Desktop Videoconferencing: History and Future

UPDATE April 12, 2020: The stay at home orders during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic prove the worth of videoconferencing for staying connected with loved ones and for telecommuting. I gave my last presentation on videoconferencing in 2009.  Here are the slides. I remember when I talked about “mobile videoconferencing” in the last 2 slides, that I might have been pushing my luck with prognostication.  Looking … Continue reading Desktop Videoconferencing: History and Future

Learn IT Support: Online Google Course

Saw this a few days ago: Google is now providing an online Google IT Support Professional Certificate class that can get ANYONE (Hmm, but, I’m too old, right?) up to speed on becoming an IT Support Specialist in less than a year. Very cool! 🙂 Here is the blurb from the Google Blog announcing this program. “Today, we’re launching the Google IT Support Professional Certificate hosted on … Continue reading Learn IT Support: Online Google Course

Using the Netgear Arlo Pro Security Camera

UPDATE 5/14/2020: If you have been missing important events, try this: Set the video recording to 10 seconds (don’t use the automatic length). The Arlo is MUCH better at catching events…sometimes multiple times. 🙂 UPDATE 1 year later: Our Arlo Pro is working great! A few minor issues, but, all of them were resolved very quickly. Very cool! Christmas 2017, Santa brought me a new … Continue reading Using the Netgear Arlo Pro Security Camera

Google Pixel Augmented Reality: An Experiment with Blaze

‘Twas the week before Christmas…….and I was working with Blaze on his down-stays while also GEEK-ing out with the newly released Google Augmented Reality (see below the video for a definition) Stickers for my Pixel XL. As Blaze and I were training, I decided I needed help from the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” crew, and a hamburger, to keep Blaze safe in the wilds … Continue reading Google Pixel Augmented Reality: An Experiment with Blaze

Using Android Pay on My Pixel XL

The never ending battle for truth justice and the…….. Oh well, you know the rest, and now that I have officially used Android Pay for the first time…..I will soon be able to save the world with my Justice League friends, starting with Wonder Woman! Makes me feel 10 again!  Love it…..:-) Paying by phone is no big deal for the youngsters, but, for anyone … Continue reading Using Android Pay on My Pixel XL

GEEK Christmas Gifts 2017

Merry GEEKmas  Here is a list of what YOUR GEEK might like this Christmas.  HoHoHo Shop on AmazonSmile and support ForCarol.com Drive Safe! (Click the title to go to the product location) Conixo F18 RC Quadcopter with 1080p HD Camera The year of the drone! Grab this fully featured drone (5G, WiFi, 1080p camera, GPS assist, Burger, Fries, and Chocolate Shake) ALL for $299 on … Continue reading GEEK Christmas Gifts 2017