Boring people with a background in economics, like me, often talk about tradeoffs, and this article highlights some of the tradeoffs made in our healthcare distribution system.

I am struck by the current events of severe weather in Texas and other places that don’t normally get this cold, and the words “health care” could easily be replaced by “energy”, or for that matter any number of industrial systems, education systems, etc.

The search for supply chain efficiencies has made our health care system leaner and more global. But this efficiency has come at the cost of resilience, with hospitals and health care providers now dependent on fragile global supply chains vulnerable to disruptions from “black swan” events like Covid-19.

Douglas Hannah, Harvard Business Review

A few challenges?

I think it is fair to say that most of us have undergone a few challenges in the last 12 months 🙂 I usually like the perspective of Seth Godin, as seen in the history of posts relating to him on this site. This is another example of a way to look at where we are at, and where we can go.

Anybody Else Attracted to the Word Stress-Free Today?

I’m of the opinion that once Halloween has passed, it is ok to add Pumpkin Pie to the menu. I don’t holler and scream if someone eats it before then, but there seems to be an order (probably related to harvests) of cherry / blueberry, apple, and then into pumpkin, but that is just one opinion 🙂

Probably too good to be true.

In our web hosting and web development side of our business, we come across a wide variety of spam / phishing attempts. This one came through this morning, and I thought it was worthy to write about …

Most use very generic email addresses, sales@, info@ (Which is also why those accounts get lots of spam, because most companies / domains have one.

But the part of this message that got me is the “This email is from a trusted source”. If you have to say “trust me”… 🙂

A new ink possibility

HP Versatile Replacement poll

KAO Collins is working on a competitor ink formulation of the HP Versatile (C8842A).  How interested would you be in trying the new cartridge?  We expect cost savings of 10% to 15% over the OEM cartridge.