Monday, May 2, 2016

Through The Keyhole - MAY 2016

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Through the Keyhole

Informative & Interesting... not your everyday company newsletter.
Bring Back the FUN Stuff!

For those of you who may not know it, May 1 is also referred to as May Day and it has a fairly notable history. From celebrations including flowers, spring and Maypoles, May Day has been around a long time. This is also the month of traditional "May Crowning" celebrations honoring Mary of Nazareth.
Many people think the distress call of "MAYDAY" comes from this day.  However, it actually comes from the french expression "Venez M'adier", meaning "come help me", the last two syllables of which sound similar to "Mayday".  The call is always given three times in a row ("Mayday", Mayday", "Mayday"). 

Also, TURNkey IT (a.k.a TURNkey Network Systems, Inc.) was founded on April 24, 1996.  That makes us a Millennial. <grin> Thank you customers, employees, family and friends for your collective efforts.  A special thank you to my wife Melissa, who has been with me through EVERY high and low at TURNkey...  I am honored and blessed to have been able to navigate these technical waters all of these years with all of your help and support.  THANK YOU!

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Last month's winner of the "guess the location" game was Lawrence Tabachnick with a close second going to Kate Newton.  Lawrence gave a classic response, "
That looks like red square in Moscow, Russia. Thanks for sharing this critical info in this month’s newsletter. I hate these guys that waste time doing stuff like this to innocent people. Wish we could hang them in public by their balls." Well said. More about the location below...

And now for a new picture above- Can you guess where it is by looking through the keyhole?  "My Dad took my family here one year for the most boring day ever.  We clogged around and counted windmills and tulips. Fun stuff for kids." Can you guess the location?

Correct answers will be given recognition but half the fun is trying to figure it out.  The correct answer will be revealed in the subsequent issue.  Good luck and have fun.

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Moscow, Russia - Keyhole Answer

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"This month, the picture above is the location where most ransomware originates.  Can you guess the capital city and country?."
Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia with 12.2 million within the city and 16,8 million in the urban area.  Moscow has the status of a federal city within Russia.  It is the largest city on the European continent and the 14th largest metro area.  It is the ninth most expensive and one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world.

It is THE COLDEST metropolis on EARTH.  It is situated on the Moscow river and considered to be the center of Russian culture being home to so many museums, galleries, and general items in Russian history.  It is home to 4 airports, a monorail system, and a very deep Moscow Metro (train system). Since its opening, Metro did not work only once – on October 16, 1941. The Germans came very close to the Moscow Metro planning to destroy it. However, by the end of that day the Metro got back on track. Nine million passengers use the Moscow metro daily. This is more than London and New York subways combined.

Gorky Park is a Central Park of Moscow with over 100,000 visitors each day on the weekends.  Be aware that you’re going toward the city center if you hear a male voice announcing the stations in Moscow Metro, and female voice if leaving the city center. And then again, male voice when moving in a clockwise direction, and female when against it.

The Moscow Kremlin is the the world’s largest medieval fortress.  Take a look at some really great pictures around this very clean and green City...

Lonely Planet (website)

Tour of Moscow (video)

Trip Advisor (website)

Moscow at night (video)

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Nebia Shower Practically Rains Money
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Nebia was built to accommodate everyone from basketball players to children. The 27-inch adjustable mounted sliding bracket, 45° tilt showerhead and removable mounted hand-wand work together to create a completely customizable shower experience.

Their team of thermofluid experts have worked tirelessly to create the perfect balance of comfort, efficiency and efficacy. Translation: You can get all the shampoo out of your hair in equal time, even when you’re using 70% less water.
They incorporated technology used in aeronautical applications to optimize every aspect of their breakthrough shower nozzle, resulting in their H2MICRO™ technology. Every new iteration was made to solve a complex engineering challenge that has limited innovation for over a century.

Available late 2016 pre-order today


Hiker's Warning
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The sign reads:

Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any persons that use the out of doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the field.

We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise. We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry “Pepper Spray” with him is case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear shit has bells in it and smells like pepper.

