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John Knows BBQ….And Music…

Lip Smackin’ and Hand Clappin’ The 2014 Best in the West Rib Cook Off GOOD STUFF Maynard!!!!!

$17 Rib...Pretty Girl Not Included

$17 Rib…Pretty Girl Not Included

Years ago I had the pleasure of meeting John Ascuaga, the owner of the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. Which happens to be the home of THEE Rib Cook Off.  About seven years later I ran into John while repairing some glass patricians in the Tiki Room Restaurant, damn if he did not remember me. That is how John is.  If you live on the West Coast you know that John Ascuga and Ribs are synonymous.

If there is one thing John Asquaga knows is food, the second thing  definitely would be entertainment. Combine those elements and you can throw a pretty good shin-ding. John has been has been a fixture in the Sparks community for as long as I can remember the grown-ups talking about him as a child. The story goes, John borrowed the money to purchase Dick Graves Nugget, a little corner coffee shop with some gaming. Rumor has it the Nugget Man on the north face looking out over Victorian Avenue…was on the original building. John Ascuaga’s Nugget has always been known for the quality of the their food and beverages. Of course, if you’re local, you know John can DO BBQ. Boy Howdy. For one week at the end of every summer for the past 26 years, Sparks plays host to John Ascuaga’s Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook Off. The crème de la crème of all Rib Cook Off’s around the world.

If were you’re one of the 24 invited participants this year, you have already paid your dues and come with serious hardware from previous events. Every Labor Day Weekend, since 1989, from all over the world  Grill Masters come to compete when JA Nugget’s Best in the West transforms the Victorian Square area of Sparks into an Outdoor Shopping Mall with a mini carnival and Restaurants that so happen to specialize ribs. Yes this is how to say good bye to summer in style.

Here are the winners of this year’s event;

Desperado’s BBQ took first place and the $7500 prize at the 2014 Nugget Best in the West Rib Cook-Off Monday.

This is the second time the Hinckley, Ohio restaurant has won ‘Best Ribs’ at the contest. Rice took home the trophy in 2009 as well.

“I’m just overwhelmed,” says Owner Donna Rice. “I have the greatest team in the world. The last time we won it was when my husband had a stroke, now, to do it without him, it’s just awesome.”

Porky-N-Beans is now the back to back ‘Best Sauce’ champion. The Florida based company’s ribs are on the verge of cracking 600 national titles in all.

“We have taken 18 rib cook-offs this summer and we have won 18 first places straight,” says Owner Dennis Carrino. “It’s been a phenomenal 2014.”

This year’s event is also helping show off the Nuggets new features such as the sports book and Gilley’s.

“They have actually been part of the appeal of the customers,” says CEO Carlton Geer.
Geer says this event is the biggest one yet and should bring 25 million dollars in revenue to Sparks.

The second place trophy and a check for $3,000 went to Bone Daddy’s BBQ from Midland, Mich. Third place and a $2,000 check went to Famous Dave’s BBQ from Minnetonka, Minn.

I’m betting Mr. Rice is smiling down on Donna today…

Cathy Richardson and  David Frieberg

Cathy Richardson and
David Frieberg

 

 

There are only a couple food festivals that I would ever put on a bucket list; Best in the West, Eldorado Italian Festival, Hatch Chili Festival and the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.

If you’ve never come to the Rib Cook Off you really should schedule it at least once. This is truly a family event and John can definitely do family events. This year was no different and myself, I had a blast!!!!

What is that about a picture being worth a thousand words???.

For Concert Photos go here

For food photos go here

Look for me at The Great Italian Festival, and another day of GREAT GRUB and great music.

 

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening.

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs; Aaron Aveiro

 

The W-2 Business Model and the PPI…

Many say a W-2 model is a losing proposition in the PPI….Few have been bold enough…

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For many years now I have saying that the “subbing” in the Property Preservation Industry has to go. Understanding the “outsourcing” mentality it is easy to make a case for the “outsourcing” maybe one time. In addition I have always felt that to properly provide service to the PPI you must be able to have cash flow. The payment structures and payment time frames have gotten to be a serious mess in the PPI.

We are currently seeing NEW companies recruiting to sub the work and new faces asking the same questions that have been asked for the past 7 years in the forums. We are always discussing the “Subbing” business model and how they are set up to beat the Contractor out of their hard earned money.

This week as we start saying goodbye to summer I would like to discuss a business model that for some reason no one wishes to discuss in the PPI. A W-2 business. Where the concept came from that “You can only make money in the Preservation Industry by subbing the work out” but somewhere in 2009 that was the mantra for the industry. Now we have this quagmire of companies trying to dictate to everyone on how to complete their job.

Bret Douglas...Founder Ironclad Preservation Inc.

Bret Douglas…Founder Ironclad Preservation Inc.

 

With the National Association of Mortgage Field Services’ Conference scheduled down in Florida this week I caught up with Bet Douglas of Ironclad Preservation down in Orange City Florida. I asked Bret if we could discuss his business model. This will be a two part interview.

Today we answer a few burning questions….

You are one of the few W-2 type business operating in the PPI. Would you tell our readers some of your secrets to the success you have had?

We believe in command and control by using employees I can affect quality quantity of work and time frames I believe subbing in your own areas is crazy. Build a quality firm in your community and keep growing we will hit 30 trucks by 2015 and who knows what the Lord has planned in the future for ironclad.

Some people bang you for being a member of NAMFS… technically supporting the organization. When you joined the Organization what were your thoughts?

 I still believe in the magic of NAMFS. You have to have an association to get involved with I’m criticized as a boots on the ground vendor for being involved but I pay my people so I don’t fear anyone’s comments. I am the bad boy preservation I’ve made mistakes and been dragged through the mud in a public space.

However, I own my mistakes and I have no remorse . For I am human and I falter and fail just like others before me. I have learned to not judge others as I would never pass anyone’s critique myself.

You have been vocal in respect to other members inappropriate behavior, and the fact the BOD stays silent. Has that created any type of conflict with your membership…and do you feel that others should voice their concerns over bad behavior of other members?

 My position has always been to pay your people.

In regards to NAMFS, I believe I sit on the fence on one hand I respect their wisdom to not get involved in every issue out there remember it is wise to pick your battles I still believe in an ethics and morality Board comprised of members and it would be used for members accused of non-payment or code of conduct violations the members on this committee would only research and then pass this information to the Board of Directors for appropriate action I believe that creating this committee would create a image of the right thing that we want to police our own members. The damaging of the common labor in the marketplace has to stop. My brothers and sisters are great people who just want to believe in the American Dream and to live a normal life style I believe any person or company that would take advantage of this situation needs to be brought to their knees and flogged in public.

