Feb 12, 2023 – SIG-Computing:  Digital Video Editing Fundamentals Plus; SIG-Linux: TBD tbd

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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Election of Officers and Board Members-at-Large. Based on the receipt of completed ballots is Jan 15, 2023, the results of the election will be announced for the open positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Board Members‑at‑Large.

When: Sunday, Feb 12, 2023, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

SIG Computing Topic: Digital Video Editing Fundamentals Plus

Presented by John Krout

Learn the fundamental concepts of digital video editing applications on a personal computer. This includes a demo of the MAGIX Vegas video editor application and some short sample videos produced by John, including the monthly pre-meeting slide show for the Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (PATACS). Note: future presentations will also include the NCH’s free VideoPad video editor application.

John is a retired software engineer. During his career, he worked on contract for federal government agencies around Washington DC. He began writing about creative uses of personal computers in the early 1980s. As a retiree since 2020, he has more time to write and deliver presentations, and has added topics on smart phones, tablets and digital cameras and camcorders. He lives in Arlington VA, and hopes to relocate to the US West in the next year or two.
Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 at 1:30 P.M.

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

SIG-Linux Topic: TBD tbd

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

TBD tbd.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

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When: Sunday, Feb 12, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.

Jan 8, 2023 – SIG-Computing:  Backups in a Busy World; SIG-Linux: Rocky Linux

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.

Click here to be connected to the meeting. Please join the meeting about 1:00 PM or later.

Members will also receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

Election of Officers and Board Members-at-Large. Based on the nominations in the Dec 2022 meeting, ballots were mailed to all members. All ballots must be mailed in. The closing date for receipt of completed ballots is Jan 15, 2023.

The open positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Board Members‑at‑Large. You can also write in any member, including yourself for any of the positions.

When: Sunday, Jan 8, 2023, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

SIG Computing Topic: Backups in a Busy World

Presented by Mark Schulman

Given enough time, every hard drive eventually fails, and most often this means that all your photos, all your documents, all your video — everything! — is lost.  And recent evidence suggests that even under the best circumstances hard drives don’t last as long as previously thought.  Backups are the only defense against serious data loss, and yet most people don’t bother. Discover important strategies to make sure your data is safe with the least amount of trouble.

Mark has spent his career as a computer instructor, software designer, and small business owner.  He has taught a wide-range of programming courses for major corporations and worked on large software development projects.  He currently works as the IT manager for a group of family practice physicians as well as a small company that runs clinical drug trials.  His major geek interest these days is the computer technology that made the moon landings possible in the 1960s.  He lives near Orlando, Florida.
Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 1:30 P.M.

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SIG-Linux Topic: Rocky Linux

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Rocky Linux is a Linux distribution intended to be a downstream, complete binary-compatible release using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system source code. The project’s aim is to provide a community-supported, production-grade enterprise operating system (The original goal of CentOS). Thus, like RHEL & SUSE Linux Enterprise, it is now becoming a popular choice for enterprise OS use.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

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

When: Sunday, Jan 8, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.

Dec 11, 2022 – SIG-Computing:  Add NAS To Your Router; SIG-Linux: No presentation this month

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.

Click here to be connected to the meeting. Please join the meeting about 1:00 PM or later.

Members will also receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

Nominations for Officers and Board Members-at-Large. We will be taking nominations for candidates to run for our 2023 Officers and Board of Directors at the beginning of our meeting.

The open positions are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Board Members‑at‑Large. You can nominate any member including yourself for any of the positions. Please consider running for these positions.

When: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

SIG Computing Topic: Add NAS to your Router

Presented by John Krout

Modern home routers do more than give your computers and other digital devices access to the Internet. With a key feature now commonly found on modern home routers, you can attach a storage device called Network-Attached Storage (NAS) for shared access by your computers and other digital devices. That becomes a very fast backup device compared to cloud-based backups. Learn how to find out if your router has what it takes, how to set up and connect to an inexpensive test NAS, and how to find out if your router allows you to access your NAS on the go, via the Internet.

John is a retired software engineer. During his career, he worked on contract for federal government agencies around Washington DC. He began writing about creative uses of personal computers in the early 1980s. As a retiree since 2020, he has more time to write and deliver presentations, and has added topics on smart phones, tablets and digital cameras and camcorders. He lives in Arlington VA, and hopes to relocate to the US West in the next year or two.
Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 at 1:30 P.M.

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

SIG-Linux Topic: No presentation this month

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

For the month of December, SIG-Linux will be skipping the session as not much has been happening in the Linux world. We will resume from January onwards.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

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

When: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.

Nov 13, 2022 – SIG-Computing: A guide to Synchronizing Your PC; SIG-Linux: Kernel Version 6 Update

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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Members will also receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

When: Sunday, Nov 13, 2022, at 1:15 P.M.
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SIG Computing Topic: A guide to Synchronizing Your PC

Presented by Bill James

There are numerous ways to sync desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones. This presentation will cover sharing over a network, local file sync programs, LANs, Cloud services, and more complex to relatively simple solutions.

Bill is a member of the Computer Club of Oklahoma City where he serves as VP of Operations. He is also the APCUG Region 8 advisor serving the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Alabama. He has been a member of both organizations for over 30+ years.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 at 1:30 P.M.

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SIG-Linux Topic: Kernel Version 6 Update

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Linux kernel version 6 was announced in October 2022. We will talk about all the new and old items, updates, and what is expected for version 6.1.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

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

When: Sunday, Nov 13, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.

Oct 9, 2022 – SIG-Computing: Bitwarden Password Management System; SIG-Linux: CENTOS.

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.

Click here to be connected to the meeting. Please join the meeting about 1:00 PM or later.

Members will also receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

When: Sunday, Oct 9, 2022, at 1:15 P.M.
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SIG Computing Topic: Using the Bitwarden Password Management System

Presented by John Kennedy.

Are you using a password manager? Do you try to remember them? Keep them in a notebook? On your hard drive? Post-It notes all around you?  John talks about why you should use a password manager and what Bitwarden can do for you. He says that the two main reasons that he uses a Password Manager is “speed” and “convenience” and proves that with his demonstration of the app.

John Kennedy is the APCUG Advisor for Regions 3 and 6; and a member of the East Central Ohio Technology User Club. John is also a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau and has done several web presentations for computer groups and at regional conferences in Ohio, Nevada, and Florida. John got his feet wet with computers in the early 80’s with his first Atari 400 and continued on to different PCs running Windows and Linux.

John taught elementary school for 25 years and taught computer skills in middle school for 10 years. He also conducts computer classes for seniors. John also spends many hours trying to help both Windows users and Linux users with their computer problems. He co-hosts ECOTUC’s “Linux SIG/Help Desk” that meets twice a month.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 1:30 P.M.

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SIG-Linux Topic: CENTOS

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

We will be discussing a controversial topic (there are not many – the last major one was ‘systemd’) – namely CENTOS.
We have made oblique references to it in past SIG Linux presentations, this time we will take a close look at it and why it matters to the Linux world

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

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

When: Sunday, Oct 9, 2022, at 3:00 P.M.