be—the RPO is basically an asymptotically approaches zero.The RTO is okay, how long is acceptable before we have that data restored and are back up and running? And that is almost always a longer time, but not always. And there's a different series of trade-offs that go into that. But both of those also presuppose that you've already dealt with the existential question of is it possible for us to recover this data. And that's where I know that you are obviously—you have a position on this that is informed by where you work, but I don't, and I will call this out as what I see in the industry: AWS backup is compelling to me except for one fatal flaw that it has, and that is it starts and stops with AWS.I am not a proponent of multi-cloud. Lord knows I've gotten flack for that position a bunch of times, but the one area where it makes absolute sense to me is backups. Have your data in a rehydrate-the-business level state backed up somewhere that is not your primary cloud provider because you're otherwise single point of failure-ing through a company, through the payment instrument you have on file with that company, in the blast radius of someone who can successfully impersonate you to that vendor. There has to be a gap of some sort for the truly business-critical data. Yes, egress to other providers is expensive, but you know what also is expensive? Irrevocably losing the data that powers your business. Is it likely? No, but I would much rather do it than have to justify why I'm not doing it.Sam: Yeah. Wasn't likely that I was going to win that 2 billion or 2.1 billion on the Powerball, but [laugh] I still play [laugh]. But I understand your standpoint on multi-cloud and I read your newsletters and understand where you're coming from, but I think the reality is that we do live in at least a hybrid cloud world, if not multi-cloud. The number of organizations that are sole-sourced on a single cloud and nothing else is relatively small, single-digit percentage. It's around 80-some percent that are hybrid, and the remainder of them are your favorite: multi-cloud.But again, having something that is one hundred percent sole-source on a single platform or a single vendor does expose you to a certain degree of risk. So, having the ability to do cross-platform backups, recoveries, migrations, for whatever reason, right, because it might not just be a disaster like you'd mentioned, it might also just be… I don't know, the company has been taken over and all of a sudden, the preference is now towards another cloud provider and I want you to refactor and re-architect everything for this other cloud provider. If all that data is locked into one platform, that's going to make your job very, very difficult. So, we mentioned at the beginning of the call, Veeam is capable of protecting a vast number of heterogeneous workloads on different platforms, in different environments, on-premises, in multiple different clouds, but the other key piece is that we always use the same backup file format. And why that's key is because it enables portability.If I have backups of EC2 instances that are stored in S3, I could copy those onto on-premises disk, I could copy those into Azure, I could do the same with my Azure VMs and store those on S3, or again, on-premises disk, and any other endless combination that goes with that. And it's really kind of centered around, like control and ownership of your data. We are not prescriptive by any means. Like, you do what is best for your organization. We just want to provide you with the toolset that enables you to do that without steering you one direction or the other with fee structures, disparate feature sets, whatever it might be.Corey: One of the big challenges that I keep seeing across the board is just a lack of awareness of what the data that matters is, where you see people backing up endless fleets of web server instances that are auto-scaled into existence and then removed, but you can create those things at will; why do you care about the actual data that's on these things? It winds up almost at the library management problem, on some level. And in that scenario, snapshots are almost certainly the wrong answer. One thing that I saw previously that really changed my way of thinking about this was back many years ago when I was working at a startup that had just started using GitHub and they were paying for a third-party service that wound up backing up Git repos. Today, that makes a lot more sense because you have a bunch of other stuff on GitHub that goes well beyond the stuff contained within Git, but at the time, it was silly. It was, why do that? Every Git clone is a full copy of the entire repository history. Just grab it off some developer's laptop somewhere.It's like, “Really? You want to bet the company, slash your job, slash everyone else's job on that being feasible and doable or do you want to spend the 39 bucks a month or whatever it was to wind up getting that out the door now so we don't have to think about it, and they validate that it works?” And that was really a shift in my way of thinking because, yeah, backing up things can get expensive when you have multiple copies of the data living in different