The FAST Conference Team Ironclad hosted has shown to be very positive and productive. Will you be in Dallas when NAARPI hosts the next event??

 The FAST event in Orange City was the first of many such meetings. My grassroots movement is to help labor in each surrounding community and to clean up neighborhoods one at a time. My beautiful wife Shirley and I are very pleased to be attending the NAARPI International event in Dallas on October 16th. We believe in the boots on the ground vendors all across America and I will fly anywhere I have to spread the message that we can and will succeed. I have been blessed to build a multimillion dollar Enterprise from the ground up with the sweat off my brow and my wonderful members who comprise the ironclad family I would never sit here and take credit for ironclad this is been a dream that many people have carried on their backs and we all deserve the recognition. In fact I have to have a shameless plug to all my team members you guys set the bar and rock the preservation industry thank you for believing in me and Team Ironclad

Miami in November??

Yes the FAST event train is rolling on to Miami word on the street is that if you missed our guest speaker,  Mrs. Adriana Farelo Fernandez you don’t want to miss her again….. She single handedly brought the meeting to its knees with her story of perseverance and never giving up building her own dynasty in Miami I am proud of her as a sister in my beloved organization and I’m even prouder to have her as a friend and I’m honored that she aligns herself with the fast Federation.

Any thoughts when the Boots should meet after Miami in November?

 We feel we will be moving fast to the Tampa area or the Jacksonville area around January of 2015. We will know more as the New Year arrives. If any of our fellow brothers and sisters need help setting up boots on the ground events in your own areas, Team Ironclad will help sponsor and we will send in the away team to help sponsor your meetings.

Many feel that should labor be able to come together that it will signal an end the multiple layers of “subbing” What are your thoughts on the “multiple layered subbing” currently going on in the PPI?

 Subbing in the preservation industry sucks unless needed in a rural area end of story. Subs are for lunch not work orders. I actually have no respect for a middleman, if you can’t do the work yourself , then don’t take it on to make money off the backs of others below you. I actually have friends who are order mills but they are great business people who pay their contractors. That my friends is priceless and that is why they are my friends because they have earned my respect and admiration even though their business model is different from mine

Currently many have pointed out the PPI is going through another “roll-over”…we are starting to see new companies recruiting and new faces asking the same recycled questions. Any advice to the “Newbie”?

 For the newbies in our PPI industry, reach out to other firms and ask questions. Reach out to National Association of Mortgage field servicing or any of the other organizations who support our industry.

Well it’s that time of year again… Hurricanes…Seminoles…Gators??????

I’m kinda partial to Florida State and the Seminoles…

In closing my comment would be for people to make a pledge for 2015. We as contractors need to support Aladay LLC and  Foreclosurepedia. Donations keep their mission alive, join me in helping them and donate today. If you think things are bad today imagine if we lost their voices and they were silenced forever. I spend every waking minute with ironclad or my family and I never get to unwind.

I spend a great deal of my off time praying and searching for the wisdom that my Lord wants all of us to share. As a Christian in this day and age of doubt and uncertainty I pray more and more feverishly to bring blessings and peace upon all those around me.

Thank you Aaron and Aladay for recognizing Team Ironclad is a shining beacon of hope for the W-2 model in the preservation

Wow..how ‘bout that…Not only did I get an interview, at no extra charge I got shameless self promotion plug…cool. But there is something to take away here. Perhaps the Nationals need to start looking for “Service Providers” and discontinue the practice of walking someone the the business license and insurance obligations and start looking for companies that are established and can deliver. Oh wait a minute…that would make you an Independent Contractor something that the PPI industry is seriously lacking.

As we get ready to move into the final quarter of 2014 we will no doubt see more changes. Will NAMFS take measures to address the negative light a few of the members have created? Will the Nationals go directly to the Contractors? All questions that will be answered in good time. In the next installment of this interview we will take a deeper look at the W-2 model.

At this time it definitely appears that the state of Florida has a handle on organizing labor in the PPI. Will you be next? Should you wish to help organize an event for labor in your area contact myself, Bret Douglas, even Paul Williams over at Foreclosurepedia and we’ll assist in getting the ball rolling.

Remember October 16, 2014 Labor in Dallas. For more information on the Dallas Event contact John Allen with NAARPI International.

Again I call on ALL Education Providers, to come together in Dallas and sit at the table for a conversation.

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs courtesy Team Ironclad

Opinions expressed do not reflect those of Aladay LLC  Ownership

Good Food Good Life….Recipe of the Week Fort Valley Peach Cobbler

 Georgia…Ain’t She a Peach????

Good life Good Food

 

 

I was recently bestowed a lug of peaches from a friend via their travels. So naturally I set out for some Peach Recipes. This is an easy to do recipe that actually caught me off guard. I was brought an Historical Document! I was so nervous I was going to damage the 5×3″ file box cards,  I was so afraid to damage the recipe cards or get something on the cards I wore gloves to protect this historical document.

I remember as a kid I would help Grandma in the kitchen and she would always have me get the recipes out of her little box of 5×3 file cards. They were always and written and barely legible…ceptin’ to the author!!! But when I set out on the peach recipe mission I honestly had no clue I would be blessed with a “true” Family Recipe.

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Hand written recipe on 5×3″ file cards….truly a “step back in time” moment

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Batter and Peaches

 

 

¾ cup all purpose flour

2 cup sugar (divided)

2 tsp baking powder

¾ cup milk

Dash of salt

6Tbs butter

2 cups fresh peaches ,peeled and sliced

Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Peheat oven 350

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In a large combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, milk and salt. Stir to make a loose batter. In a 2qt. casserole dish, melt the butter in the preheated oven. In a medium bowl toss the peaches with the remaining sugar. Carefully remove the dish from the oven when the butter is melted???????????????????? and pour the batter into the dish. Pour the peach mixture over the batter. Do not stir the peaches into the batter. Bake for 1 hour or until brown and bubbly.

