Sunday, December 10, 2017

Great summary of routers

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Confused by router terminology? Here's a simple 6 minute explanation:

Friday, December 8, 2017

Executive Board Minutes

Oak Run Computer Club – Executive Board Minutes
December 8, 2017

Alan Marcus, President, called the meeting to order at 9:00AM. Members in attendance: Bob Leiner, Elliot Bogart, Linda Tingley, Bill Cahill, Bob Kenlay, Bill Balch, Ron Kenyon, Jim Trimboli, Don Forgette and Alan Marcus.

Secretary’s report read by Bob Kenlay. No corrections or additions necessary.

Jim Trimboli read the Treasurer's Report. The current balance is $2101.31.

Linda Tingley suggested that we move our checking account to a closer location to Oak Run since Florida Credit Union had moved to a new location downtown. Jim Trimboli had talked to Campus USA Credit Union who would open a no charge account for the Computer Club. Ron Kenyon made a motion and Linda Tingley seconded the motion to move our account to Campus USA Credit Union. The motion was voted on and carried. Alan Marcus, Bill Cahill and Jim Trimboli will be listed on the account.

Bill Balch will brew the coffee at the Xmas party. Bob Kenlay will assist.

Elliot Bogart asked when we should start passing out the 2018 badges. It was agreed that we will pass out the new badges starting at the December meeting.

Ron Kenyon mentioned that ORHA is working on an email emergency notification system that will be on the ORHA website.
Future meeting topics:
Dec 20, Xmas Party, Mr Number App by Bob Kenlay
Jan 24, Honda of Ocala presentation
Feb 21, Dimenssion Works 3D Printing by Mindy Beegle

The meeting adjourned at 9:45AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Kenlay, Secretary

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Goodbye American Car Companies?

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This scary article just appeared on Yahoo News from Forbes:

Is The U.S. At Risk Of Losing Its Auto Industry To China?


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Another free address book

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I have used several free address books for the computer. I particularly like the free address book from GAS Softwares. You can put the entire book on a flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. Just plug it into the USB drive of a computer and see the addresses. You don't have to install anything. I particularly like the fact that you can make the fonts as large as you want, so reading the names is easy-peasy.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Erase backup software

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Many external drives and flash drives come with pre-installed backup software, however, if you are using Windows 10, you don't need the drive programs. I suggest that you highlight the drive software and erase it from the external drive.

Then simply use the Windows 10 built in software to run File History backups. You can do so by clicking Start, Settings, Update and Security, Backups and changing Automatically back up my files to On.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Another scam

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Here's a report from CBS news regarding a new scam that tries to trick users into buying fake anti-virus software:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Organize your backup files

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Many people backup files to flash drives. Unfortunately, many users fail to organize the files and so documents, downloads, music, videos and photos all end up in one big folder. That makes it very difficult when trying to find a particular file.

I suggest that you insert the flash drive in a USB port. Then click on the drive letter of the flash drive. Right click in the empty space. Select New and then Folder. Create a folder for each of the categories mentioned above. Then, when you copy files from your computer to the flash drive, copy them to the related folder.

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