Friday, May 29, 2015

Set Top Boxes

A Set-Top Box (STB) is simply something that connects to a TV and inputs some video signal to it. Technically, a cable box, DVR, game console, DVD player are all STBs, even though usually they are placed under the TV.  :-)
For today's presentation the following STBs were demonstrated:  the Apple TV, a ChromeCast Stick, the  Amazon Fire TV Stick, the Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro, a Roku 2 XD, and a Raspberry Pi.  If your TV is not 'Smart' (i.e., doesn't connect to the Internet and have apps) these things can add that capability.  And, depending on the device, they can mirror, or otherwise copy, the display from a hand-held phone or tablet to the big screen.
With all the possible combinations, this gets confusing.  Here's the handout from the presentation that attempts to lessen that confusion.   <link>

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Talking with your Doctor

Links to the handouts from Thursday:
  • Talking with Your Doctor handouts <link>
  • Topics of Talks <link>

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beginner Stuff

Topics of the day:
  • The Bible as a Unit of Measure:  
  •     How many Bibles can one store on a Flash drive? HD? 
  •     How Bible can you read (transfer) per hour over Dial-up? Cable?  
  •     How much information does a Bible hold as compared to a picture?
  • How to Update a Windows Computer:  System, AV and Programs
  • What's in a Computer and what are they used for?  CPU, RAM, HD, etc.
  • Moore's Law Video
Video Links of the day:
  • Abby Stokes: "What the F is Facebook?"  <link>
  • Moore's Law at 50, from Gordon Moore himself.  <link>

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fun With Photos

Elaine Drain presented ways to have fun with your photos online, and also discussed some photo editing and slideshow applications.