Makes 10-12 servings

 

 

 

Now I’m not the greatest of bakers…saute’ or cooking on the fire …ooh-ooh-ooh that I can do…create a lovely dinner for the special take your breath away someone…That’s easy But baking..that is an art and for what ever reason Grandma’s can bake!!!! Maybe it is because grandma’s have been around a while and they have collected all that wisdom along the way…well what I’m getting at here is I over baked….about five minutes…

Remember this about Grandma’s recipes folks…

  • The instructions are there for a reason
  • Following them is a must
  • If you really want your dish to taste like Grandma’s…you’ll need Grandma to come over and put her finger in your dish!!!!!!

We are at 4200 foot elevation, and 45 minutes would have been plenty of heat for the recipe.

Hey Big Thanks to Rachel and  Grandma Lawson for the recipe!!!

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Until Next Time Folks

Happy Gardening

 

Written By: Aaron Aveiro  & Family Recipe from Grandma Lawson of Silver Springs Nevada

Photographs By: Aaron Aveiro

 

Fraud….Commentary…

Did someone make a mistake when transcribing the actual words to NAMFS???

Let me tell you a story....

Let me tell you a story….

I have been handing in suspense for crap I give up how long…for this to happen!. I’m seeing a new cycle start in the Property Preservation Industry. That cycle would be “Newbies” yes that’s right the same questions that have been asked for the past 7-8 years are once again being asked now. Go on any sight, Facebook…well, only of you must…Preservation Talk…Linkedin…all the forums appear to be stocked with a bevy of Newbies. In addition I’m also seeing a new set of “Subbers” out there. So I got to wondering…I know didn’t mean to send out smoke signals just a hazard of the…well the a story for another time…Perhaps the Newbies will be wise enough to look at some blogs prior to formulating opinions that will affect their business…just in they are tuning in here is up to the minute information that only you can get through Aladay LLC media production via Foreclosurepedia…

Berghorst Enterprises sue for fraud in Federal Court based upon Foreclosurepedia’s Legal Theories! Need help collecting your money from ANY #NAMFS Regime Member? Drop us a line and we will start the ball rolling!

So How many of these New Subbers have been had some sort of financial issue and they pulled a Heather? That’s right a Heather…Well if you’re partial to Amanda then OK…

But you know what I’m talking about. Yes let us STEAL OVER A MILLION DOLLARS FROM UNSUSPOECTING STUPID WANNABE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS…and when we get caught we change our name. Yes just go on and ROB families so they cannot place food on their tables while I live PHAT!!!!!!! What a great Moto these ladies have, reminds me of Miss Lilly from Philly…Ya know there was a time when crooks were at least honest about what they did , The Mayfield Gang, for example. The Mayfield Gang robbed people all the time, they were known for being non violent. Kinda like the PPI “ Robbers”…oh I mean “Subbers” they use no violence and robe people every day. What I find so appalling is the fact that many of the times these companies that are screwing each other over are members of the same association.  Wedon’t need to say thenational Association of Mortgage Field Servies…to know who I’m talking about…do we????? I didn’t think so…

Now I see that a contractor finally got wise and did what needs to be done. Folks if your owed monies by either Berghorst or Buczek, then you need to  file Fraud charges. In January I wrote about Fraud in the Inducement. Tell…Please anyone tell me you agreed NOT to be paid…these are pretty ladies and I desperately want to have one teeny-tiny-weenie bit of compassion for them. That’s exactly what I thought. Now everyone of you needs to step up and follow suit with, ARROW CRAFT CONSTRUCTION, LLC and sue them for Fraud.

Now color me stupid, because I have demonstrated great feats of stupidity in the past but golly gee, if you’re filling bankruptcy and you owe millions of dollars to people and you do not claim that in the bankruptcy….mmmmm…oh golly-gee what have you done Heather and Doug??? Boy Ya really gotta wonder about something…Perhaps Doug and Heather thought because they got the monies they stole from the Boots that financed the possibility for the Berghorst to even have two nickels to rub together..maybe just maybe because they came about that debt illegally they thought they money doesn’t count as a debt? I’m not sure, you can decide what you think.

Now is it  possible that say you owe me $1.25 Million…that’s right a fin and some change…you stole it from me…but you really do owe me LEGALLY…Wouldn’t that be a bankruptcy debt to claim?  And if you don’t claim it will the court allow you an “OOOOPPPPPSSSSSIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE-DAISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”?????????

Myself I will continue to consult with the advise…..Do not accept work orders that are subbed more than once. That once, one time being subbed,  being a National with a direct contract(s) Lenders. Those are the only TRUE National Asset Management Companies.

The only other thing to say is….

This is the perfect opportunity for all to come together…Dallas October 16, 2014.

 

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

 

Berghorst Enterprises sue for fraud in Federal Court based upon Foreclosurepedia’s Legal Theories! Need help collecting your money from ANY #NAMFS Regime Member? Drop us a line and we will start the ball rolling!

 

I have been handing in suspense for crap I give up how long…for this to happen!. I’m seeing a new cycle start in the Property Preservation Industry. That cycle would be “Newbies” yes that’s right the same questions that have been asked for the past 7-8 years are once again being asked now. Go on any sight, Facebook…well, only of you must…Preservation Talk…Linkedin…all the forums appear to be stocked with a bevy of Newbies. In addition I’m also seeing a new set of “Subbers” out there.

So How many of these New Subbers have been had some sort of financial issue and they pulled a Heather? That’s right a Heather…Well if you’re partial to Amanda then OK…

But you know what I’m talking about. Yes let us STEAL OVER A MILLION DOLLARS FROM UNSUSPOECTING STUPID WANNABE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS…and when we get caught we change our name. Yes just go on and ROB families so they cannot place food on their tables while I live PHAT!!!!!!! What a great Moto these ladies have, reminds me of Miss Lilly from Philly…Ya know there was a time when crooks were at least honest about what they did , The Mayfield Gang, for example. The Mayfield Gang robbed people all the time, they were known for being non violent. Kinda like the PPI “ Robbers”…oh I mean “Subbers” they use no violence and robe people every day. What I find so appalling is the fact that many of the times these companies that are screwing each other over are members of the same association.  Wedon’t need to say thenational Association of Mortgage Field Servies…to know who I’m talking about…do we????? I didn’t think so…

Now I see that a contractor finally got wise and did what needs to be done. Folks if your owed monies by either Berghorst or Buczek, then you need to  file Fraud charges. In January I wrote about Fraud in the Inducement. Tell…Please anyone tell me you agreed NOT to be paid…these are pretty ladies and I desperately want to have one teeny-tiny-weenie bit of compassion for them. That’s exactly what I thought. Now everyone of you needs to step up and follow suit with, ARROW CRAFT CONSTRUCTION, LLC and sue them for Fraud.

