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February 9, 2021 :20: The Better to Binge with You : Quarantine #49

Hello all you tech-heads out there.
This is our latest meeting.

Another meeting with great recommendations and informed commentary from our members. It’s always a pleasure to share and learn with these people.

From your friendly neighborhood tech guy:
Scott Stimson, head-Nerd at International Computer Solutions
and The San Carlos Computer Club

Remote Computer and I.T. Help email: remote@internationalcs.net

Today’s meeting covered the following topics:

Recommendations, TV:

Recommendations, Movies:

Recommendations, Books:
  • A Helmet for My PillowHere is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific…from Goodreads.

Episode Art Jigsaw Puzzle:

See all Episode Artwork Jigsaw Puzzles

Our YouTube Meeting: https://youtu.be/YhC-WuDoMzk

The Impromptu Intro: The Valentine’s Day Dinner intro provided by Viviana, and her cousin Paul (and myself) at dinner. Only available on the podcast (listen if you dare.)

Reoccurring Themes

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.

Currently, we are using the Google Meet code: [rgb-rrgc-gqp] for our weekly meeting. This code will probably be the same for next meeting. Check our blog sccClub.org for notifications when in doubt.

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.

Remember, you can always show your support by taking a moment to go on YouTube and iTunes to review, like, and subscribe. When you give our efforts greater exposure it is appreciated as a contribution. Thank you for all your support.

I am always looking forward to our next meeting. Feel free to ‘prep me’ ahead of time with any topics you would enjoy discussing.

= Find Us On =
website: sccClub.org
twitter: @sccClub
iTunes: The San Carlos Computer Club
Podcast(RSS): https://www.sccclub.org/feed/podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanCarlosComputerClub
Youtube: http://youtube.sccclub.org
jigsawplanet: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/sccClub/

This podcast is related to a blog post found at: https://www.sccclub.org/podcast/february-9-2021-20-the-better-to-binge-with-you-quarantine-49.

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