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July 12, 2016

Time for a Great Leap for Mankind – USA

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The following is from a post on Facebook by a friend Steve Greenberg and I agree 1,000% with what he said:

Food For Thought #5 – I was not yet 5 years old when Martin Luther was killed, I was not yet 6 when we landed on the moon. I grew up in a world in which science and technology is cool and everyone expects to work hard to move us ALL forward. As a society it is our common goal to break down the barriers and create true equality. I grew up in a small, diverse town in which we all were aware of the older generation’s prejudices, but we didn’t share them. I remember the cold war in which we lived in the constant fear of mutual destruction. I remember unsafe cars and foods, rampant pollution, high murder rates, Vietnam and Watergate, oil embargo and crashed economy. We have made a lot of progress, but there is a long way to go. Let’s live up to Martin Luther King’ vision and get to the Promised Land- it is now within reach. Let’s follow the example of that “Great Leap for Mankind” and make Great Leaps of our own forward to where all know we should and can be. It’s right over that next hill….

We have nothing to add except to all Peace and let’s take the leap!

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July 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Sydney !

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 We here at the AAN Team Headquarters wish to extend a very Happy Birthday to Sydney and we hope Sydney has the greatest birthday ever.  Also wishing Sydney a Happy Birthday is Gabrielle, Pup- Pup, Pandie, Jenna, Sheepishly, Stripes, Joann, Ray, Pearl Swirl, Bun Bun, Reggie, Nola, Blueberry, Stitch, Teddy, Deery, Red Panda, Peanut, Rocko, Wishful, Daisy, Ice Cude, Sting, Fetch, Halo, Nibble, Pepper, Shelby, Slush, Cancun, Legs, Penny, Swoops, Waddle, Zig-Zag, Safari, Speckles, Leona, Glamour, Bamboo, Babs, Spells, Lucy, Smurf, Hip, Ellie,  Spots, Hello Kitty’s, Candy, Penguino, and Freddie, all of which are doing the Happy Birthday Dance in the middle of the room.

 

We have nothing else to report except to repeat “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYDNEY!!!

June 23, 2016

Saying Goodbye to the Pound Sign (#)

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poundsign The Democratic “sit-in” in the Senate Chamber to protest the fact that the Republicans will not pass any gun control laws is over after 20 some hours, and we applaud the participants for stepping up and bringing this issue to the public eye.  We did a Google search using “NRA Payments to Senators” and found several links to the millions of dollars the NRA pays to Senators, mostly Republicans.

So let’s take a few minutes away from this gun control madness and say goodbye to the “Pound Sign” (#).  The symbol is not going away, but the name “Pound Sign” is now referred to as “Hash Tag”.  We did a search and we found that it began being used on Twitter, but did not find why the name changed or who changed it.  So we can only project how the name changed.  Here is what we think:

When the “#” was first used on Twitter it was called the “Pound sign” and someone decided that calling it “Pound” was not a great name so a meeting was called at Twitter to change the name and keep the symbol.  Some of the new names were “Tic-Tac-Toe Sign”, “XO Sign”, “Squares Sign”, “Group Sign”, “Twit Sign”, and so it went on attempting to come up with a new name.  The meeting went through the night and hundreds of names were suggested but noting sounded good.  So they decided to order breakfast and when one of the guys said “Corn Beef and Hash.” Everyone at the table stopped talking and all together said “Hash” and then added “Tag”.  That’s it!  “Hash Tag”!  A vote was taken and the “#” sign will now and forever will be called a “Hash Tag”.

Because we are in the software business and when we want to describe a mask on a numeric variable like a variable A with a million mask of “#,###,##0.00” and we say “Pound Sign – Comma – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Comma – Pound Sign – Pound Sign – Zero – Period – Zero – Zero “and now we need to consider saying “Hash Tag Sign – Comma – Hash Tag Sign – Hash Tag Sign  – Hash Tag Sign  – Comma – Hash Tag sign – Hash tag Sign – Zero – Period – Zero – Zero”.  We considered it for about ten seconds and decided to stay with “Pound Sign” so it will still be alive for a few more years.  If it would have been changed to “XO Sign” we probably would have converted, but “Hash Tag” no way.

We have nothing else to add right now except we need to find a hammer so we can “hash tag” (pound) a nail in the wall to hang a picture.

June 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Joann 2016

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On your birthday,
We are thinking about how much light and sparkle
you freely dispense wherever you go,
how your sunny smile lights up any gathering.
Every birthday marks another year
of you radiating positive, happy energy,
contagious happiness
that infects all who come in contact with you.
May your next birthday find you the same–
glowing from within,
beaming bright joy on everyone you meet.
We feel blessed to know and love you.

Nothing compares to love you radiate and the dreams you inspire.

