Always good to get home

Vacations are fun, but it’s always good to get home.

Even this time.

This time is different because we’re returning to a house where we lacked power for four days; to a freezer full of food that needs to be tossed (we tossed the refer before we left).

Oh: the refer-tossing? The garbage guys didn’t pick up the can, so it’s been sitting outside for the past 8 days. Why no pickup? The can was ‘too heavy’.


I moved the can to the curb. They drive up and use this heavy-duty mechanical arm to dump the can, so I’m not understanding this.

I am understanding that I’m going to have to transfer a half can of week-old food in a questionable state to plastic bags.


Maybe then, the delicate little garbage elves can deal with the pickup.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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