Here I am sitting in front of my computer on the 3rd rainy afternoon in a row. No complaints about the rain since the river was at an all time low just a week ago.
The following are six major themes in tech and in my life in 2017
Voice – Our household now has an Amazon Echo and 3 Dots. The primary use is for music. Other uses include timers and research. For example last night while watching a movie it was as simple as saying, “Alexa, what is the capitol of North Dakato (BTW, it’s Bismarck)
Photo Editing- I now shoot 100% of my photos on my Nexus 6 and only use 3 editing tools (Google photos, Prisma, Snapseed) Prisma now has HD printing and creates framable art.
Food Delivery – Cuenca now has several food apps. The one that is primarily used is Megabite. Its a pleasure when you are tired to go to the app and have your favorite cuisine delivered by motorcycle in 15 minutes.
Smartphones – The major flagship phones (i.e. Samsung, Apple) are now $1000 fully loaded. I decided to hold on to my Nexus 6 for another year because it has a great camera and a superb screen.
Streaming TV in Cuenca – We still have our older versions of Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. We mostly watch Netflix and seem to be watching more series on Netflix.
The Cloud – My computer is the only Apple Device I have left. I use Google, Amazon and Flickr to back up my photos and other media.
Fish Monger- As I am writing this post I can hear my wife on a Skype call with a friend saying the following” Lenny is no longer my 5 letter help word in tech”. All he cares about is selling his fish”. Not totally accurate but pretty darn close. The fish business has taken off in 2017 and I look forward to supplying Cuenca with the best Salmon in Ecuador.
Happy New Year to all my friends and subscribers who read this blog.
Join us for a special evening where we will be featuring a special dinner buffet with products from our popular Friday Gourmet Food Market.
Chef Michael and Chef Joel have created a wonderful menu centered around our weekly Gourmet Mercado vendors and their fresh local products which include… organic vegetables, fresh fish, smoked cheese, fresh homemade yogurt, homemade baked breads and more.
Don’t miss this culinary experience and help support our local vendors and the gourmet products they sell every week in Cuenca!
The menu for the eveing includes…
Garden Fresh Salad (Gran Roca Farms) and Yogurt Dressing (Acmir Yogurt)
Spanish Tortilla (Megachips) Paiche with Grilled Vegetables (Productos Terranova & Gran Roca Farms)
Chicken Rajitas with Yogurt, Onions & Peppers (Gran Roca Farms & Acmir Yogurt)
Smoked Cheese Ratatouille (Gran Roca Farms & Mgnus Smoky Cheese)
Fresh Baked Breads (La Tartine)Price is only $15 per person! We are taking reservations for seatings between 6pm and 8m. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number of guests, and what time. Thanks for your continued support and hope to see you next Wednesday!
I will at the restaurant with heavily discounted paiche fillet for take home sales.