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Lunch Today

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Lunch Today
We had a sandwich day today.
I talk everyone who come to the company to keep our Internet service going for 40,000+ companies.
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Business Helping Other Business

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Business Helping Other Business
During the difficult time, we are trying to help other small companies by placing lunch order every weekday. Today we had wonderful catering company brought us lunch.

The Catering Company
https://www.ordercatering.com/
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Health Check

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After the Morning Walk It was l... After the Morning Walk
It was little too long.
97.376F No fever! 97.376F
No fever!
Only thing I can do is to maintain my health.

(1) Exercise
(2) Temperature
(3) Wash My Hand Often
(4) Drink Hot Water
(5) Stay Away from the Crowd

What are you doing?
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Thank you to Medical Professionals

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96.818F I have no fever. After... 96.818F
I have no fever.
After so many years in the US, I am still a metic person ;)
We hank you to all medical workers who is fight the Coronavirus. We will do our part to stay healthy so that we will not overwhelm you.

Also, we hank all essential businesses and services to keep us going. Please take care of yourself. We are doing our best t maintain all your servers and Internet communications.

Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
https://www.pspinc.com
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Checking My Temperature

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Checking My Temperature Checking My Temperature
We asked everyone to check their temperature every morning.
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Coronavirus and Politics

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http://cafeoribellevue.com/ http://cafeoribellevue.com/
Some politicians are using Coronavirus to sell their name and gain popularity. It is very unfortunate. It is a time to unite and help each other. I do not like any business trying to make money by using Coronavirus.

It is a time to save lives. Not sell the name or make money.

It I snot much but we are buying lunch from local restaurants. That are doing their best stay business. We thank them for that.
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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My morning routine.

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My Temperature My Temperature My Temperature My Temperature
Here are things I do in the morning.

(1) Wake Up
(2) Brush Teeth
(3) Take Shower
(4) Check my Weight
(5) Watch News (Usually NHK World)
(6) Take my Blood Pressure
(7) Check my Blood Sugar
(8) Check my Temperature

Then I come to work.
#KenUchikura #KenichiUchikura

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This is how we are dealing with telework.

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http://wwwpspinc.com http://wwwpspinc.com
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. has implemented company chat rooms where everybody login and report the progress. In addition, all our meetings are done using Zoom system.

We currently have 1/4 of our employees working remotely. So far the productivities has not suffered too much but we are holding the release of some of the new products.

#pspinc #pacificsoftwarepublishing #coronavirus #kenuchikura #covid19

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Social Distancing

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#SocialDistancing #SocialDistancing
If we were eggs ... this is what it suppose to look like.
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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Company Lunch Today

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Company Lunch Today
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Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 69

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My Desk at Pacific Software Pu... My Desk at Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
Headquarters in Bellevue

Business Owner’s Minds

You started your own business. You grew your business. You took care of all of the problems. You hire the people you need. You let go of the people you do not need. You have to weather all of the ups and downs. So now, you are facing a new challenge (you always do). Do you want to go out and ask for someone who has never spend a minute at your company to tell you what to do? I don’t think so. I am sure we can find the solution within our company.

In short, this is how most entrepreneurs think, and most of the time you are correct. You do not need someone outside to tell you what to do because you are not the same as other companies. Things that worked for one company may not necessarily work for you. You have different products, services, and style of business.

So how do you hire someone to help you? The answer is very simple, you hire someone when your business is doing well. You hire someone to streamline what you do or tackle new business opportunities. Not when you are having problems. Don’t think a Superman will come and solve all of your problems. That is your job.
#KenUchikura #KenUchikuraNewsletter

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COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Postponed!!!

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COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post... COMPUTEX 2020 TAIPEI is Post...
COMPUTEX TAIPEI has been rescheduled for September 28 to 30, 2020.
This is one trade show that I visit every year. I think September might be too optimistic but I hope we can go there.

https://www.computextaipei.com.tw/

I posted some of the pictures from past COMPUTEX.
#Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #Computex2020

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Costco Senior Hour

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Costco Kirkland Just After 8:0... Costco Kirkland Just After 8:00am Costco Kirkland Just After 8:0... Costco Kirkland Just After 8:00am Costco Kirkland Just After 8:0... Costco Kirkland Just After 8:00am
Costco is opening its door to 60 years old or older members at 8:00 - 9:00am on Tuesday and Thursday. What a community service!

#CostcoSeniorHour #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc

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Washington State ... Stay Home Order

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Governor Inslee Governor Inslee
March 23, 20201On March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Washingtonians.

In accordance with this order, the Governor has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

So, the question is, "Is PSPinc an Essential Critical Infrastructure Work?"




COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Sector Profile

The Communications Sector provides products and services that support the efficient operation of today’s global information-based society. Communication networks enable people around the world to contact one another, access information instantly, and communicate from remote areas. This involves creating a link between a sender (including voice signals) and one or more recipients using technology (e.g., a telephone system or the Internet) to transmit information from one location to another.Technologies are changing at a rapid pace, increasing the number of products, services, service providers, and communication options. The national communications architecture is a complex collection of networks that are owned and operated by individual service providers. Many of thisMarch 23, 20209sector’s products and services are foundational or necessary for the operations and services provided by other critical infrastructure sectors. The nature of communication networks involve both physical infrastructure (buildings, switches, towers, antennas, etc.) and cyber infrastructure (routing and switching software, operational support systems, user applications, etc.), representing a holistic challenge to address the entire physical-cyber infrastructure.

The IT Sector provides products and services that support the efficient operation of today’s global information-based society and are integral to the operations and services provided by other critical infrastructure Sectors. The IT Sector is comprised of small and medium businesses, as well as large multinational companies. Unlike many critical infrastructure Sectors composed of finite and easily identifiable physical assets, the IT Sector is a functions-based Sector that comprises not only physical assets but also virtual systems and networks that enable key capabilities and services in both the public and private sectors.

Essential Workforce - Communications:

•Maintenance of communications infrastructure- including privately owned and maintained communication systems- supported by technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, undersea cable landing stations, Internet Exchange Points, and manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment
•Workers who support radio, television, newspapers and media service, including, but not limited to front line news reporters, studio, and technicians for news gathering and reporting, and workers involved in the printing and distribution of newspapers.
•Workers at Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, and Network Operations staff, engineers and/or technicians to manage the network or operate facilities
•Engineers, technicians and associated personnel responsible for infrastructure construction and restoration, including contractors for construction and engineering of fiber optic cables
•Installation, maintenance and repair technicians that establish, support or repair service as needed•Central office personnel to maintain and operate central office, data centers, and other network office facilities
•Customer service and support staff, including managed and professional services as well as remote providers of support to transitioning employees to set up and maintain home offices, who interface with customers to manage or support service environments and security issues, including payroll, billing, fraud, and troubleshooting
•Dispatchers involved with service repair and restoration

Essential Workforce - Information Technology:

•Workers who support command centers, including, but not limited to Network Operations Command Center, Broadcast Operations Control Center and Security Operations Command Center
•Data center operators, including system administrators, HVAC & electrical engineers, security personnel, IT managers, data transfer solutions engineers, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators
•Client service centers, field engineers, and other technicians supporting critical infrastructure, as well as manufacturers and supply chain vendors that provide hardware and software, and information technology equipment (to include microelectronics and semiconductors) for critical infrastructure
•Workers responding to cyber incidents involving critical infrastructure, including medical facilities, SLTT governments and federal facilities, energy and utilities, and banks and financial institutions, and other critical infrastructure categories and personnel
•Workers supporting the provision of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services (incl. cloud computing services), business infrastructure, web-based services, and critical manufacturing
•Workers supporting communications systems and information technology used by law enforcement, public safety, medical, energy and other critical industries
•Support required for continuity of services, including janitorial/cleaning personnel

Source: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

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Here are somethings you can do to protect yourself.

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We do not want you to be sick... We do not want you to be sick!!!
  • drink lots of hot liquids, coffee, soups, teas, warm water… in addition, take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes… because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any of the virus into your stomach where the gastric juices will neutralize it

  • gargle with an antiseptic in warm water like vinegar or salt or lemon every day if possible

  • virus attaches to hair and clothes..any detergent with soap kills it take a bath or shower when you get in from the street .. if you cannot wash clothes daily , hang them in sunlight

  • wash metallic surfaces carefully.. virus can be live for 9 days… watch handrails, door handles …

  • wash hands every 20 minutes using any soap that foams

  • try to avoid eating and drinking cold things… if you feel any discomfort in throat … attack it immediately… virus enters the system this way and stays 3-4 days before enters the lungs…

    Let's be healthy as long as we can.
  • #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Why you do not want to get sick now!!!

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    Please try not to get sick! Please try not to get sick!

    I try my best to not to get sick.
    I do this so I can spare one hospital bed for a person who really need it.

    The worst thing that could happen is when our medical system is overrun by the number of patients. So long as we keep the concurrent Coronavirus cases under the hospital max, we are okay. Once we surpass that, we become another Italy.

    Let's do everything we can to protect our medical system,
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Let's make it a slow pandemic!

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    Let's make it a slow pandemic!
    This video showed me why we are acting so radical to handle this Coronavirus. The goal is to make it a slow pandemic so that we do not overwhelm our medical system. Now, I got it.

    Italy Mae it into a fast pandemic. US does not have enough hospital beds. We need to do out best not to catch and spread the virus.


    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #JapaneseOnline #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc

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    New Coronavirus Confirmed Cases

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    As of 2:30pm (PST) March 22... As of 2:30pm (PST) March 22, 2020
    Just look at the numbers in red.
    Above chart Dows the number of Coronavirus cases. The number in red show the number of new cases reported today. New Your an d New Jersey look very bad but I was told because they are now testing more people.

    I am setting us Video Meeting System to be used starting tomorrow so if we cannot meet face to face, we can still maintain reasonable communication. We will be testing our fast meeting tomorrow morning. I will let you know how it goes.

