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General Discussion / Posting of APCUG PUSH Articles
« Last post by rsutter on March 07, 2015, 02:31:24 PM »
Hello All,

I just posted the latest collection of PUSH articles on the SLO Bytes web site.  See www.slobytes.org/push/0315/.


This content is a provided by APCUG, our parent organization and is meant to be used as filler for the newsletters of local APCUG groups.  Rather than insert selected articles in HardCopy, I opted to make all of the content available, not in our newsletter but in a separate directory.

To see an index of past articles, go to www.slobytes.org/push/push-condensed.html.


This content is copyrighted material intended for use by APCUG member clubs. 

Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Re: 2015 Southwest Technology & Computer Conference
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 07, 2015, 10:04:15 AM »
Make sure you scroll down and look at the 2014 Conference Kudos. Great looking picture of Ralph...

http://www.theswcc.org/2014-conference-kudos.html

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General Discussion / Thinking About PC Backup Strategies
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 07, 2015, 10:00:59 AM »
Everyone knows my computer mantra is BACKUP, BACKUP and BACKUP. This seems to ring true in my response to Paul's article and people reading my post.

https://www.thurrott.com/windows/1782/thinking-about-pc-backup-strategies


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General Discussion / TV Programming without DISH, Direct TV or Cable Companies
« Last post by rsutter on March 05, 2015, 12:11:03 PM »

TV Programming without DISH, Direct TV or Cable Companies
NOTE:  I am developing a presentation for the Second SLO Bytes Session on April 5th 2015.  Here is a draft.  I welcome your input.
If you want to watch programs on your TV but prefer not to use DISH, Direct TV or Charter Cable, there are several approaches.
 
Free content
 OTA- (Over the Air) - Connect a digital antenna to your television to view local programming
Use your computer and view programming on-line.  Selected free content is available from the ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and other providers.  See below for how to mirror the computer display on your TV

Here are some sources for free programming viewable on your computer. 
Some Internet-connected TVs and DVD players allow you to access on-line content directly, bypassing the computer.

ABC http://abc.go.com/
NBC http://www.nbc.com/video
CBS http://www.cbs.com/watch/
FOX http://www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/mobile.html?windowspc (This downloads an app)
ESPN http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index
Hulu http://www.hulu.com/  (free with a pay option-Hulu Plus)

Article from AARP 
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/info-02-2013/watch-television-online-internet-tv.html

Methods for transferring content from your computer to your TV
 Run an HDMI cable from your computer to your TV

How to connect your computer to your TV (Cables to Go)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDfak20J2Do


Connect your computer or smart phone wirelessly to your TV
using any of the the following devices
 
Apple TV
 https://www.apple.com/appletv/ (web site)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_GUuJyyyRQ (9:30)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jyaHWkkhf4  (8:00)

Chromecast Dongle
 http://www.google.com/chrome/devices/chromecast/ (web site) 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHMCyCd5SDk (3:27) very good


Roku Player 
 https://www.roku.com/  (web site)
 https://www.roku.com/how-it-works Company video - all products
 https://www.roku.com/products/roku-3 Company video for Roku 3
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p6T13YYtDU (5:06)


Apple TV vs Roku
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tou3hetyHF4 (14:09) Good


This is a work in progress.  Given time constraints, I'll probably omit some of the videos from my presentation, merely providing a link.


Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Renaming an .exe File
« Last post by rsutter on March 03, 2015, 08:40:24 AM »
Hello All,

My html editor of choice has long been Homesite, a program created by Nick Bradbury, sold to Allaire, then to Macromedia and finally to Adobe.  Though it is no longer available or supported, I prefer Homesite to Dreamweaver, an html editor that I also use.  The browse tab in Homesite behaves as if I were viewing the content on-line. I create content in the edit tab, seeing only html code.  I then switch to the browse tab and I see the live content.  If I click on a link, I actually go to that page.  Switching from code tab to the design tab in Dreamweaver simply renders the code but none of the links are live.
 
My setup of Homesite did have one limitation.  I could only display .php files as html code.  Trying to view them with the browse tab displayed a blank screen, If I wanted to see how those files appeared to the end user, I always uploaded the files to my website and viewed them with a browser.  I wanted to view them locally fromHomesite's browse tab.

I learned that Dreamweaver 8 could set up a localhost so I set the .php file association to open with that program.  This worked fine on my laptop.  Now in Homesite when I switch from the edit tab to the browse tab, Homesite automatically launches Dreamweaver 8 and I see .php files just like I would if they were viewed on-line.


However, it was a different situation on my desktop machine.  On the desktop, I run both Dreamweaver 8 (Macromedia) and Dreamweaver CC 14.1 (current Adobe version of Dreamweaver).  Though I set the .php extension to open with Dreamweaver 8, my computer insisted in opening these files with Adobe's version.  I had reasoned that since the dreamweaver.exe files were located in different directories, the computer would be able to figure out what I wanted.

Not so.

I decided to rename the Macromedia Dreamweaver .exe file something other than dreamweaver.exe.  I renamed it uncleremus.exe and changed the file association so that it would the default program for opening .php files.  The gambit worked.  Now, the browse tab in Homesite launches Dreamweaver 8, displaying on localhost the content of .php files just as the end user would see that content.

(For the record, I decided to change uncleremus.exe to Macromedia-Dreamweaver.exe, given the dubious prospect that I would remember the initial renaming.)

Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Netgear router problem
« Last post by Pete on March 02, 2015, 04:23:55 PM »
Hi everyone, I am sorry I made a mistake yesterday at the meeting.  I did not push the factory reset button as I stated, it requires a paperclip to do that.
I did push the on/off switch and that did fix my problem with the wi/fi.

Peter Stonehewer
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General Discussion / How do you use the Windows 8 Reader App
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 02, 2015, 10:36:18 AM »
How do you use the Windows 8 Reader App instead of Adobe Reader, FoxitReader, etc.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/reader-app-faq
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General Discussion / Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 02, 2015, 10:20:01 AM »
Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film
https://vimeo.com/119318850

Planet Unicorn Collective
http://planetunicorn.co/


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General Discussion / How do you setup OpenDNS on a computer or router
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 02, 2015, 10:11:30 AM »
A question from the Sunday meeting:

How do you setup OpenDNS on a computer or router?
https://use.opendns.com/

OpenDNS
https://www.opendns.com/

OpenDNS Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDNS


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General Discussion / Choose which OneNote app opens with Surface Pen
« Last post by Alan Raul on March 02, 2015, 09:58:30 AM »
A question from the Sunday meeting:

How do you choose which OneNote app opens with Surface Pen?

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/touch-mouse-and-search/surface-pen-default-onenote

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