Now color me stupid, because I have demonstrated great feats of stupidity in the past but golly gee, if you’re filling bankruptcy and you owe millions of dollars to people and you do not claim that in the bankruptcy….mmmmm…oh golly-gee what have you done Heather and Doug??? Boy Ya really gotta wonder about something…Perhaps Doug and Heather thought because they got the monies they stole from the Boots that financed the possibility for the Berghorst to even have two nickels to rub together..maybe just maybe because they came about that debt illegally they thought they money doesn’t count as a debt? I’m not sure, you can decide what you think.

Now is it  possible that say you owe me $1.25 Million…that’s right a fin and some change…you stole it from me…but you really do owe me LEGALLY…Wouldn’t that be a bankruptcy debt to claim?  And if you don’t claim it will the court allow you an “OOOOPPPPPSSSSSIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE-DAISY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”?????????

Myself I will continue to consult with the advise…..Do not accept work orders that are subbed more than once. That once, one time being subbed,  being a National with a direct contract(s) Lenders. Those are the only TRUE National Asset Management Companies.

The only other thing to say is….

This is the perfect opportunity for all to come together…Dallas October 16, 2014.

 

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

 

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photograph courtesy Google Images

Opinions expressed do not reflect those of Aladay LLC Management.

Business 101….In House Education and Training

A New Business Model for Labor to consider?

Bret Douglas of Ironclad and  Eric Miller, Executive Director of NAMFS...Possible Labor Representarive on the BOD of NAMFS???

Bret Douglas of Ironclad and Eric Miller, Executive Director of NAMFS…Possible Labor Representarive on the BOD of NAMFS???

For some time now I have stated that if the Property Preservation Industry (PPI) was to rectify itself that it would come from the Contractors/Labor becoming educated in regards to their company’s and the client’s needs. The Journey has been a very long one but it now appears that Labor is going to come together as evidenced at the lst FAST conference.

As one that stresses accredited education and training for the industry. One of the best ways to conduct in house education and training is with live classes and hands on in the field exercises.  A company striving to become an industry leader by example is Ironclad Preservation or Team Ironclad as they have become known.

The founder Bret Douglas has made huge strides in efforts to organize labor while maintaining a delicate balance of employee and client needs.  Bret has supervised the construction of a “mock ups” demonstrating a foreclosed property for the purposes of conducting hands on training classes.

The Models will be part of the booth the Team Ironclad will have at the upcoming National Association of Mortgage Filed Services Conference. A gathering that some are referring to as the “fraud fest”. While we all know about the bad members of NAMFFS, it is my hope that the BOD of NAMFS will eventually come to terms with the fact that their members must comply with all laws and regulations and stop the NON-PAYMENT issues that plague the Property Preservation Industry…

But I regress, we’re not here today to bang NAMFS or any of the members, rather we are here today to examine a business model that I know for a fact can work. That is the business model of W-2 employees and not…”Here let me sub this too you and I’ll pay you when I get paid”.

What we have with Ironclad Preservation Services down in Orange City Florida is a company the uses Labor, or employees. Now for years Aladay LLC ran with about 27 employees, 4 of which were Field Supervisors.  Our company had monthly meetings and we constantly trained and educated our employees so as a company we could deliver the finest product available in the area. Since we have modified our business model we now have “on-call” employees and since we no longer deal with anyone but a mortgage company or bank when conducting Property Preservation work we have no need for 37,902 different “requirements” to accomplish the same task. We also have no need for those that want to “pay when they get paid” or any other company “subbing” someone’s work.

What I am hoping this leads to is this:  “On-Site” training for all Property Preservation Service Providers. I’m hoping that with the help of the Education Providers for the PPI will come together in October in Dallas for a sit down and figure out how to provide the best schooling for the employees of the PPI. Yes that would mean that John Allen, Eric Miller, and Terry  Platt would have to sit at the same table and allow me to fire questions at them!!!!!

In the mean time it is time to start promoting that event so consider this a “Shout-Out” to the three afore mentioned Gentlemen to figure out a sit down time for an interview….

As we move into September I will be publishing more on this and other events that are scheduled for  the members of the PPI Labor Force to participate in. I cannot stress enough here that Labor needs to keep the ball rolling. If you see “Newbies” direct them to  (I will) NAARPI International for their education and training. Or if you believe that QCU or NAMFS has a better product then recommend them. But as veterans of an industry it is our responsibility to educate the Newbies on Business 101, the do’s and don’ts fo the industry, they neeed to understand about being properly licensed.

Everyone in the industry needs to start doing this…If the company that is demanding you submit to a Background Check and credit check are not licensed to conduct business in your state DO NOT REPETE DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THEM. They are breaking the law and that is not the way you should be conducting business.

I spoke with Sarah at Ironclad this morning. The NAMFS conference is scheduled for September 3-5 in Orlando Florida. Seems Florida is becoming ground zero for PPI events this year…Ironclad will have a booth with the Mock-up and will have the booth available for other vendors to participate in lock changes, inspections etc.

Now here is my NAMFS challenge to Eric Miller. Mr. Miller you are the Executive Director. I ask that you direct every CEO or President of your membership that SUBS work out, to perform the lock change service complete with photographs for ME to QC…doesn’t have to be me but a photo QC is in order here. That is my challenge to Mr. Miller and the membership of NAMFS. If you’re going to beat up people that cannot afford attorneys when you tell them…You forgot the “action” photo, we’re not going to pay…Only seems fair don’t it? That we the people that provide the financing for the PPI get to QC the Work Providers work…That’s right LABOR GETS TO QC MANAGEMENT.

Mr. Miller, when you complete the lock change. Please explain to all of us how it is that $25 for a lock change is fair…especially when the break even analysis dictates a minimum of $42….per lock….

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Get your Goat ON!!!!!

From The Goat Lady…Gloria Montero and WEED WARRIORS!!!

If you have a field that needs attention…well goats may be the way to go…For More information go here168124_115146621889843_1680146_n     168529_115146755223163_2806547_n   Contact Gloria for any information about goats as a pet, goats as “The other Red Meat” or perhaps you’d like to have a herd of goats to rent out for Weed Control… Until Next Time Happy Gardening… Written By: Aaron Aveiro Flyers provided by Gloria Montero and her Weed Warriors!!!

Saturday in Virginia City…Well at the very least

It was a Wild horse Affaire….

