My First Kindle Ebook

August 28, 2011
Amazon Kindle

I just completed reading my first Kindle ebook! It wasn’t my first ebook, but it was the first one that I’ve read on the Kindle platform. I say “platform” because I actually read the book on a Kindle 3 device, Android phone and Windows 7 PC. I read a majority of the book on the […]

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A Great Customer Service Story with Lego

August 14, 2011
Lego Duplo Locomotive

Yesterday I was driving and listening to a discussion of the prevalence of poor customer service on the radio. I should have pulled over and called in to tell about a great example of customer service that I experienced this week. The locomotive on our Lego Duplo locomotive died, a sad victim of leaking batteries. […]

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Are Elevator Up & Down Buttons Obsolete?

April 1, 2011
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I recently had to travel in an elevator in a Chicago high rise. What would normally be a mundane event instead turned into an introduction to a new way to select your floor. Instead of the usual up and down buttons outside of the elevator bank, there was a keypad to enter your floor number: […]

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Segway Sighting: Epcot

January 31, 2011
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On my recent first-ever visit to the Walt Disney World Epcot theme park, I was excited to see Segways in use. The parking attendants rode Segways up and down the parking lot aisles, directing cars and people to where they needed to go. Unfortunately, the guests couldn’t skip walking for the day and ride the […]

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Solved: iPod Touch iOS 4.0 & 4.1 Battery Drain Issue

December 31, 2010
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I can finally report that the battery drain issue that my iPod Touch second generation had been having with iOS 4.0 & 4.1 is solved! I had previously worked around the issue by using airplane mode, but I wanted a permanent fix. Using advice found in the Apple Support Discussions forum, an article on cnet […]

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Work Around the iPod iOS 4.1 Battery Drain Issue

October 4, 2010
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I previously wrote about a usable workaround for the iPod iOS 4.0 battery drain issue. I had high hopes that iOS 4.1 would fix the issue, but no luck. I still have to put the iPod into airplane mode to avoid the battery draining while the iPod sleeps. While it is not an excessive amount […]

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