Cannabis Appliances for the Home

Cannabis Appliances for the home is a new market creating a lot of Buzz
Whether or not you favor cannabis legalization, medicinal and recreational marijuana for the masses is gaining momentum.  Cannabis Researchers report North American legal pot sales jumped 34% in 2016 to $6.9 billion and spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to hit $57 billion by 2027.

Several companies are racing to serve the cannabis markets and a new category of home appliances is cropping up to position themselves for new revenue growth. Continue readingCannabis Appliances for the Home

VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

VPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers
A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S.

This is a big deal, so pay attention. When your router is compromised, a hacker can inflict damage, not just on the router itself, but on every connected device running on your network. Continue readingVPNFilter Botnet has Hacked 500,000 Routers

On Memorial Day, Pause and Reflect

Memorial Day 2018 | KitchAnn Style
This Memorial Day let’s remember to pause at 3:00 pm to remember the brave men and women who died serving this country.

Memorial Day 2018 | KitchAnn Style

The Remembrance Poppy

In early May 1915, a Canadian doctor and poet, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who recently lost a friend and a fellow lieutenant in the war witnessed the sight of bright red poppies flourishing in an unlikely place. The vision inspired him to write a poem called “In Flanders Fields,” which became famous. The poem has been part of memorial ceremonies across the world ever since.

A portion of the poem reads:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.”

His poem moved the heart of Moina Michael, an American professor, who wrote her own poem in 1918 titled “We shall keep the faith.” Known as the “Poppy lady,” Michael campaigned to make the poppy the internationally-recognized symbol of remembrance and welfare for war veterans. She did this to raise funds for veterans returning from WWI, and succeeded.

Memorial Day is one of a few days each year in which the attention of the country turns to our veterans. As such, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on what communities can do to make a lasting tribute in honor of both the lives of those who have died, as well as the ideals for which they died.