    We are all in this together. If you have any good idea, please share it with me. I will share what we learned as much as possible.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #JapaneseOnline #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc

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    If this happen to Seattle and Bellevue?

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    City of Everett Mayor issued following directive asking people to stay home. If this was to happen to Seattle/Bellevue and King County or Statewide, we need to evaluate our operations. Do you consider Internet infrastructure to be an essential service? How do we maintain our server and network and programs if it becomes reality for PSPinc. How do we protect our customers?

    There are just too many questions.

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    CITY OF EVERETT
    Mayoral Directive
    STAY HOME, PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

    A mayoral directive directing Everett city residents and business owners to stay home and limit their interactions with others in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
    To my fellow residents of Everett, our many families, friends and neighbors: As most of you are undoubtedly aware, on Jan. 21, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was reported right here in the city of Everett. Since then the virus has spread to multiple states around the
    nation, Snohomish County has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases. As of today, there are more than 400 confirmed and probable cases in Snohomish County alone and eight deaths.

    Statewide there are nearly 1,400 confirmed cases. These are unprecedented times and pose enormous risk not only to our public’s health, but also our economy and quality of life. The virus that causes COVID-19 is easily transmitted, especially in group settings. Preventing the further spread of this disease hinges on every person in Everett reducing their interactions with others, especially those beyond their immediate household. The Snohomish Health District states that “The closer the contact between people – and the more people in a group – the greater the risk of passing along viruses.” Especially at risk are those who have a compromised immune system; are pregnant; have a serious condition such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease; or have a cough, fever, and/or difficulty breathing. People older than 60 are especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. It is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety.

    As a result, I am directing you to take the following precautionary actions, effective noon on Monday, March 23, 2020 and until further notice:

    1. Stay home, except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and
    government services, or perform essential public infrastructure construction. Homeless individuals are not subject to this directive, but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.
    Essential activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Errands to maintain health and safety, such as obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor.
  • Acquiring necessary services or supplies for you, your family or household members, such as getting food and supplies, pet food and supplies necessary for staying home. This can include curbside pick up, delivery, take out or drive-thru food and beverage services. Please only purchase items you immediately need and do not stockpile.
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running, provided you keep at least 6 feet of distance between others.
  • Caring for a family member in another household.
  • Caring for elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or other vulnerable persons.
  • Essential business and government services include, but are not limited to, the following: Health care operations, including all training and educational programs and home health workers.
  • Essential infrastructure, including construction of housing (residential and mixed-use), industrial and commercial projects currently underway; and operation of public transportation and utilities.
  • Businesses that supply products or services necessary to both maintain the functionality and/or safety of equipment, facilities, utilities, healthcare, national defense, all modes of transportation and critical supply chains used in other essential businesses.
  • Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores.
    Food and beverage providers offering curbside pick up, delivery, take out or drive-thru services.
  • Businesses that provide necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals and shelter facilities.
  • Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities.
  • Gas stations and auto repair facilities.
  • Banks.
  • Garbage collection.
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses.
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning.
    Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers.
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences.
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable essential employees to go to work.
  • Roles required for any essential business to "maintain basic operations," which include security, payroll and similar activities.

    See the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s comprehensive list of Critical Infrastructure Sectors. 2. Follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention when conducting essential activities and services allowed under #1, above.
    These recommendations include the following: (i) maintain at least 6 feet from other individuals, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible or use hand sanitizer, cover coughs or sneezes, and do not shake hands; and (ii) perform routine environmental cleaning.
    Employers in Everett that do not provide essential businesses or government services should take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home to the extent possible.

    These are challenging times, and I know the impact of COVID-19 is being felt in every corner of our city. I am terribly concerned for everyone in our community, especially those who are sick or at higher risk of becoming infected, as well as those who have either lost, or are at risk of losing their job or business.
    The consequences of this crisis are already deep and severe, and we’re not yet through the worst. I am confident, however, that by coming together as a community and taking reasonable measures to protect one another, we will emerge from this period of time with the same resiliency and strength we have come out of in times of crisis in the past.
  • #Coronavirus #PSPinc #PacificSoftwarePublishing

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    Japan Wants An Olympic

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    Japan Wants An Olympic
    This is a official website for Tokyo 2020 Olympic.
    https://www.olympic.org/tokyo-2020

    The Olympic torch arrived in Japan by a special jet. (As you seen above.)

    They have spent too much money to just cancel or postpone. But which is more important Olympic or welfare of the athletes and spectators? That is the question they are facing to make. Not an easy decision. But we all know the answer. No event even Olympic is worth risking anyone's life.
    #TokyoOlympic2020

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    Problem of Teleworking

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    Problem of Teleworking
    After one week of allowing people to work from home, I have found the biggest problem with it. If your job is doing the routine work like bookkeeping, almost all work can be done by teleworking. But anything that require management, supervision, training, customer interaction cannot be fully accomplished by teleworking.

    If you are an entrepreneur and make decision and change direction on a daily bases, telecommuters are very difficult control. I have to adjust not to change or delay reaction. So, it is like you are a captain of the ship and you want to change heading or change speed, you cannot just do that. Instead you need to tell people to do it but you will not know when that will take place.