places, but what's really expensive is not having a company anymore.Sam: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. We can tie it back to my insurance dynamic earlier where, you know, it's something that you know that you have to have, but you don't necessarily want to pay for it. Well, you know, just like with insurances, there's multiple different ways to go about recovering your data and it's only in crunch time, do you really care about what it is that you've been paying for, right, when it comes to backup?Could you get your backup through a git clone? Absolutely. Could you get your data back—how long is that going to take you? How painful is that going to be? What's going to be the impact to the business where you're trying to figure that out versus, like you say, the 39 bucks a month, a year, or whatever it might be to have something purpose-built for that, that is going to make the recovery process as quick and painless as possible and just get things back up online.Corey: I am not a big fan of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt approach, but I do practice what I preach here in that yeah, there is a real fear against data loss. It's not, “People are coming to get you, so you absolutely have to buy whatever it is I'm selling,” but it is something you absolutely have to think about. My core consulting proposition is that I optimize the AWS bill. And sometimes that means spending more. Okay, that one S3 bucket is extremely important to you and you say you can't sustain the loss of it ever so one zone is not an option. Where is it being backed up? Oh, it's not? Yeah, I suggest you spend more money and back that thing up if it's as irreplaceable as you say. It's about doing the right thing.Sam: Yeah, yeah, it's interesting, and it's going to be hard for you to prove the value of doing that when you are driving their bill up when you're trying to bring it down. But again, you have to look at something that's not itemized on that bill, which is going to be the impact of downtime. I'm not going to pretend to try and recall the exact figures because it also varies depending on your business, your industry, the size, but the impact of downtime is massive financially. Tens of thousands of dollars for small organizations per hour, millions and millions of dollars per hour for much larger organizations. The backup component of that is relatively small in comparison, so having something that is purpose-built, and is going to protect your data and help mitigate that impact of downtime.Because that's ultimately what you're trying to protect against. It is the recovery piece that you're buying is the most important piece. And like you, I would say, at least be cognizant of it and evaluate your options and what can you live with and what can you live without.Corey: That's the big burning question that I think a lot of people do not have a good answer to. And when you don't have an answer, you either backup everything or nothing. And I'm not a big fan of doing either of those things blindly.Sam: Yeah, absolutely. And I think this is why we see varying different backup options as well, you know? You're not going to try and apply the same data protection policies each and every single workload within your environment because they've all got different types of workload criticality. And like you say, some of them might not even need to be backed up at all, just because they don't have data that needs to be protected. So, you need something that is going to be able to be flexible enough to apply across the entirety of your environment, protect it with the right policy, in terms of how frequently do you protect it, where do you store it, how often, or when are you eventually going to delete that and apply that on a workload by workload basis. And this is where the joy of things like tags come into play as well.Corey: One last thing I want to bring up is that I'm a big fan of watching for companies saying the quiet part out loud. And one area in which they do this—because they're forced to by brevity—is in the title tag of their website. I pull up veeam.com and I hover over the tab in my browser, and it says, “Veeam Software: Modern Data Protection.”And I want to call that out because you're not framing it as explicitly backup. So, the last topic I want to get into is the idea of security. Because I think it is not fully appreciated on a lived-experience basis—although people will of course agree to this when they're having ivory tower whiteboard discussions—that every place your data lives is a potential for a security breach to happen. So, you want to have your data living in a bunch of places ideally, for backup and resiliency purposes. But you also want it to be completely unworkable or illegible to anyone who is not authorized to have access to it.How do you balance those trade-offs yourself given that what you're fundamentally saying is, “Trust us with your Holy of Holies when it comes to things that power your entire business?” I mean, I can barely get some companies to agree to show me their AWS bill, let alone this is the data that contains all of this stuff to destroy our company.Sam: Yeah. Yeah, it's a great question. Before