Let's take some of the friction out of our lives
There are a myriad sources of friction in our daily lives. It is always a relief to come across a product or service that does what you want it to do and does it without grief. Come here to discover products that will reduce the friction in your life (or to warn you about those with high friction factors). Articles will be updated periodically when I have new information to add.
A miscellaneous collection of ideas and discoveries that may reduce friction in your life. UPDATED: OCTOBER 15, 2011 Jump to: Avoid motion sickness when reading while riding Unclogging bathtub and sink drains Your smartphone is a superior Kindle Tired of Seeing “Only Secure Content is Displayed”? A peanut butter brand that stores better More […]
Soothing your friction factor if you are in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina Sharing personal experiences in my extended neighborhood… UPDATED: OCTOBER 8, 2011 Jump to: friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Style & Cut Shop Greensboro Orthopaedics Merchant Tire Englebert Tire & Automotive General Denistry—Dr. Roland M. […]
Location: Diving at Pennekamp Undersea Park Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED Captain Slate’s Atlantis Dive Center 51 Garden Cove Drive Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451.3020 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Key Largo, Florida Diving with Captain Slate My first dive […]
Join.Me by LogMeIn Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Join.Me https://join.me (877) 251.8373 Live Collaboration with screen sharing and/or conference calls As a telecommuter with a development team and business associates at many different locations, we benefit greatly from access to tools that allow us to conveniently […]
Cruising the Eastern Caribbean on a Floating City Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This article last updated: October 23, 2014 This cruise experience was on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. We had such a wonderful time earlier on the sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, […]
Location: Floridays Resort Orlando, Florida Friction Factor = MOSTLY LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED WITH CAUTION Floridays Resort Orlando International Drive Orlando FL 866-994-6321 Also on this trip: Disney World: How to Enjoy When the Weather is Bad The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort See also my article […]
A Great Step Forward in Smartphone Technology Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED Assumptions = Android 4 (ICS) This article last updated: November 5, 2013 November 5, 2013: Alas: My Galaxy Nexus has come to the end of its road for me. It developed a problem that […]
Location: Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED Mixing Business and Pleasure September 2010: I am here with my wife for a healthcare industry conference. Late September is off-season for Disney World. No crowds, short lines, and happily, no hurricane this week. […]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED Best Western Plus Midwest City Inn & Suites 6701 Tinker Diagonal, Midwest City, OK 73110 (405) 737-6060 Comfort and Convenience The Best Western Plus Midwest City Inn & Suites is convenient to I-40, Tinker Air Force Base, and a host of […]
Reviews (updated December 4, 2012): Friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Store brands of NyQuil® Night Time Cold/Flu Relief Target vs. Walmart Store brands of NyQuil® Target vs. Walmart versions Friction Factor = Target, Walmart Friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) I tried Target’s […]
My use of "Cloudstepper™" began decades ago as I was involved in hot air ballooning, sky diving, and other feet-off-the-ground activities. I even have Cherokee blood to add to its legitimacy (smile). But my nom de plume took on a new meaning as I became involved in early cloud-based application development BTW (before the Web). An electrical engineer, my career spans work on Atlas-Centaur rockets, a government intelligence agency, and a lot of effort in the development of cloud-based collaboration services.