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PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, Aug 1st, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

LED Light Bulb
LED Lighting Explained
Presented by Roger Fujii

A quick primer on this lighting technology and some interesting examples of what can be done with them.



Tornado PC to PC
File Transfer Device
Presented by Gabe Goldberg

The Tornado PC-to-PC Data Transfer Device -- https://amzn.to/2vbs9tq -- easily connects two computers to transfer files between them. It provides a simple solution for migrating or backing up one's PC with no additional software required.

The graphical user interface (similar to File Explorer) autoloads by plugging device into USB port of each computer. LED light on device lights to shoe connection. Contents of each PC are displayed on screens of both computers. Drag-and-drop copies files or directories from one machine to the other. It's bi-directional so it doesn't matter which machine is used to transfer data.

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


HAVE YOUR COMPUTER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

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, August 18th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

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

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

August 18th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/2080042114 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 208 004 2114

Session Co-Sponsor - Washington Apple Pi


  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.


LED Light Bulb
Learn in 30:
LED Lighting Explained
Presented by Roger Fujii

A quick primer on this lighting technology and some interesting examples of what can be done with them.



 

Future Learn in 30 Sessions:
This Is Your Chance!
10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
Presented by YOU!!
 


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


Future Meeting Topics:

September 15th - David Hoadley - Storm Chasing

October 20th - Gary Vaughn - WordPress Websites for All

November 17th - TBA

December 15th - TBA


PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday August 22nd, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204


Technology & PC Help Desk: Extended Q&A
Troubleshooting

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       
Computer Mechanic



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