I explicitly answer that piece, I will just go to say that modern data protection does absolutely have a security component to it, and I think that backup absolutely needs to be a—I'm going to say this an air quotes—a “first class citizen” of any security strategy. I think when people think about security, their mind goes to the preventative, like how do we keep these bad people out?This is going to be a bit of the FUD that you love, but ultimately, the bad guys on the outside have an infinite number of attempts to get into your environment and only have to be right once to get in and start wreaking havoc. You on the other hand, as the good guy with your cape and whatnot, you have got to be right each and every single one of those times. And we as humans are fallible, right? None of us are perfect, and it's incredibly difficult to defend against these ever-evolving, more complex attacks. So backup, if someone does get in, having a clean, verifiable, recoverable backup, is really going to be the only thing that is going to save your organization, should that actually happen.And what's key to a secure backup? I would say separation, isolation of backup data from the production data, I would say utilizing things like immutability, so in AWS, we've got Amazon S3 object lock, so it's that write once, read many state for whatever retention period that you put on it. So, the data that they're seeking to encrypt, whether it's in production or in their backup, they cannot encrypt it. And then the other piece that I think is becoming more and more into play, and it's almost table stakes is encryption, right? And we can utilize things like AWS KMS for that encryption.But that's there to help defend against the exfiltration attempts. Because these bad guys are realizing, “Hey, people aren't paying me my ransom because they're just recovering from a clean backup, so now I'm going to take that backup data, I'm going to leak the personally identifiable information, trade secrets, or whatever on the internet, and that's going to put them in breach compliance and give them a hefty fine that way unless they pay me my ransom.” So encryption, so they can't read that data. So, not only can they not change it, but they can't read it is equally important. So, I would say those are the three big things for me on what's needed for backup to make sure it is clean and recoverable.Corey: I think that is one of those areas where people need to put additional levels of thought in. I think that if you have access to the production environment and have full administrative rights throughout it, you should definitionally not—at least with that account and ideally not you at all personally—have access to alter the backups. Full stop. I would say, on some level, there should not be the ability to alter backups for some particular workloads, the idea being that if you get hit with a ransomware infection, it's pretty bad, let's be clear, but if you can get all of your data back, it's more of an annoyance than it is, again, the existential business crisis that becomes something that redefines you as a company if you still are a company.Sam: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, we can turn to a number of organizations. Code Spaces always springs to mind for me, I love Code Spaces. It was kind of one of those precursors to—Corey: It's amazing.Sam: Yeah, but they were running on AWS and they had everything, production and backups, all stored in one account. Got into the account. “We're going to delete your data if you don't pay us this ransom.” They were like, “Well, we're not paying you the ransoms. We got backups.” Well, they deleted those, too. And, you know, unfortunately, Code Spaces isn't around anymore. But it really kind of goes to show just the importance of at least logically separating your data across different accounts and not having that god-like access to absolutely everything.Corey: Yeah, when you talked about Code Spaces, I was in [unintelligible 00:32:29] talking about GitHub Codespaces specifically, where they have their developer workstations in the cloud. They're still very much around, at least last time I saw unless you know something I don't.Sam: Precursor to that. I can send you the link—Corey: Oh oh—Sam: You can share it with the listeners.Corey: Oh, yes, please do. I'd love to see that.Sam: Yeah. Yeah, absolutely.Corey: And it's been a long and strange time in this industry. Speaking of links for the show notes, I appreciate you're spending so much time with me. Where can people go to learn more?Sam: Yeah, absolutely. I think veeam.com is kind of the first place that people gravitate towards. Me personally, I'm kind of like a hands-on learning kind of guy, so we always make free product available.And then you can find that on the AWS Marketplace. Simply search ‘Veeam' through there. A number of free products; we don't put time limits on it, we don't put feature limitations. You can backup ten instances, including your VPCs, which we actually didn't talk about today, but I do think is important. But I won't waste any more time on that.Corey: Oh, configuration of these things is critically important. If you don't know how everything was structured and built out, you're basically trying to re-architect from first principles based upon archaeology.Sam: Yeah [laugh], that's a real pain. So, we can help protect those VPCs and we actually don't put any limitations on the number of VPCs that you can protect; it's always free. So, if you're going to use it for anything, use it for that. But hands-on, marketplace, if you want more documentation, want to learn more, want to speak to someone veeam.com is the place to go.Corey: And we will, of course, include that in the show notes. Thank you so much for taking so much time to speak with me today. It's appreciated.Sam: Thank you, Corey, and thanks for all the listeners tuning in today.Corey: Sam Nicholls, Director of Public Cloud at Veeam. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry insulting comment that takes you two hours to type out but then you lose it because you forgot to back it up.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. 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On today's episode…Diddy thinks he can do whatever he wants in a costume, China is locking people up in DisneyLand over Covid fears, update on the Montana woman who cant tell a dog from a wolf, tik tok model might get banned for life from the Grand Canyon for her stunt & much much more Watch Full Podcasts on Spotify and YouTube + Get Bonus Podcasts via Anchor and Patreon NEW “CREAM OF THE CROP” & “CUP OF COFFEE IN THE BIG TIME” MERCH IS OUT AT STORE.HARDFACTOR.COM ☕ Cup of Coffee in the Big Time ☕ (00:09:30) - Joke of the Day (00:10:15) - Woman who shot Husky thinking it was a wolf will be charged (00:13:20) - Elon Musk is causing quite a stir over at Twitter & IG was shut down on the worst day possible (00:19:15) - China is now locking down people in Shanghai's Disneyland (00:21:20) - Terrifier 2 and new show about Crystal Lake, the Lake that produced “Jason” in Friday The 13th & Avatar 2 is Wayyy too long
Recently, we had some trouble with our front door lock. The deadbolt would unlock 98% of the way. But, the 2% that remained still made it impossible to enter our home. In today's podcast we use the word D-O-O-R as an acronym to discuss some of the issues that may be preventing someone from successfully passing through to the next goal on their keto journey. 00:00-03:17A 2% blockage is enough to lock you out of success 03:59-07:11 Discouragement There's a lot of emotion involved when you get to that point of “I've got to do something.” We can be discouraged by past failures. It is intensified when we believe “nobody but me needs to do something.” We can contemplate thoughts like “EVERYBODY else is getting by with eating whatever they want.” Of course, that's not true. We only see what's on the outside. 07:12-10:35 Opinions Stop shopping your plan with everyone. 10:36-15:17 Overthinking Avoid analysis paralysis. We can find pro research and con research on any topic. Don't wait until all the researchers agree before you move forward, because that will never happen. You don't need a perfect understanding of keto before you more forward with it. 15:18-17:30 Regret Don't wait until the holidays are over to get started. It's ok if you've made mistakes on keto What can help unlock the door to keto? 17:31-19:42 Determination Your health is not negotiable. You can borrow from other people's determination. 19:43-22:36 Optimism Be proud that you are being proactive A cheerleader needs to be optimistic Don't just celebrate the “big wins” 22:37-25:20 Opportunity It is a blessing to have an answer to the question, “What should I be eating?” We have an opportunity to change the world one ribeye at a time. We can change the dialogue 25:21-30:00 Realistic Goals Don't let a magazine headline set your goals Watch out for undermining tracking tools Under-promise and overdeliver Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. If you are interested in partipating in a Free Keto Audit you can schedule one here: https://2krazyketos.org/AuditPodcast Head to 2 Krazy Ketos to learn more about the Ketogenic Lifestyle! Connect with Joe & Rachel through YouTube,Instagram,Twitter, Facebook. and in their Mighty Networks group If you enjoyed the show, please LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW, like, and subscribe through your favorite streaming platform! For more information on coaching, check our our coaching options here: https://2krazyketos.org/coaching
The Buckeyes second road game figures to be much tougher. They'll travel to State College to do battle with Penn State inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a Big Ten East division matchup. In preparation for the Buckeyes game against the Nittany Lions, they practiced Wednesday night and select players met with the media shortly after. Spencer Holbrook and Tim May were back inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center after practice, breaking down how the Buckeyes are turning their focus to Penn State in the latest Practice Report presented by Byers Auto. Every Wednesday night following the media session with select Buckeyes players, Tim and Spencer will chat about what they saw Saturday night and look ahead to what to expect from Ohio State