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: 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 […]
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. […]
Can a Social Media Uprising Make a Positive Change? Friction Factor = VARIABLE FRICTION Value = SEEKING RELIEF WITH SOME, FINDING IT WITH OTHERS This article last updated: May 12, 2012 (added AT&T experience) Jump to: Time Warner (mixed) Hewlett Packard Logitech SiliconDust Bank of America Verizon Wireless AT&T […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.