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April 2018 SLO Bytes First Session Notes - Sutter
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:19:47 AM »
April 2018 SLO Bytes Notes by Ralph Sutter

Financial Report – Bob Styerwalt www.slobytes.org/financial

New resource:  The Tech Enthusiasts’ Hourhttps://tehpodcast.com/episodes/

The new tech is here when 3 of 4 cartoons deal with it; Stanford Brown
http://www.slobytes.org/presentations/sutter-0418/brown-graphic.png

Alternatives to Amazon.com for on-line purchases; https://techboomers.com/amazon-alternatives

Ask Leo Links; Leo Notenboom; https://askleo.com/
http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point.html
https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/ 
(The end of this article defines common terms)

How Should I Back Up My Computer Before an Operating System Upgrade or Reinstall?
https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/?awt_l=BHGrQ&awt_m=Isdcj4Rg63dfbL&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=20180320&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured

Actual URL is https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/

For a more comprehensive list, see https://askleo.com/glossary/

Tree Size; free program that displays the size of all folders
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/download.shtml

Delete system files from C using Windows’ Disk Cleanup
(Candidates for deletion; Windows.old and Windows10Upgrade)
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10/how-to-free-up-disk-space-in-windows/2458cc31-bd19-482f-ace5-7e3bd9da8098

E-mail ostensibly from my credit card company:  What to do?; http://www.slobytes.org/presentations/sutter-0418/April-SLO-Bytes.docx
 
Alexa Laughhttps://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/7/17092334/amazon-alexa-devices-strange-laughter  (John Waller)

Meetup; www.meetup.com
Central Coast Home Roasting Coffee April 26 at 7:00 pm

SLO Bytes Unsecure via Google

Micro USB  to Lightning Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZYN9DGL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Adobe Reader for PDF Viewer:  Limitations
Show how to save rotated .pdf file using a free pdf viewer, pdf-xchange editor
Install PortableApps; https://portableapps.com/
Download a portable version at https://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdf-xchange-editor-portable
(The PDF Exchange Editor web site didn’t link to a freeware version directly) The portable version can be run without PortableApps but you lose the convenience of update notifications.
Rotate image with PDF Xchange Editor
Print to Microsoft Print to PDF instead of an actual printer
Open the resulting .pdf file with any .pdf reader/editor and it will show the rotated version.

When the pdf file contains more information than required, use Microsoft Print to PDF to triage the unwanted pages
Example Porter Cable Drill Press.pdf

Notes on SCaLE
SCaLE Link  Alan and Ralph’s reports:  http://www.slolug.com/scale2018.html
SCaLE Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/socallinuxexpo
SCaLE clip: http://www.slolug.com/videos/102.mp4 (Very slow and problematic download; must be restarted many times)

The problem is with Alan’s host, GoDaddy, not with the actual file
I copied Alan’s file to my account on Dropbox and was then able to download the file in 3 minutes versus more than one hour on GoDaddy
My site:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqjm3fux2cvfcok/Alan%20at%20SCaLE.mp4?dl=0

Ralph Sutter
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