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If you live anywhere near the Comstock in Nevada you know about Wild Horses. Everyone knows if you purchase property in the Virginia City Highlands, wild horses are part of the bargain, whether you want them or not.  Same if you live in the outlying areas of Reno/Sparks metropolitan area of Northern Nevada. Horses are part of the country charm of living away from the madness of the city live. Realtors and Real Estate Brokers in the area use them as a selling tool emphasizing the rustic charm of the country living in Nevada. The reality is this: If you live in the foothills and mountains around Lake Tahoe you learn to live with the bears; if you’re in the rural areas of Nevada you learn to live with the horses and they with you.

The horses know who will put carrots and perhaps a couple apples, out in their yards. The Dayton, Stagecoach Herd, knows where every Apple Tree is between Stagecoach and Silver Springs and routinely prune the apple trees for the owners kind enough to plant them on the fence lines. There are even some who claim they have an “Eat and Feed” program pointing to the fertilizer piles their “wild” friends leave behind after mowing their front lawns.

I’m one of those that believe that if you feed a wild animal and the critter comes back for seconds it is no longer wild. There are many that feel the same way only they are a little more vocal and adamant about those who wish to “help” the wild horses not only here in Nevada but all over the west.

Enter people like Lacy J. Dalton that understands the fine balance between nature and people. People have always been very tough on nature. Just look at how much of the earth has contamination in the air, land and water. For the lovers of these magnificent animals and people like Ms. Dalton’s that give endless efforts to develop eco-friendly sanctuary’s to provide for nature and the public, we are all fortunate to have people that have the determination and gumption to say hey let’s do this…

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This past Saturday folks Put their boots on and saddled up to Virginia City, Nevada  for the 1st Annual Virginia City, NV Wild Horse Faire.  Conceived as a benefit event to raise funds for Nevada’s wild horses, this full day event will include a parade, a concert, a benefit fair, booths with merchandise, food, beverages, arts and crafts, pony rides, face painting, train rides, hot air balloon rides, a Mustang Club of Reno display, a raffle, a silent auction, entertainment, presentations, and much, much more.  Festivities begin at 9:00am and there’s a pancake breakfast at 10:00am. The parade starts at 12:00pm followed at 2:00pm by animal demonstration and examples of wild horse gentling techniques. GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Now regardless of which side of the fence you might be on all agree that what is happening to the wild horses as a control measure it is not pleasant to think about. I mean after all no one really wants to eat Mr. Ed. However, one of the issues people must remember, before the animal was ever ridden, horses WERE part of the food chain. Before I get into what a wonderful time I had with Eddie Floyd, Dennis Romero, and Lacy J Dalton playing host to the event for Virginia City and the first annual Wild Horse Faire, let us touch on the food issues for just a minute.

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There was a time that horses were a part of the food chain. The day came when man decided to ride a horse. Whether on a “dare”, or if someone just got tired of walking and said, “Come here horse”, and he climbed up and went for a ride. The point is, once man found that horses were far more valuable domesticated as a form of transportation and as a tool, they were removed from the food chain. Then we got cars, trucks, and tractors. Now, unless you have a farm or ranch, horses are not much used for work. Horses today, are trained to perform shows, they are for riding and rodeo’ing…they are not used for taking a ride or pulling your wagon, plowing your fields. Technology has not made the horse a pet. A very expensive pet, just look at all those spiffy hats at the Kentucky Derby. Therein lies the issues between horses being rounded up to be sold at auction for another country’s food supply. There was a case of the famed Spanish ” Pura Raza Espanola” or pure Spanish Breed… of course, I’m speaking of the gorgeous Andalusia’s, where this magnificent animal was destined to the slaughter house because there was no Traditional Market for the animals, I do have to admit, I did kinda cringe at the thought of Andalusia Steaks when I read the article.

Me and Hoot

Me and Hoot

Now I’m sure about how this dichotomy of “To Eat the Horse…Or Not to eat the Horse” started. However, I do find it difficult that people actually think the horse was never a dinner table staple among people. That said..there are folks that find the thought of placing Mr. Ed on the table extremely repulsive.

So how do the municipalities blend our people lives with that of the Wild Horses? They don’t, they get a big bush from folks like Lacy J. Dalton, Eddie and Shari Floyd of Wynema Ranch to acknowledge there is an issue, then they go out and find people that are relentless in their efforts to put a shin-ding together and call it fund raiser together…These guys did a heck of a job.

Even with everyone trying to connect me with Ms. Dalton so I could ask a couple questions to write about…just wasn’t meant to be Saturday night…I did however, get some great photographs.. Please do continue to tune in this week as I will be bring you stories on the Infamous Lilly from Philly…and Dave the Drum Maker…BJ and her painted pots…

Rescued Colt

Rescued Colt

Now a few words on the party the folks threw to collect some hay money for the horses. Well…let me say this…they know how to throw a party!!!

Pancakes in the morning…with no less, pretty girls, all flirting with John Tyson!!! Then it was off to the parade like only Virginia City can do, 12 something I believe was the exact time Eddie Floyd announced the official start was. The parade in photos can be seen here. After the parade there were horse presentations and other entertainment events all around VC. I went up to the Red Dog salon to listen to recording artist Donna Comwell play her Moonlight over Nevada like only she can….

The evening events were topped off with a slew of Blue Grass and country music. I’ll write more on that later this week and since I know all these guys that know Lacy and I do actually go into the Renegade Radio station on Thursdays…hey perhaps I can get me a little face time with Lacy…

 

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

 

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs By: Aaron Aveiro

Me and Hoot in Virginia City….

yes you do Step back in Time…

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Me and Hoot

What I great time!!!!!     Here are a few shorts from Yesterday in Virginia City….Thanks Laci and Lacy for a great time!!!! Tune in later for an article about the First Annual Wild Horse Faire…and through out the week I will also be publishing article on various activities of vendors that participated in this event….       GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

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Jack…Yours Truly…and the Infamous Miss Lilly for Philly mmmmmmmmmmm Players from The Mayfield Gang….

What a Happy Day.

What a Happy Day.

The Drop dead Gorgeous Rachel from Carson City....

The Drop dead Gorgeous Rachel from Carson City….

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs by Aaron Aveiro and and helping hand from a stranger from Fernley…thanks…

Business 101…..EMPOWERING INFORMATION SECURITY WITH DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION…

From the Custom Solutions Group…CSO

Contact us today for your consultation.

