Category Archives: Using Technology

Do you have a library card? Great time to get one

Do you have a library card? Great time to get oneEver since I could remember, I have loved libraries. I love everything about them. I love what they stand for and the services they deliver. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans feel that libraries are providing the resources they need. Yet, there are still a significant number of people who are not aware of all the services that libraries provide. This is a great time to visit your library because it is Library Card Sign Up Month. Here are some of the services available through the Lakewood Memorial Library and the New York Public Library. Read the rest of this entry

How to improve your road trips using an app called Road Trippers

This summer, Bernadette and I finally had a chance to vacation together. We took a trip to Nashville, TN, in part, to attend a CAP conference. However, a large part of the trip was dedicated to traveling and seeing museums and nature. To plan our trip, we used a program called Roadtrippers. I thought this was a wonderful little program that allowed us to work together as we decided which places we wanted to see. During the trip, it helped us navigate to those places. Roadtrippers also has a collection of travel guides for recommended places to see. Read the rest of this entry

Ethernet connections throughout the house with Netgear 1200 Powerline kit

I am thrilled with my new sets of Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet (PLP1200-100PAS)*. For a year, we have been running two computers off of wireless with less than stellar results. With the Netgear Powerline 1200, we jacked up the speed without hardwiring our house. We are now actually pushing internet through our house electrical system. If you are trying to get faster speed to your game controllers, computers, and TVs, then check out this product.  Read the rest of this entry

Back in the Groove with

Back in the Groove with Paper.liI have been a huge fan of I really enjoyed having my daily “newspapers” come to me in my email on the topics I was interested in. However, they changed their business model and I no longer received my expected emails. As a result, I started to miss out on my news. I then discovered something. If you are missing your news, this may help you. Read the rest of this entry

After Two Parties I Almost Died… Virtually

After Two Parties I Almost Died… VirtuallyBut I was saved by a healing potion and ventured on. Let me explain. I have always been looking at different programs to help me stay on track and complete my to-do list. I just found a new program called HabitRPG. This program combines my desire to complete tasks and achieve goals with my love of playing games; I’m having a lot of fun getting things done. Read the rest of this entry