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.
Location: The SeaSide Resort in North Myrtle Beach Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED 800-433-5710 2301 South Ocean Boulevard North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Discovery 25 Sep 2011 SeaSide, North Myrtle Beach When we were at North Myrtle Beach this past spring we were walking along the beach and saw […]
Can a Social Media Uprising Make a Positive Change? Friction Factor = VARIABLE FRICTION Value = SEEKING RELIEF WITH SOME, FINDING IT WITH OTHERS This article last updated: May 12, 2012 (added AT&T experience) Jump to: Time Warner (mixed) Hewlett Packard Logitech SiliconDust Bank of America Verizon Wireless AT&T […]
Especially for First Time Cruisers Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This article last updated: December 10, 2012 First Time Cruise Experience We are ocean front beach cottage people. Until recently we hadn’t even considered a cruise. The opportunity to write about a first time experience and […]
Product: MisterLandscaper.com Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I first published this article in April 2004, updating it here. My Gardens Start Out Beautiful… We have a large vegetable garden and several flower gardens around our two acre yard. I enjoy getting out in the yard […]
Updated October 5, 2013: Friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Arkansas, Little Rock Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites Florida, Fort Lauderdale Best Western Plus Cruise Port New Mexico, Albuquerque Best Western Plus Executive Suites New Mexico, Roswell Best Western Plus Sally Port Inn & Suites Oklahoma, Midwest City Best […]
Friction Factor = MODERATE FRICTION Value = CAUTION Lebanon, Tennesse Comfort Suites (615) 443-0027 904 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN, US, 37090 Something was going on in Tennessee as we passed through. Properties we would have normally looked for were fully booked. Fall leaves had not yet started changing, so I […]
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 […]
Location: DiveQuest at Disney World Epcot Center Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED See also: DiveQuest scuba diving at Epcot (February 2014 dive) Bucket List Item Checked Wreck diving off Antigua, meeting Captain Slate’s pet baracuda at Pennekamp underwater park near Key Largo, diving with the sea […]
Company: Digital Forest (now Digital Fortress) Friction Factor = HIGH FRICTION Value = NO LONGER RECOMMENDED 12101 Tukwila International Blvd., Suite 410, Seattle, WA 98168 http://www.forest.net 877-720-0483, 206-838-1630 IMPORTANT UPDATE ON OCTOBER 26, 2013: A NEW RECOMMENDED SERVICE Since the sudden deterioration of Digital Fortress service we had to […]
Should You Consider a Home Theater PC? Friction Factor = LOWER FRICTION NOW Value = RECOMMENDED TO TECH SAVVY (INCLUDING NON-GEEKS) Article updated: January 29, 2012. This is the parent article of a series on Home Network and Internet Home Theater System. If you use a smart phone for more […]
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.