Technology should make our lives easier and it should be fun! We supply small and medium sized companies with the same technology that the 'big boys' use.
And this blog is not just about us. It's about cool stuff and meant to be entertaining.
We provide complete systems to companies who are serious about doing what they do while leaving the technical stuff to us.
Now go ahead, have some fun.
Through the Keyhole Take a break from your day...
Not your typical company OR newsletter
Can you guess the location?
"This beautiful city is located within one of the world's largest bays
at 22 miles across. Famous for its hospitality and friendly people,
this popular destination is on the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands
and sees the annual migration of humpback whales in the winter months.
Over 1.5 million foreign visitors visit this area each year."
55 Shopping Days Left...
officially here and the local radio station has already begun their
relentless purge of Holiday tunes. From Bing Crosby to Frank Sinatra,
Elvis and Miley Cyrus - you'll soon be blasted with all kinds of festive
melodies to get you in the mood for Christmas and all that the season
has to offer.
When I was in high school, the day after Thanksgiving used to be a HUGE
shopping day. This was before they called it "Black Friday" and well
before there was a "Cyber Monday". People used to make annual
pilgrimages to the likes of Michigan Avenue and Woodfield Mall. For
many people, it was a time to visit family on Turkey Day and have some
quality time away from them the following day.
I remember my cousins coming in and absolutely being out of their minds
excited to go shopping on that day every year. I stayed home and
probably played wholesome games, wrote poetry, practiced my instrument
and cleaned the house. I was an angel :)
A couple of things to think about:
1) The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel have
already begun running some of the cheesiest original movies. This year,
there are 22 new movies airing. They have an app to remind you of when
new movies are premiering and if you enjoy Christmas, you will enjoy
the classic Hallmark formula - girl meets boy (or vice versa), some sort
of Christmas themed problem arises (like no snow, health crisis, stolen
ornaments, missing cookie recipes, etc.), then boy loses girl, then
Christmas problem solved, a reunion of the couple, a quick kiss and roll
credits. Seriously, it is cheesy, good ole fashioned fun to have on
during this time of year.
2) There are alternatives to Amazon when shopping online:
Perhaps you would like to try some
different online retailers to find better deals on your purchases. I
have found that Walmart and Target are really good alternatives to
Amazon. Don't get me wrong, I love the convenience of Amazon but I am
afraid I have started paying dearly for the ease of use.
Important Dates this month:
November 11th - Veteran's Day
November 14th - World Diabetes Day
November 22nd - Thanksgiving Day
It is also American Indian Heritage month, Aviation month, American
Diabetes month, National Stamp Collecting Month and National Peanut
Butter Lover's month.
How 'bout them apples?
Watch how some apple orchards harvest their apples. Makes a lot of sense.
Guess the Location Game
Last month the winner of the guess the location game was Charlie Montauk who guessed the right answer. I appreciate all of the participation. THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Montreal, Canada - Keyhole Answer
city can get pretty cold, eh? They have a complete underground 'city'
where you can spend all of winter in short sleeves..."
is the largest city in the province of Quebec and one of the world's
five largest French-speaking cities. Most residents speak French and
English and many speak a third. This city is built on a 30 mile long
island along the convergence of two rivers. Montreal is named after a
hill in the middle of the city named, get this - Mount Royal. Clever.
The City of Montreal hosted the 1976 Olympics where Nadia Comanici
scored a perfect "10" and captured the all around gold medal. Montreal
used to have a Major League Baseball team that used the Olympic dome
which has now been transformed into ghost town where special events are
held (not really a ghost town literally but rather figuratively). There
is also a bio dome that is a museum dedicated to the environment called
the Biosphere (pictured above).
Montreal’s Underground City is a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city
connecting 20 miles of shopping malls, museums, universities, hotels,
banks, offices and seven metro stations. The underground tunnels help
Montreal residents and visitors escape the city’s winter chill and snow,
as well as the summer heat.
Some random facts:
Poutine is a famous food in Montreal - French Fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Looks bad, tastes good... Celine Dion wed her husband Rene Angelil in the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal. A popular video game developer, Ubisoft, is located there and was the author of "Assassin's Creed".
