Office SIG, November 2017

August 28th, 2017
November 28, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the Office SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Mobile Wireless SIG, November 2017

August 21st, 2017
November 21, 2017
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the Mobile Wireless SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Beginners’ SIG, November 11, 2017, Quickie Backups

August 11th, 2017
November 11, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

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Quick File & Folder Backups to Thumb Drives
Imaging is the best way to comprehensively back up every file on your computer, including Windows, the application programs and your data. But making the backup image can take a half-hour or more which makes imaging inconvenient for very frequent backups. We’ll show you a quickie method to back up a few important files or folders to a thumb drive in a minute or less. This makes backing up convenient to do on a daily or even hourly basis. And it nicely complements regular imaging to give you thorough backup together with a very up-to-date backup of your most important data files.

 

See the Beginners SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Genealogy SIG, November 2017

August 11th, 2017
November 11, 2017
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the CCA Genealogy SIG page for location, contacts, etc

See the AustinGenSIG site for expanded coverage directly from the Website

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Internet SIG, Oct/Nov 2017, Watching and Showing

August 4th, 2017
November 4, 2017
10:15 amto12:15 pm

 

 

Note the date change due to the room being used for early voting.
 
The Internet made sharing things – digital things, at least – possible around the world and en masse or at a personal level.

Periscope is one way to broadcast yourself and/or watch others. These can be done easily from smartphones and can show live action such as conferences or outdoor sports or down to the level of a personal conversation, and either may use text chat feedback. I’ve been using it to watch for several months now and am curious to see if it could be used to broadcast our meetings. So let’s try it out. Hopefully the wifi there can support it but if not, we can arrange to test it later.

I’ve mentioned that YouTube TV is one intruiging option for cord-cutting. But as with everthing, there are pluses and minuses. So I’m taking them up on their free trial and will share what it’s like.

And of course, we’ll talk about some of the latest happenings elsewhere in the clouds.
 

Click here for the Internet SIG page. It includes information on the location, contacts, etc, for the meeting and the breakfast pre-meeting.

Office SIG, October 2017, Field Trip

July 24th, 2017
October 24, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

This month only, we will meet at David Gray’s house, 11406 Boulder Ln (map). Dave will show his Solar Panels with discussion of renewable energy sources.

 

See the Office SIG page for usual location, contacts, etc.

Mobile Wireless SIG, October 2017

July 17th, 2017
October 17, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

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Beginners’ SIG, October 14, 2017

July 14th, 2017
October 14, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

 

 

Restore Your Computer:  Continuing last month’s discussion of computer backup, we’ll demonstrate how to use a rescue disk (CD) and a backup image to restore your Windows operating system, application software and data to a new hard disk drive on your computer. It’ll run again exactly like it did the day you backed it up. You’ll also see how to replace a failed hard disk drive on a laptop computer. (It’s quicker and easier than you think.) Come to this meeting and see how quick and easy it can be to get back up and running after a catastrophic computer failure. Bonus: You’ll see how much faster your computer will go when you replace that mechanical hard disk drive with a fast solid state drive.

 

See the Beginners SIG page for location, contacts, etc.

Genealogy SIG, October 2017

July 14th, 2017
October 14, 2017
1:00 pmto3:30 pm

 

 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the CCA Genealogy SIG page for location, contacts, etc

See the AustinGenSIG site for expanded coverage directly from the Website

Also Visit AustinGenSIG on FaceBook

Office SIG, September 2017

June 26th, 2017
September 26, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

Note: The Office SIG has now moved to the 4th Tuesday of the month 

The topic is TBA.

 

See the Office SIG page for location, contacts, etc.