the next Saturday. After hearing from major Buckeyes playmakers, the Lettermen Row crew is back for a full report on what it learned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hello everyone and welcome back to the Next Level Social Podcast with Ayla. Today's show is the first time I'm doing a Q&A to find out if you have some burning questions and……. I received some great submissions about: Creating a Boss Brand Locking Brand Deals Creating Content & More! . These are some of the questions from the Q&A! What should you look for in a coach that's right for you? How to plan and schedule your days? What are some of the platforms available to keep your biz going? How to create a boss brand? What is some of the best advice for someone wanting to get brand deals . I hope you find this episode helpful and I would love it if you could screenshot it and tag me on social! It means the world! XO If you want more guidance and help in growing and scaling your online business using social media.... I'm your girl. Send me the words LEVEL UP to chat more about my current offers and how they can help you crush the rest of this year! Connect with Ayla on Instagram or Mastermind and Level Up your marketing game. This is my New Content Creators Course . TIMESTAMPS [00:36] Intro Q&A [01:02] Choose a coach that is the right for you? [07:16] Plan and schedule your days? [15:05] What platforms are you using to keep your biz going? [18:24] How to create a boss brand? [25:40] Here is some of the best advice for someone wanting to get brand deals! Here are the links to Canva and Creative Market
Locking down schools during the pandemic caused serious damage to student achievement, as measure by the National Assessment of Educational Progress - known as the "nation's report card." From the Washington Examiner: The biggest score declines were in math, which the National Center for Education Statistics said in a press release was the biggest decline ever recorded. For fourth graders, math scores declined by 5 points to 236 from their 2019 number of 241, while eighth grade scores plummeted 8 points from 282 to 274. In reading, both fourth and eighth graders saw 3-point declines from 2019. Fourth grade scores fell from 220 to 217 and eighth grade scores from 263 to 260. The Charlotte Observer has the local results for CMS: CMS posted its worst scores on record in the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card. The percentage of students displaying at least basic reading and math skills is now lower than in 2003, when CMS began participating in the NAEP district-level assessment. The district also saw achievement gaps between white and Black and Hispanic students grow by double-digits since 2003. In response to a request for comment, CMS officials said they'd take time to digest the data before discussing it. North Carolina's reading and math scores on the NAEP exams also dropped — to the lowest levels in three decades. The state's racial and socio-economic achievement gaps on the exams widened in several areas, too. Get exclusive content here!: https://thepetekalinershow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we discuss why it's important to lock in a interest rate when buying a house. Reasons why people moving and leaving Colorado. Denver is getting a new Tesla mechanic training facility. For more information visit https://www.erinandjamesrealestate.com
When Barry Chan and his partner started Lucky Envelope, they were concerned with appearing “too Chinese.” The craft beer world at the time wasn't ready for that, they thought, and they wanted to fit in and not alienate craft beer's core clientele. Today, with a GABF medal under their belt in the classic Munich-style helles category, they're more conformable knowing they make classic styles in a compelling way, and they've pushed deeper into exploring ways to connect their Chinese-American heritage (and its culinary traditions) with the broader world of craft beer. In this episode, Chan discusses the ways they've approached that, including: Locking down base styles before embarking on experimentation Building “smoked” beers using smoked tea as an ingredient Finding effective ways to extract flavors from challenging ingredients Searching for inspiration in unexpected places Ingredients that don't work in beer Risking failure with ingredients like durian Creating nuanced beers with habanero and shishito peppers Pushing into European styles like Czech dark lager Working to increase diversity in the craft beer world And more. This episode is brought to you by: G&D Chillers (https://gdchillers.com): For nearly 30 years, G&D Chillers has set the mark for quality equipment you can rely on. Contact the total glycol system design experts today at gdchillers.com (https://gdchillers.com) Probrew (https://www.probrew.com) N/A? No Problem! The Alchemator from ProBrew uses proprietary membrane technology to strip the alcohol from the beer without sacrificing all the elements – like flavor and color - that make the beer great! Are you ready to Brew Like A Pro? Check out www.probrew.com (https://www.probrew.com) to learn more about The Alchemator from ProBrew. Old Orchard (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer): Think