    Also you cannot trying anyone by teleworking. So, by moving to telework, you need to stop your training process. This does not apply only to new employee but people trying to start something new.

    At the end, telework is good to just maintain what you have. Not for when you want to grow your company by trying many things. I really hope this Coronavirus Pandemic will be over soon.
    #teleworking #PacificSoftarePublishing #PSPinc #KenUchikura #KenichiUchikura

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    Customer Support

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    Customer Support
    Our customer support operations are full staffed at this point and operating. If you need a remote support, we will be happy to provide that.If you need an onsite support, we will make sure all our staff are free of fever and system of the virus.
    #PacificSoftwarePublishing #PSPinc #Dreamersi #WenDevelopment #WebHosting #VPNSetup #Coronavirus #PSPCustomerSupport

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    Do what we can to help local business.

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    Do what we can to help local ...
    We had one great lunch from Ezell's.

    https://ezellschicken.com/

    PSPinc buys lunch for everyone who come to work at no cost to our staff. We are trying buy lunch from local restaurants.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #MODPizza

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    I do not understand!!!

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    I do not understand!!!
    What is going on???

    Report from China and Japan are Lies

    I do not trust Coronavirus related positive reports from both China and Japan. Both countries have motivation to deceive people. China wants to give positive image to the world and Japan wants to go ahead with Olympics. Both countries are not trust worthy. They have a history of lying.

    China said Tiananmen Square Incident did not happen. And Japanese Governemnt said Fukushima Daiichi did not have melt-down.

    I do not trust media either. They are just reporting what governments say without verifying the report. Media is just a place to advertise. They say whatever if they can make money. Where is the true journalism. Any media reporting there is no new cases in Wuhan, that is what Chinese government want them to say. Did those media defied? Do they have a reporter in Wuhan?

    That is why they are called Fake News.

    Also, I do not understand why in the world most world leaders are so afraid of Coronavirus. It killed about 8,000 people world wide. 150,000 people die everyday in the world. So why are they so panicking? Do they know something we don’t. 19 million people infected with Influenza in the US and 10,000 people died. We did not lock down but 214 people dead in the US from Coronavirus and we are locking down. Are you kidding? What is going on?
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #MODPizza

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    What can we help you with?

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    What can we help you with?
    I know many business owners including myself is under stress not knowing what is going to happen next. Today we learned we no longer travel overseas. Here are some things PSPinc can help you with at no cost.

    Website Popup Message

    Many retail businesses are hurting. Now travel industry is taking a big blow. If you need to modify your top page of your website to popup a message regarding what you are doing, contact me. We will help you make one for free whether you are our customer or not.

    Free VPN Setup

    We also help you setup VPN access to your company when you started letting your staff work from home. When you contact us, we will ask you few question and suggest what you need to buy (if you are too far away for us to dd onsite support) and setup the equipment for you to start VPN. We will not charge you
    for this service.

    If you are in need of anything, please call us. We are in this together.

    Kenichi Uchikura
    President / CEO
    Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
    ken.uchikura@pspinc.com
    #PacificSoftwarePublishing #PSPinc #Dreamersi #WenDevelopment #WebHosting #VPNSetup #Coronavirus

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    Level 4 Travel Advisory for all International Travel

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    NO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL NO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL


    State Department warns Americans: Don’t travel abroad, come home if overseas



    The announcement is the government’s most severe warning about international travel.

    I have never seen this ever. The USA is virtually locked down. I know Coronavirus is serious, but does it grant this much? What does Governemnt know what we do not know?

    PS: My friends (American) in Japan told me that they feel safer living in Japan. Japan has less Coronavirus Infection and Better health Care.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #MODPizza

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    Company Lunch Today

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    Company Lunch Today
    We are trying to help local economy by purchasing lunch from the local restaurants. Today, we order MOD pizza.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #MODPizza

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    We should not look at Cumulative Numbers!!!

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    https://coronavirus.1point3acre... https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0 https://www.nytimes.com/intera... https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html
    Do you know when you look at Coronavirus Data, the cumulative number will never decreases. Instead we all should be looking number of new cases. That will tell us whether Coronavirus is under control or not.

    New York added over 1,000 new cases.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #ShibuyaScrambleCrossing

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    Free VPN Setup

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    Remote Work Remote Work
    Remote Work / Telework

    It is getting to the point that we need to live with the Coronavirus rather than fight it for now. We need to be extra vigilant in keeping ourselves clean and stay away from large gatherings. At the same time, we cannot kill the economy that we have worked hard to build. No matter how much we do not want to get infected, soon or later someone (including yourself) will get infected with the Coronavirus. Let’s just hope that it will not lead to a worst case scenario.

    To prevent spread many companies currently are, and will be, asking people to work remotely. If you need to access file servers at your office, you need to have what is called VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN allows you to access files and programs at the office as if you were physically present there. To do this, you need to have VPN hardware (typically a router) and your PC set up.

