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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

New resource:  The Tech Enthusiasts’ Hour

The new tech is here when 3 of 4 cartoons deal with it; Stanford Brown

Alternatives to for on-line purchases;

Ask Leo Links; Leo Notenboom; 
(The end of this article defines common terms)

How Should I Back Up My Computer Before an Operating System Upgrade or Reinstall?

Actual URL is

For a more comprehensive list, see

Tree Size; free program that displays the size of all folders

Delete system files from C using Windows’ Disk Cleanup
(Candidates for deletion; Windows.old and Windows10Upgrade)

E-mail ostensibly from my credit card company:  What to do?;
Alexa Laugh  (John Waller)

Central Coast Home Roasting Coffee April 26 at 7:00 pm

SLO Bytes Unsecure via Google

Micro USB  to Lightning Adapter

Adobe Reader for PDF Viewer:  Limitations
Show how to save rotated .pdf file using a free pdf viewer, pdf-xchange editor
Install PortableApps;
Download a portable version at
(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:
SCaLE Videos
SCaLE clip: (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:

Ralph Sutter
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