May 8, 2022 – SIG-Computing: Complete Robocall Defense; SIG-Linux: Modicia 

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

We will be using zoom for this meeting. This link will be active on day of meeting.

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When: Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

SIG-Computing Topic:  Complete Robocall Defense

Presented by John Krout

John’s presentation provides an eye-opening look at the scope of the robocall problem, and a clear description of how robocall systems work. Finally, step by step, the presentation describes and shows how to configure your phone so that only calls from your contacts ring your phone, and how to create a custom voicemail greeting that convinces robocall systems not to leave a message and not to call you again.. 

John Krout is a retired software engineer, and has been writing about creative uses of personal computers since the 1980s. Recently he has also written about smart phones, tablets and digital cameras. During his career, he worked for federal contractor companies providing software requirements analysis, design, coding, documentation and training for many US government agencies in the Washington DC region. He lives in Arlington Virginia.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

SIG-Linux Topic: Modicia 

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

In the world of Linux distros, there are so many to choose from. As a multimedia enthusiast, Modicia appealed to me, as it is built by web designers for web site builders. In the case of Modicia O.S., it’s basically for multimedia users, but it’s suitable for everyone. This Linux distro is the brainchild of an Italy-based community. The distro is mostly a general purpose computing platform that works just out of the box. The operating system is based on Xubuntu and also features the mid-weight Xfce with more spice. They call the desktop environment Anabolized Xfce – a greatly modified version of Xfce4.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

When: Sunday, May 8, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.

Upcoming Topics

SIG Computing:

Proposed SIG Linux topics by S Kalwani : dates TBD

  1. Comparison of video conferencing platforms
  2. Network tools on Linux – part 1
  3. Network tools on Linux  – part 2

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