For the Love of Shift+Z

Did you ever wonder if the term “Love-Hate Relationship” existed before computers?

I think it probably did. But I’m guessing it’s used a great deal more today.

Want to try Google Apps in your
office or business?
Sign Up for G-Suite Now and Save 20%
Use code G9NGQYWGXY6FTEK

Continue reading For the Love of Shift+Z

Candy Store of Cars

Recently ran across this post about the liquidation of an old-school Alfa Romeo dealership located in New Jersey. Actually, the post is about a visit to the time capsule before the liquidation took place. The auction was held earlier this year.

It intrigued me because in a former life I managed to collect quite a few Italian cars.

It was the summer of 2015 when my good friend EC informed me that he had been given “permission” to visit a stash of Alfas. At that time, EC was on the hunt for an Alfa Romeo of his own, and he believed that he might find the car of his dreams at this location. He invited me along to help with the evaluation, on the strict condition that I tell NO ONE […]

via My Secret Visit to a Shuttered Alfa Romeo Dealership — richardscarblog

 

Upscale Chromebooks

I’ve been a fan of Chromebooks for years. They’re a great computer choice for so many people. Did you know Chrome OS is now the second most prolific operating system on the planet?

Now a couple of new models from Samsung have upped the game. Read my take on these new game-changers on Design Gadget…

The latest from Samsung hopes to boost the Chromebook beyond entry-level status.

via Chromebooks Go Pro — Design Gadget

A Seaplane in the Desert

A few years ago I attended a conference in Albuquerque. I arrived at ABQ late in the evening and headed toward baggage claim. Walking through the terminal I made my usual scan of the airport’s amenities. I like to know what the airport offers just in case my return trip becomes a campout. Food court, check; sports bar, check; news stand, several; wooden propeller…  what?!?

sm55-prop-albuquerqueA small exhibit with a wooden propeller hanging on the wall above it caught my eye. As I got closer I was surprised to see an unmistakable silhouette. Inside the display case was a scale miniature of the wacky flying catamaran from Italy known as the Savoia-Marchetti SM.55. An unusual flying boat–or more accurately two boats–joined by a massive wing.

The story of this propeller and how it ended up in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a tale of international intrigue– and an overlooked bit of aviation history. Continue reading A Seaplane in the Desert

To Dream of Flying Cars

Stay tuned for the Alfa Romeo halftime report.

Wha?!? Not sure what was more surprising– hearing those words on national TV, or the fact I happened to be watching the Super Bowl to hear them!

alfa-romeo-quadAlfa Romeo made a big splash yesterday. A Super Bowl-size splash with an inspiring advert for the new Giulia sport sedan called Riding Dragons. The commercial beckons, “You’ve always dreamed of flying cars. Your dream just became reality.” Continue reading To Dream of Flying Cars