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Alan Raul – February 4, 2018 Meeting Notes
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:51:32 AM »
SCaLE (Sothern California Linux Expo) - The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events.
SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area.
Diamond Sponsor - PIA (Private Internet Access)
Platinum Sponsor - Microsoft
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x

Malwarebytes pushed out a protection update that gobbled up memory and CPU resources and turned off web protection.
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3251685/security/buggy-malwarebytes-protection-update-wreaks-havoc-for-users.html
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2018/01/important-web-blocking-ram-usage/
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/220528-web-blocking-ram-usage-how-to-recover-home-users/
 
InSpectre – Check Windows operating system and processor hardware safety.
https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm
InSpectre Download
https://www.grc.com/files/InSpectre.exe

About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394

How Will the Meltdown and Spectre Flaws Affect My PC?
https://www.howtogeek.com/338269/a-huge-intel-security-hole-could-slow-down-your-pc-soon/
 
Acronis Ransomware Protection Free – Not recommended if you currently have Acronis True Image 2017 or 2018.
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/free-data-protection/
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/updates/changes.html?p=41073
https://kb.acronis.com/acronis-ransomware-protection

Freeware for Diagramming Network - Via Ralph’s post on the BB
Here’s his end result - http://www.fullbean.com/network/network.jpg
http://slobytes.org/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=70m92ci472i28edcu9kodipm12&topic=116.0

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.
http://alanraul.com/yoga/

The Difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLs_0wHcv4A

LibreOffice - is a free and open source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. It was forked from OpenOffice.org in 2010, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice suite comprises programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae.
https://www.libreoffice.org/

GeeksOnTour - teach you about using your technology for fun stuff like photos, maps, and blogs.
https://geeksontour.com/

LearnGooglePhotos - offers articles almost every week on tips and tricks for using Google Photos and Picasa.
https://learngooglephotos.blogspot.com/

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