outside the purée box and let your brand stand out with Old Orchard's craft concentrate blends. To join the core of Old Orchard's brewing community, learn more at oldorchard.com/brewer (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer) American Canning (https://americancanning.com): American Canning provides packaging supplies at competitive prices in order quantities catered to craft. For a smooth packaging experience, also consider their ultra-compact, single operator canning machines. Learn more about their ecosystem of solutions at americancanning.com (https://americancanning.com). ABS Commercial (https://abs-commercial.com): ABS Commercial is a full-service brewery outfitter, proud to offer brewhouses, tanks, and small parts to brewers across the country. Contact one of their brewery consultants today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your brewery project. Perfect Puree (https://perfectpuree.com/beer): Craft the perfect pour with superior fruit from The Perfect Purée. But don't just take our word for it, experience flavor first-hand by curating your own complimentary sample box at perfectpuree.com/beer (https://perfectpuree.com/beer). Samples are complimentary for brewing professionals only.
This article was originally published in the eBook “ Future proofing Bioprocessing from Upstream to Downstream”. You can download all the articles in the series, by downloading the eBook. Not everyone has the luxury of building from the ground up. How do you create a unified system between upstream and downstream with existing equipment and processes? And if you have the ability to build from the ground up, how can you ensure that your design is future proof? We spoke with Phil Sanders, Biotech Chief Innovation Officer from Agilitech, to develop a set of best practices for creating a holistic process from upstream to downstream. Create a Growth Plan with Scalability Built in When companies are developing their process, it is easy to have a more myopic view of focusing on what is needed right now. Unfortunately, from a planning perspective this is very difficult because what is needed now often doesn't work as companies need to scale up. When Agilitech works with customers, they ask customers to help them envision what their needs will be 3 years from now, 5 years from now, and at full commercialization. These answers are critical for decisions that companies will make right now. Because speed and cost are two driving factors, especially at the beginning of operation, companies often look for what is available now and what is the most cost-effective option. However, later they may learn that the process that they have created can't scale up or can't meet other process or quality related requirements. At that point, companies frequently wish they would have made different decisions earlier that took future needs into consideration. One thing that Agilitech is helping customers with is bringing a holistic view. For instance, even if the project is related to upstream, it is important to think about what is the downstream going to look like. What will it look like in a process development environment, how about a manufacturing environment? Thinking about the scalability earlier in the process allows room to build scalability into the design for the future. It is common in an industry that is always pushing for speed and efficiency to think about what must be produced now, but later customers often realize that they have wasted a tremendous amount of time creating a process and buying equipment that will ultimately need to be replaced for something that is more scalable or flexible; therefore, off-the-shelf is not always the best solution, even if it serves the purpose in the moment. Don't Get Locked into a Proprietary Solution – Remain Brand Agnostic Agilitech Single-use Multipurpose Filtration Systems are Redefining FlexibilityThe benchtop option (up to 3 LPM) and larger system (up to 90 LPM) both adapt to virtually any external filtration system They can be used for multiple applications including sterile filtration, depth filtration, or virus filtration. Fit-forpurpose options permit reconfiguring the flow path to add more inlets, outlets, and more. It can be tempting to lock into a single brand or a proprietary solution for your process needs from a convenience or discount standpoint. However, there are several reasons why you may want to remain brand agnostic. Locking into a single solution may limit the process in the future. Often locking into a platform that works now results in limits on equipment size and volume that require redesigns that are costly and time consuming. A brand-agnostic approach allows companies to create a process that is flexible where all equipment works well together and communicates well across the entire process. Proprietary software can be extremely limiting in scalability and working with other systems, particularly between upstream and downstream. Companies can find themselves in a situation where they must add another control system to expand their process for a more scalable solution. Proprietary solutions can also impact support and whether updates and ...
