EOM and EOQ
Today is the 6th day of the 26th week, the 29th day of the 6th month, the 180th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Drive Your Corvette to Work Day
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul – no idea of the actual date of their martyrdom and they weren’t killed together, but the date selected is thought to be either the anniversary of one of their deaths or the translation of their relics
- Hug Holiday Day
- Independence Day -- Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976 ((for those of you who, like me, said “that’s a country? where in the hell is THAT?” It is an archipelago and sovereign state in the Indian Ocean.))
- National Almond Buttercrunch Day
- National Camera Day
- National Food Truck Day
- National Waffle Iron Day
- World Scleroderma Awareness Day
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island, explores north and west shores of Prince Edward Island, but thinks it part of the mainland; notes 'the loveliest climate you could ever see, and great heat'.
1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1850 – Autocephaly [the property of being self-headed] officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
1888 – George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music. Fairly recently a recording from April 9th, 1860 of a woman singing has surfaced
1908 - First Dominion Exhibition opens in Calgary; origin of Calgary Stampede.
1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a US Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1956 – The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1995 – STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 38 mins 38 secs of light-travel time from Earth
So the internet was down for a bit – no big deal right? After all, life went on before we had the world wide web to use for entertainment, right? Go read a book, take a walk outside, play a board game, catch up with your chores, make a phone call, visit a friend, you know, do something other than be online. You don’t need the internet to live.
BUT …Today is the final business day of the 6th month and the 2nd quarter. Financial services all over the country are scrambling because Comcast suffered a major outage. Mortgage and other loan settlements cannot take place because any organization utilizing that network cannot wire funds. Payments can’t be made. Now for what I do this isn’t a terrible problem because I can backdate any transactions that need to take place, but not every financial service has that ability. And that is just the impact onone industry
Internet access has become a need not a luxury. It could even be considered a right.
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