Contact us today for your consultation.

 

Lately I have been receiving many inquiries in regards to technology. While I personally am Technologically Challenged. There are folks like at companies such as Citrix…the second “i” is upside down in the logo. Now I don’t normally plug companies for free but due to the overwhelming Request for Information I reached out to comapnies for their technology information and as I publish more of these type of articles I wll be providing contact information to the companies and their representatives that have assisted in information for all of our readers and those just stumbling through the internet and find us through a search engine.

Technology can be your best friend and your worst nightmare. When your technology works as it is supposed to things are just hunky-dori…let something go awry and all sorts of nightmares happen.

If you’re a small business budgets for technology and marketing always seem to be nonexistent!!! So in effort to assist we will be bringing you some articles on technology and how you can use this technology to assist your business. The following is a white paper by Citrix and CSO…hope it helps.

The security matrix grows in complexity

IT is often behind the curve of security requirements that arise as part of the constant evolution of computing and communications technologies, deployment models and usage patterns. The CISOs and CIOs charged with protecting enterprise information, applications and IT infrastructure struggle to keep pace with constant change and the ensuing unforeseen risks.

 Since the dawn of personal computers and distributed computing, IT has faced an uphill battle to manage, control and protect enterprise appli­cations and associated data. Recent computing disruptors—including the consumerization of IT and bring-your-own device (BYOD), flexwork where people shift work to optimal locations and times, broad mobility expectations and the advent of cloud computing—have further complicated the challenges of protecting sensitive enterprise information. These challenges are compounded by the growing sophistication and volume of information security threats against intellectual property and business data governed by compliance and privacy regulations. To control risk across the increasingly diverse computing landscape, organizations must centralize control of sensitive enterprise Windows applications, ensuring that only authorized and authenticated users have access. Desktop virtualization offers chief information security officers (CISOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) a powerful solution for today’s information security needs.

Further complicating matters are a variety of external security variables—ranging from regulatory, privacy, and compliance demands to an ever-more sophisticated and growing threat landscape. Changes in the makeup of both the endpoint environment and the workforce bring new challenges for IT, notes Eric Ogren, principal analyst at research firm Ogren Group.

“Tablets are destined to outsell PCs in 2013, along with more powerful smartphones. As IT seeks to cost-effectively deliver traditional Windows-based applications to a mobile workforce, organizations are turning to virtualization to get out of the endpoint software installa­tion business and to keep confidential data off untrusted mobile devices. In today’s environment, it’s not only employees that need access to enterprise resources and information; it’s also a growing cadre of contract workers, outsourcing providers and partners.”

This constantly shifting IT landscape produces an information security matrix that is as complex as it is daunting, and places enterprises at high risk for security breaches. Most recently, three business dynamics have emerged that hold great promise for boosting business growth; at the same time, they introduce new security challenges, and therefore can place sensitive enterprise information at even greater risk:

Flexwork and mobility: Businesses increasingly focus on the practice of having work done at the optimal place and time. Flexwork improves the attraction and retention of people who can shift tasks to home or other locations. It enables organizations to build-out teleworking programs, hire more contract workers and other contingent labor, and take advantage of outsourcing. Mobility provides people flexibility to work anywhere and enables organizations to move workers closer to their work, customers and project sites by delivering applications, data and desktops when and where they are needed.

BYOD and the consumerization of IT: Historically, new technologies deployed in enterprise environ­ments gradually filtered out to the mass market. More recently, the flow has reversed in some instances, especially as individuals accustomed to ubiquitous, high-speed network access and powerful smartphones and tablets seek to have similar technologies and experiences at work. Some organizations are implementing bring-your-own-device strategies to accommodate people who want to use personal devices at work. The resulting proliferation of personally-owned computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices raises both secure access and data distribution challenges.

Cloud computing: The rise of software as a service, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) cloud-based offerings introduced a plethora of computing environments with their own security architectures and IT control challenges. CIOs consistently list security concerns as their main impediment when considering cloud computing services, but concerns are increasingly overridden by the economic and flexibility benefits that cloud delivers.

With these three shifts adding even more complexity to the security matrix, a growing number of CISOs and CIOs are rethinking their security strategy and moving to a new foundation: desktop virtualization. With desktop virtualization, the software elements that normally reside on an individual’s PC or other client device are instead run and managed centrally in the datacenter (or cloud) on server-based virtual machines. By centralizing Windows applications and associated data and by closely controlling access to them, IT improves information security control as well as overall application and desktop management. Further, organizations can sponsor initiatives that bring significant new opportunities for business growth.

Security demands drive desktop virtualization adoption

As security becomes more challenging, organizations are seeking new ways to maintain data protection and access control wherever people work, on whatever devices. In the words of Gartner, “Organizations are struggling with the cost and complexity of provisioning and supporting physical desktop and laptop computers. At the same time, employees are demanding support for new consumer devices, access from home offices, roaming between locations and devices, and the enabling of limited access by partners using their own devices. Virtual desktop technologies are being deployed to address these needs.”1 An industry consensus is growing around the effectiveness of desktop virtualization to address this challenge.

Market analyst Ogren corroborates this trend.

“I’ve seen a huge increase in the adoption of desktop virtualization,” he says. This growth is occurring in most industry sectors, with financial services, healthcare, government, and education being among the most active, according to Ogren. “Virtually every Fortune 1000 company I talk to is leveraging desktop virtualization to reduce complexity and the data security issues of mobile devices, and the number one driver for implementing desktop virtualization for a mobile workforce is absolutely security.”

While desktop virtualization can support offline use by encrypting and isolating Windows applications and associated data on the client device, much of the technology’s security cachet comes from its ability to centralize enterprise applications and deliver them securely to any device. “We’ve let distributed computing expand beyond control,” notes Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist at Citrix. “With distributed computing, you have no idea about what sensitive data is on somebody’s laptop, tablet or smartphone, so you have to manage every device as if it has sensitive data.”

By giving IT the ability to keep sensitive information in the datacenter, as well as the means to control access to Windows applications and data at a very granular level, desktop virtualization can eliminate this broadly recog­nized downside to distributed computing. “Data owners can ensure consistency, availability, backup, and disaster recovery, eliminating the perceived default need for end-point storage of sensitive data,” Roemer explains.

