I Think, Therefore . . ,.

As some of you may recall, and probably many of you do not, the Townehouse Blog began life in 2010 under the name “Unorganized Thoughts”. Although the blog has undergone several name changes since then, the author of the blogs (me) continues to have random and unorganized thoughts. Typically, I share these thoughts individually and one at a time on various social media venues but for your benefit as subscriber (or potential subscriber) of this blog, I present a collection of some thoughts thus far generated in 2018.

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Thanksgiving Day – 2017

I hate to think that I am going to start this Thanksgiving day with a rant, but yeah, that is what I am going to do.  I know this is supposed to be a day of giving thanks for all the good things we have in our life.  I am thankful, and I think we have much to be thankful for in this country, but it seems that this past year has been a year of negativity.  It is hard to be thankful if one is constantly focused on the negative.

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Bananas and Me

Perhaps you are wondering what I and bananas have in common. If so, then you have come to the right place to find out. But you will have to read it all, or skip to the end, to find out. I will give a hint, however. This is about my latest foray into the workplace.

As some of you already know, several years ago I suffered a mild cardiac event or to put it another way, I had a heart attack. The heart attack scared me into a false assumption that my days on this mortal coal were numbered, and the number was not very large. So, I took the cowardly way out and chose to retire. A big mistake. For those of you who are contemplating retirement, think long and hard. Retirement is described as “the hours are great but the pay sucks”. The latter being most significant.

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Do It In The Cloud

What-is-cloud-computingWe have all been hearing about “the cloud”. Some have wondered just what in the cloud means? One person’s attempt to describe the cloud was “A cloud is that fluffy white thing floating in the sky!”. Although this is a nice image to put in your head, it is not exactly what we are after. In the cloud mostly refers to cloud computing and cloud storage. The cloud itself refers to a place where software and data that is stored that is remote from the computer and not physically attached to the computer. Cloud computing is found in any number of places, depending on who is offering the hardware and software that is being used remotely. Two providers of this are Microsoft and Google. So let us break down the elements of Cloud computing and Cloud Storage.

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The Land of the Free?

American Flag and Declaration of Independence

I cannot help but wonder what the results would be if one conducted a man on the street interview and asked the question “Why is July 4th a holiday?”. How many would respond that it is Independence Day? How many would even know what Independence Day is and why we celebrate it. We are the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave. Well, at least we used to be. What has happened to America since that day in 1776 when the founders wrote those words declaring our Independence from the bonds of England. How Far have we come since then?

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