AwardCat takes the stress out of airline award travel booking

I’m no stranger to airline award travel. I’ve been gathering miles and (occasionally) redeeming them for nearly-free travel since the 80’s. My AAdvantage account with American Airlines was opened in 1984, the year frequent flyer programs were introduced. Award booking used to be easy Until now, things have been simple. I flew a lot, accumulated … Read more

How I access the data on an old hard drive

What do you do with an old PC? Ideally, you will back up all of your personal data from the machine, securely wipe the hard drive, then send it to a recycling facility. Sometimes that isn’t possible, in which case you should at least remove the hard drives before recycling the rest of the machine. … Read more

My Six Tips for a Better Webinar

(A Webinar Attendee’s Perspective) You’ve gotta be kidding. Recently, I was a participant in a webinar presented by a respected Silicon Valley firm. I like and respect the guy who organized it, so I won’t provide any identifiable information on the presenter or his firm. The subject matter was well researched and well organized, but … Read more