18 weeks… 18 weeks of virtual computer club meetings and so far we don’t have an end in sight. As the coronavirus progressives through the communities in Mexico we find ourselves at peak without resolution. I only hope you all are out there wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding indoor situations with stranger, and staying home whenever possible. The following months will determine what this new world looks like, but for now this is what the San Carlos computer club looks like; A fun meeting held virtually with people that touch San Carlos life and are enthusiastic about technology.
Today we did a lot of discussion and some demonstrations. Not a lot of links in this one, but here are some of the topics we covered:
- Extensive discussion on password management and explanation of Lastpass, its benefits, as well as, a demonstration of use.
- A quick breakdown on what Stremio and it’s usage. Check-in next week. I’ll be doing a demonstration in real time.
- Microsoft makes Teams video meetings less tiring with its new Together mode.
NOTE #1: Next week I will be scheduling the Google Meet using Google Calendar with your Google account listed as attendants. The advantage is this will allow members (attendants) to enter the meeting without waiting permission, and will send a notification of the meeting through their Google Calendars. The disadvantage is that we will need to adopt a new regular Meet code. I will continue to send out the regular email notification and the Facebook post containing the numit code and the links to the meeting. People that are new to our club, or not on our list, will still be able to participate, but will need to wait for permission to enter the meeting.
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.
If you missed our meeting in real-time, then you can always listen to this podcast.
I hope you all enjoy this audio recording. Today (again) the audio is better then the video (video is choppy again,) but you can watch the YouTube video at: https://youtu.be/HFD7G0qtrUI.
Another 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 do something to help without costing you a thing. Please take a moment and go to YouTube and iTunes to like, subscribe, and review any of the videos and podcasts. When you do this it gives my efforts greater exposure. It is as valuable and appreciated as any contribution to the work I’m doing. Thank you.
I’ll talk to you next week!
Everyone take care and #techOn! (psst…is it me, or is our audio a much higher quality today?)
at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
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