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.
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: Walt Disney World Resort Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida (407) 939-5277 Also on this trip: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort Floridays Resort Orlando hotel See also: DiveQuest scuba diving at Epcot Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort Enjoy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
Cruising the Eastern Caribbean on a Floating City Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 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, that we wanted to enjoy a similar […]
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 […]
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.