THIS GUY went without his smartphone for 7 days — here's the most disturbing thing he noticed

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By Jeremy Berke

A few weeks ago I undertook a daring experiment: I went without my iPhone for seven whole days.
It was a big deal for me. I’m 23, and I’ve been attached to a cellphone since shortly after I started walking.
The first thing I noticed that phoneless week was just how many people stare at their phones all day. I never noticed that before because I was looking at my phone, too.

The first morning I started my experiment was a Tuesday, so I joined the morning rush on the subway.
I felt like an alien, staring straight ahead at a series of bent necks and earbuds. The sounds of “Candy Crush” — a popular phone game — filled the train car, and I couldn’t even listen to music to drown it out.
Once I arrived at my office, the elevator was the same story. As soon as the doors opened, all the screens came out.

Out of sheer boredom, I tried to make small talk while waiting for the elevator. That’s something I never do. Usually my phone is more interesting to me than other people.

But perhaps most startling was the realization that so many people look at their phones while they are walking.

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So, How's Your Day Going?
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70 Year Old Woman's Reaction to AUTO-DRIVE
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watch the video (you will laugh) make sure you scroll down to see video

This Is The Reason There's An Extra Shoelace Hole In Your Sneakers

Let's be honest, for years we've tied our shoes without using the top lace holes in our sneakers.

Or maybe you use them, but they don't add much to your walking experience. Why are they there? What do they do? They've got to have a purpose, right?

Well, it turns out that not only do they have a function, but it's actually pretty epic when you discover the difference it makes in your shoe-wearing experience. Don't believe us? Just see for yourself... (video)


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Don't you hate it when autocorrect kicks in and you hit send before checking?

funny auto-correct texts - Classic DYAC: New College Major

funny auto-correct texts - Classic Valentine’s DYAC: He’s Got Game

funny auto-correct texts - DYAC’s Funniest Easter Autocorrect Fails
funny auto-correct texts - Classic DYAC: Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Gilligan's Island I was always more of a Ginger guy but maybe I should have gone with Mary Ann... You be the judge...
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"A wise coach reminded me recently, winning shows your character and losing shows ALL your character."

-        Jordan Speith’s Caddie on losing the 2016 Masters

Now kids can print their own toys thanks to Mattel's ThingMaker 3D printer
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Mattel has resurrected its ThingMaker modelling kit for the 21st century in the form of a child-friendly 3D printer that allows kids to print their own toys at home. The new ThingMaker has been reinvented with modern technology and goes on sale later this year for $299.

The revamped version of Mattel's much-loved 1960s toy maker, which let children create figurines by pouring liquid plastic into metal moulds, comes with a companion app for Android and iOS devices allowing children to design and print their own figurines. According to Toyland, the app features "very sophisticated 3D modelling software" and comes pre-installed with "dozens" of blueprints for dinosaurs, skeletons and scorpions, as well as necklaces, rings and other pieces of jewelry. Children and parents alike can also design and print custom pieces.

Arrives October 2016

History touched up in COLOR
President Lincoln with Major General McClelland 
and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862
Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels 
scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933 Twain in 1900 Monet in 1923
Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before 
his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Soldiers taking a break 1863 Boxers after a fight
Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward 'Ted'  Kennedy, 
and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office Ford, 1919
W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923 

Banana Poke Cake Recipe
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1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
2 packages banana pudding
14 ounces (1 can) condensed milk
1 cup water
½ cup oil
Whipped topping
Nilla Wafers, crushed  (optional)
Banana slices (optional)

1.      In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, 1 package banana pudding, condensed milk, water and oil, with electric mixer until smooth.
2.      Grease (spray) a 9 x 13 baking dish, pour in cake mixture.
3.      Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.
4.      Prepare 1 package of banana pudding according to instructions, set aside.
5.      When cake comes out of the oven, poke holes in the top with the handle of a wooden spoon.
6.      Pour reserved banana pudding over the top of the cake after poking holes.
7.      Top with whipped topping.
8.      Refrigerate overnight.
9.      Crush Nilla wafers in bag, sprinkle on top of cake, decorate with banana slices if desired.
10.   Enjoy!

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