Due to the COVID-19 virus, our 
will be Online only until further notice.
See details below.



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)


  • June 18, 2022 (online only)
  • July 16, 2022
  • August 20, 2022
  • September 17, 2022
  • October 15, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 17, 2022

 Meetings held via ZOOM, Microsoft TEAMS or GoToMeeting teleconferencing.

Here is what we did at our Saturday, May 21, 2022 meeting …


Powershell SIG     8:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

New: CryptoCurrency SIG – 9-10 am

 Special Presentation –  10:00 – 11:00 am 

Internet/Windows Inside-Out SIG
11:00 – 12:00 am — See details below


8:00 – 10:00

For the PowerShell SIG on May 21, 2022, we will have a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion in an online meeting format.    Join us !!

To join the meeting, email Larry Weiss using lfw@airmail.net to receive the link.

SIG Leader: Larry Weiss









Special Presentation …

10:00 – 11:00 (May 21, 2022)

In May, Mark Schulman of APCUG’s Speakers Bureau will present on Internet Hoaxes and Scams [more details to follow].

Mark Schulman is an author, speaker, web designer, software designer, and technology enthusiast. He has designed software and web applications for businesses from small medical practices to Fortune 500 companies.

Mark speaks on a wide variety of technological issues. He is a published author of seven computer books, including Using UNIX, Understanding UNIX, and Using Lotus Notes (all published by Que, a division of MacMillan/McGraw-Hill).

To connect to Mark’s presentation on May 21st,  e-mail us beginning May 19th at SIGrequests@ntpcug.org with “Special Presentation” in the Subject line. (If you don’t see a response in 5 minutes, check your online SPAM folder!!)

 NTPCUG members will receive the link directly in the monthly flyer, no later than May 19th.

Internet /

Windows Inside-Out 

11:00 – 12:00

Topic on May 21, 2022:

This month, Glynn Brooks will discuss

Internet Topics:

  • new 5G Home Internet options and feedback from early adopters

Windows Topic

    • Changes in how Windows 11 ISO downloads and the Media Creation Tool process works, recommendations on upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

NTPCUG members will receive the link directly, no later than May 19, 2022. 

Non-members can join Glynn’s meeting by  emailing SIGrequests@ntpcug.org with Internet SIG in the Subject line). NOTE: If you don’t see an auto-response in 5 minutes, check your online SPAM folder!!)

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Microsoft Office Suite

9:00 – 10:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.


Home Automation

8:00 – 9:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Bill Parker 

Application Developers

10:00 – 11:00 

 Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leaders: Tom Perkins Chris Morgan

Making Money Online

The Making Money Online (MMO) SIG is on hiatus, but Howard is interested in presenting topics you may like, such as the following:

  • WordPress fundamentals, plugin development, being a webmaster.
  • Scripting languages (PHP, Python, RUST, Perl)
  • Music scripting/scoring (Lilypond, Frescobaldi)
  • Blockchain, cryptocurrency, encryption in general

If you are interested in learning about these topics or other similar ones, please e-mail us at Howard@HowardLeeHarkness.com.

Wireless Communication

12:30 – 1:30

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Birl Smith

New: CryptoCurrency SIG
by Howard Lee Harkness

 9:00 – 10:00 am

May 21: General Semi-Technical 
Introduction to Blockchain.
  1.  What is blockchain?
  2. How does blockchain work?
  3. How can it be unbreakable? Or is it? 

Howard will discuss (at a very high level, but with some math involved) some of the fundamentals of cryptography as applied to blockchain transactions.

If you are interested in attending this topic,  please e-mail Howard for an invitation at Howard@HowardLeeHarkness.com.