    I have asked my company’s Customer Support team to provide this setup at no charge to customers as a community service. If you need help or advice on setting up a remote working environment, please call us. We are doing this to make sure our customers and employees will stay safe during this crisis.

    If you need VPN help or advice, please call 425-957-0808 and ask for Customer Support. You can also send an email to support@pspinc.com .

    Kenichi Uchikura
    President / CEO
    Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
    #FreeVPN #RemoteWork #PSPinc #PacificSoftwarePublishing

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    Shibuya Scramble Crossing Live Camera

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    Shibuya Scramble Crossing Liv...
    Compared to Seattle ... Shibuya (Tokyo) looks almost normal. No store including restaurants and bars are closed. With new infections are almost 0, things does not look so different. I hope we get back to that soon.

    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc #CoronavirusisNothing #ShibuyaScrambleCrossing

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    Remote Learning

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    Remote Learning Remote Learning Remote Learning
    Bellevue School District has delivered notebook PC to every student so that they can learn from home. This is super impressive.
    #BellvueSchoolDistrict #RemoteLearning

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    Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 68

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    Seattle is Empty! Seattle is Empty!
    Speech is Silver, Silence is Golden

    “Not to say anything is often better than speaking too much or saying something inappropriate.”

    Unfortunately, this does not apply anymore as you need to speak up to be heard. This works when people are looking at each other and reading people’s minds by evaluating facial and body expressions. These days people do not look at each other. They tend to look at their iPhones most of the time. That means that unless you speak you will not be heard. Better yet, you should email or text. Instead of speaking in public, you should consider an email broadcast or a social media post.

    Another thing - people’s attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. Instead of long articles, your message should be very short and to the point. However, you should make sure you send out that message often. Things have changed. What was considered a virtue is no longer relevant. As a business owner, I always try to be up-front and easy to understand. I am still not very good at it.

    Anyways, my point today is that if you want people to know your business, you need to communicate with the tools people use. That is not a speech, it must be digital and short.
    #kenUchikura #KenUchikuraNewsletter

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    Coronavirus: Judge Yourself

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    Good Morning from Bellevue, ... Good Morning from Bellevue, Washington, USA.
    March 18, 2020
    Coronavirus Facts

    I just listed the facts based on the public record. No judgement here.

    As of today, we recorded 210,000 Coronavirus confirmed cases in the world with over 8,000 deaths since last December. Almost 83,000 people have recovered. The fatality rate is about 3.8%.

    In the US, as of March 18, 9:00am, there are 7,512 confirmed cases with 115 deaths. That is fatality rate of 1.5%. Sp far only 106 people has recovered and released from the hospital.

    Death rate by age is another concern. Here are the current numbers;

    80+ years 14.8%
    70-79 years 8.0%
    60-69 years 3.6%
    50-59 years 1.3%
    40-49 years 0.4%
    30-39 years 0.2%
    20-29 years 0.2%
    2—19 years 0.2%
    0-9 years 0.0%

    Compare to Influenza

    This fatality rate is one of the highest among the virus infection. Average Influenza fatality rate is 0.1%. In the US, 19 million people got flu and 180,000 people had to be hospitalized in 2019. Out of that 10,000 people died. That is a fatality rate of 0.05%.



    No opinion here. I just listed the numbers I found on the net. What do you think. about Coronavirus based on those facts. (Unless those facts I listed are not correct.)
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    Washington State Added Another 110 People

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    https://coronavirus.1point3acre... https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0
    Washington State addd 110 more people today as people infected with Coronavirus with 53 people had dies from it. This number exceeds entire Japan.
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    Coronavirus Outbreak Map

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    Coronavirus Outbreak Map
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Politicians

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    Politicians

    Now I know why I do not like people commenting on politicians.

    “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
    Mark Twain


    I really can't tell a difference.

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    Response by Business Communities

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    Response by Business Communi...
    Here is one of the email I got. this one is from McDonald's. I really like this email because it gets to the point. We all should learn from it.


    Dear Kenichi,

    Along with you, we are closely watching the impact COVID-19 is having on our local communities. I am immensely proud of how our franchisee, suppliers and company partners have mobilized quickly to protect the well-being of our employees and customers, which is our number one priority.

    We recognize many of you rely on us to provide food and beverage choices for you and your families. We take that responsibility very seriously. We have some of the highest standards of cleanliness and are closely working with national and local government and health authorities to ensure we are taking all the right steps.

    In partnership with our franchisees, we are implementing additional precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of our customers, crew and communities:

  • Encouraging all restaurants to move to Drive-Thru, Delivery and Walk-In Take-Out
  • Encouraging restaurants to close down all dine-in seating, including suspending the use of self-service beverage bars and kiosks
  • Supplying sanitizer for employees and customers who visit our restaurants
  • Encouraging employees to wash hands even more frequently than normal
  • Increasing surface cleaning and sanitizing across the restaurant in high-impact areas
  • Closing all Play Place attractions

    McDonald’s has always been a home base for our communities. With 14,000+ restaurants across the country, we have a long legacy of being a dependable neighbor in times of need. Through this unprecedented and challenging time for families and individuals, McDonald’s will do our part to continue to be a place people can count on to deliver a familiar, comforting and delicious experience, no matter where they are.