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Today specifically and everyday we honor the fine men and women who have served, and are
serving this great country at home and abroad.  Our freedom comes from their commitment to keeping this country free and as you know, it is the home of the brave.

This post is also dedicated to Alfred, Mario, Frank, Jim, and Aaron, all members of the AAN Family that have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces.

Nothing else to add right now but a HUGE “THANK YOU” for preserving our freedom!

December 31, 2015

The 25th Annual Remote Developer Ugly Sweater Competition Final

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Finally we have a winner after several recounts since Christmas Eve Day

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Congratulations to Roberto who is this year’s winner and will get a 1st prize check of $7.25 (Thomas has your check). Normally he would have received a trophy, but since the trophy was an ice sculpture it melted on Christmas day. It was one of the best “CDS095” images ever made from ice and because CDS095 freezes up once in a while, the material fit the subject matter. The good news is before the melt-down a small cube was saved and placed in the refrigerator in the cafeteria. The bad news is, there was a small Christmas celebration and the cube was used to cool a drink. (Next year we need a freezer on hand just in case).

Plans are already in progress for next year and because Joe S. had the drink that used the small trophy cube, he is in charge. Voting for the trophy image will begin on January 5th.

We have nothing else to report except to wish everyone we know a Happy New Year and the same to everyone we don’t yet know.

Just too clear up any questions on the amount of the 1st prize check which is normally $10,000.00. This year’s check is a net amount with the following expenses deducted: The daily fees for renting the voting machine, which was on hand for five days of recounts, the sculpting of the trophy, and operating fee (Don’t ask) all came out to $9,992.75.

February 27, 2015

Good Bye Mr. Spock (Star Trek not Baby Doctor)

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spock_bye_bye  Leonard Nimoy passed away today and we just wanted to say good-bye to someone who “back in the day” we traveled many TV miles through space and time with. After every episode we flashed the Vulcan Salute and went about our day. We still use the Vulcan Salute when we encounter fellow humans whom we wish “Live long and prosper”.

We have a friend named Ken and if you describe the 1st 20 seconds of an episode he could tell you the full name of the episode.  Yes folks, the guy knows his Original Star Trek.  So Ken, you are getting the Vulcan Salute from us.

For a completed history <<<<<CLICK HERE>>>>>>>

We have nothing else to report except you all of you out there in cyber-land we wish for you to “Live long and prosper”.

February 27, 2014

Jeff Gordon — Test Drive #2

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When Jeff Gordon did Test Drive #1 we wondered if it was setup, but we did not say anything. Well it seems that someone else also wondered and gave Jeff some grief about it publicly and got a free ride. Watch and enjoy. We are still laughing at this video.

Nothing else to report right now..

October 10, 2013

Cheetah Alert!

cheetah_skinA Cheetah was spotted at Max & Irma’s at the Roberts Center in Wilmington OH.  Our new friends Joe, Tim, and Rhonda said they were sure it was a Cheetah, but we thought it looked more like a Cougar.  Our view was impaired by a large tray of liquid refreshments so we must go with their sighting, which seemed unusual because of the location, but you never know.  So be warned out there in cyberland, and if you run across a Cheetah in your area, please do report it to animal control.  We didn’t so the Cheetah might be running wild somewhere in central Ohio.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say we are looking forward to the “battle rounds” on The Voice next week.

February 28, 2013

Wheel of Fortune – A flaw in the game?

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We will be the first to admit we are “Wheel of Fortune” challenged, but we are improving in our puzzle solving.  We still watch the show almost every day and this year they have begun celebrating the 30 year university. Yeah folks, thirty years on the air!  That sure is something in this day and age where shows come and go faster than a F-18 jet breaking the sound barrier.

Recently we noticed a flaw in how the prizes are handed out.  Have you ever noticed that on a regular puzzle if the contestant solves the puzzle and they have less than $1,000.00 on the board Pat rounds the total up to the $1,000.00 minimum?  So if you solve and you have $200.00 on the board you gain $800.00.  If it’s a special show where pairs are playing he rounds it up to $2,000.00.

However, here is the flaw.  If it’s a “Prize” puzzle, like the one where you are going to win a trip to usually Hawaii or the Caribbean or even sometimes they throw in a trip to China so you can see where all the stuff you buy in the US is made.  On this puzzle if you solve and you are below the minimum they don’t round up.  You win the prize and that’s it.  We have seen where a contestant has zero on the board and solve because they know they are getting a trip to somewhere.  So basically they get “shorted” out of $1,000.00 or $2,000.00 if pairs are playing.  Granted, you started with nothing and you now will be going on an all expenses paid trip, but you will have less cash than on a regular puzzle.

So that’s it for now.  We have nothing else except to say “Be kind to others”.

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