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Welcome to my little corner of the Web!  This blog hosts my personal opinions based on my own work experience, research and dedication to topics that interest me.  I previously published articles on Examiner.com under the monikers San Antonio Technology Examiner and San Antonio Finance Examiner, but that publishing platform was recently sold and closed down.  So, this is now my preferred platform for writing on just about any topic.

Over the years, I have gained a wealth of experience working in different industries in the San Antonio area.  My previous employment includes over twenty-two years in catering and hospitality, ten years in research and development, and approximately fifteen years as a tax preparer and bookkeeper.  In addition, my range of job titles spanned various management and administrative positions for the past seventeen years.  Currently, I own and operate Ayala’s Small Business Consulting (AsBC), providing various professional services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the San Antonio area.  I also travel the city constantly as a Partner/Driver for Uber.

In addition to my work experience as it relates to technology and financial services, I also have strong opinions in many other areas.  I may publish posts on those topics here on my personal blog, but I also utilize Facebook and Twitter as outlets for anything I feel passionate about.  For a more in-depth understanding of me, I encourage you to follow this blog and subscribe to my social media profiles as well.

If you are looking for more information on contracting my professional services, visit my business site at asbc.paulayalasr.me.  You can also download my professional résumé by clicking here.

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Apple’s Terrible Decision to Eliminate the 3.5mm Audio Jack

iphone7While everybody focuses on whether or not the user’s listening experience will be effected positively or negatively by the decision, there are many other devices and markets that are effected as well.  The 3.5mm audio jack isn’t used for just audio.  Many people use third party products that interact with mobile apps via the audio jack; such as credit card readers, 3D scanners, external microphones, infrared sensors, IR blasters, various medical devices, scientific instruments, temperature probes, remote controllers for slideshow presentations, receivers for electric musical instruments, universal docs, spot lights for video recording, even CB radio attachments and much, much more.  Sure, many of these devices are designed for very specific use cases by a small group of users; but those users are surely not going to want to use their devices with an adapter, which is just another item to carry around and pay for replacements when they eventually get lost. Continue reading “Apple’s Terrible Decision to Eliminate the 3.5mm Audio Jack”

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