The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Stagefright problem.   Recently updated !

One of the first things I did when I changed from my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S5 to an AT&T Samsung Note 5 is to check for security problems, after updating my software as best I could.  What I thought was going to be a minor exercise turned out very […]



The Wireless Saga Continues

I originally started this because I wanted to reduce my wireless costs, which were way too high with Verizon Wireless.  I wrote extensively about the whole process of switching to AT&T in this post.  We finally got through it all and thought that we had seen the worst.  The other […]

Flixster update to Flixster video fails miserably   Recently updated !

I thought I was very “in.”   Here I was using all the social media apps, streaming video from my phone, and doing all sorts of other cool stuff.  I mentioned to my sonthat I had digital copies of many of our movies on Ultraviolet (connected to Flixster) and asked him […]



Fall for Dance 2015 – web ticketing is still #failing

Last year I wrote a blog about my experience with web ticketing and the Fall for Dance festival at City Center in New York.  In that blog I related my experience with a rather horrendous system that, at the very last possible moment, informed me that I would be unable […]

I wasn’t paying attention …

My wife is always on my case about being on the phone too much.  I don’t think I am, but that is only my opinion.  I do almost everything having to do with my job on my phone.  Since I am the IT person for my department, there is quite […]

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When good credit isn’t good enough or My AT&T Fiasco, an AT&T FAIL

It all started because I wanted to decrease my wireless phone bill. I have been with Verizon Wireless for 10 years (give or take), but the bill I was getting from them was exorbitant. With a family plan of 4 smartphones with 15gb of shared data and a 19% discount […]

4 Chairs   Recently updated !

I have seen many things on my morning walks, from all the wildlife in the area including rabbits, raccoons, skunks, birds of all sorts, opossums and some deer. I have also seen a number of different kinds of people. I like to people watch and my morning walk gives me […]



Fixing this WordPress site

For a couple of months my blog was down. I take complete responsibility. I was adding plugins, everything was working fine until I logged out and couldn’t log back in. I think it had something to do with the functions.php file I edited. During a plugin install, it was suggested that I […]

A public transit peeve worse than any other

As I have posted before,  I often take public transit in the form of the bus.  I have several times posted about my “pet peeves” regarding public transit. Just recently, I discovered there was one I left out that is more irksome than any other.   I don’t always expect […]



Taste of Larchmont (NY)

Not too long ago I signed my wife and I up for an event called “Taste of Larchmont.”  It was a tasting of 7 local restaurants with almost all the proceeds going to a woman’s shelter,  My Sister’s Place.  We had to purchase the tickets in advance,  so one would […]