Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am headed out of town for the weekend. I am visiting family and friends in Tennessee. Worry not, I will return to Maryland. More "techie" posts are coming in the future...until then... Have a wonderful day and weekend with family and friends! Scott E

3 Great Black Friday Deals From Best Buy

As a tech guy, I have always loved shopping at Best Buy. Best Buy is offering some great "Black Friday" deals...here are three of my favorites: $100 off on all iPad Air 2 models Maybe it is time to upgrade you tablet? The $100 savings from Best Buy makes this a great Christmas gift for that someone special. Beats Solo headphones for...

TPMUF Instrument Drive – Today!

The Pick Me Up Foundation is holding their instrument drive today in the Kings Contrivance Village Center between 8am and 3pm. If you have an unused instrument laying around and collecting dust, please consider donating it to this great foundation. Here is a little more information: Over the past week The Pick Me Up Foundation has been featured in the Baltimore...

2014 Mobbies Results for ScottE Software

First I want to thank everyone that voted for ScottE Software in the various categories. It was a very interesting experience and I congratulate all of the winners. ScottE Software was nominated in four categories: Best Suburb Blog, Best New Blog, Best Twitter Account and Best Facebook Page. Let's look at how we did... Best Suburb Blog Results: Comments: Given the great...

Social Media in TV Commercials

If you watch TV at all, I am sure you have noticed all of the social media mentions in TV commercials. It seems like most advertisers have adopted the strategy to promoting their social media as part of the TV commercials. Here are a few examples (screen shots of the end of various commercials): Subway promoting Twitter and Facebook: Kay Jewelers...

Netflix Recommendation – Helix

I somehow missed this show on the Syfy channel but I came across it recently on Netflix. I am only on episode number 3 (titled 274) but I have to say this series has pulled me in and I am guessing it will not take me long to get through all of season one. A little more about the show: Helix...

Baltimore Sun Mobbies!

I hope you all have enjoyed the Technology Outreach Scorecards. The Baltimore Sun's annual MOBBIES (Maryland's Outstanding Blogs) award competition has announced its 2014 nominees. We are nominated in the following categories: Best Suburbs Blog Best New Blog Best Twitter Account Best Facebook Page There are other great blogs that I read that are worthy of your vote also: HoCo Connect, HoCoBlogs in the Community, HowChow, UK...

Election Recap – Part 2

In part two, let's look at some of the other races important to Howard County residents. Governor: Larry Hogan Larry Hogan was named the Technology Outreach Leader and won by receiving 51.5% of the vote in this race. Larry's Change Maryland Facebook page was the best social media account in this election cycle that I reviewed. State Senate - District 9: Gail Bates Gail Bates was...

Election Recap – Part 1

In this two part series, I will review what happened earlier this week on election day/night. I want to start with the local results for Howard County: Howard County Executive: Allan Kittleman Great campaign gathering 51.4% of the vote and named a "Social Media All-Star" earlier this year. Howard County Council: District 1: Jon Weinstein Jon was named the Technology Outreach Leader in this race and won...

General Election…Make Sure To Vote!

Today is the big day that all of the candidates have been building up to for months. If you were not able to get out to the polls during early voting, make sure to get out today. Still not sure who to vote for today in Howard County? Here are a few resources for you: Technology Outreach Scorecards HoCoElections (from hoCoBlogs) League of...