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: 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. [...]
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 = 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 [...]
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 = 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 [...]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Pigeon Forge, TN We discovered that mid-late September is a perfect time to come to Pigeon Forge. The weather is perfect and the crowds are small(er). We saved money by taking advantage of the discount coupons available from our hotel (see [...]
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.