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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Product: Syncing.net Friction Factor = NOW HIGH FRICTION Value = NOW NOT RECOMMENDED IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2013 Syncing.net went out of business awhile back. One of the original developers is taking it over and changing it to a more sustainable subscription model. However, when coupled with the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.