Author Topic: 2020-01-27 MUGOO iMeeting  (Read 501 times)

AdminMan

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2020-01-27 MUGOO iMeeting
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:28:17 pm »
Greetings MUGOOites,

Our next iMeeting will be on Monday January 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM, Room 1B at Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Guests are welcome for a nominal $5 fee.  Come for some fun, insight and spirited conversation about...

1 - Mystery Presentation                   - 25 minutes - with Neil Herber

2 - Eye on the Cloud
     (more than a play on words)        - 35 minutes - with Marc Servant
     
     BREAK ~ 20 min - extra chin-wag time for deeper discussions       
       
3 - No-Cost/Low-Cost Media Palooza  - 60 minutes - with 3 experts...
                                           
                       ->  Non-Traditional Media Sources      - with LeRoy Lees
                       ->  Libraries and Canadian Networks  - with Neil Herber
                       ->  Over-the-Air Tuners                     - with Marc Servant

And of course ... after-meeting ingestion and blather across the parking lot at the Royal Oak Pub, featuring half-price wings and invigorating desserts.
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Re: 2020-01-27 MUGOO iMeeting
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 03:19:12 pm »
Mystery Presentation - simple steps to avoid scammers:
  • keep software up to date - especially browsers and email clients
  • use a password manager with a very strong master password (longer is better)
  • make sure your email account password is super strong - it is the most common hackable point for bad hombres
  • don't panic! - banks/police/CRA never demand immediate payment or action

No-Cost/Low-Cost Media Palooza (Neil Herber)

The Ottawa public library:
- https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en  --- check out the "browse" tab
- books (dead tree/e-books/audio books)
- videos (DVDs/streaming)
- music (CDs/streaming)
- magazines and newspapers (flipster/pressreader/rb digital/zinio)
- musical instruments
- online resources! https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/databases/search-all
- gaming (PS/xBox/Wii)
- library apps (cloud library/Hoopla/Kanopy/ etc.) https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/library-apps-0
- in branch computers, free WiFi, PressReader downloads

CBC TV
- https://gem.cbc.ca/
- live local shows
- live shows from across Canada with sign in (no cost)
- past episodes of current series
- past seasons of series with sign in (no cost)
- documentaries

Global TV
- https://www.globaltv.com/
- current shows
- sign in for past shows (requires cable tv credentials)

CTV
- https://www.ctv.ca/Home
- no sign in
- current shows
- CTV throwback for full seasons of older shows (limited)
- CTV movies https://www.ctv.ca/Movies

US network websites
- typically geofenced - watch if connect from a US location
- usually requires US cable provider login

BBC
- BBC iPlayer
- geofenced
- requires UK postal code
- requires affirmation of TV license possesion

TVO
- https://www.tvo.org/
- documentaries
- current series and TVO shows like The Agenda

The Internet Archive
- https://archive.org/
- a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more

Librivox
- https://librivox.org/
- Free public domain audiobooks

Project Gutenberg
- https://www.gutenberg.org/
- a library of over 60,000 free eBooks

Kobo freebies
- https://www.kobo.com/us/en/p/free-ebooks

Kindle free books
- https://www.amazon.ca/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000869211

Smashwords
- https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/0/free/any

BookBub
- https://www.bookbub.com/welcome
- free and discounted ebook deals in popular genres

YouTube!
- loads of very informative channels
- clips from TV shows - for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFBos5m5odU
- PizzaFlix archive of old films and TV shows https://www.youtube.com/user/PizzaFlix

Want to download and watch YouTube videos later? Use https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader  can be used for free



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Re: 2020-01-27 MUGOO iMeeting
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 11:37:09 pm »
MUGOO Meeting Minutes - 27 Jan 2020

1.  Mystery Presentation - Neil Herber

-See No-Cost/Low-Cost Media Palozza

2.  Eye on the Cloud - Marc Servant

- see https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2020-01-27-iCloud_Summary.pdf

3.  Non- Traditional Media Sources

- see handout from the meeting

4.  Libraries and Canadian Networks - Neil Herber

-See No-Cost/Low-Cost Media Palozza above


5.  Over The Air tuners - Marc Servant

- held over til next meeting
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