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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, January 2nd, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/894485185
Meeting ID: 894 485 185

Screen Capture,
Clips, and Annotation:
Hands On
Presented by Paul Howard

Continuing the interest by John Krout's newsletter article from the October PATACS newsletter, this session will demonstrate some facets of this subject with readily-available tools.

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The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in subjects addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And – there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.

OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, January 19th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tallwood, TA1
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028

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Jan 19th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/519103813 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 519 103 813

  Linksys Router

What's a Router and Why Do I Want One?

Presented by
Gabe Goldberg

The electronic box connected between your ISP's wall connection and your home network is almost certainly a router (providing Ethernet ports and WiFi access), or perhaps it's a router with added capabilities (e.g., modem converting ISP connectivity to Ethernet). You're hardly alone if you haven't given it much thought, since it likely "just works", year after year. But routers are complex devices: in fact, they're computers running operating systems and applications! They're therefore worth informed decisions about selection and configuration, and need occasional software updating or replacement to fix problems, improve performance, and (especially) close security exposures. This presentation will answer the question posed above and help understand and exploit router features.

Gabe's enjoyed serving as APCUG Region 2 Advisor for longer than he can remember. In that role, he's liaison for APCUG (Association of Personal Computer User Groups) to groups in NJ/DE/MD/DC/VA/NC/WV/PA. He evangelizes for user groups, believing that user groups are an antidote to feeling alone with technical activities, challenges, problems, and triumphs.

As a technology writer, editor, and consultant, he's written for many consumer and industry publication and audiences from consumers to computer professionals.

Windows Snipping Tool
Presented by Henry Winokur

"The Snipping Tool is in both Win7 and Win10, but the Win10 version is more versatile. The snipping tool is a great way to do screen captures and it’s built into Win10. I will demonstrate it’s features by building a Word doc that has, as Arlo Guthrie sang in “Alice’s Restaurant”, “8x10 Color glossy photos, with circles and arrows on them and a description on the back”, but without the description on the back."

Henry Winokur, aka PC .HLP has been in business since 1990. PC .HLP responds to requests for on-site help in the general areas of Montgomery County, MD, Northwest DC, and Fairfax County, VA. Henry is a volunteer at the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Rockville, Maryland office. Currently he serves in their Career Gateway program, which prepares adults over 49 to rejoin the work force. He teaches about Windows and components of Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook).

Contact director2 (at) patacs.org
to arrange a presentation !!

Future Meeting Topics:

February 16th - Lorrin Garson - Basic Computer Security

March 16th - Apple Device & Ecosystem Update

April 20th - Washington Weather and Climate

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday January 23rd, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A

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Computer Mechanic

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