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Tico Byte for September, 2017

Aloha, PC Club members!

The PC Club meeting will be on September 16th this month, at the Pan American School in Belen  starting at 9 AM. Coffee, snacks, and conversation will be available, as always, at 8:30.  Bring anything computer-related that you have questions about or would like to share with the group.

  1. Dick will open the meeting and preside over club business.

  2. Ken will welcome guests and new members

  3. Ken's Treasurer's report:  $1,993.46 in the treasury with 34 paid members. Members can log in and view the details under “Club Business - Financials” on the club website.

  4. Helen will run down the list of potential topics. Which 2 topics would you like to add for next month?

    • (Ken) Lima device revisited

    • (Ken) Translation app

    • (Sid) Operating system on a memory stick.

    • (Sid) Presentation from Apple rep.

    • (Gillian) How computers are controlling us.

    • (Bill) Smartphone topics (Travelling till Oct)

    • (?) Streaming (DNS vs. VPN)

    • (Ken) Phone apps (e.g., WhatsApp)

    • (Sid) Is Google censoring content?

    • (Gillian) How can we deal w/ advertisements on the web?

    • (Martha) Alternative Social Media (Nov)

  5. Helen will ask for more potential topics and presenters: Tell us what you want to hear about.

  6. Dick will moderate the microphone going around the room to hear your news and questions. (Please use the microphone and say your name. That helps us identify you in the transcript later.)

  7. Break (15 min)
  8. Topics of interest

    1. (Sharon) Health advice doctors follow for themselves.

    2. (Any Member) Gizmo Talk: show off your latest gadget or app.

    3. (Dick) New twist for cedula renewal: The rules say you must provide proof of income in Spanish.
      US Embassy provides proof of Social Security income in Spanish for recipients.

      Dick just renewed his cedula and they didn't even ask for the proof of income. (Go figure.)

    4. (Dick) Comparing Mac & Windows PCs - Part 2. [fm Sid]

    5. (Dick) How big is our universe? [fm Tom]

    6. Announcement: Elections in October. President, Treasurer, Member-at-Large

'See you there,

Dick Sandlin


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