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General Discussion / Alan Raul – January 7, 2018 Meeting Notes
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on January 06, 2018, 10:09:33 AM »
January 1, 2018 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge

What the Most Profitable Companies Make Per Second

Device encryption in Windows 10 - With the right hardware configurations, Windows 10 automatically encrypts a device, helping to keep customer data safe.

Windows 10 BitLocker Overview

7 ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10

Lenovo Yoga 920 - I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.

General Discussion / SLO Bytes Second Session Notes; 01/07/18
« Last post by rsutter on January 04, 2018, 11:27:06 AM »
Hello All,
Here are the tentative notes for my SLO Bytes General Meeting Second Session presentation on Sunday, 01/07/18

Browser Technique to keep focus on one site and still browse other sites:
     Open a new tab and paste focused site URL into that page
     Search from the original tab, using the back arrow for previous pages

Snagit: Screen Capture program
and its free counterpart; Jing:

LastPass: Password Manager

Audacity:   Sound Editing Program

VLC:  Video display program that I use for extracting sound from video

YouTube Video Downloader:  For saving local copies of YouTube

     Checked for piggybacked Potentially Unwanted Programs: 
     Windows Notifications/All Settings/Uninstall/Apps and Features/

To do so, sorted programs by install date, most recent first and looked for any surprises.
     Demonstrated WindowShade configurations settings

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / Off-Topic Post - Kaldi Coffee Roaster
« Last post by rsutter on December 28, 2017, 11:32:20 AM »
Hello All,
This off-topic post chronicles my efforts to roast green coffee beans on the recently purchased Kaldi Wide Coffee Roaster.
For an overview, see (a Word document)
The document is also available as an .htm document at
Additional documentation is available at and
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Apple Slows Performance on Phones with Aging Batteries
« Last post by rsutter on December 21, 2017, 08:41:31 AM »
General Discussion / Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on December 18, 2017, 10:54:58 AM »
This is a PSA (Public Service Announcement) that's for your safety.

California State Fire Marshal
Information Bulletin 17-003

More than 37 million fire extinguishers recalled after fatality

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall 2017 Guide for US and Canada

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

Kidde Product Safety Recall

General Discussion / See what was trending in 2017
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on December 18, 2017, 08:19:51 AM »
Very interesting to see what people searched for. You can change the “global” to other countries.
General Discussion / FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules.
« Last post by Doug on December 14, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules:

The three Republican members of the commission voted to repeal the net neutrality rules.

By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | December 14, 2017
General Discussion / PUSH Articles Posted
« Last post by rsutter on December 10, 2017, 05:02:41 PM »
Hello All,
I just posted the latest crop of PUSH articles from our parent organization, APCUG.
You will find them listed at several locations
Directly, see
The Condensed Index resides at
All of the PUSH articles, complete with brief introductions are at
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Photo Group Notes for December 10, 2017
« Last post by rsutter on December 10, 2017, 04:47:36 PM »
Hello All,

Here are my notes for the SLO Bytes Photo Group Session of December 10, 2017
TOPIC: Enclosed Spaces
The topic for the December 10th meeting was Enclosed Spaces

Ralph Sutter began the image show and tell with a slide show consisting of gopher traps, 10 in 1 screwdriveres and vignetted subjects.

Alan Raul followed displaying largely unretouched photos of the inside of local retailers and public areas.

John Waller also showed interiors of public buildings, amusement parks and private residences

Connie Sutter captured sundry nooks and crannies of her van

Those present commented on the various techniques that we used to view our images, culling the lackluster items and deciding whether to edit the selections that we wanted to share.

The topic for the January 14th 2018 session will be Image Manipulation; Before and After. Share images that have been modified either to enhance or to transform the original.

See Notes from earlier sessions at

Learn more about the Photography Group at

Ralph Sutter
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