WORK & PLAY

December 7, 2016
unlimited data plan on cell phone for tethering and hot spot use

Why I Keep My Unlimited Data Plan

Yes, there are a number of fantastic deals on cell phones right now. Most of them are much cheaper than what I pay. BUT… I can […]
September 25, 2016

Just Read: A Broom of One’s Own (Writing Book)

I have found that I’m enjoying more time to read (as well as to write) once my income-producing client work is done. This usually happens once […]
April 21, 2016
become a digital nomad

Nomad List

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at living in a few different locations? Are you a digital nomad  — or a digital nomad wanna-be — […]
November 20, 2014
Privacy Grades for Your Favorite Smartphone Apps

Is Your Smartphone Stealing Your Private Information?

The apps you use on your iPhone or Android may be collecting a lot more information than you realize. Recently some controversy arose over the permissions […]
May 7, 2014
POPS-SHOP-CARPENTER-BEE-TRAPS

The Great Carpenter Bee Trap Adventure!

Update: Pops is no longer making the traps to sell, but you can make your own with his carpenter bee trap instructions here. Pops (and Mom) […]
April 17, 2014
How to tame your inbox

Simplify Your Inbox: Simple Sorting for Gmail

In a previous lifetime — oh, about two weeks ago — I had an inbox that had over 275 filters attached to it. If you had […]
September 17, 2013
Portable, high power USB charger

One USB Charger to Rule Them All

I juggle quite a few USB powered, power-hungry devices. Getting things charged quickly is a prime objective for my daily routine. Rather than carry a charger […]
December 4, 2012
Traveling with Technology

Packing Light: My Minimalistic Tech Travel List

I just returned from a great little five day trip to southern California. I wasn’t there doing my regular business — but I was doing a […]
October 16, 2012
A way to remember everything from your life

Getting Organized: Evernote

If you haven’t discovered Evernote yet, it’s time. It’s the best note-organizing software I’ve found since my love affair with OneNote back before I eschewed all […]
September 27, 2012
Technology with a tail: USB drive for tablets

My Nexus 7 Has A Tail: Streaming From A USB Drive

My little Nexus 7 has a tail. It’s a USB 2.0 Female to Micro USB Male OTG On-The-Go Cable Adapter and it cost me a whopping 79 […]
September 7, 2012
Nexus 7 Android Tablet

Just Bought the New Nexus 7

Today I brought home the new Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16 GB). (Yeah, that’s an affiliate link.) Today I also sold my Kindle Fire online. So […]
April 17, 2012
Internet in Remote Locations

Best Phone for Remote Internet Access

After what I can only call “an ordeal” — I have some information to share with others who are seeking a decent Internet connection in a […]