My I-Robot Tried to Escape


For years I’d wanted one, but they were $500-$600. A Robot to make my life easier. Yesss I imagined a world where I would return from work and all the floors would be vacuumed. The commercials were so appealing, as were the you tube videos.   I even considered getting a cat so he could goContinue reading “My I-Robot Tried to Escape”

Loneliness Is Fatal. Video Games Can Keep Men Alive


Guys say their gaming friendships are as “real” as any IRL bonds. By: Sean O’Neal /Mens Health MEN ARE LONELY, or so we’ve heard. Not from our friends—that would require actually sharing our feelings, which we’re not great at—but from an endless cascade of think pieces and scientific studies sounding the alarm on the growing crisis of male loneliness.Continue reading “Loneliness Is Fatal. Video Games Can Keep Men Alive”

This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone


Photo:Google BY:Kathleen Davis/Fast Company I’ve never owned a smartphone.   In 2014, I wrote about having no regrets for being a “dumb phone” user. At the time I was an anomaly: 58 percent of Americans, according to Pew researchers, owned a smartphone; that figure was around 80 percent for people in my age demographic. Now,Continue reading “This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone”

Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

Grand Parents Saving your World


With Technology in hyper warp speed. The time saving apps you downloaded yesterday could be obsolete at the end of the month. A generation has abandoned print, landline phones and conventional PC’S. When the Loma Prieta  quake stuck The San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. Thousands weren’t able to communicate with others due to fallenContinue reading “Grand Parents Saving your World”

Hotel Confidential: The app is slow


3:09A-He’s tall thin, 6.4 or 6.5 wearing shorts and flip flops.   The doors are locked.  “Hi can I help you, the front desk agents asked?  I’m here to see someone, said flip flops.  What is the guest name?  I don’t know, says flip flops.  I’m not sure I can help you if your don’t knowContinue reading “Hotel Confidential: The app is slow”

Foreigners rank Italy ‘worst place in Europe’ for internet and paying without cash


Is your Wifi in Italy fast enough to let you FaceTime? Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP International residents in Italy are less satisfied with digital services than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new expat survey.   Italy ranked 57th out of 68 countries around the world when foreign residents were asked to rate the easeContinue reading “Foreigners rank Italy ‘worst place in Europe’ for internet and paying without cash”

Go ask Ma and Pa Canington they know the way


  Sometime in the 70’s or 80’s someone said “If you don’t use it you lose it”   With the advent of digital and cell phones.  Few of us can memorize phone numbers.  If someone said to me, gimmie your oldest child’s telephone number or ill kill you . That would be the day I wouldContinue reading “Go ask Ma and Pa Canington they know the way”

Auto Reliability ( Re think the wiz bang)


    All new could be all wrong if your buying a new car.  Buyers of the latest and greatest are more often than not, are  The unofficial guinea pigs for Automakers   If often takes a few years to get the bugs out of all new car.  Last week, Consumer Reports released their annual new-carContinue reading “Auto Reliability ( Re think the wiz bang)”

Cell Phone at the Church: Not God’s Work


Pastor admitted taking upskirt photo of woman at Deltona church, report states By: Jeff Weiner (For the Orlando Sentinel) A now-former pastor at a  Deltona, Florida  church faces a voyeurism charge, accused of taking an upskirt photo of a woman in his office after a Sunday service, authorities said. Brian “Rick” Kenyon Jr., 31, facesContinue reading “Cell Phone at the Church: Not God’s Work”