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Entries Tagged as 'Gadgets'

“Tent Making,” Branding Wi-Fi … A Place For All On Twitter

March 12th, 2010 · Tags: Arts · Gadgets · Satire

Before there were links, there was this TV host/author named Art Linkletter. He was famous for the phrase “kids say the darnedest things.” They do. My friends have a young child who has just started preschool and apparently they spend most of their time counting … so he counts everything. He told his mom he […]

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PingWi-Fi Timetrips To Music Of ‘Killer’ Solo Act In St. Louis

February 2nd, 2010 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Gadgets · Wi-Fi

I won’t lie. I was wearing a Mexican Baja hippie hoodie — in rastaman red-green-gold — before most of his fans were born … but it was all about the music at Keller Williams’ show at the intimate Pageant Theatre the other night in St. Louis. I mean, who don’t love a Phish-ish, Grateful Dead-esque […]

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Keller Williams Show — PingWi-Fi Kicks Off St. Louis With Music Hotspot

January 29th, 2010 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Gadgets

There is no telling how many times I have mentioned my love of random concerts in cities where I travel. Those are the best. Last summer, I stumbled upon Cracker playing outside on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kent. Many years ago there was a chance sighting of Echo & The Bunnymen […]

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Tech Fans Question Authority, Yet Come Back For More

January 15th, 2010 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Gadgets · Sports · Wi-Fi

Twice in my career, I have interviewed for the top communications position at my alma mater, Texas Tech University. (The first time, several years ago, somehow I came in #2. Incidentally and sadly, that is the same high mark in the national rankings achieved by former Red Raider Coach Mike Leach.) I have been vocal […]

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Bowl Shockers, Cheerleader Rockers … Strange Day For PingWi-Fi, Indeed

December 31st, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Gadgets · Sports

Yesterday was one of the strangest football days ever. Topping headlines, my alma mater fired Mike Leach — a coach that took Texas Tech University football to #2 in the nation with about one-fifth the talent that most Big 12 schools recruit to their beautiful cities. If there is no secret “smoking gun” in this […]

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Broadband Air Stick Saves Face In Lieu Of Wi-Fi

October 20th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Gadgets · Wi-Fi

The other day, on my Dirty Gigs warehouse stint I was faced with a difficult work situation. I had to train a laborer to use an upholstery cleaner. Guess what. I had never seen an upholstery cleaner before. This moment, titled: “How to save face in the workforce.” Well thanks be to the powers that […]

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Light Reading — 12 Months Of Pings From The Road

September 14th, 2009 · Tags: Airports · Arts · Cities · Gadgets · Hotels · Satire · Sports

The commercial launch for was in November, a press conference hosted by San Francisco International Airport, but we have been up and running the blog for one year now. How we doin? Well, at the get-go, I said that I would consider the first year a success if we attended one and only one […]

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PingWi-Fi Joins Mile-High Club … Of Wi-Fi On American Flight

August 25th, 2009 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Gadgets · Satire · Wi-Fi

Finally! I have boarded many a plane since the introduction of Wi-Fi in the sky … but apparently I have been leaving and landing in the wrong cities — no Wi-Fi to be had. Until Sunday, traveling from Winston-Salem … to Atlanta … to Dallas. But first, have you ever been stuck on a plane […]

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Guerilla Twitter Posts On The Sly

July 18th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Gadgets · Satire

There was a lull in the action at PingWi-Fi, so I slipped over to Dallas (actually Richardson) for some networking and a presentation on social media. The speakers had HP and Dell Computers in their pedigrees, so I thought it was worth the petrol. Man … I had not attended a Metroplex Technology Business Council […]

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Abilene, Abilene … PingWi-Fi Makes Camp Near Diamond

June 9th, 2009 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Gadgets · Satire · Sports

If Rat Packer Dean Martin can sing about it, then I can blog about it. “Abilene, Abilene.” On the first day of my first Wi-Fi blog, I watched my son throw a no-hitter for his high school baseball team. A great day of baseball proved to be the perfect beginning for a wonderful trip.

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