How did I live without satellite radio? Seriously….

Over the holiday season, I received a Sirius satellite radio (OK, so it was a freebie from a promotion, let’s not go there right now…). 

After waiting two weeks for the indoor dock pieces, I had a very pleasant less-than-5 minute conversation with the Sirius people to turn it on (And thanks, but I really don’t want the Internet/smartphone add-ons or the other offers. But you were nice enough about it and could teach the Sprint and Verizon call center a couple of lessons….)

Let’s face it, DC ain’t no mecca for tunes, so practically anything outside of the talk-show and sports radio circle is a gift.

I’m sure my music-loving friends will tell me something different, but right now I’m loving satellite radio…

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Bob Marley and speakers – Stuff you cannot make up, mon!

The House of Marley audio product line features “top quality performance” with “eco-conscious” materials. First products include an iPhone dock, headphones and ear-buds. The products support the Marley family charity

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The launch of DougonTech

Seriously, do I really need another blog — in the words of my father, “Like you need another hole in your head”?

Weel, kinda-sorta-yes.

I come across “stuff” that doesn’t cleanly fall into the buckets of HD Voice News (www.hdvoicenews.com) or IP Communications aka www.dougonipcomm.com.

And I’ve been doing a lot of writing for Green Data Center News (www.greendatacenternews.org) along with a number of space/satellite columns for TMC on its Satellite “channel” (http://satellite.tmcnet.com)/

I know I’m going to come across “stuff” at CES which won’t fall into the HD Voice News or DougonIPComm buckets. Not a lot, but some.

So DougonTech will be an anchor point for “stuff” and listings of what I’m doing over at Green Data Center News and TMC’s Satellite/Space section. At some point, space news may get dumped into another bucket, er website.

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CES, CES, yes yes yes, it’s CES 2011

Consumer Electronics Show Fun: I am rolling into Vegas on Tuesday morning and the first session for the media I’m attending is the “State of Consumer Technology” industry brief at 2 PM, followed by… well, I don’t need to detail all the crap I’m doing, but suffice to say I’m going from dawn to beyond dusk into darkness for at least two of the four (4) day’s I’ll be out there.

Net-net: Working hours at CES will be from 8 AM to at least 8 PM or later.  And if you are trying to find me after 10 PM local time, it’s likely to end badly for both of us.

You can find me/follow me on Twitter – DougonTech (if I can remember what my password is) and/or DougonIPComm (if it’s HD voice or IP Comm-tyhpe news)

Since I have one of those newfangled smart phones, you can also email me directly at

Don’t know how well tracking me via Foursquare will work, but since it will cross-post to Twitter. follow twitter.

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