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Best places for free wifi in Nashville

As a self-employed fellow whose efforts to work from a home Internet connection leave something to be desired, I often feel the need to test my productivity level from other connected places: coffee shops, fast food joints, or what have you. A brief review has revealed a few top choices for those seeking a free [...]

By | December 28th, 2012|Nashville|0 Comments

Internet talk radio: Free streaming audio

As a thin line of fast-moving severe thunderstorms approached Nashville early Tuesday afternoon, the sky darkened ominously, the rain came down in sheets, and seconds later a nearby tornado alarm started blaring. I had no immediate way to listen for local news alerts (having recently unhooked my television in a step to increase my productivity)! [...]

By | January 23rd, 2012|Entertainment, Learning, Music, Online education, Self development|0 Comments

Free Android apps on my Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone

For what it's worth, here are the apps I have installed on my Android-based Samsung Galaxy S II (Wikipedia) smartphone so far. I'll add newly installed Android apps to this list. (For the most part, I'm sticking with free Android apps.) I'm trying to avoid the temptation of installing too many apps, critically acclaimed as [...]

By | January 14th, 2012|Smartphones|0 Comments

Notes: January 2012

Free computer games Watching a particular anime show recently - in which the characters are interacting from within a computer game - gave me the urge to find a fun, free computer game that involves some sort of exploration of unknown territory. It has been a while since I paid any attention to computer games, [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|Notes - Misc.|0 Comments

My first free online computer programming course

(NOTE: This post will be updated occasionally when I have additional tips, experiences worth relating, etc.) For the first step in my quest to become a real computer programmer, I decided to go with MIT's OpenCourseWare - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. This course may lean a bit toward the elementary side for someone [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|Online education|0 Comments