Beta Testing Digital Wellbeing

I un-installed Digital Wellbeing and, in addition to my blood pressure normalizing, I had a stroke of creativity (instead of worrying about every freakin minute I was on my phone) and wrote this blog.  Continue reading Beta Testing Digital Wellbeing

“Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

UPDATE 5/6/2018: After working on Grasshopper for 16 days in a row…..I GRADUATED!  Yippeee! Tired of your kids, or grand-kids, having all the fun learning how to code?  Well…..here is an app for us “old” folks.  😉 Adult learners, using the Grasshopper app on your Android or IoS phones can now learn how to code in JavaScript…..for FREE……and have FUN doing it. As soon as … Continue reading “Grasshopper: Learn to Code in JavaScript” by Google’s Area 120

Cameras on Smartphones: Photography for Everyone

Call me old fashioned, but, this is the first year that I am really enjoying using the cameras (front and back facing) on my smartphone. My new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a camera that is every bit as good as our standalone Sony camera for utility, instant, use. Caveat: I am not a professional photographer, but, as a recreational photographer, I now use the … Continue reading Cameras on Smartphones: Photography for Everyone

Crowd Mics: Audience Participation via Voice, Text, and Polling

UPDATE: May 2019 I guess they are gone.  Hmmmm, even great ideas don’t make it sometimes.  😦 In the old days, I gave a ton of speeches at conferences on video conferencing technology.  At the end of my talk, during the Q&A session, two people stood in the audience with wireless microphones that they would give to audience members who had a question. Invariably, one … Continue reading Crowd Mics: Audience Participation via Voice, Text, and Polling

Using MileIQ: The Smart Mileage Tracker

I saw an ad (I think on Facebook) for MileIQ. In that ad, MileIQ promised to make tracking personal miles vs business mile easy. Since I know a few people who travel by car for business, I thought I’d give it a try. What is MileIQ Figure 1: Trip Displayed in MileIQ MileIQ is an app for your android or IOS smartphones that automatically tracks … Continue reading Using MileIQ: The Smart Mileage Tracker