Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So you want a website?

Presentation by Elaine Drain, Thursday, May 16, 2013

If you have any questions, or you would like some help in setting up a blog or a website, you may contact Elaine at laney.dee@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Videos before the Social

Lots of people asked about these, there are even some listed here that I didn't get to show.  Spock vs. Spock was my favorite, what was yours?  Put your answer answer in the comments!

Star Circus Beijing, Juggling Unicycles Bowls 0:06:45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOjOGKu3jTc
Grasshopper 250m Test / Ring of Fire 0:01:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxiK7K28PU#!
Bill Dance Blooper mix 0:04:18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeEIXsz4o5g#!
Jump Rope Girl - World's Best Jump Roper!!!  0:01:51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofOJoK-eEWo
Unbelievable Wingsuit Cave Flight! Batman Cave, Alexander Polli  0:02:05 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L8UCfxmtSw#!
Copper Clappers 0:02:48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KQ4t9rSNoA
Pachelbel Rant 0:05:14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
iCream - making Icecream 0:05:17 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6hPQ-1kyX4
The Best Listening Dog in the World 0:01:34 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_MAGGIOx-A
8 signs that your cat is a dog 0:02:19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OztGJhiBQTo
Mental Health Hotline 0:00:53 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXx-n6T7tZg
Axis of Awesome 4 Chords 0:06:19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2De2cK1mDw
Pale blue dot 0:05:58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYtXoUZbUCQ
Out of Your Password Minder 0:03:04 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srh_TV_J144
Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!  0:03:18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TssbmY-GM
Star Wars Main Title Theme (A Cappella Cover) 0:04:00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9-Ijbk3_8
50 Common Misconceptions - Mental Floss 0:06:11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxIGlMrrhQM
Cnet Google Glass 0:02:39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFxnBrO9n7o
5m80 0:05:28 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFxnBrO9n7o
Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge" 0:02:44 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs
Ben Portsmouth An American Trilogy 0:05:44 http://www.youtube.com/watch_?v=G8fjHJbF9Es

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

BitCoin Revisited

Since I did such a ... lets just call it unorganized ... job of explaining Bitcoin a few weeks ago, I prepared a better presentation here:

In brief: What Bitcoin is, what they actually are, how it works, a bit about hashing (SHA-256), how one acquires bitcoin, and what is the point of it all.  <grin>  OBTW, the computer club will accept bitcoin for your annual dues.  (Which may be the only way we'll get some!)
As of 3 May 9:41 am, the bitcoin exchange rate is 1 bitcoin= $88.83 per http://preev.com.  Time to buy!  The biggest bitcoin exchange is Mt. Gox, https://mtgox.com/.  Click on the top line of the Mt Gox page to see some interesting Bitcoin statistics.