Google Duo Supports Multipoint Conferencing

I’ve used Google Duo to connect one-on- one in the recent past and it worked great. I saw a news article today that said Google Duo now supports up to 12 people on a videoconference. Not sure if that is accurate (FYI….in the past the statement 12 people on a videoconferencing could mean 2 with video and 10 with audio…just sayin) as I have not … Continue reading Google Duo Supports Multipoint Conferencing

Coronavirus and Telecommuting

I’ve resisted posting about this but, it needs to be said: This is 2020, and if you are not yet telecommuting for all the benefits of productivity, work-life balance, time, money saved. You NEED to start NOW! For your safety as well as the safety of others. And when the coronavirus threat has passed….keep telecommuting for the other benefits. Telecommuting is NOT A PERK! It … Continue reading Coronavirus and Telecommuting

Youtube TV Revisited: Nearly Perfect

Cord cutting is rampant in 2020. Hundreds of thousands of customers are cutting-the-cord in favor of streaming options and Internet-only access in the home. I can see why. After a recent difficult time (putting it mildly) upgrading to the new Comcast / Xfinity 4k set-top box I gave up. Hey, Comcast….this is 2020 and installing a new set top box should be fucking easy. You … Continue reading Youtube TV Revisited: Nearly Perfect

5G Will Change the Way You Connect Your Home to the Internet

Paradigm Shift Very soon (within the next few years) the way we connect to the Internet, the way we watch TV, and the way we use our smartphones and other Internet connected devices (IoT) from home (or office / work) will change forever. Let me explain….. It’s January 2020, and, there are, essentially, two ways (yes, there are more, but, this is a short article) … Continue reading 5G Will Change the Way You Connect Your Home to the Internet

Installing a New Sink, Faucet, and Shut off Valves

Ok, in this blog entry, I step out of my comfort zone of electronics, videoconferencing, and remote work, to replace our old 34 year old sink, faucet, and shut-off valves with brand new stuff! Very scary as I needed to shut off the main water supply to the house for a period of time (to replace the sink shut-off valves) with NO guarantee of success … Continue reading Installing a New Sink, Faucet, and Shut off Valves

Using the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UltraHD OLED TV

After 15 years with our old Sony HDTV (see figure 1 below) we finally had to catch up with the times and technology and get a new TV. Lori selected (with consulting help from the TV watcher…..ME! :-)) the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UHD OLED TV (Figure 2 below) that was on sale because, as always with technology, the A9G is already out and … Continue reading Using the Sony A8G 65 inch 4k UltraHD OLED TV

Disney+ was Introduced and Today the World Changed

Disney+ streaming was long expected and, as luck may have it, when it finally arrived on November 12, 2019, there were technical issues getting logged in and streaming video. But, hey, issues are to be expected in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Since I could not help fix the issues…..I simply waited a few hours, then……. I downloaded the Disney+ app … Continue reading Disney+ was Introduced and Today the World Changed