    Thank you for your patience and loyalty during this time and always.

    Joe Erlinger
    President, McDonald's USA
  • #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    'add fuel to the fire'

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    'add fuel to the fire'
    Today Governor announced that all restaurants in Washington State will be closed except for take out and delivery. I personally think it should be individuals' decisions not the governor's. It just 'add fuel to the fire'.

    If you are scared, you should not go to the restaurant. Just stay home. That is your right. If you ignore it, however stupid it may be, it is your right as well.


    -------- - --------


    Definition of 'add fuel to the fire'

    The phrase 'add fuel to the fire' means when you do or say something that makes a miserable situation even worse. 'Adding fuel to the fire' means to make a situation or conflict intensify, especially via provocative comments.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Something Fun

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    Well Played Mr. Bond. Well Played Mr. Bond.
    #007NoTimetoDie #SaturdayNightLive

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    PHO for Breakfast

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    Pho Pho Very Little Customers Very Little Customers Usually Full Pho Bac Seattle Usually Full
    Pho Bac Seattle
    I asked for disposable chopsticks and spoon.
    It was good bowl of noodle and soup.

    I may be risking Coronavirus infection ... but how long can you stay at home?

    I'm sure all restaurants are hurting.
    If you are scared, stay home. That is your choice.
    I am not downplaying the virus.
    I just do not want to be so scared all the time.

    #CoronaVirusisNothing #Coronavirus #Pandemic

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    Break / Lunch Eat Out Today

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    Steak Sandwich Steak Sandwich
    No Sale Fries No Sale Fries Does Tabasco kill Coronavirus... Does Tabasco kill Coronavirus???
    There is not very many people eating out.
    People are staying home to avoid contact with others.
    People are scared of Coronavirus.

    There are many businesses hiring because people are scared.
    Business closure and lay offs are starting.
    I do not know what I can do but eating out will help a little.
    I may be stupid to eat out but I do trust in the sprit of here.
    I did not come to the USA to just stay at home.
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    History of Pandemics

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    History of Pandemics

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is not he first pandemic nor the biggest. Let's look at the history of Pandemic.

    NameWhenNo. of Death
    ------------------------------
    Antonine Plague166 - 1805,000,000
    Plague of Justinian541-54230 ~ 50,000,000
    Japanese Smallpox Epidemic735 - 7371,000,000
    Black Death (Bubonic Plague1347-1351200,000,000
    Small Pox152056,000,000
    17th Century Great Pagues16553,000,000
    18th Century Great Plague1817-1923600,000
    Cholera 6 Outbreak1818 - 19231,000,000
    The Third Plague185512,000,000
    Asian Flu1889 -18901,100,000
    Russian Flu1889 -18901,000,000
    Yellow FeverLate 1800s100 - 150,000
    Spanish Flu1918-191940 ~ 50,000,000
    Hong Kong Flu1968 - 19701,000,000
    HIV/AIDS1981 ~ Current25 ~ 35,000,000
    SARS2002 - 2003770
    Swine Flu2009 - 2010200,000
    Ebola2014 - 201511,300
    MERS2015 - Current850
    Coronavirus COVID-192019 - Current5,000
    ------------------------------


    Did you know in 2018, 770,000 people died from AIDS?
    Why isn't media and politicians all over it?



    Source: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/
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    We will survive!

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    頑張れ!
    Good luck!
    ¡Animo!
    Bon Courage
    Viel Erfolg!
    In bocca al lupo!
    Boa sorte!
    Желаю удачи!
    加油
    파이팅
    โชคดีนะ
    Πάλεψέτο
    #WeWllSurvive #Coronavirusisnothing #NothingisCronavirus

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    2020 Restaurant Leadership Conference Cancelled

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    2020 Restaurant Leadership Co... 2020 Restaurant Leadership Conference
    Cancelled!!
    Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 2020 Restaurant Leadership Conference is cancelled. We ere planning to exhibit the OpinionStand Solutions at the conference this year.

    If you are interested in knowing more about OpinionStand, please contact us. We will be more than happy to explained demonstrate it capabilities.

    https://www.opinionstand.com
    https://restaurantleadership.com/
    #OpinionStandPapryrus #opinionstand #pspinc #PacificSoftwarePublishing #RestaurantLeadershipConference

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    Covid-19 scam alert!

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    Covid-19 scam alert!
    A fake #COVID19 map circulating from Johns Hopkins University is a malicious website & will infect your computer with malware. It is not from Johns Hopkins.
    The trojan virus will steal your info. Please do not click random maps, ads or links. Go directly to the source to find accurate information. A screenshot of the fake map is attached. As this outbreak continues, scammers will attempt to get your info and/or your money. Please be safe & don't click.
    #SCAM #COVID19 #Coronavirus

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    Listeria Outbreak

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    Do not buy Enoki in this packa... Do not buy Enoki in this packaging!
    A listeria outbreak traced to a specific brand of enoki mushrooms has killed four people and hospitalized 30 more in a multi-state outbreak, prompting a recall. The mushrooms in question were sold under the brand name Sun Hong Foods, Inc., and are labeled as a “Product of Korea.”
    #Listeria #EnokiMushroom

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    Telework

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    Latest Coronavirus Figure USA Latest Coronavirus Figure USA
    Starting tomorrow employees have option to work from home.
    There is no infection at PSPinc but we are trying everything we can to ease the fear of unknown. This should not affect any service level or productivity at PSPinc.

