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.
MedTegra.com’s ReferralSafe™ coordinates patient care accurately and efficiently Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = STRONGLY RECOMMENDED MedTegra ReferralSafes This article describes MedTegra’s ReferralSafes. You will learn how ReferralSafes are used by healthcare providers and facilities to manage referrals, collaborate in a secure, accessible setting, and effectively transition care. This […]
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 […]
Friction Factor = MODERATE FRICTION Value = CAUTION Lebanon, Tennesse Comfort Suites (615) 443-0027 904 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN, US, 37090 Something was going on in Tennessee as we passed through. Properties we would have normally looked for were fully booked. Fall leaves had not yet started changing, so I […]
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 […]
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 […]
Should You Consider a Home Theater PC? Friction Factor = LOWER FRICTION NOW Value = RECOMMENDED TO TECH SAVVY (INCLUDING NON-GEEKS) Article updated: January 29, 2012. This is the parent article of a series on Home Network and Internet Home Theater System. If you use a smart phone for more […]
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 […]
Location: Universal Orlando Resort Friction Factor = SOME FRICTION Value = MILDLY RECOMMENDED The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort (407) 224-4233 Also on this trip: Disney World: How to Enjoy When the Weather is Bad Floridays Resort Orlando hotel One day adventure with Harry Potter Universal Orlando Resort […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.