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.
Reviews (updated March 14, 2014): 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, Orlando Floridays Resort Orlando […]
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, […]
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 […]
Location: Holden Beach Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Why Do I Make This Claim? Unlike left coast beaches, you can actually get in the water without a wet suit. When my wife and I moved to San Diego years ago, we drove over to La Jolla […]
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 […]
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: Ocean Pointe Suites in Tavernier, Florida Friction Factor = HIGH FRICTION Value = NOT RECOMMENDED website (305) 853.3000 500 Burton Drive, Tavernier MM 92.5, Florida 33070 visited April 2012 Loved the area, disappointed in the hotel Before heading out on our Royal Caribbean cruise on the Oasis […]
Updated February 21, 2013: CompanionLink Professional and DejaOffice for Android Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = MUST HAVE Related article: Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android ICS. Switching to Android—must be able to sync with Outlook IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2013 I have made the switch to using […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.