    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura #PSPinc

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    Tom Hanks / Rita Wilson Tested Positive for Coronavirus

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    Tom Hanks / Rita Wilson Tom Hanks / Rita Wilson
    When the public figures like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson tested positive for Coronavirus, it really hits you. This is no joke. It's only matter of time before we will get infected.
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    Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 67

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    Ken Uchikura Newsletter Vol. 67
    Participation is more important …

    In Japan, you often hear that “Participation is more important than winning” in various activities. Especially in an event like the Olympics, people are taught to do their best whether they win or not. With children’s activities in Japan, such as physical education, they do not measure who won and who lost. They are all cheered for participating. I guess this is to teach children there is no loser when you participate.

    Bullshit - life is not fair. There are always winners and losers and a whole bunch of people in the middle. Telling people it is not necessary to win means you are asking people to not try to be better. Unfortunately, life is not that fair. Even if you try your best, there is no guarantee that you will somehow come out ahead. It just gives you a better chance.

    As the economy stands now, the bar is rising. That means what you thought you have done well is no longer good enough. You must do better each and every day just to stay even. Simply participating is not enough. If you cannot motivate yourself from defeat, you cannot be a winner. The difference between the ordinary and extraordinary is that extraordinary people have tried and failed more than ordinary people ever try.

    Ken Uchikura
    President
    Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
    https://www.pspinc.com

    If you have a comment, please email it to ken.uchikura@pspinc.com
    #KenUchikura #KenUchikuraNewsletter

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    Do you remember the Earthquake and Tsunami

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    March 11, 2011 ... March 11, 2011
    2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami

    9 Years Ago Today



    March 11, 2011 ... The Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami happened. That is 9 years ago today. almost 20,000 people perished on that day. That was the beginning of the formation of PSP Children's Foundation.

    #03112011 #TohokuEarthquakeandTsunami

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    Coronavirus : This is what I think!!!

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    Coronavirus : This is what I t...
    Here are some things I try to understand.

    (1) It is a virus (regardless of where it started) not a group of people or a race.

    (2) No need to panic. If I contract the virus, I will try my best to get better. Also I will do my best not to spread the virus.

    (3) If someone I know gets infected, I will wish him/her well. And I will stay a away. Sorry.

    (4) I will not use this situation to profit or make money. Have N95 mask for $95.00 ... Just kidding.

    (5) I will not trust everything I hear from Internet, Media and Politicians. President Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you hear on Internet."

    (6) If I can help someone in need, I will do my best without risking my own health. If I get sick, I cannot help anyone.

    (7) I will not spread any rumor. I will not bad mouth anyone who gets infected. I will not scream "Fire" in the crowded theater.

    (8) If I die from the virus ... I am dead ... I suffer no more. Nobody lives forever.

    (9) This is not the end of the world. If it is, there is nothing I can do anyway. So why worry?

    Can you add anything?
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Coronavirus Effect

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    Bellevue Square at 1!:00am /... Bellevue Square at 1!:00am / Sunday Opening Hour
    This coronavirus is really going to hurt the economy.

    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Costco Gas

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    Costco Gas Costco is under $3.00 Costco is under $3.00 Costco Gas
    I filled up at local Chevron Gas Station yesterday. I usually fill pop at Costco .... It felt really expensive.
    #CostcoGas #ChevronGas

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    140 Million ... What is this number?

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    140 Million ... What is this num...
    Do you know what this number mean?

    140,000,000

    This is the number of people die every year.
    That is over 38,000 people die every day.

    Coronavirus killed abut 4,000 in last 3 months.
    That is about 45 people everyday.

    Coronavirus is a tragedy but number does not justify the panic behavior.
    Let's be healthy and wash hands, stay away from unnecessary gathering.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    New Office

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    At least I got my computer wo... At least I got my computer working.
    I have moved to a new office today.
    The move is complete but I do not know how I put all those stuffs ...
    It will take days.
    #pacificSoftwarePublishing #PSPinc #Dreamersi #WenDevelopment #WebHosting

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    Coronavirus Update as of March 5, 2020

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    https://www.worldometers.info... https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Coronavirus Update as of Mar...
    Actually, Washington State where I live accounts for 11 out of 12 in total deaths in the US. Japan so far has 6 deaths and another 6 from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.

    China has the most cases and most deaths ... but the problem is I do not believe the number they are saying.




    AT PSPinc, we have announced following policy.

  • If you would like to work remotely due to being sick, please work with your manager for approval and set the necessary guidelines on remote work.

