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2022-02-28 MUGOO iMeeting on Zoom

Started by AdminMan, February 22, 2022, 11:34:26 AM

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We are still unable able to have an in-person meeting at the library, so the following Zoom details apply.

Date: 2022-02-28 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: A Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Although Zoom works in many browsers we STRONGLY recommend using the dedicated app on your device with the largest screen for the best experience.
You do NOT need a Zoom account to join a meeting!
If you need instructions, go here: https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/UsingZOOM


0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on                                                   7:20 - 7:30

1 - Opus One ...
     A multi-featured  daily planner            with Graham Fawcett              7:30 - 8:45

2 - Q & A / Fixit Forum                                                                        ~ 15 minutes

3 - Presidential Sign Off                            with Wally Kuzmicz                0.03 minutes

Unfortunately, no after meeting wings or desserts at the Royal Oak, but feel free to prepare your own snacks and share them with us on screen!

Zoom meeting details:   <---  will only work for this meeting! Join any time after 7:20, meeting starts precisely at 7:30!!
Meeting ID: expired
Pass code: expired

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Don't forget the Ottawa Public Library!
Even though we are unable to meet in person at the library, the OPL still offers a wealth of services you can access online. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en


0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on
Marc noted that Monterey doesn't support motion JPEG; he recently had to purchase a new webcam.

Yesterday at Tabaret Hall, Laurence attended the Canadian premiere of a new Philip Glass composition: Annunciation Piano Quintet.

There was brief discussion regarding the unsettling events in Ukraine, and the significant amount of misinformation. Marc recommended doing a Google reverse image search for any questionable visual material; simply drag and drop the photos in question.  Some of what you see "coming from Ukraine" is bogus.

Graham initially had difficulty invoking his Zoom share screen.  With macOS 10.15 Catalina and later, you must first allow Zoom access to screen recording.  Select the Security & Privacy option under System Preferences, click the Privacy tab, scroll down to Screen Recording, and finally check the option for zoom.us.

1 - Opus One ... a multi-featured daily planner            with Graham Fawcett
Gillian introduced our speaker and indicated that she has been using the program, finding it visually compelling.

Graham had been seeking a good daily planner, with a means of keeping copious notes from Zoom meetings and tracking activities. He has used a variety of programs including Apple Calendar, Apple Contacts, BusyCal, and a variety of word processors.  Apple Notes is quite effective.  EverNote is another good one but a bit expensive.  He wanted a stand-alone app on his desktop that would combine all of these capabilities.

Graham initially tried Opus Domini 1.7, the precursor to Opus One, which was ok but not yet fully functional.  He has now settled on Opus One.  This app originally came out in 2017 and is now much enhanced at Version 2.1.3.

Opus One is visually and functionally based on a familiar Day-Timer model, the paper based daily calendar system.  However, it would be better described as a "Day-Timer on Steroids."  It includes a calendar page for each day, task lists, events, comprehensive searchable notes, growth tools, and backup/sync to iCloud. https://www.piso13.com/products The app is available for macOS, iOS and watchOS, and Windows.

Graham used Opus One to prepare the script and agenda for today's meeting.  You can view his presentation outline and examples below in the attachments below.  He used this to give a comprehensive overview of what the app can do.

Who is it for: anyone who takes copious notes, who sets frequent tasks, for record taking, working from home (everything is time stamped). It is intuitive and flexible enough to meet most needs.  It has a high rating on the App Store. The target audience is perhaps non-tech savvy users who want to see something familiar; comfortable, like an old pair of shoes.  But there are also sophisticated features for those who require.  The free version is significantly less featured than the pro version.

Graham believes that the product could be further enhanced: currently there is no shared use for teams, no password protection, no archival capability.

Graham really likes the app and is happy he found it.  Some of his new feature requests may be later integrated.  The publisher accepts feedback to report bugs and make suggestions. You can view other suggestions at https://opus-one.nolt.io

Graham gave a shout-out to LeRoy for challenging him to present this topic.

2 - Q & A / Fixit Forum
There was some discussion as to when we might be resuming in-person meetings at the library, and whether these meetings would also allow Zoom participation.  For example, Wally lives an hour and forty minutes away, so Zoom would be a convenient option.  How could we do hybrid meetings?  Would there be a dual screen setup, one for the presenter and one for the remote participants?  The library is still undecided as to when it might resume renting rooms.  Also, the library currently restricts bandwidth to individual users which could pose a problem for Zoom.

Wally had a query.  He observed that his backup spinning hard drive was in HFS+ format yet his main SSD drive was in APFS.  Marc pointed out that APFS won't work reliably on a spinning drive.