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Ben Johnson talks about the posture of honoring the image of God as the basis of all human rights and the misinformation surrounding when a heartbeat begins in the pregnancy process. Abdu Murray, author of "More Than a White Man's Religion," shares about what it would look like for all of us to be answering people so much more than merely questions. Click here for today's show notes
#78: In this episode, Chris breaks down the specific actions you can take to protect yourself and your family online. That includes protecting your devices, credit, financial accounts, logins and more. Additionally he covers finding and removing all your personal data from the web. It also includes a brief conversation with Rob Shavell (@robshavell) from DeleteMe about why it's so hard to find and remove your personal info from the internet.Full Show Notes: https://www.allthehacks.com/security-action-list Partner DealsPacaso: Free early access to listings and $2,500+ in closing creditsAthletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packsBlockFi: Exclusive bonus of up to $250 freeDeleteMe: 20% off removing your personal info from the web Selected Links From The EpisodeProtecting Your DevicesEnable FileVault on MacDevice Encryption on WindowsVeraCryptCreate a disk image using Disk Utility on MacCryptomatorBoxcryptorCloudFlare's 126.96.36.199 and WarpExpressVPNiCloud Private RelayLogins1PasswordGmail Task Specific Emails (with +)YubiKey 5C NFC Security KeyOTP Auth AppAuthy AppGoogle's Advanced Protection Programhave i been pwned?Credit + Financial AccountsFree Annual Credit ReportsExperian's Free Credit MonitoringCreditKarmaChase Credit JourneyFreeze Your Credit: Experian | Transunion | Equifax | Chex | InnovisOpt Out PrescreenRemoving Personal InfoDeleteMe - Automate Removing Your Personal DataGitHub Data Broker Opt-Out ListRemove Outdated Content Tools: Google | BingBlur Home on Google/Apple/Bing MapsRemove Marketing Data: Axciom | LexisNexisGoogle New Options for Removing PIIStop unsolicited mail with DMAchoiceDoNotCall RegistryFull Show NotesProtecting your devices (1:23)Securing your logins and passwords (5:30)Locking down your credit and financial accounts (15:58)Removing your personal data online (21:01)Interview with Rob Shavell from DeleteMe (25:18)Protecting your home and home address (39:54)SponsorsPacasoPacaso is the modern way to buy and own a second home in over 40 world-class destinations. Each home is set up in an LLC, so you can buy as little as 1/8 of the property. And then Pacaso handles everything, from expert interior design to ongoing management, dedicated local support, and equitable, app-based scheduling – making ownership simple and turnkey.To get a free Pacaso Access account, which includes early access to new listings and up to $10,000 in credit towards closing costs, go to allthehacks.com/pacasoDeleteMeDeleteMe is a simple subscription, privacy service for reducing unwanted personal information exposed on the public Web. They'll remove your cell phone #, address, email, family members and more from hundreds of data broker websites and then continuously scan for new data that shows up and get that removed as well. On average DeleteMe finds and removes over 2,000 pieces of data for a customer in their first two years.Get 20% off a plan for you or your entire family at allthehacks.com/deletemeBlockFiThis episode is brought to you by BlockFi. If you're interested in Crypto, BlockFi is one of the best ways to get started, letting you easily buy, sell and store your crypto assets. After signing up and linking your bank account, you can instantly trade a variety of cryptocurrencies and store them all in a secure wallet that lets you control and transfer your holdings however you want. You can also set up recurring transfers so you can dollar cost average your crypto investments over time.Or if you want another way to put your crypto investing on autopilot, there's the BlockFi Crypto Rewards Credit Card. While 1.5% cash back isn't the best in the market, that cash back is automatically invested into Bitcoin, Ethereum or whatever cryptocurrency you want. If you want to check out BlockFi, you can get an exclusive bonus of up to $250 free when you sign at allthehacks.com/blockfiAthletic GreensAthletic Greens is a foundational nutrition drink designed to remove the friction from covering the daily nutritional needs of a modern diet. It combines more than 9 essential nutrition products into one convenient and great-tasting drink, giving you an easy and efficient way to get your daily multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, prebiotic, functional greens blend, immune support complex and more. It contains no GMOs, no harmful ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners.Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at allthehacks.com/athleticgreensConnect with All the HacksAll the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | EmailChris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn
Coming to you from Seattle, Washington! His name is Ben Baller, not Ben Humble & he's here to discuss: Being in San Diego at The Kingdom, having his best round of golf ever in the rain, how his game has improved, wanting to buy a home in SD, date night in LA & more. Then it's an honor & a privilege to have Michael-Shawn Dugar (Man 2 Man Podcaster/Seahawks Beat Writer) on to discuss: What his job is, following The Seahawks, their strengths/weaknesses, MNF Game 1 against Russell Wilson & more. Then Ben brings it back to discuss: Unconditional love & more. This episode is not to be missed! Please support our sponsors: http://Shopify.com/Baller If you are interested in NFL, MLB, Soccer, UFC & more Picks daily, weekly or monthly subscribe at www.CaptainPicks.com & Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram Produced by: DBPodcasts www.dbpodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts on Instagram & Twitter Music by @lakeyinspired Available on all Podcast Platforms, YouTube & BehindTheBallerPod.com Behind The Baller Theme Music Artist: Illegal Kartel (@illegal_kartel_mikal_shakur) Produced by: Gene Crenshaw @yuyuthemaker
Last month had 5 Mondays, a great opportunity for businesses that run a weekly billing cycle to collect more revenue than in other months.But this can prove challenging if you run a weekly or biweekly payroll schedule. In some months, you can easily find P&L reading negative due to higher-than-normal expenses.The solution to this problem is surprisingly simple.It lies in fixing your base operating expenses and locking in your payroll twice a month, adding up to 24 pay periods in a year.This means that with each check, the employee makes slightly more due to the reduced pay periods, but for the business, it brings stability and predictability. You can easily project your expenses.There will never be a time in a 30-day period where an extra pay period is needed.Wanna know how all this works in a fitness business? Tune in as Tim and Randy take you through an easy fix to this problem.Key Takeaways- FitPro Growth Summit 2023 dates (00:23)- The problem with every other week payroll schedule (03:48)- Locking in your base operating expenses (04:26)- Locking in your payroll twice a month (04:47)- The beauty of projecting your expenses every month (06:44)- Pull the guesswork out of work (09:20)Additional Resources - Grab your tickets for 2023 FitPro Growth Summit- Learn more about our Business Accelerator Coaching Program for Gym Owners - Business Talk with Fitness Professionals Facebook group - Learn more about The Iron Circle
The latest reading and math scores for 9-year old students in America cratered during the pandemic. The report released by the US Department of Education found the largest decline in reading scores in the last 30 years. Math scores declined for the first time in 50-year history of the test. Every region in America saw declines, as did virtually every racial cohort. From the Associated Press: "In math, the average score for 9-year old students fell 7 percentage points between 2020 and 2022, according to the study. The average reading score fell 5 points. The pandemic's upheaval especially hurt students of color. Math scores dropped by 5 percentage points for white students, compared with 13 points for Black students and 8 points for Hispanic students. The divide between Black and white students widened by 8 percentage points during the pandemic. Decreases were more uniform in reading: Scores dropped 6 points for white, Black and Hispanic students. For Asian American students, Native American students and students of two or more races, there was little change in reading or math between 2020 and 2022, the study found." Local results are expected to be released by school districts in coming days. Get exclusive content here!: https://thepetekalinershow.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.