Author Archives: Rich T

About Rich T

Retired IT analyst, designer, DBA, programmer and performance analyst. Owner and President of First Choice Systems, Inc. Earned degrees in business management, engineering, and anthropology. Traveled extensively to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, South America and Antarctica. Private pilot. Served in the US Marine Corps.

My Dog C. J.

I had to put my dog C. J. down in March of 2011 at the age of 17.  C. J. was one of the highlights of my life.  I often think of him, and it always makes me smile.  Any … Continue reading

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Polio is gradually disappearing from our everyday experience.  Except for a few pockets in Africa, where locals believe the vaccine is used to sterilize Muslims, and in remote parts of South Asia, the disease has been eradicated.  With any luck … Continue reading

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To Solar or Not To Solar

Solar panels have declined in cost dramatically in recent years, and are still in free-fall.  Federal tax credits as well as tax credits offered by some states, as well as incentives from local power companies, municipalities, etc. make the cost … Continue reading

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