Telecommuting / Remote Work Stuff
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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“NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander is seen approaching Saturn’s exotic moon Titan in this animation. Taking advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity, Dragonfly will explore dozens of locations across the icy world, sampling and measuring the compositions of Titan’s organic surface materials to characterize the habitability of Titan’s environment and investigate the progression of prebiotic […]
Watch this short TED Video by Theoretical Physicist and Ph.D student at UCLA, Michael Enciso. Math is about asking questions. If you are interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) career, this is a cool video to watch! 🙂 Geek On!
University of Arizona astronomer Professor Erika Hamden (also see her personal web site here) leads a team involved with launching the FIREBall telescope to help her and her team learn how stars are created. Failure is not an option, even though it happens….you learn from your mistakes, you get back up, and try and try […]
UC Berkeley STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students designed and built “Salto” a robot that hops! Very cool. Go to this link to read more about the “Salto” project at Berkeley. In the meantime, watch this video. Geek On!
Watch this really funny and informative video about the need to design and make “useless” things by Simone Giertz. Here is Simone’s YouTube channel. 🙂 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will learn that not everything will go perfectly the first time. I always knew that my designs would need to be improved (or sometimes […]
Telecommuting / Remote Work