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General Discussion / April 2019 Photo Group Report
« Last post by rsutter on April 14, 2019, 05:34:05 PM »
Hello All,
Here is my Photo Group Report for April 14, 2019
Notes from the meeting of 04/14/2019
TOPIC: Green; images of a verdant hue

Ralph Sutter began the meeting with photos taken along the shore and from a helicopter over-flying San Luis Obispo, local lakes and beaches.

Alan Raul presented images taken as he followed to course of San Luis Obispo Creek above Avila.

Kaye Raul revisited the village of Halcyon to photograph some brightly colored glass whimsically placed in the front yard of a local house.

Bob Styerwalt walked the shoreline near Shell Beach in search for green and found a dramatically lit window at home.

Connie Sutter brought her iPhone to the Getty Museum in Malibu and captured green vases, green foliage, mixed with local landscapes.

The tentative schedule for the remainder of 2019 is as follows
   May 19th one week later than usual due to Mothers' Day
   June 9th
   July 14th
   August 11th
   September 8th
   October 13th
   November 10th
   December 8th

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Microsoft Edge: Adopting and contributing to Chromium
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on April 14, 2019, 10:21:28 AM »
This is a very good PowerPoint presentaion on adopting and contriibuting to Chromium by Microsoft enginerers.

It's interesting to note the services Microsoft replaced or turned off.!400130&ithint=file%2cpptx&authkey=!ADAerq8JH6E4yRA
General Discussion / APCUG Spring Virtual Technology Conference 5/4 @ 10 AM
« Last post by rsutter on April 12, 2019, 07:55:24 AM »
Hello All,

Saturday, May 4, 2019
ET 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm -- CT 12 noon - 3:00 pm
MT 11:00 am - 2:00 pm -- PT 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Attend APCUG’s Spring Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) from your own home, invite some of your members to join you, have a Technology Tailgate Party with your club members or view one or two of the presentations at your same-day meeting.

Attend using your computer, tablet or phone with the Zoom app.
Download the app for the device you will be using at:

More information at:


10:00 AM PT

WordPress Introduction for Creating Websites
Mark Zinzow, Member, Rochester WordPress Users Meetup

Mark’s presentation will cover:

Contest Management Systems
Why choose WordPress, or not?
Hosting, DNS, and software expenses
WordPress jargon
How to create a WordPress site
WordPress plugins
WordPress help, tutorials, documentation, etc.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

11:00 AM PT

Are Your Bits Flipped?
Joe Kissell, Author and Publisher, Take Control Books

Just as a single “flipped bit” in computer code can bring an otherwise reliable app crashing to a halt, a single misconception in your understanding of personal computing technology can cause all manner of problems—including lost data, wasted time, and frustration as you live and work in today’s increasingly digital world. In this presentation based on his book Are Your Bits Flipped?, author and publisher Joe Kissell untangles common confusions surrounding the high-tech products and services we all rely on every day. Find out why conventional wisdom is often wrong, why you might be worried about all the wrong things, and how improved knowledge of topics like privacy, web browsing, email, and encryption can make you smarter and more efficient.

12:00 PM PT

Windows 7 Sunset
Greg Skalka, President, Under the Computer Hood User Group

Windows 7 extended support and consumer security updates will end on January 20, 2020; no more updates or fixes, including security fixes. Greg will discuss options for those who are still fans of Windows 7.


10:00 AM PT

Google Photos: 7 favorite features
Chris and Jim Guld, Geeks on Tour

Join Chris and Jim as they take us through their 7 favorite Google Photo features: Editing, All your photos in one place and searchable from any device, Shared Library – automatically save partner’s photos of you, Shared Albums, Make Movies, Google Lens for reding business cards, and how to Navigate to a Photo’s Location.

11:00 AM PT

Youth and Technology
Bill Crowe, 1st Vice President
Sarasota Technology Users Group

What will the world look like in 20 years? It seems that all the youth are so engrossed with their technology that they do not even know how to really socialize or communicate face to face. That is not all together true. They will most likely not have hunched backs and be couch potatoes at the age of 25 from hunching over their smart phones and playing computer games. That said what will happen to our culture.

We will learn about how our youth are using technology, how it can have both a positive and negative affect on them and what we as adults can do to encourage the positives and discourage the negatives. Bill has done substantial research on the subject and will be presenting his conclusions.

12:00 PM PT

What’s an App?
Jim Glass, President, Glendora’s Computer Club

What’s an App? Where do I get them? Are they secure? What can I do with them? Jim’s presentation will cover all of the above and more during our exploration of Apps AKA applications, programs …..

1:00 PM PT


Let’s talk about Websites. Do you use it as a recruiting tool? Or is it just for your members. Will a prospective member find information that will encourage them to attend a meeting and join? Bring you ideas to share....

Reposted by Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Linksys Whole Home WiFi 3 Pack - $149.99
« Last post by rsutter on April 08, 2019, 07:02:17 PM »
Hello All,
I recently received an e-mail from another SLO Bytes member indicating that she had seen a Linksys
Whole Home WiFi 3 Pack for sale at Costco for $149.99
I am forwarding that information in the hope that some will find it of interest.
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Alan Raul – April 7, 2019 Meeting Notes
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on April 04, 2019, 08:58:17 PM »
2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Video
Video (5 min 44 seconds - 470 MB) of some random pictures of SCaLE 17x.
It's best to right-click the above link and select Save link as... or Save target as...

2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

AVADirect Custom Computers
Clevo N151ZU
•   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (1.80GHz Base / 4.60GHz Turbo), 4 Cores, 8MB Smart Cache, TDP: 15W
•   KINGSTON 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) HyperX Impact DDR4 2400MHz, CL14, Black, SO-DIMM Memory
•   SAMSUNG 512GB 970 PRO 2280, 3500 / 2300 MB/s, V-NAND 2-bit MLC, PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, M.2 SSD

Microsoft Edge - is a web browser based on the “Chromium open source project” and other open source software.
Edge Advanced Options = edge://settings/
Chrome Advanced Options = chrome://settings/

Microsoft Edge Insider

Skype from a web browser

What you can do right now to stop robocalls - The world's most private search engine.

Killed by Google - It’s amazing how many projects (Hardware and Software) Google has tried and killed over the years. I would like to see the same thing for Apple and Microsoft.
General Discussion / VIDEO - 2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE)
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on April 04, 2019, 08:36:03 PM »
2019 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

Video (5 min 44 seconds - 470 MB) of some random pictures of SCaLE 17x.
It's best to right-click the above link and select Save link as... or Save target as...
Windows 10 Home edition users are big winners as Microsoft overhauls its update process:

"If you've been unpleasantly surprised by a Windows 10 update in recent years, help is on the way. As part of its May 2019 Update, Microsoft is rolling out a series of Windows Update changes that will finally give consumers and small businesses some essential update management tools."

Ed Bott/ZDNet:
General Discussion / Second Session Presentation - 04/07/19 - Mesh Network
« Last post by rsutter on March 31, 2019, 11:44:43 PM »
Hello All,
I will be the Second Session presenter at SLO Bytes General Meeting on 04/07/19.
I'll be speaking on my experiences in setting up a mesh network with the Netgear Orbi router and two satellite system.
I have placed my notes on line at

I welcome anyone else who has set up a mesh network or plans to do do to join the conversation.
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Microsoft Edge
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on March 28, 2019, 10:58:48 AM »
Microsoft Edge is a web browser based on the Chromium open source project and other open source software.

Microsoft Edge Insider

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