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Craig Froehle

craig.jpgCraig has long been amazed by the possibilities enabled by new and interesting technologies. As an early adopter of the original Pilot PDA in 1996, he founded the company that would become MemoWare, the planet's largest collection of PDA-formatted ebooks and content. MemoWare was purchased by Handmark in 2001. Craig is currently a business professor at the University of Cincinnati in the department of Quantitative Analysis & Operations Management. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his academic research focuses on helping hospitals and healthcare providers improve their efficiency and quality. Most of all, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, including watching movies, traveling, hiking, and discussing who should have the remote control. Craig rarely has the remote control.

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#DRAWNINPOWERPOINT - I started a collection of comics (I guess you can call them that) that I've made over the past few years at a new site:  drawninpowerpoint.comWhere does the #drawninpowerpoint hashtag/name come from? Well, first, and most obviously, I actually do...

Use Anti-fatigue Mat to Protect Car Doors - I bought a new car that is substantially wider than my old car and I end up having to park close enough to our garage wall, which is concrete, for the doors to swing open and hit it, especially the...

Trends in Consumer Electronics - Three trends seem prevalent in consumer electronics today:1) Greater integration with the Internet and social media - Pieces of consumer electronics that do not talk to the Internet are getting more and more rare. Submitting to the user's choice of...

Why industry must be effectively regulated by government for democracy to endure - In a democracy, every citizen has some influence over what the government does. That influence does not require wealth or position; it is bestowed simply by virtue of one's ability to vote and speak up.In a publicly traded corporation, however,...


Bob Nonnenkamp

bob.jpgSince his was old enough to pick up a screwdriver, Bob has been tearing objects apart to see how they work. Eventually he learned to put them back together again, a great relief to his family. He received a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering (and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) at the University of Louisville. He has worked the last 15 years in a wide spectrum of roles at a worldwide technical company, which has offered him the opportunity to meet some interesting people and travel to interesting places. His current quest is to find a satisfying balance between work, family, pets, and recreation.

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Logitech MediaBoard Pro on PC (7.5/10) - I've had a week to play with the MediaBoard Pro on my PC. I had no problems connecting to the DL120 Bluetooth adapter in my media PC. It wouldn't connect to my laptop at first, but it worked fine after...

What's your favorite media keyboard? - In some ways, my German heritage makes me a penny pincher and a tech laggard. For example, I finally bought my first digital television to make sure the guests can watch football over the Thanksgiving holidays. (A cheap 46" Sharp...

Ethernet over power adaptors - With the election behind us, I need some gear chat to help forget about collapsing 401Ks. My wife and I work at home a lot. When I run the microwave, it completely disconnects the wifi connection on her Dell D610....

Bob's Hot/Not List - Following the trend of GearBits author Hot/Not lists... here's mine. HOT NBA - The classic Lakers/Celtics playoff rivalry has made me happy to watch professional sports again. Sci-Fi eBooks - Thanks to the new Tor.com new website promotion more people...


Ken Rhee

ken.jpgKen has been interested in innovation and creativity ever since he can remember. He was always playing and tinkering with new toys when he was growing up -- he was just curious about a lot of different things. Ken is currently a management professor at Northern Kentucky University. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland prior to coming to NKU. His research and teaching interests are leadership and emotional competencies, groups, adult learning, and organizationl change and development. When he is not working on his research or teaching, he can be found doing a number of 'odd' things. His main hobbies include his PDA (Pilot 1000 was his very first), computing, photography, audio, and reading (I have been told I have an eclectic taste by people who know me). He also loves travelling with his lovely wife, Stephanie, and playing golf and tennis. He would love to find more time (and money) to devote to his hobbies since they tend to be both time consuming and expensive.

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Pain Squared - Since we are running "pain" entries this week, I will add a few of my own: 1. The hard drive in my Scientific Atlanta DVR just conked out. I have had the unit for less than 2 months! Time Warner...

Good Old Fashion Grading--no technology in sight - As you are aware, I'm a college professor, and toward the end of April and the beginning of May, I suffer from a burnout. As students face the end-of-the-semester burnout from preparing for exams and writing their major projects, we...

My experience with IBM Thinkpad Support--Thumb up or down? - As you have been aware that I have recently upgraded our in-home wireless to 802.11g from 802.11b. Of course, I naturally wanted to upgrade the internal mini-PCI card (Intel Pro 802.11b) in my Thinkpad 41p rather than to add...

Update on Internet Setup at Our Home - Well, we finally moved into our new house. Well, sort of. There are still a lot of unpacked boxes sitting on the basement, but at least my office is clean. One of the things I did when we moved was...


Mitch Hamm

mitch.jpgMitch is a mechanical engineer by trade and spends his days managing the engineering activities of a very successful manufacturing facility near Cincinnati. Time away from work is filled with a whirlwind of activites rotating about his lovely wife Victoria and frighteningly intelligent two-year-old daughter named Trinity. Computing, fast cars, movies, sports and electronics have always been his passions, but his greatest achievement in life is being a great father. Though always a Kentuckian, he currently resides in West Chester, Ohio.

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Chernobyl On Two Wheels - Combine a pretty Ukrainian girl named Elena, a big ZX-11 Kawasaki, a Geiger counter and what's left of Chernobyl and you have a winning website in my book. Elena's probably ill-advised forays into the Chernobyl nuclear dead zone reap...

Modern Day Public Branding - On the way to work this morning a big white pickup truck pulled out in front of me without even looking. I'm so used to trucks and SUVs driving like wankers that I wasn't even creative with my expletives....

Free Google eMail - I heard this morning that Google will be offering free email accounts with 1 gig of storage in the near future. If you don't want to be Bob54789 you better be ready to jump....

Acronis True Image - Backups have always been a necessary evil and I have messed with just about everything throughout the years. The most reliable way so far has been drive imaging, but I never did groove on having to boot to DOS...