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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
mSecure from mSeven Software Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED This article last updated: November 5, 2013 Are you concerned about theft of confidential information that you store electronically? How important is privacy to you? If you’re an “older” individual, your answer may be significantly different from that […]
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 […]
Silicon Dust vs. Ceton vs. Hauppauge Friction Factor = LOWER FRICTION NOW Value = RECOMMENDED TO TECH SAVVY (INCLUDING NON-GEEKS) This article last updated: February 11, 2012 This article is part of a series on Are Home Theater PCs Ready for Prime Time? Which TV Tuner Product for your […]
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 […]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Clarion Inn at Pigeon Forge 124 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN (865) 868-5300 Comfort and Convenience We came to Pigeon Forge in September 2013 with great anticipation for the hotel we would be staying in. Our research indicated that […]
What Taxes Am I Willing to Pay? Friction Factor = HIGH FRICTION Action = CITIZEN AWARENESS AND SHINING LIGHT INTO THE DARK An Important Question Needs to be Redirected September 13, 2011 at a Republican presidential candidates debate, 17-year-old Tyler Hinsley asked, “out of every dollar that I earn, how […]
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.