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: 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Product: Optoma PK301 Pico Projector and Da-Lite Pico Portable Projection Screen Friction Factor = MODERATE FRICTION Value = ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE The Need I want a laptop projector for on-the-road presentations. My requirements: ultraportable—ideally fitting in my laptop carrying case battery power with a few hours’ battery life […]
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: 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 […]
Location: MGM Grand Hotel and The Signature Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 http://www.mgmgrand.com 702-891-7777 First Class Fun We don’t gamble, or drink (alcohol), or do wild parties. Our hotel room even looks as neat when we leave […]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville at Opryland 211 Music City Circle, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 (615) 872-8939 Comfort and Convenience Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville at Opryland is clean and comfortable, has a friendly staff, and presents the best example of the […]
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.