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.
Especially for First Time Cruisers Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This article last updated: December 10, 2012 First Time Cruise Experience We are ocean front beach cottage people. Until recently we hadn’t even considered a cruise. The opportunity to write about a first time experience and […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = RECOMMENDED (800) 624-8969 2506 N Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 http://www.oceanaresorts.com/hotels/carolinian Discovery The Best Western Plus Carolinian Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach raises expectations for Best Western hotel experiences. If you read my article on what you need to know about […]
A miscellaneous collection of ideas and discoveries that may reduce friction in your life. UPDATED: OCTOBER 15, 2011 Jump to: Avoid motion sickness when reading while riding Unclogging bathtub and sink drains Your smartphone is a superior Kindle Tired of Seeing “Only Secure Content is Displayed”? A peanut butter brand that stores better More […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.