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Our Next Meetings

September 17, 2016 (3rd Saturday)
October 15, 2016 (3rd Saturday


All SIG's meet once each month on the 3rd Saturday. For SIG session meeting times, click on "Meeting Schedule" at left.

Our August 20th Meeting
Was ...

(Special Interest Groups)
Click on the links below to go to the respective SharePoint page.

  • HTPC/Home Automation - 8:00 am

    Home Theater (or Media) PCs and Home Automation come in an endless range of capability, complexity and price.  Come join us as we cover this new & exciting area.
    Home Automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk.  Join us!!

  • Microsoft Excel - 8:00 am

  • Microsoft PowerShell - 8:00 - 10:00 am

    The first hour starting at 8am we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.
    At 9am, the presentation by Terry Dow will begin on the topic:  "A general tool using Invoke-Command –AsJob to query all Windows 2008 R2 (or better) domain controllers' security event log entries for an Active Directory account locked out for the past 24 hours.   The hope is to identify the source of the bad password.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks - 9:00 - 10:00

    In August, long-time member Larry Stehno will demo Rufus, a free utility for creating a Win10 bootable flash drive. Hope you can join us.
    And as usual, if you have a computer that is ‘buggy’, bring it along. We’ll make it better than new!

  • Making Money on the Internet - 9:00 am

    Backlinking for Fun & Profit:  One of the things you need to do if you want to make money selling stuff on the Internet is to somehow attract attention of potential buyers to get them to visit your site. Since a search engine (that is to say, Google) is now the primary tool used by most potential online buyers, that means that you need to somehow get your site to rank reasonably well for a keyword search related to what you have to sell. One way to boost your ranking is to use backlinks. While deliberate attempts at getting backlinks are frowned upon (and penalized) by Google, you *have* to have *some* backlinks, or your site will simply never be found. Once a few buyers have found your site, if your product is worthwhile, and presented well, it should gradually gain "organic" backlinks and gain traffic.

    Backlinking is a small, but important initial step towards making your site easy to find. In the August meeting, Howard Harkness will provide an overview of some of the tools and techniques he uses to get a few initial backlinks to his sites.

    What aspect of Web pages and/or ways to make money on the Internet would you like to know more about? A specific problem? New features in WordPress? Security? Anything else? Bring those questions and suggestions with you, and they'll become our focus for upcoming SIG meetings. 

    Microsoft Word - 10:00 am

    In August, I'll start the session with a couple of things I have discovered. Then I'll open it up to questions from the group and as a group, we'll come up with the answers.

  • AppDev - 10:00 am - Noon

    Introduction to MEAN Full-Stack Development (Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node)

  • Digital Photography - 10:00 am

    Pointers to win Photo contests. Ask you questions. Bring your camera.

  • Microsoft Access - 11:00 am

    The Access SIG will be exploring the world of ‘Select Queries’ for filtering data and as the source of reports.

    Digital Photo Editing - 11:00 am

    Using the basic macros and apps to make a good photo into great art.  Bring your questions.

    12:30 till 1:30 open for photographer Q & A.

  • The Internet - 11:00 am

    -- Ransomware avoidance/prevention
    -- How the “Network Reset” feature in Windows 10 fixes Internet connectivity issues

  • Windows Inside/Out - 12:30 pm

-- Windows 10 Anniversary Update installation issues
-- Demo: How to use Windows 10’s new “Quick Assist” feature
-- Demo: Process Explorer vs. Task Manager

  • Wireless Communication - 12:30 pm

    In August, we will be talking about data breaches at companies you purchase services or maintain an account. Companies that have been breached have poor data protection policies.   


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