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. […]
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 […]
Silicon Dust vs. Ceton vs. Hauppauge Friction Factor = LOWER FRICTION NOW Value = RECOMMENDED TO TECH SAVVY (INCLUDING NON-GEEKS) This article last updated: February 11, 2012 This article is part of a series on Are Home Theater PCs Ready for Prime Time? Which TV Tuner Product for your […]
Friction Factor = MODERATE FRICTION Value = CAUTION Lebanon, Tennesse Comfort Suites (615) 443-0027 904 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN, US, 37090 Something was going on in Tennessee as we passed through. Properties we would have normally looked for were fully booked. Fall leaves had not yet started changing, so I […]
Company: Digital Forest (now Digital Fortress) Friction Factor = HIGH FRICTION Value = NO LONGER RECOMMENDED 12101 Tukwila International Blvd., Suite 410, Seattle, WA 98168 http://www.forest.net 877-720-0483, 206-838-1630 IMPORTANT UPDATE ON OCTOBER 26, 2013: A NEW RECOMMENDED SERVICE Since the sudden deterioration of Digital Fortress service we had to […]
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: Walt Disney World Resort Friction Factor = LOW FRICTION Value = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida (407) 939-5277 Also on this trip: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort Floridays Resort Orlando hotel See also: DiveQuest scuba diving at Epcot Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort Enjoy […]
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 […]
Company: Overnightprints.com Friction Factor = MIXED Value = RECOMMENDED The Need High quality business cards at a good price, convenient to order. A Good Solution When I needed business cards I did a Google search and found a gazillion choices. I zeroed in on Overnightprints.com and placed an order […]
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 […]
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.