Citrix, the leading provider of virtualization solutions, has been solving customer challenges around delivering applications—including those that handle complex and sensitive data—to a distributed workforce for more than 20 years and for more than 260,000 customers. With the introduction of desktop virtualization technology and the need to meet heightened information security challenges, it is no surprise that many of the world’s leading corporations, educational institutions and government entities are now turning to Citrix to meet evolving infor­mation security needs.

Among the many companies taking advantage of desktop virtualization benefits is Clark Builders. The company performs commercial, institutional and industrial construction throughout Canada. Security at the widely spread, often isolated locations was a particular concern for Clark Builders. At one job site, burglars broke in and stole two computers. “Two years ago that would have been a major crisis, because of the sensitive and competitive information that could be compromised,” said Dean Doige, chief information officer at Clark Builders. “Now, with information centrally stored and protected, data is completely secure at all times, with the only loss being $1,000 worth of computer equipment, not our intellectual property.”

Bolstering security without hindering people or the business

Desktop virtualization has been an eye-opener for the world of information security, because it means IT can easily increase security without imposing undue burdens on the business. Indeed, desktop virtualization can simplify the jobs of IT administrators and position IT as a strategic enabler of business growth.

“Even though it’s our mission to provide cutting-edge security, we also want to enable the business, not hinder it,” says Mike Emerson, senior director of infrastructure services at Citrix, expressing an objective shared by most CISOs and CIOs.

Of the many benefits desktop virtualization affords, a fundamental security benefit is the technology’s ability to bring client applications and associated enterprise data back into the datacenter. In effect, desktop virtualiza­tion counters the risks of data distribution and possible loss, tampering and corruption by delivering Windows applications and desktops on-demand to any worker, anywhere on any device while all the management is handled in the datacenter with complete IT control and visibility.

For Citrix customers, this centralization allows IT to implement password control, multifactor authentication and other techniques to ensure people can only access information and other business resources appropriate to their roles. It also allows Citrix customers to establish policies that control the level of access granted from different devices, locations or networks. Desktop virtualization can leverage Active Directory or other directory data to automatically determine and assign the proper access rights. In addition, with Windows applications centralized, administrators can easily manage, support and upgrade applications and apply security patches to ensure that every user is working with the most current and secure software available.

“Keeping endpoint applications and operating systems patched and up-to-date is daunting, but it’s extremely important for us and for any organization,” says Emerson. “IT organizations would often take something down to patch it rather than leaving it vulnerable to hacking.” Desktop virtualization makes the update and patching process—an onerous and tedious undertaking involving hundreds or thousands of distributed PCs—a much more straightforward and effective procedure, Emerson says.

Virtualized desktop environments can also optionally be set up to counter the introduction of viruses or other malware during any user session. In this model, each time users log off, their virtual desktops are refreshed back to the initial template. When the users log back on to their virtual desktops, they see a clean environment derived from the base template.

The elevated level of control desktop virtualization offers provides significant business value to another Citrix customer, Budd Van Lines. The company provides executive relocation services to streamline the process of moving one or many corporate employees from one location to another.

“Citrix desktop virtualization lets me lock down desktops, eliminate CD drives, disallow employees from installing applications and prevent viruses so every worker’s device is completely secure,” says Doug Soltesz, vice president of information systems and technology at Budd Van Lines.

Desktop virtualization also dramatically reduces the challenges associated with supporting a diverse set of enterprise and personally owned client devices. Devices of all major brands and types can be easily equipped with client-based software, part of the Citrix desktop virtualization solution, that ensures the devices have secure access to centralized Windows applications and desktops. Applications and associated data are either stored centrally at all times and protected during transmission, or if selectively distributed to client devices, are encrypted and isolated when stored on the device. IT doesn’t need to worry about data exposure or pilferage if devices are lost or stolen, and can automatically resynchronize data when the client devices reconnect to the centralized data stores. Citrix also provides complementary enterprise mobility management capabilities to safeguard and partition business apps and data accessed on mobile devices.

With Windows applications fully under IT control, administrators can monitor and log all data access events, both to identify potential threats and breaches and to meet the data protection, privacy and reporting requirements of regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, HIPAA and the E.U. Data Privacy Directive. Application centralization enables organizations to adhere to mandates for personal and other sensitive data to remain within geographical boundaries, by centralizing control and automating secure access within defined boundaries.

The centralized management enabled by desktop virtualization makes it much more straightforward for IT to provision new employees, modify their access rights as appropriate during the course of their employment based on changes to roles, and immediately deprovision their access rights when they leave the company. The same granular control can also be applied when granting and removing access to outside contractors, and in instances when a device may have been lost or stolen—where IT wants to prevent the missing device from accessing business resources.

One other critical benefit—business continuity—flows directly from desktop virtualization. Once applica­tions and desktop infrastructure are centralized, people can access these resources even during a business disruption, whether stuck at home in a snowstorm, dislocated during a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, or simply unable to reach the office or work site for some other reason. Should the person’s normal client device be damaged or unavailable, they can use another device (personal, shared, newly purchased, etc.) to gain immediate access to their business applications. Additionally, should the datacenter facility face a disrup­tion, critical applications and desktops can be easily transferred to other servers or if needed to a backup facility, then securely accessed by the distributed worker base.

“When roads close or power goes down, people can work remotely from home, and we still have complete control and security over the resources they access,” says Soltesz at Budd Van Lines.

While all of these benefits of desktop virtualization help CISOs and CIOs and boost business productivity, the technology also pays dividends for employees, contractors and other workers, who no longer have to keep track of multiple passwords and access methods for different corporate and cloud computing resources. For example, passing through a single Citrix authentication and authorization engine allows them to reach their desktop and all of the applications and data for which they’re approved with a single sign on. Mobile device and application management technologies help IT provide simple, secure access to apps and data across mobile devices.

Companies with desktop virtualization in place can also more easily support BYOD strategies, which are increasingly popular as the number of tablet and smartphone users grow. Allowing employees—and contractors —to use their own devices has the added benefit of reducing the IT budget, since the company doesn’t need to purchase client hardware for these workers. And people quickly come to appreciate the anywhere, anytime, any device access to their work environment.

Perhaps most important from the workers’ perspective,

“Desktop virtualization removes the need for every consumer to be their own IT manager and their own security officer,” says Roemer. “By automating data protec­tion and freeing people from mundane and time-consuming data management responsibilities, desktop virtual­ization provides for greater productivity and happier users.”

“Virtually every Fortune 1000 company I talk to is leveraging desktop virtualization to reduce complexity and the data security issues of mobile devices, and the number one driver for implementing desktop virtualization for a mobile workforce is absolutely security.”