  • Please alert your manager or HR@PSPInc.com if you or other household members have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (coronavirus). You will then be asked to stay away from PSP for 14 days and we will try to work with you if you are able to work remotely.

  • If you have a fever, you are to go home and get well. Notify your manager and HR@PSPInc.com.

  • Attached is a notice for preventive care and this will be posted in both the 1404 and 1402 buildings.

  • If you or a household member travels to any country with a travel advisory 3 or 4, please inform your manager and HR@PSPInc.com. You may be asked to stay home for up to two weeks even if you are not showing any symptoms.

  • We all have co-workers, household members, family members or friends in the higher risk categories. We want to do our best to minimize risk to all those in our community.

  • Please use the available disinfecting wipes to cleanse your desk and associated work areas at the beginning and end of your shifts. We will try to disinfect common areas on a daily basis.

  • Please ask if you need any additional information or have questions. We have been gathering information and can give you additional COVID-19 (coronavirus) handouts we have gathered. Just contact HR@PSPInc.com.


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    Business as Usual

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    Business as Usual
    I went to a meeting in Seattle (Seattle Executives Association) today. I thought we will have very minimal people there because of Coronavirus. However, we actually had room full of people. We had discussion about changes ... For now almost all the companies are operation as normal.

    Nobody was wearing mask. I am so proud of people in the group not panicking at all.
    #SeattleExecutivesAssociation #PacificSoftwarePublshing #PSPinc

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    Ken Uchikura Newsletter Volume 66

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    Tokyo Rail Station Tokyo Rail Station

    Big Data



    There is an incredible amount of data in the world. For example - emails, call center conversation audio files, photos, videos, articles, texts, proposals, accounting files, and much more. All of this data I mentioned have one thing in common, you want to keep it but not actually use it on a daily basis. How do you store this kind of data?

    Most people store this type of data on a medium such as a hard disk. When it is full, they buy more hard disks. This process is being done every day. People often think, if only they could put this data in the cloud. Though the consideration is what is the cost of storing that much data in the cloud?

    I heard this story during my last trip to Japan. I'm preparing now for my company to provide a big and secure storage solution. Internally, we call it the Simple Data Pool project. Needless to say, the key to this project is price, capacity and security.

    Some of you reading this newsletter may have a lot of digital data. Please let us know if you like what we are working on. When I first studied business at university, the first thing I was told was "find the need and fill it”. It's nice to have a problem we can tackle.
    Who is Ken Uchikura?

    Kenichi Uchikura
    President / CEO
    Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
    #KenUchikura #KenUchikuraNewsletter

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    Post in Heaven

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    My Drawing Today. My Drawing Today.
    #PompomwasHere #TinywasHere #PompomTiny #PostinHeaven

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    TLS 1.0 & 1.1

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    TLS 1.0 & 1.1
    Major browser will not display any website contents that TLS 1.0 and 1.1 staring at the end of March. What is that mean?

    Well, when April fools come this year and if your website does not display on the the browser, your website is either TLS 1.0 or 1.2.

    What do you do when this happens.

    You can call your web hosting company and web developer to let them know they dod a lousy job. If they have informed you about it and you did nothing, you have brave it on you.

    Before this happens, call us and we will test your website for free.

    PSPinc. 1-800-232-3989 or 425-957-0808
    #TLSFreeTest #TLS #PacificSoftwarePublishing #PSPinc

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    Thanks Fox Plumbing

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    Old Water Heater https://www... Old Water Heater
    https://www.foxph.com/
    New Water Heater https://ww... New Water Heater
    https://www.foxph.com/
    Our office water heater broke and Fox Plumbing came very next day to replace the broken water heater. Good to be a member of Seattle Executives Association.

    Thank you.

    https://www.foxph.com/
    #SeattleExecutivesAssociation #PacificSoftwarePublishingInc #FoxPlumbing

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    No Gym ...

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    No Gym ...
    Just to be on the safe side, I have decided to stay away from the places where people gather ... I will skip gym for now. I will make it up by walking.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Second Death from Coronavirus in the US

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    I think government is doing a f... I think government is doing a find job containing.
    Media is not doing a good job screaming.
    Second person died from Coronavirus in the US was also at EvergreenHeath in Kirkland, Washington. It is still not a serious number. There are more people die from the gun shots, car accidents and influenza.

    I do not like the fact media is trading it like a end of the world. And politician is reacting to it like a way to gain more support. let's just be calm.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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    Coronavirus scare!

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    Where are people? Seattle Pre... Where are people?
    Seattle Premium Outlet Today
    March 1, 2020
    When you really think about it, it is not the end of the world pandemic. It sounds scarcely but in the US, Traffic Accident, Gun clime, Influenza or suicide, each one kills >100 times more people.

    It is the media causing people to panic. I was at the outlet today. I have never seen so little people there. There was not even a line at Starbucks. People should do everything they can not to get sick but what is the point?

    Japan is even worse. No masks, no toilet papers? Are you kidding? Media is really out of control and they should be reporting in the relative term.
    #Coronavirus #COVID19 #pacificsoftwarepublishing #pspinc #KenUchikura

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