As an IT professional with years of experience I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of technology. As a dad with three kids I feel like my grasp of parenting is less firm, but that is a topic for another day. I have always been the one my kids come to when their laptops weren’t behaving, or their tablets couldn’t connect to the internet, or their phones couldn’t download an app, or the latest Xbox update wasn’t downloading…….you get the idea. In my opinion, my kids have benefitted greatly from my technical skills. I’m sure that statement would draw multiple eye rolls from my kids but it’s the truth. Unfortunately for my kids, my expertise in technology can be a double-edged sword for them. I know how to turn off wifi for a misbehaving child by blocking their device’s MAC address on our router and I know how to monitor their digital footprint on the internet. I take advantage of location services to verify they are where they said they would be and when they said they would be. So my technical expertise can also be annoying to them. The following is one of those annoying, if not entertaining, times.Read More
That time of year is almost upon us again for Holiday celebrating. A wonderful time of year to be sure but a time that can be made even more enjoyable if you know which wines to pick out for that Thanksgiving dinner or to give as a gift for Christmas or Hanukkah!Read More
I had the opportunity and privilege of running the famed Boston Marathon a few weeks ago on April 20. This is the world’s oldest annual marathon.Read More
This past August I was privileged to be a part of a humanitarian team that helped provide cisterns for storing clean drinking water to the remote Maiuni Village in Kenya, Africa. It gave me pause to see the impact of what clean drinking water will do to improve the quality of life for our fellow mankind.Read More
- The House on the Rock was designed and built in the early 1940s. It is considered an architectural marvel and is perched on a 60-foot chimney of rock. The 14-room house is now a complex of rooms, streets, buildings, and gardens covering over 200 acres. The Infinity Room contains 3,264 windows.
- In 1882 the first hydroelectric plant in the United States was built at Fox River.
- The first practical typewriter was designed in Milwaukee in 1867.
- Wausau is the Ginseng Capital of the World.
- The American Birkebeiner, a 52K cross-country ski race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.
- Mount Horeb is the home to the Mustard Museum.
- Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the nation's largest water-themed park.
- The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
- The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.
- Famous Wisconsinites include:
South Bend, IN: Home of Microsoft Dynamics Partner and More
1. The University of Notre Dame's Main Building has 1,250 thin strips of 8 oz. 23-karat gold, 3 microns thick.Read More
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston ChurchillRead More
Most customers who know me would have NEVER guessed that I, Jenny Hollingsworth – a “prim and proper” ERP software consultant, would participate in a muddy sport. But, I did and I’m excited to blog about the experience.Read More