Hello computer club enthusiast.
I’m so happy you came to the Internet and joined us for today’s club meeting. Today many members showed up that had not been with us for a while. We got an early start; telling stories, and getting caught up on our lives.
You guys listening to the podcast or watching the youtube are missing out. This stuff doesn’t get coverage online. The time before 9 is for us, if you wanna take part, then you gotta show up early.
What follows occurs after we hit the ‘REC’ button. This is made specifically for you, as a podcast, and available on YouTube.
Topics of the Day:
- peacock TV app – NBCUniversal has a large catalog of video content available for free. The Service can be consumed for free using the app (available on Apple and Android,) as well as, from their web page. Easy sign up. We verified that this service will work withSmartDnsProxy from Mexico.
- Android Police: The best Photoshop alternatives for Chromebooks– a list of recommended photo editors for the ChromeOS.
- Photopea – is a Photoshop clone that runs from a website. It’s freely available to use without an account. Photopea was developed by Ivan Kutskir from Prague. The software has a long personal history. checkout this reddit AMA (ask me anything) from last year: ‘I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used by 7 million people. Ask me Anything!‘
From the AMA – “Most of my profit comes from ads. I make around 5 cents for every hour someone spends in Photopea (on average). In 2019, people spent 5 million hours working in Photopea, so I made around $250,000. I hope it could be 2x to 4x more this year 🙂
Photopea runs completely in your computer (after Photopea.com loads, you can disconnect from the internet and use it offline). I use only a file hosting, for which I pay around 50 USD a year.”
- RadioLab: The Wubi Effect – The history and effect of the development of the Chinese digital keyboard.
- Missing in Alaska – Alaska, 1972. Two congressmen vanish on a small plane. They’re never found. In 1995, a mobster tells the F.B.I. the plane was bombed. What happened?
Now, a couple of recurring themes from our weekly meetings:
NOTE #1: The Google Meet is scheduled on Google Calendar. If you want to be on that invitation, then provide me your Google account id. Also, provide your email address, or follow the appropriate accounts to see a reminder on the day of our meeting sent out by email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress.
NOTE #2: A CHALLENGE: Can you design a phrase or dialog to trigger and execute a smart speaker commands, while masquerading as conversation? #speakerhacker – Any command execution counts, for example: play a song, get the weather, turn on/off a light. The goal is to covertly execute the command with conversation. We’ll play with our speakers and check back in next week. (see article: Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.)
The YouTube video is available at: https://youtu.be/fwa4Zw4cwz8.
Special thanks to all of you that have been helping in my endeavors. Without your support these things would not be possible.
Remember, you can always show your support by taking a moment to go on YouTube and iTunes to review, like, and subscribe. When you do this, it gives our efforts greater exposure. It is as valuable, and as appreciated, as any contribution to the work I’m doing. Thank you.
Can’t wait till next week!
Everyone take care and #techOn!
Scott, headNerd at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
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