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: 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. […]
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 […]
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: Overnightprints.com Friction Factor = MIXED Value = RECOMMENDED The Need High quality business cards at a good price, convenient to order. A Good Solution When I needed business cards I did a Google search and found a gazillion choices. I zeroed in on Overnightprints.com and placed an order […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED This article is part of a series related to Are Home Theater PCs Ready for Prime Time? Where to buy this solution: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum WinX DVD Ripper Platinum + WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Bundle WinX […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.