Category Archives: social media

Cloud-Computing Gone Dark

  Yesterday, the already strapped supply-chain got an unwelcome delay when the Amazon Web Services experienced an outage in its US East-1 Region. AWS provides cloud-computing for 40% of the worldwide market. The impact of this 5 hour outage was … Continue reading

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We Are No Slouch

  The discovery of the Coronavirus Omicron variant should not send us scramble for cover. It is a variant which means we have dealt with similar ones before (e.g. the Delta variant). Whatever we did have been effective.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Taking Care Of Self

  Taking care of self sounds rudimentary. Everyone besides a child should be able to do it, Right? If it were only that simple, the world would be a lot happier place. No more homeless or hungry people for example. … Continue reading

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Covid-19, US Update #7

https://uw-media.usatoday.com/embed/video/6242688001?placement=snow-embed With cooler days ahead, it’s time for another update on the Coronavirus pandemic in the US. After two months of decline, new cases are again on the rise in 29 of the 50 states compared to the previous week … Continue reading

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Be Aware Of Your Filters

  By filters, I don’t mean the kind you find under the hood of a car or in your basement furnace, but the kind between your two ears.  Yes, the filters make us look but don’t see or listen but … Continue reading

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Bitcoin For One Dollar

  I can buy Bitcoin for as little as $1.  Yes, that is what the mobile paying service Venmo tells me. In fact, it says I can buy Bitcoin as well as Ethereum, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies  for … Continue reading

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The Olympics Is On

  Today is the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, delayed a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kudos to not only the host country Japan but also to all the athletes who have endured the pandemic on top … Continue reading

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More Fires & Floods

  The weather disaster headlines today are concerning:  “The largest wildfire in the US is only 7% contained,” reads the CNN and “Europe floods: At least 120 dead and hundreds unaccounted for,” the BBC.  Are these the writings on the … Continue reading

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The Cicadas Are Gone!

  Believe it or not.  It was all quiet waking up this morning. Yes, the sounds of the cicada chorus that have been hypnotizing me for the past weeks are gone.  Just like that overnight.  Poof. Instead, the familiar birds’ … Continue reading

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“Access Denied”

  Have you ever tried to surf to a legitimate site but received an “access denied” message back?  That was what happened to me today, when I tried to access my bank online.  Yes, no joke. Out of all places, … Continue reading

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