I posted this info over at newmediadayton.com, but I’ll share it hear as well:  

DIY Tips & Strategies to Leverage The Power of Video

January 13, 2017: 12p – 1p

Video has been hot on the internet for some time, but what’a next. What do you need to know when selecting equipment, or when you start shooting video? 

Plan to attend the January 13, 2017 New Media Dayton meet-up where Jeff Long of True Focus Media will be talking about trends, DIY tips & strategies to leverage the power of video. Whether you’re creating simple iPhone videos or using Facebook Live and when you should consider producing professional videos. He will also teach simple strategies for creating your own videos, even if you don’t like being comfortable in front of the camera.

Don’t wait .. sign up today.

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AirPods .. Just Magic

by Rick on December 30, 2016

in Leadership

I received a set of AirPods on December 19th. I am not going to make this a long post since so much has been written about them. A quick search will surface reviews from so many great bloggers. Let me just say this, they are great. They fit my ears, sound great, and the battery life is super. Are they worth $159? I think so. EarPods and Hot Chocolate













Now back to vacationing in Utah.




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Maker Euphoria 

by Rick on November 4, 2015

in Geek stuff,Innovation

I spend many years of my life writing software, much of that for embedded controls for commercal kitchen equipment. I still get excited when new systems are turned on for the 1st time. It is exelerating and causes the hair on my neck to stand up.

I mention this because a young engineering stopped me and asked if I had a few minutes to see something. She had turned on a new control … and it worked. She was excited, and it reminded me of those early years. Making something new is so exciting. It still runs through my veins and is part of my DNA. I love watching another generation of engineers experience this euphoria.




I have been using Apple Pay for a while on my iPhone. It works great .. I have purchased gas, groceries, food .. even household items at Home Depoit. It is so frictionless, and amazes me how well it works. I didn’t need my wallet, I just pulled up the phone, and paid!

Now I can use it on my Apple Watch. That is even more amazing. Now I don’t even have to pull out my iPhone. Heck, I don’t event need it with me. I even check into my flights using the Delta notifcation.

Apple Pay is a game changer .. and even more so on the Watch.

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The Christmas Tree

December 24, 2014

  I remember as a young child when I would turn off the room lights and play Christmas music while watching the lights on the tree. I would dream of big things. Special memories … It was not about the gifts .. It the quiet peace if the season. Some are not as fortunate … […]

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Free Art?

November 8, 2014

In a recent interview with Yahoo Music, Taylor Swift makes this comment: … music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment. And I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an […]

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Mobile Payments

November 7, 2014

I am really excited about the potenial for ApplePay. Yes, it is new, and  most banks and retailers have not adopted it. The fact is, it is seamless and just works. I have been using it for over a week know, and have used it to purchase everything from Hot Chocolate to gas to groceries. […]

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OS X – iOS 8 Handoff

October 29, 2014

I have been playing with the new Handoff feature in OS X and iOS 8.1 for a while now. Today I had one of those magical experiences. I needed to respond to an email, but was in the car heading to work. I started the response on my iPhone but dictating the message. I arrive […]

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My Favorite iOS Photo Apps

October 12, 2014

I am often asked about my favorite photo apps for iOS. It is actually very dynamic, but I though I would create a list of my top picks today.    1. iOS ‘Photos’: Yes, the stock photo app is amazing in iOS8. If you have not done it, I would install iOS8 right away. This […]

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Life unchained …

June 20, 2014

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again

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