The Top Thinkers of Beyond the Rhetoric

Happy Halloween, everyone! There’s no trick to this week’s speedlink, so I’m simply going to treat you to some interesting posts from this month’s top thinkers. These are the folks who posted the greatest number of comments here on Beyond the Rhetoric and this speedlink is my little way of saying thanks.

We start our online tour with Ray Ebersole. Earlier this year, he reminded us of the importance of keeping things simple. This is particularly true when it comes to technology, because you want a product that is both powerful and easy to use. Seeing how Ray comes from a tech support background, I can see why software that is easier to use is oftentimes preferred.

Next up, we have Zagorath. It seems that he likes to multitask and multi-screen with the rest of us, but he would prefer the idea of a partial fullscreen for certain applications. If you’re in a web browser, for instance, wouldn’t it be great to have an app drawer that pulls out of the side? This way, you can take notes in a small window (with a text editor) that stays on top of the main browser window. I like that idea!

You probably best know Aaron Koo as a financial advisor, but he was once a chef at one of the top restaurants in Metro Vancouver. How and why did he make the switch? Read his origin story, so to speak, documenting how he got into the kitchen in the first place, why he had to get out, and how he found himself helping people better manage their financial situations.

Moving away from monetary health, we pay a visit to Edwin who recently wrote on four spices that taste good. His site talks a lot about overall health, like exercise routines and digestive systems, but this article talks about spices that not only add flavor to your dishes, but also have medicinal benefits. Ginger, for example, is a great way to boost your immune system and counteract nausea.

And finally, we have Cloud Server. Many of us have gone to cloud for storing files, but it’s important to know how cloud services allow you to take your data backups to a new level. There are great apps for mobile devices, for instance, as well as the ability to host the private cloud as part of a shared server for a more cost effective solution.