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.
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 […]
Join.Me by LogMeIn Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Join.Me https://join.me (877) 251.8373 Live Collaboration with screen sharing and/or conference calls As a telecommuter with a development team and business associates at many different locations, we benefit greatly from access to tools that allow us to conveniently […]
Cruising the Eastern Caribbean on a Floating City Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This article last updated: October 23, 2014 This cruise experience was on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. We had such a wonderful time earlier on the sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, […]
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 […]
Location: MGM Grand Hotel and The Signature Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 http://www.mgmgrand.com 702-891-7777 First Class Fun We don’t gamble, or drink (alcohol), or do wild parties. Our hotel room even looks as neat when we leave […]
Updated October 5, 2013: Friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Arkansas, Little Rock Best Western Plus JFK Inn & Suites Florida, Fort Lauderdale Best Western Plus Cruise Port New Mexico, Albuquerque Best Western Plus Executive Suites New Mexico, Roswell Best Western Plus Sally Port Inn & Suites Oklahoma, Midwest City Best […]
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 […]
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 […]
Soothing your friction factor if you are in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina Sharing personal experiences in my extended neighborhood… UPDATED: OCTOBER 8, 2011 Jump to: friction factor = low (good) moderate high (bad) Style & Cut Shop Greensboro Orthopaedics Merchant Tire Englebert Tire & Automotive General Denistry—Dr. Roland M. […]
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.