Category Archives: General Thoughts

Reflections of the Season

As is our custom, here at Valley TechNologies, we take a time to reflect on the many blessings we have enjoyed over this past year. It's been a bit tough for many in 2017. We have seen a considerable amount of divisiveness.   There are those who have left social media altogether due to harsh and condemning communication - much that has permeated the internet. There are many who have suffered unimaginable loss - death, destruction, disasters, dreams, or ill health. In the midst of this, we would like to share our hope that through all life's challenges, we might truly embrace the beauty of life, that which is so often reflected in people's hearts at Christmas and live it in our own little corners of the world. ...

Downtime is important for Business Owners

It's easy to get sidetracked when you own a business! Most small business owners wear so many hats that they feel as though they simply cannot take time away, or the business may not perform well. The irony in that line of thinking is that, without taking time to decompress, unwind and truly relax, our productivity is actually lessened. And the summer season almost makes it worse, because as the day grows longer, there is a tendency to stay at the office, or at one's desk. Winter darkness is a reminder to shut down, so with longer days, it can become all the more of a temptation to just keep working. How often have we said to ourselves "I don't have time to exercise", or "I can't take this time off because I'm in the middle...

Is Your Smart TV Watching You?

watching1Yes, at least according to this article posted in November last year by https://arstechnica.com - and your TV is not the only device that does!  That information makes me nervous - hopefully making everyone a bit nervous.  A worthwhile read for everyone who owns any type of "smart" device, and your "reasonable expectation of privacy" may not be so reasonable.... (more…)...

End of Year Reflections

As 2015 comes to a close, Ray & I prepare for a welcome 10-day vacation to a warm climate allowing us plenty of time for total relaxation. Along with the preparations, we take a time to reflect on the many blessings we have enjoyed over this past year of 2015. We would like to share them with all of you, our friends and customers, who have been so wonderful to work with. (more…)...