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January Edition 2017
Welcome to EZ Micro  |  Girl Scout Cookie Celebrates its 100th Anniversary!  |  The Massive Tree House In Pennsylvania That's Actually A Restaurant You Need To Visit  |  Many of Pennsylvania's New Year's celebrations pay homage to manufacturing roots  |  Paddle Faster  |  Paste without formatting in Microsoft Word  |  EZMicro presents...  |  Puzzle  |  Useful little tips!!!  |  Pulling Over Can Be Dangerous  |  Good Customer Service Intentions Don't Count  |  Print Your Own Sticky Notes With Nemonic  |  Diver captures the bizarre swimming motions of a feather star  |  10 Tips to Improve Your Health at Work  |  Human Computers: The Women of NASA  |  12 Awesome Homes Built With Recycled Material (Including a Man-Made Tropical Island)  |  Did You Know?  |  Driver Licenses From Nine States Won't Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018  | The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster  |  How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions
Welcome to EZ Micro
May this be a year of wonderful happiness
A year of good health
A year of incredibly good success
A year of good luck
A year of continuous fun
And a year of world peace!

Happy New Year from everyone
at EZ Micro Solutions!
Girl Scout Cookie Celebrates its 100th Anniversary!
By Christine Reber

It's that time of year again! Girl Scout cookies will go on sale in our region on January 19th. My Girl Scouts have set their goals, made their selling plans, and are ready to sell you your favorite flavors.

We are extra excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookie this year. Ever since the first sale in 1917, cookies have been empowering girls to become leaders in their communities, build lasting friendships, and travel to awesome places. The most amazing experiences start with cookies!

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The Massive Tree House In Pennsylvania That's Actually A Restaurant You Need To Visit
The first thing you notice when you arrive at Heritage Hotel is the incredibly unique addition to this Lancaster landmark hotel. To call the structure a deck or a patio doesn't do this two-story structure justice. It's unique structure is nothing short of extraordinary.

Imagine dining in the most impressive tree house ever built. The open layout and use of the natural environment give the feeling of being submersed in nature. Step inside and see why it's unlike any restaurant in Central Pennsylvania. Feast on the extensive menu, grab a stool and cozy up to one of three bars, surrounding a tree growing through the center.

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Many of Pennsylvania's New Year's celebrations pay homage to manufacturing roots
By Stacy Wescoe
Bethlehem and Pottsville are two of several communities that are being recognized by the Pennsylvania state tourism office for having unique New Year's Eve drops.

And both of those cities' drops distinguish themselves with business tie-ins by promoting nationally famous products manufactured in their communities.

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Paddle Faster

Short sighted and often rarely challenged for size and strength, sharks will often approach shapes in the water above them that they cannot identify and many shark attacks come about by the shark merely being curious as to what is floating in the water above them. Unfortunately for this guy, he seems to be on the wrong end of this shark's inquisitive nature.

However, if the shark had decided the boat was not edible, it wouldn't bother going in for a nibble so let's keep our fingers crossed that it thought plastic might be a bit too chewy for it.

Paste without formatting in Microsoft Word

Is it possible to paste without formatting in Microsoft Word? Let's say we want to copy text from a webpage or an email. When you highlight, copy (Ctrl + C), and then paste (Ctrl + V) the text into Word, all the formatting comes with it. Like this:

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EZMicro presents...


When You're In Denial That
You Have To Wake Up
Q: The Day Before The Day Before Yesterday, Is Three Days After Saturday. What Day Is It Today?

Get the Answer!
Useful little tips!!!
Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in
your cat's ear... massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat
daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and
accelerates healing.   Read more


Pulling Over Can Be Dangerous

Pulling someone over in some states can be a little more dangerous than others as this cop soon found out when a gator decided to crawl out of the nearby undergrowth and greet the lawman who at least managed to get on top of his patrol vehicle. Gators have thick hides and sometimes a bullet is not enough to keep them at bay.

This only being a small one, it may not have been too much of a problem and would have eventually become bored if it thought it couldn't get at an easy meal, but it still makes for an unpleasant surprise.
Good Customer Service Intentions Don't Count
By Debra J. Schmidt

While shopping one day I noticed a "No Wait" policy posted in a grocery store. The sign declared, "We guarantee that you will no longer experience long lines. When we see more than three people in line, we will open a new register immediately."

