Addicted to Your Smart Phone (???) . . .

This article has a ring of truth to it . . . think about some of the signs you’ve personally observed.

Anyway – – the article talks about some common sense ways to curb back on this low value behaviour:

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OTC Meeting Agenda . . 4/8/2017

OK OTC’ers, we will have our monthly meeting at Papillion’s Sump Library on Saturday April 8, 2017.  Below is the agenda and meeting plan.

Note:   times are estimates . .

0900 – 0915:   Setup

0915 – 0920:   Meeting Start & Agenda Review (Bev Hagen)

0920 – 1000:  Tech News & Posts Review, User Issue Q & A, User Input re Future Meeting Topics (Greg)

1000 – 1010:   Break #1

1010 – 1050:  Presentation #1 “National Geographic Genographic Project” (Greg)

1050 – 1100:  Break #2

1100 – 1140:  Presentation #2 “Managing your Network Routers” (Leo)

1140 – 1150:  Club Raffle (Trudy & Dennis)

1150:   Adjourn meeting and cleanup


How to install Windows on an “external” drive . . .

Since about 2003 or 2004, one of the “hands-down” best advantages Linux users enjoyed was the capability to run a “Live” OS from a cd/dvd, usb thumb-drive or SSD drive (like the SanDisk 500 Extreme).

Additionally, if run from an SSD, these “Live” OS’s can actually be installed & behave as if the OS was running from the internal drive – – while not making any changes to the PC OS or files at all!   Pull the drive from the usb connection and your PC boots normally as before.

So, beside the fun part of it, running a Live OS has some major pluses (e.g., file recovery & fixing all kinds of issues in a “safe way”).   I’ve been advocating for this kind of capability in Windows for a long time and really wonder why Windows users haven’t demanded MS provide this invaluable tool . .  well, I guess part of the answer is that ONLY MS “owns” the OS (and thus can choose to add a feature . . or not).

Well, things are finally changing for the better.   There’s an app and a method now to run an installed version of Windows 10 (not 7 though) on an external usb drive (need a PC newer than about 2009).

If interested (and who wouldn’t be if fully aware of the pluses) – – click on the read more tag for the full article and how-to.

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