Hello all tech-heads!
Happy New Year!
Yes, the new year celebration has come and gone in between the recording on this meeting, and my ability to publish it as a podcast/blog post.
Let’s hope for a better year in 2021. Let’s hope for health, happiness, safety, and friends, family, and Travel!! Let’s hope this episode marks the end of despair, the end of sickness, the end of intolerance, and the end of contempt. Regardless, it it will be the end of the year. So here is the recording, in all it’s glory: The last meeting of the San Carlos Computer Club for 2020.
From your friendly neighborhood tech guy,
Scott Stimson, head-Nerd at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
Contact Scott for Remote Help : firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s meeting covered the following topics (basically it turned into a list of Christmas Tech🙂
- New Amazon Echo Show 10 Rotates to Follow You Around the Room.
- James’ new Apple iPad.
- Best iPad (2020) Keyboard Cases 2020.
- The GSM Arena breakdown of the iPad 2020.
- Bill & Cheryl’s Drone: the Mavic Mini from DJI.
- The San Carlos Christmas Lights Boat Parade: DESFILE DE YATES NAVIDEÑO DESDE SAN CARLOS.
- Your Honor (Showtime) – The series is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices…from Wikipedia.
- Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – is an American period crime drama television series created by Terence Winter and broadcast on the premium cable channel HBO. The series is set chiefly in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition era of the 1920s…from Wikipedia.
- The Son – is an American western drama television series based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer. The show was created and developed by Meyer, Brian McGreevy, and Lee Shipman. …from Wikipedia.
- Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS All Access) – Bob Wheeler runs his family’s successful, highly competitive sock company in Detroit with his mother Dottie and his younger twin siblings Christina and Douglas. When the stress of the job lands him in Woodward Memorial Hospital due to a mild heart attack, he is immediately drawn to Abishola, his kind, hardworking nurse. Now all Bob needs to do is convince her to give him a chance…from Wikipedia.
- Tin Star (Sky Atlantic) – is a British television crime drama created by Rowan Joffé. The series focuses on Jim Worth, a former London Metropolitan Police Service detective who becomes chief of police of a Canadian town in the Rocky Mountains. It stars Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith and Christina Hendricks.…from Wikipedia.
- Valley of tears (HBO Max) – The series depicts the battles of the Yom Kippur War, with the first season focusing on the northern front of the war, and a second season focusing on the southern front of the fighting is also planned. The series has been described as one of the most expensive television series in Israel, with advanced technologies used to recreate the battles, including the Battle of the Valley of Tears, and the cost of each episode reaching one million dollars.…from Wikipedia.
- The Expanse (Amazon Prime) – The series is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. It follows a disparate band of antiheroes – United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew – as they unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the center of a conspiracy which threatens the system’s fragile state of cold war…from Wikipedia.
- Lucy (TF1 Films Production) – It is an English-language film shot in Taipei, Paris, and New York City. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, and Amr Waked. Johansson portrays the titular character, a woman who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic, psychedelic drug is absorbed into her bloodstream…from Wikipedia.
- Soul (Walt Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios) – The story follows a middle school music teacher named Joe Gardner, who seeks to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated, just before his big break as a jazz musician…from Wikipedia.
- The Midnight Sky (Netflix) – is a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney, based on the 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. It stars Clooney as a scientist who must venture through the Arctic Circle with a young girl to warn off a returning spaceship following a global catastrophe…from Wikipedia.
Episode Art Jigsaw Puzzle:
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Our YouTube Meeting:
The Impromptu intro: Prefect by Vivian and myself. Only available on the podcast.
We have returned to Tuesday meetings at a new start time of 10:00am. We will continue our virtual format with online meetings in Google Meet for the foreseeable future.
The Google Meet is scheduled on Google Calendar. If you want to be on that calendar invitation, then provide me your Google account id. Also, provide me with your email address, or follow the appropriate accounts to see a reminder sent out by email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress on the day of our meeting.
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.)
Special thanks to all of you that have been helping in my endeavors. The things I am doing would not be possible without your support.
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I am always looking forward to our next meeting. Feel free to ‘prep me’ ahead of time with any topics you would enjoy discussing.
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This podcast is related to a blog post found at: https://www.sccclub.org/podcast/december-29-2020-14-the-one-after-christmas-quarantine-43.