Any way you look at it, Montreal is a very cosmopolitan city with lots to do all year round, eh?
**EMAIL SCAM GOING AROUND TO MOSTLY MALE BUSINESS OWNERS**
This may have happened to you or someone you know. It is a scam but seems real.
Recipients receive an email with a familiar password in the subject line
along with a username. It catches the attention of the user for a
couple of reasons - 1) someone has my username (no big deal) 2) someone
has MY PASSWORD OMG!
Then the email goes on to say something like the following:
I know grandmaZ128 is your password. Lets get directly to the
point. Not one person has paid me to investigate about
you. You do not know me and you are most likely wondering why
you're getting this mail?
in fact, i placed a software on the X videos (adult porn)
web-site and guess what, you visited this web site to have
fun (you know what i mean). While you were watching video
clips, your internet browser started out operating as a
Remote control Desktop with a key logger which provided me
accessibility to your display screen as well as cam. Just
after that, my software program gathered all of your
contacts from your Messenger, Facebook, as well as
emailaccount. after that i created a double-screen video.
First part shows the video you were viewing (you have a
nice taste haha . . .), and next part displays the view of
your cam, yeah it is u.
There are just two alternatives. We will explore these choices in particulars:
First solution is to ignore this e-mail. in that case, i am
going to send out your video recording to every one of
your personal contacts and think regarding the embarrassment
that you receive. in addition should you be in a committed
relationship, precisely how it will affect?
Number two choice will be to give me $7000. Lets describe it
as a donation. Subsequently, i will without delay remove
your videotape. You could keep your daily life like this
never took place and you surely will never hear back again
if you have been wondering about going to the police,
very well, this e mail can not be traced back to me. I have
covered my moves. i am not trying to charge a fee a lot, i
just want to be rewarded. You now have 48 hours to pay.
i've a specific pixel within this email message, and right
now i know that you have read this message. if i do not
get the BitCoins, i will definitely send your video to all
of your contacts including close relatives, coworkers, and
many others. Nevertheless, if i receive the payment, i'll
erase the recording right away. if you want proof, reply
Yeah! then i will certainly send out your video recording
to your 5 friends. it is a non:negotiable offer, and thus
please do not waste mine time and yours by responding to
How did they get my password? The short answer is that there have been
many publicly reported security breeches like Target, Home Depot, etc.
and these hackers are smart to do some cross checking and investigation
to find their targets.
Lesson: Make your passwords complex and change them frequently (I know it is a PITA) and DON'T WATCH PORN
You may wish to download a password manager like lastpass.com. That is what we use here...
I have no problem embracing change when it makes sense. This may be
completely out of hand though. Most of this could barely be considered
“edible,” let alone food. For reference, in case you’ve forgotten what
real food looks like, I have included what you might call, before and
after shots. Before hipsters started taking things too far...
Time Change THIS SUNDAY 2 a.m. FALL BACK!
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Hallmark Channel's Lineup
(I told you I was serious)
A New Orleans
lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. He was told the loan would be
granted if he could prove satisfactory title to a parcel of property
being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to
1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down. After sending
the information to the FHA, he received the following reply.
(Actual reply from FHA):
"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we
note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we
compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the
application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the
proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can be
accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."
Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows: (Actual response):
"Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I note
that you wish to have title extended further than the 206 years covered
by the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in
this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not
know that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France in
1803, the year of origin identified in our application. For the
edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior
to U.S. ownership was obtained from France ,
which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain . The land came
into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492
by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the
privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Queen
Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as
careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the
blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus 's
expedition. Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created
this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also
made that part of the world called Louisiana . God, therefore, would be
the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of
time, the world as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God's
original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we have our damn loan?"
2. Combine the cornbread and bread cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and sauté over a medium
heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for
another 5 minutes.
Add the peppers and celery and cook stirring, until they are tender but
still crisp. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool
5. Add the onion mixture to the cornbread and mix well. Add the eggs and enough stock to lightly moisten the stuffing.
Lightly press the stuffing into a greased 10×15-inch baking pan. Cover
with foil. Put the stuffing pan into a larger high-sided pan to make a
bain-marie. Fill the larger pan halfway with boiling water and bake for
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