End Of The Year Musings – 2017

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.

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3 thoughts on “End Of The Year Musings – 2017

  1. Dear Fish Monger: You used to be my tech too . . . .but you never answered by questions this last time around. About my track pad (plan to fix it myself now). I watched all the videos and have my tools ready. You never did answer my question about High Sierra (which I know I can put on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro. I am so so disappointed I think I will just go drown by sorrows by eating some grilled salmon!! Some of the best in Ecuador!!!!! Karen

    On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Cuenca Tech Life wrote:

    > cuencatechlife posted: “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 h” >

  2. Hey amigo, you failed to encourage others from the States to come enjoy the hospitality you and Sharon share with visitors. Em and I still speak of the great time we had in Ecuador, and several gifts shared with family under their Christmas tree were items we purchased at those wonderful markets. The Hauck’s would love to do it again (especially our 6 AM swim) and we would certainly encourage others to enjoy the culture of Ecuador.

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