Good News!!


NTPCUG has returned to

in-person meetings at


Northaven United Methodist Church, 
11211 Preston Rd Dallas, TX 75230.

Park in the North lot and use the 
side entrance facing Preston



Need to learn more about computers, the Internet, programming, how to use the latest software? Are you interested in keeping your knowledge skills on the leading edge? If you are, then NTPCUG is where you will want to be.


  • Computer Users
  • IT Professionals
  • Developers
  • Small Business Owners


Next Meetings

 (all on 3rd Saturdays) 

  • May 18, 2024  (In-Person & remote)
  • June 15, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • August 17, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 19. 2024

In-Person meetings are typically also held via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.

Here is what we did at our  Saturday, May 18, 2024 meeting …


PowerShell SIG
:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Windows Tips & Tricks SIG
8:30 – 10:30 am — See details below

Artificial Intelligence (AI) SIG
9:30 – 10:30 am — See details below

 Special Presentation!!  Discovering Databases and Resources
                                          at Dallas Public Library, by Susan McGinnis
10:30 – 11:30 am — See details below

 NTPCUG members will receive the meeting details in the monthly flyer, at least 2 days prior.

PowerShell SIG
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

8:00 – 10:00 am 

For the PowerShell SIG beginning at 8:00, we will have a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion in an online meeting format. Join us !!

This SIG will meet both in-person this month at Northaven United Methodist Church as well as virtually at

SIG Leaders: Larry Weiss and Josh Miller





Windows Tips & Tricks
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

8:30 – 10:30 am 

In May, SIG Leader Chuck Stark will describe Life on The Street …

  • Getting Harder to load Windows 11s using a local account. Uh . . . hey Chuck, what’s Windows 11s?
  • No, Microsoft does not ask you to call them to ‘clean’ your infected pc.
  • No, you should not let anyone (except Chuck!) access your pc remotely

There will be open Q&A, time permitting.

Also, if you have a ‘troubled’ system (or your system has a troubled user!) please contact Chuck via email to arrange for a ‘Live, No Net’ troubleshooting session in front of the group.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click .

SIG Leader: Chuck Stark

Artificial Intelligence (AI)(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)
9:30 – 10:30 am 

In May, SIG Leader Howard Harkness will expand on the last meeting, which was “Hi, I’m Devon, and I’m here to take your jobs. All of them.”

Since then, an open-source Devin has been introduced, which can be installed and run completely locally — at least, that’s the claim. Howard has resurrected & updated his big computer to try it out. (Howard just hopes he can get that working by meeting time 😊 )

Also, a new development in neural net technological has arrived, which might make Large Language Models (LLMs, sometimes referred to as a “transformer”) obsolete. Things are getting even more interesting in the world of AI.

We will be presenting on-site at NUMC, and remotely via Zoom at 

Meeting ID: 844 4788 4529; Passcode: 781910

SIG Leader:  Howard Lee Harkness

Windows Inside-Out

Now merged with 
Windows Tips & Tricks SIG

Special Presentation
(hybrid meeting – on-site and remote)

10:30 – 11:30 am (New Time) 

In May, Susan McGinnis will present on Discovering Databases and Resources at Dallas Public Library (DPL). 

Susan has been a children’s librarian with DPL for a little less than two years, and is a retired teacher and school librarian who taught in DISD and RISD.

This SIG will meet this month both in-person at NUMC and remotely.  If attending remotely, click

Meeting ID: 844 6643 0565    Passcode: 800275

SIG Leader:  Lisa Katzenstein