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September 26, 2020 :52: Our End of Season Meeting : Quarantine Meeting #29

Hello,
A shout out to all my Computer Club Tech-heads!!

You guys always show up ready to have a great conversation, and today was no different.

Personally, it’s always a joy when my folks can show up for one of our meetings. Since our bed and breakfast business fell apart this last season, we haven’t seen each other all summer, and it’s nice to see their smiling faces.

Today, you are in for a treat. Our audio quality was exceptional! Also, the YouTube video looks good. So regardless of the way you consume the San Carlos Computer Club, today you’re guaranteed a high quality experience.

As always, what follows is a list of the topics, recommendations, websites, and news that we felt were interesting in our discussion. For further reading check out the links bellow:

Today’s meeting covered the following topic:

Podcast Recommendation: The San Carlos Computer Club – listen to Vivi’s intros (always)

TV Recommendations: Why Woman Kill (CBS All Access)

Website Recommendations:

  • justWatch – Find which streaming service to use for a particular movie or TV show.
  • Cord Cutters News – get the latest updates on new streaming services and their content.

Twitter Feed Recommendation: @ratemyskyperoom (Room Rater)

The YouTube video is available at: https://youtu.be/RLM0LnbHwv4.

We are currently 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 and look for notifications when in doubt.

Reoccurring Themes:

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.)

[UPDATE for NOTE #2: currently no success, Bill and Cheryl have been experiencing random activations, but haven’t been able to reproduce their conversation. I too have had a few random triggers, but also cannot determine the dialog to set it off.]

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.

Oatmeal cookie Intro was personalized and beautified with special attention by Viviana and myself, but only available on the podcast.

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 and this is as valuable, and as appreciated as any contribution. (don’t get me wrong. I could always use some money. hahaha.) 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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this podcast is related to a blog post found at: https://www.sccclub.org/podcast/september-26-2020-52-our-end-of-season-meeting-quarantine-meeting-29.

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