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.
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 = 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 […]
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 […]
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.