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 […]
I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010.
I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]