In my career like many, I follow quite a lot of well known people in the same field who are developers or designers who are quite well versed in their knowledge as well content-creators. Have come to follow them on some online learning platforms like LinkedIn, Behance, Udemy or through FreeCodeCamp. Most I have initially found through YouTube, these are just a few of the top 6 in each category that are worth noting.
It’s rather interesting that recently a social media influencer would take to reading a small tiny lil post I created and share it with their audience in secret. To be honest I was a little taken aback to hear about it myself when a member who is part of their exclusive community felt the need to reach out to share this little nugget of knowledge with me since we see each others @handles often in other areas. First, I thought it was interesting but second, it is not quite the first time this has happened to me either.
Colin & Samir who specialize in following and reporting on content creators covered some really interesting information of where the web and its content are going in the near future, especially for that of video creation on YouTube.
Interested in streaming online on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Trovo? I am kind of considering at looking into recording some educational tutorials and such since we are all still holed up in our homes these past couple of years and sort of have most of the equipment anyways. You just have to have a niche market to cater to, depending on what topic you are passionate about to be a content creator. I feel like I am a bit late to the game – no pun intended! I am not a gamer at all but do watch a lot of instructional content online. Streaming has been around for quite a long time and has been for the most part aimed at the gaming community. After watching a few streamers (that are NOT gamer related) here and there I have put together some information that I have come across and figured I would outline and share what is involved, if anyone seems to find it helpful.
So summer of 2021 I stumbled upon scambaiter content online. What led me to this was a rather weird interaction I had on Instagram. A fake account was setup on IG with someone posing as a former colleague of mine sending me an invite to connect. When a message came from this account my first thought was, am I friends with this person already? For some reason I did not think at the time to quickly search my connections to confirm if this was true so I carried on a conversation with this person thinking it was them and how thoughtful they were to check in with me. It started to get a little sketchy when they were pretty persistent with me to hit on a link in the message. I was pretty wise enough to listen to my own intuition and do no such thing because I am aware of phishing attacks. Conversation eventually went a little south and just stopped chatting. A day later that person who I thought I was talking to posted on their other social platform explaining that their social media account was hacked. When that suspecting IG account reached out to me again I messaged back that I knew they were a scammer and they slowly retracted all their direct messages from me and either blocked me or deleted their account. Luckily I screen captured the conversation and shared it with that former colleague so they were aware of what content they were sending to their friend list. I was very lucky not to fall victim to anything further than just a brief fleeting conversation but it sure can be bothersome to know that someone tried to take advantage of you.
Wonder if somehow I was exposed to COVID-19 before it hit the news and literally became this viral thing.
Back in October of 2019 I decided to get the flu shot. I NEVER get one of these things ever however the news outlets kept reporting that it was going to be a bad year and for some reason I felt driven to get one. Because it seems EVERY YEAR I get a bad bought of the flu and knocks me out of work during the month of December in which I miss out on company holiday parties and gatherings. So went down to my local CVS and got a flu shot after my workout and then thought nothing of it afterwards. Was going to do whatever I could to NOT get sick that year.
So what can one eat on this diet? Well these are ingredients that have been accepted by professionals who deal with this disease. It’s basically a high fiber + alkaline lifestyle. Do not call this a diet but a lifestyle change because it will keep the body in check where you will be in a much better state. This should basically be your shopping checklist:
So this is Part II of my journey learning about the disease of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux).
Have learned quite a bit after seeing an ENT that initially diagnosed me having this.
Silent reflux is a tricky disease that often times can get misdiagnosed because people who have it never know because of vague symptoms that often get confused with other problems. It is often referenced as an “old persons” disease but there is uptick trend in those that are in their 30s starting to get diagnosed with it. Possible and likely reason is due to what the FDA has been putting in our food source such as acids to maintain a products longer shelf life. I am in my late 30s but believe I have had these symptoms much much earlier in life when I look back on all the issues I was having. This disease really did not get classified until the early millennium from what I have gathered.
Late November 2017 I was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux).
A month prior I was hit with the flu and conjunctivitis and took nearly a week and a half to recover. Even went as far to go to a walk-in clinic and receive medication to help clear up the conjunctivitis and other antibiotics. When this came on I was having the usual symptoms of the flu but also having other issues that were more prevalent after the fact. For instance, had this harsh nagging cough that just would NOT go away, often times it would ramp up to the point that every morning I was spitting up sputum. Just grosssss……. I thought it had progressed into an upper respiratory infection and was taking Robitussin Cold + Cough for quite a long time because it would provide some temporary relief in my breathing, as if it would help clear my lungs a bit.