I had plenty of time to read the sign. There were six people in line ahead of me!

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Print Your Own Sticky Notes With Nemonic
What's better than flipping through a fresh pack of Post-It notes? Printing your own.

Samsung Electronics spinoff Mangoslab this week introduced a sticky note printer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Dubbed Nemonic, the miniature machine connects to a mobile app to digitally organize and print content on the adhesive memos.

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Diver captures the bizarre swimming motions of a feather star
Professional diver, Els Van Den Eijnden, managed to film the bizarre swimming motions of a feather star in Thailand.

It's quite rare to see them moving around in this manner as they are usually attached to rocks or coral.

A feather star is also known as a sea lily.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Health at Work
Avoid those snacks, take a walk during lunch, and clean that keyboard, and you're on your way to a healthier workday.

Eight hours in a chair in front of a computer, five days a week can take a toll on your body. From avoiding eye strain and tension neck syndrome to passing on those extra calories that co-workers leave invitingly on their desks, experts give WebMD 10 tips that will help you stay healthy and in shape at work.

1. The snacks that your co-workers so nicely place on their desk can add a few hundred calories to your daily diet if you're not careful, and they can leave you with unwanted pounds if you help yourself day after day.

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Human Computers: The Women of NASA
By Brynn Holland

They were known as "human computers" long before desktop, laptops and multi-function calculators. Comprising an elite team of mathematicians, engineers and scientists, these women were tasked with turning numbers into meaningful data at what would later become NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Langley Research Center. Their calculations would chart the course of many ground-breaking missions, carrying U.S. astronauts to the moon and beyond.  Read more
12 Awesome Homes Built With Recycled Material (Including a Man-Made Tropical Island)
Did you think sustainable building is boring? Think again. Or wait, let us help you rethink with these 12 amazing houses that are built with trash.

As inspiration for realizing how beautiful other ways of looking at our current way of living are, 12 astoundingly cool houses built from scrap.

This house (see right) built out of 25,000 recycled bottles cemented together is situated in Cap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Did You Know?

Months that begin on a Sunday
will always have a "Friday the 13th."


Driver Licenses From Nine States Won't Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018


Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver's licenses.


Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints-even for domestic travel.

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The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster
by Joel Hruska on January 5, 2017
The Consumer Electronics Show (now dubbed CES) has always been an event where companies large and small debut new products and demonstrate cutting-edge R&D. At its best, the show serves as a jumping-off point for the technologies, products, and services we'll see throughout the year. At its worst, it functions as a dumping ground for bad ideas and garbage products. At the show this week, Griffin Technology debuted a smart toaster as part of their new Griffin Home initiative.

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How to Request Service From EZ Micro Solutions


We're nuts about
helping our customers!
Do you need support? Are you a new client or a new employee of a client or do you just need a little refresh on how to request service from EZ Micro? Whatever the reason you are reading this article, here are the details for reaching us!

Service Desk
Our Dispatch Coordinator is the center of our support team. Any issues you experience should be reported here first by opening a Service Request using one of the following methods. Our service desk is available from 8:00 AM EST - 5:00 PM EST Monday through Friday.

Simply send an e-mail to support@ezmicro.com. The subject line of the e-mail will become the Summary of the Service Ticket. The body of the e-mail will be posted to the Detail Description section of the Service Ticket. Please provide as much information as possible so we can handle the request accurately and quickly.

Web Portal
If you do not have access to the EZ Micro Solutions Service Portal please contact us and request access. The support portal can be accessed by going to www.myezmicro.com. This will show you all of tickets for your organization and the current status of those tickets. Additionally, new tickets can be created and information can be added to existing tickets. In addition, depending on your restriction level, you'll be able to view all of your past invoices with EZ Micro as well as view the details of all of your managed devices (servers, firewalls, PCs, etc.).

Standard Phone Support
To reach the EZ Micro Solutions call 610-264-1232. If you should need assistance after hours, weekends, or holidays, please press 3 to have the Engineer on-call notified of your situation. Please note, our Emergency Rate applies after-hours, weekends and holidays.



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