As the Coronavirus pandemic hits Los Angeles we need to wear face mask or cloth on our faces. But we’re not allowed to use the ready-made face masks for the medical professional which is fair. How can you make a face mask without a sewing machine? Continue reading
I’m pleased to announce that I will be covering some exciting upcoming events in the coming months for Auto Futures where I have been promoted to contributing editor.
I like attending events because I get to learn new technology and meet interesting people. I also like being able to touch, feel, smell and drive new vehicles. If you will be at these events, you can contact me via youcanbookme or phone. Continue reading
I have been writing for Auto Futures since the fall and I am pleased with our win/win relationship. It has been a pleasure working with content head Adrian Smith who has a wry sense of humor and understands what makes a great feature story. Trade shows can be exhausting but they are much more fun when you guided to scout out genius.
For example, after sharing that I had Vegas throat and sounded like by former landlady Mrs. Furlong—-Adrian Smith suggested a spin on my coverage of CES and that’s how I came up with the “That’s Entertainment” theme feature. I personally didn’t think that spending time at the “dog kissing booth” at the LA Auto Show was strange—but it did make my LA Auto Show round-up howl. Continue reading
When I attend CES in Las Vegas, where the latest technology is on display, I talk a different language, I call it E2E (Engineer-to-Engineer). At every industry event there are technical words and abbreviations that are required to speak and write about the business. Continue reading
Yesterday, I decided to take the day off and go to Santa Monica beach. I was expecting a nice quiet walk breathing in the ozone from the ocean. Instead, I came face-to-e-scooter with one of the hottest topics in the transportation industry, the rise of shared, app-based, dock-free e-scooters that are swarming fair weather cities. Continue reading
Four years ago, I bought new lithium-ion batteries for my cordless phone system and remote control for my sound system. Starting in February, the batteries in the cordless phone system would only allow me to talk on the phone for ten to twenty minutes depending upon the handset. The battery for remote for the sound system expanded causing the remote to no longer fit into the dock and cracked the case. I was able to buy three new batteries for the phone system for $5.99. The new battery for the sound system remote was $14.99. My 2013 Nissan LEAF will be five-years old in June, new batteries for my Nissan LEAF are $5,000! Continue reading
Recently, a self-driving driving Cruise Chevy Bolt was stopped and ticketed for getting way too close a pedestrian. Maybe there ought to be traffic schools for self-driving cars. Continue reading
CES is over but the reverberations of events at the one of the largest trade shows in the world is a lesson for all of us in the automotive industry.
We will be profiling more news about the events in future articles the most important thing to notice, however, is that the biggest news and best stories are from when something goes really wrong—such as a power outage in the main hall where are the TVs, big screens and technology companies are showing their wares. Continue reading
Over the years, through affiliate links, I have made as much as $4,000 in one day and up to $20,000 over the Black Friday Cyber Monday season. How did I do that? I found some techniques that really help in propelling affiliate link sales. It is not as simple as just calling a product the best. Good affiliate profits come from compelling writing, providing good reliable information and constantly look for deals and at the numbers.
I learned how affiliate links work the hard way. I spent years crafting articles to see what worked the best and what made the most money. Here of the few of the things I have learned. Continue reading
It has been year of great darkness for many of us. Traditionally this is the season in which that we are reminded of the coming light. I hope that we find lightness over the holidays and that we have a happy new year. I have two sides to my writing career, light poetry and highly technical news/feature writing. The core of all my writing is to bring light information communication into the world. Best wishes for all my readers and friends so that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.