travel-apps

Apps for Travel

(originally published in Dairy Today Magazine 2014) As fall harvest winds down and we prepare our dairies for winter, our thoughts often turn to vacation. In days of old, vacation planning meant a trip to the local travel agent. Now, the Internet provides many useful tools to get the job done. What follows is a…

Blood Moon Cow

Hanford’s Worst Blood Moon Video Ever

This morning North America witnessed a spectacular celestial event. An almost “super” blood moon. Unfortunately, when I heard the news on the radio I missed the fact that it would occur at sunrise – On the east coast. So I got up, set up the GoPro camera, and recorded the blood moon 3 hours late.…

I'm still looking for a human version of this!

Cow Comfort Apps

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” – W. Edwards Deming This year California experienced the worst drought in history followed by an unusually hot summer. Yet our cows have maintained a relatively high level of production and good health. I attribute this success to my employee’s excellent attention to cow comfort and care. Of…

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Protect your online data with two step authentication

Internet security is becoming a challenge for users. Hackers are getting smarter, computers are faster, and Internet companies are not keeping up. Problems like the Heartbleed virus and the Target credit card fiasco are always in the news. And now, Russian hackers have stolen over one billion usernames and passwords. These issues illustrate the weakness…

Shopping with apps saves time and money

Save Gas, Shop with Apps

The other day I picked my son up from first grade and took him on a mission to find a torque wrench with a 1/4″ drive. First we drove to Lowes, they didn’t have one. Then we drove to The Home Depot, nothing. Got back in the truck and drove to several more stores, no…