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Gulf Coast Genealogical
Society is still an integral part of CCUG-PC's history. The SBGS's complete
bound set of its Genealogy books is available at the
College Library. Below is the link!
L'Heritage at Nunez CC
From Windows to web design, Computers to Creative
Suite, Office to Outlook, and everything in-between, For Dummies has a
book for all your computing needs! Members can now get a discount
on Dummies Books! Check your
newsletter for details!
Dummies/Wiley's are a fine supporter of
27 Years of Excellence!
December, 1990 - 2018
CCUG-PC Board of Directors
(Pre-Katrina in 2005)
(L-R Seated)-Laura Brunies (Secretary), Margaret Wynn, (Membership
Sue Wessing, (VP)
(L-R Standing)-Bob Faucheux, (Member Representative), Jerry
(President/Founder), Sheila McElroy
(Programs Coordinator), and
Harry Cancienne (Treasurer).
Nuance/Dragon is a fine supporter of CCUG-PC!
America's Patriotic Struggle for Justice!
CCUG-PC Newsbrief: CCUG-PC has issues of Monthly
Newsbits Newsletters to members.
Microsoft TechNet Professional
More Info (Microsoft)
Welcome to CCUG-PC!
Meetings are held at:
St. Tammany Public Library in Slidell
555 Robert Blvd. - (985-646-6470)
Upcoming Meeting Date:
Stump the Experts
May 5, 2018
Looking to have a
little fun with the "Experts" at CCUG-PC? Bring along your best questions, your
dilemmas or if you just want to stump the Experts into more research, go ahead.
You'll enjoy the great time as usual at our ever popular "Stump the Experts" in
May! Please make Plans to attend! Thank you!
Past Meeting Date
was held on:
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM
The November meeting presentation was entitled "Electronic-Technology Safety from Power Surges, Spikes and Failures!"
The meeting started a bit late due to the High Rise Bridge in New Orleans
being damaged by a fire and closed down from 3 lanes to 1 lane eastbound to
Slidell. Ray Was caught in that traffic jam.
Jerry opened the meeting
with a pledge to our flag and by asking members their Thanksgiving plans.
Both Jerry and Ray experienced lighting strike surges to their homes this
year, which led to today’s presentation.
Discussions were of different
types of equipment and updates to older equipment to lessen or eliminate surges
and spikes of power. Filing Insurance claims for these losses were also
discussed. Unplugging devices if going on vacation or during heavy weather was
suggested. Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and surge protectors were
Takeaways from this meeting:
* Itemize and photograph
your household possessions including model numbers. (This helped me greatly
after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina flooding with claims)
coverage on your homeowners insurance.
* Invest in UPS, surge protectors
on all electronic equipment.
Door Prizes won were a USB San Disk by Jerry
Artigue, Windows 8 for Dummies book by Janet Fouret, Sweatshirt by Lance
Castellanos. Several other prizes were given.
Ray Paternostro, CCUG-PC Tech
May 13, 2017
Jerry began the meeting with a pledge to the now
missing library flag. He wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and for LSU to win
their game today.
He said people are using the Internet to seek answers
and many times they are overwhelmed by the answers. Sites like Wikipedia have
gone online, but are lacking documentation of their sources. A computer user
group is always a good way to find answers.
He then introduced Harry
Cancienne, Ray Paternostro and Sue Wessing as our “experts/advanced users”. They
each have many years of computer experience in many fields.
their questions on cards for the panel to try to answer.
Some of the topics
Using YouTube downloader (available from C-Net and others),
to capture help videos to your computer.
Wireless phone users not able to
use their phone when Internet was out (turn off wifi settings on the phone to
use 3G or 4G service.
Buying flash drives (USB) 3.0 (backwards
compatible) vs 2.0 (slower).
Digitizing photos with a flatbed scanner, and
editing them with free programs such as irfanview. (www.irfanview.com).
Types and sizes of flatbed scanners vs all in one machines. Larger flatbeds are
better for photos and articles of many sizes. Even black and white laser
scanners scan to save the file in color. HP printers and scanners were by far
the most used by members.
How to hook up a Mac or iPad to a hdmi monitor
or tv, which called for mini pro to hdmi adapter.
PCs can hook up using
hdmi cables from your computer to the Smart TV/monitor.
Mac book pro can
use versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers.
BACKING UP SEVERAL WAYS WAS
1. Image file (which can be used to restore your files and
software, all on your same computer)
2. Backing up files on external drives
3. Backing up files on flash/usb drives, they now come in 1 terabyte sizes.
4. Backing up on DVDS’s
5. Backing up to a Cloud service
backups in several locations away from home or office.
instructional books and a “Microsoft Arc Mouse” were won by Rose Penney, Harry
Cancienne and Carolyn Wagner. ***
Ed. Also group members can expect the
group's issue of
(Electronically PDF format) to be sent to members prior to the meeting
There's also an online presence, (since 1997)
of activity for
this time will be available on FACEBOOK, headed by Buster Matthews.