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Take a look at CNET’s CES 2020 Coverage … It Is The Best

January 10, 2020

It’s been years since I’ve gone to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, so had considered doing so this year as I could grab a cheap airfare or would likely just drive there as I’m only 4.5 hours away! With other commitments I found myself unable to go to CES, so this morning…

SNL’s Holiday Gift Guide

December 5, 2019

Thought I’d be helpful since the holidays are approaching quickly. Enjoy this compilation of Saturday Night Live holiday skits with several I’d never seen before:

The Premiere Issue of Wired Magazine 1.1 Changed Tech Reporting

December 4, 2019

In January of 1993, I was attending the MacWorld expo in San Francisco. At a furious pace I was hustling down a hallway to get in to a ballroom presentation when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a magazine that looked pretty dang cool. It was the WIRED Premiere publication (issue 1.1)…

Buying a 2019 Honda Clarity Was The Biggest Car Buying Mistake I’ve Ever Made

November 16, 2019

Today is Saturday, November 16, 2019 and my wife, son and I were going to take off for a family luncheon event. I went in to the garage to move the Honda Clarity so they could climb in easily, and I was stunned to discover… …that for THE FOURTH TIME SINCE JUNE the Clarity would…

Need Tech Help? Give ‘Pocket Millennial’ a Go

October 17, 2019

This was amusing and thought you’d like to watch it … especially if you get flummoxed with technology!

My Honda Clarity Died … Again!

October 1, 2019

As family and friends have asked me again and again about what’s up with my Honda Clarity, I thought I’d do yet another an update. Last Friday afternoon I hopped in to my car to run errands after not having driven the car for two days (I’m heads-down on a project so didn’t go anywhere).…

Why I bought an iPhone 11 Pro Max Instead of a Camera

September 16, 2019

Admittedly I’m a technology snob. I’ve always purchased relatively good DSLR cameras, high end computers and devices, excellent microphones and sound editing gear, and have tried to find the sweet-spot of best quality vs. price. When it comes to cameras, however, I’m always torn about taking a bag with the camera, two lenses, and a…

Is My Honda Clarity Fixed?

September 6, 2019

Thought I’d write a quick update as a full post, rather than update yesterday’s post here. Since the battery was dead in my Clarity so I couldn’t start the car, I called Honda Roadside Assistance. The tow truck driver did jump the car and it started, but there was something obviously wrong so I had…

The Honda Clarity is Dead

September 3, 2019

My Honda Clarity is dead. No, this is not a post about the fact that Honda has pulled back the Clarity PHEV from multiple states to only California. It’s also not because my confidence in the Clarity is low after owning this car for only a few days and then this happened. Or that my wife says,…

Want to Learn How to Anger Supportive Customers? Bury Offending Support-Community Posts and Then Don’t Help Them

August 23, 2019

In just eight months I’ve had three pair of the $250 (now $199) Bose Sleepbuds. The first pair ‘lost’ connection in the right sleepbud after a few months. I brought the complete product back to the Bose store in the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, CA, and the staff not only didn’t bat-an-eye when I…

Great Marketing Video for a Service Called ‘Chatbooks’

August 8, 2019

As you may know from reading this blog, I’ve been using Flickr for my photo albums for years. Once owned by Yahoo, it was sold last year to the family-owned — and very well run photo service website — SmugMug. As you can see from two posts I wrote about preserving digital media here and…

Unfortunately Trump Doesn’t Understand Technology

July 26, 2019

President Trump tweeted this morning that “Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in USA, no Tariffs!” Perhaps he doesn’t know that every time he does something like this we all laugh at him? Unfortunately, Trump’s basic understanding of technology — and…