I'm the manager of IT and Distance Education for UNH Cooperative Extension and Chair of the Network Literacy Community of Practice with eXtension. I provide technical support, training, Salesforce administration, and develop web-based applications using Drupal, Coldfusion, HTML, AJAX, and Flex. I'm interested in how the Internet can enable organizations like Extension be more effective, less redundant, and more agile.

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Stephen Judd

Volunteering

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How Volunteer EMTs Became America’s Last Line of First Response

Volunteers need to stay healthy so they can keep those who depend on them safe, and that mission doesn’t change when budgets get tight or staff thins out. “We’re not in it for the money. There is no money,” said Humble. “We’re here for the community. We probably see people at one of the worst days of their life. It takes a special kind of person to do this.”

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Rest

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The Lost Art of True Rest : zen habits

The lack of true rest creates a drainedness, where we’re never really fully energized, fully present, fully alive. It means that our relationships start to lack energy and connection. It means we sap the joy out of our lives. That might not be true for you, but you might relate to it somewhat.

I have caught myself taking breaks or finishing for the day, only to get on my phone or laptop for mindless stuff. It feels like the thing I want to do when I have rest time … but it’s not really rest. I don’t feel refreshed afterward, only more drained. It feels like I’m going to comfort, but not getting the rest I really need.

Stephen Judd

We create the difficulty

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A Guide to Dealing with the Growing Tiredness & Boredom of the New Normal : zen habits

Notice that a lot of those thoughts are about what you want or don’t want. What you like or don’t like. This is about us getting our way — and we always want our way.

What would it be like to not need to get our way, but to love things just as they are?

We create our own experience, in how we deal with and react to our environment. Simply changing circumstances is not the road to satisfaction, it requires a look inside.

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Exploration, not journey

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Personal development is an expedition, not an exercise in perfection — Sam Spurlin

I don’t think personal development is an exercise in trying to reach some idealized state. Or at least, not some kind of universal idealized state that’s the same for everyone. I’m not interested in personal development because I’m trying to become more like somebody else who I think is admirable in some way. I’m interested in personal development because I’m trying to better understand and learn about myself. I believe that most of us only have visibility to a small sliver of our own personalities, capabilities, and general self-knowledge.

Stephen Judd

inputmode

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Why the GOV.UK Design System team changed the input type for numbers - Technology in government

we recently moved away from input type="number" to input pattern="[0-9]*" type="text"

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BFR Mechanisms

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A Brief Overview of 3 Often Cited Mechanisms (And Why They Likely Are Not Unique To BFR Training) - THE BFR PROS

In summary, the mechanisms that most probably play the largest role in the beneficial adaptations seen in BFR resistance training are related to accelerating the time to volitional failure of the muscles distal to the cuff. Metabolite accumulation and cell swelling secondary to the restrictive cuff provide a window to replicate a similar local muscular environment as
heavier lifting protocols through the earlier recruitment of type 2 fibers at lighter (20-50% 1RM) loads. The other mechanisms – hormone production, cross-transfer effects and SC proliferation are likely secondary reactions to local metabolic stress or BFR application and play variable roles in the response to chronic BFR training (Takada, 2012). 

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“Knowledge is a treasure chest, and questions are the key.” Conversations matter - http://www.nickmilton.com/2019/08/another-post-from-archives-on-dealing.html

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Grandmother, 105, in place of bride's mother

She passed when she was 106.

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Woman, 104, has part in wedding

She may have been 104 or 105, but my great-great-grandmother must have been one tough NH farm girl!

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On the move again (5)

03/31/2019 - New Boston, NH