John Wayne Airport is apparently stingy with electricity…

I recently took a flight out of a John Wayne (Santa Ana) Airport, and was surprised to find that there was not a single electrical outlet anywhere in the public seating areas of gates 10 to 14.  There are outlets at the gate desks, but that’s out of reach for the public seating. I had more than 1.5 hours of waiting for my flight, and didn’t want to run my laptop battery down before I got on the plane (I like to be able to put on a …

Fuel cell cars…

Wow.. I’ve loved the idea of this technology for a long time… although I don’t know a lot about it, I understand that the big problem has been trying to get fuel cell technology to the size of a small car – for obvious reasons. Well, it looks Honda may do it again… over five years ago they “leased/loaned” five of the first generation of the “zero emission” fuel cell cars (Honda FCX).  I think there was even a story in the news that after the five years …

Before you buy… check RipOffReport.com

As a computer geek, people often ask me about buying online.  Personally, I buy A LOT of stuff online.  I’m less worried about credit card theft online, than I am about the companies who "sell" their wares.  I have had many bad experiences with companies because I didn’t check them out first. My examples have gone like this:  There’s this thing that want, so I search on Google, Froogle, or some other website that lists items for sale from various vendors.  I find the item I want and …

Wireless internet on mass transit…

It looks like local governments are starting to include technology on mass transit… A new wireless internet solution just rolled out in San Jose which has access points next to the track of a light-rail system that the public can connect to as they commute.  The article says that CalTrans will not charge extra for the service, but I wonder if that will stick. The idea of having shared public access to the internet is a wonderful thought, and there are plenty of ways CalTrans could make money …

FlashMemoryStore.com … Part 1

I am a HUGE customer service FREAK!  I believe strongly in that old saying "The customer is always right".  No, that doesn’t mean the car dealership should replace your car if you don’t like it after three months – it means, if you buy an item or service and are not satisfied with it, the company that sold you that item or service should do whatever they can (obviously within reason) to make you happy.  Why?  Because of another old saying "Make one customer happy, and they MAY …