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We provide complete systems to companies who are serious about doing what they do while leaving the technical stuff to us.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Through the Keyhole - First Edition
Through the Keyhole
Informative & interesting... not your everyday company newsletter.
We're doing something new. My
name is David Kolssak and I am the President of TURNkey IT. Over the
last 18 years I have had the pleasure to be a part of this
organization. For those of you who know me, it will come as no surprise
that we are going to attempt to do something new, fresh and fun with
something that is typically mundane, boring and monotonous. I proudly
introduce "Through the Keyhole." This electronic publication will
come to you as often as we can produce it with interesting, informative
stuff for you to read and digest. We will introduce topics that we find
interesting and human. This may include re-printed articles, recipes,
gadgets, jokes, travel tips, parenting advice (maybe), human interest
stories and general information to hopefully make you smile and keep the
family of TURNkey on your mind. If you would like to subscribe to "Through the keyhole" click here.
It is my sincere hope to
continue to grow TURNkey IT into a company that really matters to our
customers, friends and the small world we touch every day.
also invite your input for things to share with others. Send any items
you think are newsworthy, interesting or just plain odd to firstname.lastname@example.org
I welcome you to the first issue of Through the Keyhole. And away we
Gadget of the month - The
Pen. That's right. Handwritten notes are almost a thing of the past
and you'll be surprised at the reaction you get when penning a thank
you. Try it this week.
Introduced at the Consumer
Electronics Show this year is a gadget that allows you to easily
transmit HDMI signal from your PC/tablet through your wireless network
and onto your TV. Find out more here.
Hawsehole - nauticalOftenshortenedto:hawse.Oneoftheholesintheupperpartofthebowsofavesselthroughwhichtheanchorropespass. Who knew?
Pennies are not legal tender in amounts over twenty-five, unless the
recipient agrees to accept them. In other words, if a debtor owes you
more than twenty-five cents and spitefully tries to pay you in pennies,
you can legally refuse to accept them, without affecting the debt. Watch the Big Bang Theory. It's on just about every channel (and the main character pictured here is named Penny).
Where's Channel 1?
In the 1940s, the FCC assigned television's Channel 1 to mobile services
(two-way radios in taxicabs, for instance) but did not re-number the
other channel assignments. That is why TV sets had channels 2 and
up, but no channel 1. Now channel 1, of course, is for Pay Per View (or On Demand).
An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should
never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator
Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience. -Mitch Hedberg
Converting from Celsius to
Fahrenheit is easy. Simply multiply the Celsius temperature by 2 and
add 30. It's not exact but really close. So the next time you're in
Turkey and you see a high of 29 C you'll know that to you it's 88 F
((29X2)+30). Today's forecast (for practice): Los Angeles 22 C Madrid 8 C Chicago -11 C Dallas 13 C London 8 C Sochi 9 C
Do you replace your server or go to the cloud? The answer may surprise you. Forbes article
Selecting a Cabin When
selecting a cabin on a cruise ship (and especially if you are worried
about being seasick), choose a cabin low and as close to the center as
possible. It is merely a question of physics. Also, it is important to
note the if there is smoking on board, it is almost always on the port
side of the ship.
Try something new
Paddle Surfing is
becoming quite popular here there and everywhere. Once you get the
hang of it, it's a great way to strengthen your core, get some good
exercise and have fun. Try it sometime in the ocean or in a lake. It's
great on almost any body of water.
Recipe to try (no kidding)In this
section we will select a meal that has been tested by the folks here at
TURNkey. The one thing we will do here is give you a suggested recipe
that is easy to make and REALLY GOOD. We will also try to include only
recipes that are seasonal. This one is ingenious using ready to bake
Grand Biscuits as dumplings and a roasted chicken from your grocery
store. - David
store-bought roasted whole chicken (chop meat into large pieces and set aside) 3 tablespoons good olive oil 1 medium
onion, chopped 2 32 oz. containers of chicken broth
poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon
salt 1/2 teaspoon
ground pepper 5 medium
carrots, chopped 5 stalks
celery, chopped 1 (16 1/3 ounce) cans
ready-to-bake refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits (Grands) 1 (12 ounce) jars
In a Dutch oven, add olive oil and heat over medium heat; add chopped onions, carrots and celery and saute until soft.
Add broth (both containers),
poultry seasoning, salt, pepper to the carrots, celery and sauteed onion.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer for about 10 minutes to soften
vegetables and then add shredded chicken. Continue to simmer while
Open can and remove biscuits. On a lightly floured
surface, roll each biscuit to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut each biscuit
into 4 wedges. Set aside.
Skim surface of stew for any scum that has risen to top. Stir in chicken gravy.
With the stew simmering over low heat, stir in
dumplings a few at a time. Once all dumplings are in the pot, cover
with a tight fitting lid and cook for 10 minutes.