OTC Feb 10th 2018 Meeting Agenda

UPDATE . . . Feb 10, 2018 meeting is cancelled.   This will now be our March Meeting Agenda.

VLC Article & New Features.  Here is the agenda for the meeting at Sump Library in Papillion  Saturday February 10, 2018.    Upon setup completion, we will start about 0915-0920.

Monthly Tech Update:     [Greg]

How to post a graphic image on the OTC website [Greg]

Comfort Zone Break (10 minutes)

How to capture a section or your whole PC screen in MS-Windows [Trudy]

How to research where to find a specific grave [Trudy]

Using the “Ultimate Windows Tweak” tool in MS-Windows [Dennis F]

Intro to the MS-Azure Cloud [Dennis F]

Club Prize Drawing [Trudy & Dennis F]

 

Live Sharing of Videos and Desktops during OTC Meetings . .

A handy tool to share your desktops (from phone, tablet or PC) during a club meeting.  Link below the graphic explains basic setup.   Best to also test on your digital TV at home.

Note that the PC can be a Chromebook or running Windows, Linux, MacOS but does require the Chrome browser on the PC and “Google Home” app on the other devices.

 

Chromecast Setup Article

New Linux Kernel – No More “Meltdown-Slowdown” . .

Informative post by Greg Kroah-Hartman concerning substantial speed increases in the latest Linux kernel.   This matters because it mitigates the recent negative affects of the Meltdown patches.

For the clubs Mint & Ubuntu users . . . these systems will have normalized speed WITHOUT requiring additional patches OR risky micro-code firmware updates (yes!!).

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the recently named “Bionic Beaver“, will most likely be shipping with a Linux 4.15-based kernel. (per Michael Larabel at Phoronix . . Phoronix eBlog)