Due to the COVID-19 virus, our 
meetings
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)

 

  • July 16, 2022 (online only)
  • 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, June 18, 2022 meeting …

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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

Powershell

8:00 – 10:00

For the PowerShell SIG on June 18, 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 (June 18, 2022)

In June, Judy Taylor will present  Troubleshooting Your Computer 101.

Before you make that $99 tech support call, you can do many easy things to troubleshoot problems you encounter with your computer. Can’t start your computer? Does your hard drive make grinding noises? Is it taking forever to start? Does it randomly turn off and restart? Has your printer stopped working? This presentation covers problems and solutions that just might help if and when….

To connect to Judy’s presentation on June 18th , e-mail us beginning June 17th 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 June 17th.

Internet /

Windows Inside-Out 

11:00 – 12:00

Topic on June 18, 2022:

This month, Glynn Brooks will discuss

  • Free and recommended Windows 10 and 11 store apps
  • How to create a shortcut for an app
  • Windows 10 and 11 time savers
  • How to find the nearest cell tower, and how to improve your cell signals
  • 5G news: getting ready for VoNR

NTPCUG members will receive the link directly, no later than June 17, 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

June 18: General Semi-Technical 
Introduction to Blockchain.
  • Short review of Blockchain implementation (~10 minutes)
  • Comparison of BitCoin and Etherium, including some recent news.
  • Brief overview of “stablecoins”, widely considered a scam (I happen to agree with that assessment).

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

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.