— Eric Ogren, principal analyst , Ogren Group

 

Desktop virtualization as the foundation for information security

For many organizations, desktop virtualization has become an essential foundation for a layered informa­tion security strategy. Any such strategy must include a careful assessment of risk, followed by a cost/ benefit analysis of how to best manage risk while supporting broader enterprise objectives. Comprehensive information-security solutions entail a mix of technologies, processes and training programs, and also require administrative awareness that the matrix of security threats and challenges is a constantly moving target.

Within this environment of evolving technologies, changing worker demographics, pressing competitive demands and escalating security challenges, desktop virtualization has emerged as a star. Desktop virtualiza­tion is rapidly assuming a central operational and security role. Given its broad portfolio of mature products and solutions in this area, Citrix is the vendor best positioned to support its growing customer base with desktop virtualization solutions.  products and solutions in this area, Citrix is the vendor best positioned to support its growing customer base with desktop virtualization solutions.

 Companies with desktop virtualization in place can also more easily support BYOD strategies, which are increasingly popular as the number of tablet and smartphone users grows………

“Citrix desktop virtualization lets me lock down desktops, eliminate CD drives, disallow employees from installing applications and prevent viruses, so every worker’s device is completely secure.”

Doug Soltesz, vice president of information systems and technology, Budd Van Lines

 

 Desktop virtualizationand Citrix: secure by design

Citrix has been providing information security solutions since its founding in 1989. Today, Citrix combines virtualization, mobility, networking and cloud computing technologies to deliver a full portfolio of offerings that enable IT to deliver on-demand applications, desktops and data to any user on any device with the best performance, security and efficiency. In 2011, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), one of the most prestigious security associations in the world, honored Citrix with the ISSA Outstanding Organization of the Year Award in recognition of its contributions to the advancement of information security.

The Citrix product portfolio is anchored by Citrix XenDesktop. By leveraging its integral Citrix FlexCast delivery technology, XenDesktop allows IT departments to deliver every type of virtual desktop, hosted or local, optimized to meet the performance, security and mobility requirements of each individual user. FlexCast delivery scenarios include:

Hosted shared: Central servers host a core set of standard applications for task workers, with limited personalization allowed.

Hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI): The entire desktop environment (applications, data, user settings) runs on server-based virtual machines, with only screen images, mouse clicks and keystrokes transmitted between the hosted desktop and the client device.

Local virtual machine desktops: Encrypted data can be sent to client devices for disconnected work, then automatically resynchronized with the central data store upon reconnection.

On-demand applications: Specific client applications are hosted and run centrally, or streamed to client devices for local execution.

 

A number of other Citrix products support XenDesktop in delivery of desktop virtualization:

Citrix Receiver is client-based software that allows Windows or Macintosh PCs, as well as iPad, Android and Windows tablets, to interoperate with centralized servers for XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, the Citrix offering for application virtualization.

Citirx XenClient is client virtualization software that enables users to create and run multiple secure virtual desktops on a single PC. An enhanced version, XenClient XT, further leverages Windows desktops that have Intel vPro technology, and is designed to serve in multilevel secure environments with the most extreme isolation, security and performance requirements.

Citrix XenMobile enterprise mobility management software provides complete protection for mobile applications and data, and ensures end-to-end security and compliance. IT gains identity-based provisioning and control of apps, data and devices, automatic account de-provisioning for terminated users and selective wipe of lost devices.

Citrix NetScaler Gateway is a highly scalable SSL VPN that can give thousands of users secure access to centrally hosted applications and data, whether in enterprise datacenters or in private or public clouds.

Citirx NetScaler accelerates, optimizes and secures the delivery of applications. Offered as a hardware-based network appliance and as a software-based virtual appliance, NetScaler inte­grates an application firewall that protects applications and services from attack. NetScaler also enables the secure extension of the datacenter to a public cloud infrastructure, and provides a single point of control for all applications, including cloud-based services.

All Citrix products are built to be secure by design. This means customers get security as an inherent attribute of desktop virtualization deployments, regardless of which desktop delivery model they use.

 

Be sure to tune in next week as we look into GPS systems for your company.

 

 

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

White Sponsored by Citrix and provided by CSO

Good Food Good Life….Recipe of the Week…Time to get Your BBQ on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diablo Corn with Smoky Lime Garlic Butter

Good life Good Food

 

I have always, like every other man in the world, loved to cook on fire. My favorite time of year to BBQ is when it is snowing out!!! For some reason the smells carry farther in the cold. And well…I just love giving the neighbors something to trip on!!!! Since it is the time of the year when the Cook Offs, such as the Best in the West Rib Cook Off, hosted by JA Nugget in Sparks Nevada, take place. And since for the traditionalists the BBQ season is coming to a close.

This is a twist for BBQ’d  Corn on the Cob. This particular recipe is fantastic for any Mexican or Spanish style cooking or meals your may plan.

 

Diablo Corn with Smoky Lime Garlic Butter

Prep time:  4hours

Cook time:  30 mins

Total time:  4.5 hours

Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • Fresh ears of corn, unpeeled and in husks.1 per guest.
  • SMOKY LIME GARLIC BUTTER
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 lime
  • 3 LG cloves garlic Minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried  crushed Red Chili**

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Instructions

  1. CORN Allow to soak in cold water about 4 hours or until husks appear to be holding water
  2. Place rack in center position of BBQ. You will want about 350-400 degrees.
  3. Cut off any silk hanging out the ends. Trim any tips of leaves extending from sides. Do not peel.
  4. Place ears of corn on grill and cover for about 25-35 minutes.( this is important as you will want to use this time frame to grill your meats or other veggies to time your meal coming off the grill at the same time.
  5. Remove corn from oven. Let cool for a few minutes before peeling back the husks. It’s hot so be careful!
  6. SMOKY LIME BUTTER
  7. Combine butter, zest from half the lime, and juice of whole lime. Stir in cilantro, salt, smoked paprika, and red chili. Transfer butter mixture to a serving bowl.

** If chili is not your cup of tea then leave this ingredient out, or substitute regular pepper.

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May you Rest in Peace my Good Lady

May you Rest in Peace my Good Lady

 

As our dearly departed Julia Childs would say……

Bon Appititte’!!!!!!!

Written By: Aaron Aveiro

Recipe by Aaron Aveiro

Photographs courtesy Simply Fresh Dinners website.

Julia Childs Photo Courtesy Google Images