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.
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 [...]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites 2500 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114 (501) 246-3300 Comfort and Convenience The Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites is the hotel that I wish was the model for every Best [...]
Service: OnsiteVideos.com Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The Need Would your website or SaaS application benefit from having professional-caliber marketing or training videos? Have you not done so because you assumed that producing videos with professional actors is a very costly process? Solution Let me [...]
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 [...]
Company: CARI.net Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 8929 Complex Drive, San Diego, CA 92123 http://cari.net/ (888) 221-5902 Since the sudden deterioration of Digital Fortress service we had to find a replacement company. You can see my original article at: Server Hosting: Finding the Best Company [...]
Location: Turtle Bay Resort Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 57-091 Kamehameha Highway Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii 96731 Reservations: 866.827.5321 Fond Memories I first have a confession, but I hope you’ll keep reading in spite of it… On my last visit here it was still the Turtle [...]
Product: Syncing.net Friction Factor = NOW HIGH FRICTION Value = NOW NOT RECOMMENDED IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2013 Syncing.net went out of business awhile back. One of the original developers is taking it over and changing it to a more sustainable subscription model. However, when coupled with the [...]
Reviews (updated October 5, 2013): See below for my particular hotel preferences and expectations about these reviews. Friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Arkansas, Little Rock Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites Florida, Fort Lauderdale BW+ Airport/Cruise Port Florida, Orlando Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort Florida (Keys), Tavernier Ocean Pointe [...]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED (800) 624-8969 2506 N Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 http://www.oceanaresorts.com/hotels/carolinian Discovery The Best Western Plus Carolinian Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach raises expectations for Best Western hotel experiences. If you read my article on what you need to know about [...]
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.