Blogs

Click on links below to jump to respective Blog summary:

President's Blog

Internet Services Directions Blog

Ramblings Blog

APCUG Blog

 

 

President's Blog

  • 'Tis the season to start your holiday shopping.  Most of us are familiar with trudging out in the cold and fighting the crowds at the local mall.  Why not avoid all that and benefit CPCUG at the same time?

    With just a few mouse clicks you...

  • Sorry the transition to the new website hung up our email service. I tried hard to anticipate problems, and was reassure that it would not be a problem to have the same domain name on our email, on one service, and the website on annother service...

  • Well, it is finally here.  After months of hard work by many people (especially Mark Leymaster) our new website is finally a reality. 

    As long as you are here, why not spend some time and take a look around.  There are news articles, blog...

  • Tractor Pull at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    Every year CPCUG hosts the...

  • As I've been working on our new Drupal site, I've discovered to my chagrin that not all browsers operate equally well with web based tools. I have to go to Safari to work on certain features of our website because Firefox doesn't show or...

  • Well, with the heat index up around 100º and afternoon thundershowers every day I guess we can say that summer has finally arrived in Washington DC.

    Summer is a traditional slow time for CPCUG as the only event we have scheduled (other...

  • As soon as the Executive Committee of the Board approves the step, CPCUG will take the final steps to shift the beta version of this, new website to global access. When that occurs, the old website URL will change, ...

  • For the past couple of months I have been forcing myself to get into the habit of logging on to this website and adding something to the conversation.  I suggest that I'm building a habit of accessing the website because that is our vision for...

  • An early promise to the Board has been kept. The login procedure for authenticated users now allows the option of using an authenticated email address instead of the Username. You still need to use your password, of course.

    And changing...

  • Is it just me or has there been a lot more CPCUG activity lately?  It seems every day that I'm involved in something or other to do with CPCUG. 

    Last Friday we installed 4 refurbished computers in the...

Pages

 

Internet Services Directions Blog

  • As I've been working on our new Drupal site, I've discovered to my chagrin that not all browsers operate equally well with web based tools. I have to go to Safari to work on certain features of our website because Firefox doesn't show or...

  • As soon as the Executive Committee of the Board approves the step, CPCUG will take the final steps to shift the beta version of this, new website to global access. When that occurs, the old website URL will change, ...

  • An early promise to the Board has been kept. The login procedure for authenticated users now allows the option of using an authenticated email address instead of the Username. You still need to use your password, of course.

    And changing...

  • You can now download a summary of the presentation on CPCUG's new website, as presented to the CPCUG Board yesterday.

    Go to Archives on the main Menu, then locate the file in the section for CPCUG Board of Directors. Click on the hyperlink...

  • You will soon be able to dowload a summary of the May 22, 2013, presentation to the CPCUG Board of Directors.

    Look under Archives in the main menu, and then check CPCUG Archives for the appropriate entry.

  • You are reading this because CPCUG has shared with you the temporary url for our new Website. While we are in Beta-testing, please do not share that URL beyond those you know have been invited. (You can see some of their names on postings and...

  • The new CPCUG website looks ready for Beta Testing. Invitations will issue soon.

    As you can see, this is not the final URL, which will be www.cpcug.org after we retire the old website.

    There is a...

Pages

 

Assn. of PC User Groups Blog

  • Multitasking became the highly touted skill to possess back at the start of the millennium. The business world thought that more work could be accomplished with the same amount of people with this method. However, do we really all mean the same...

  • Don't be fooled by a cheap price on a product. It may be last year's model. While sometimes this is okay, for others it is a real rip-off. Here are some examples that you may want to read. Remember being a savvy consumer is essential in today's...

  • Social networking has allowed people to express themselves to either select people or to the public.  Unfortunately, many posters do not exercise restraint, claiming it is their “right.” Freedom of Speech is a highly treasured right granted to...

  • Many of us travel a lot, whether in business or just to visit our families and friends. We use our computers, smartphones and tablets in hotels, restaurants, and other places, but are these Wi-Fi “Hot Spots safe? 

    We all assume it’s safe...

  • Google Voice is a free telephone number that you can direct to forward calls to any other telephone number. In addition, you can block calls, receive transcribed messages, and do numerous other activities. Google Voice will also dial and connect...

  • Museums and online resources help preserve computing history

    I had very mixed feelings the first time I saw computer technology I'd used in my career exhibited as museum artifacts. And I had a similar reaction to...

  • As with any tool with so many options, computers offer us so many applications that it is easy to become confused and need help. Fortunately, many of these “options” that computers have available are those that are supposed to help us. Here are...

  • Everybody who has used a personal computer (PC)—desktop, laptop, notebook, and tablet, whatever—knows about Windows. Microsoft Windows, to be exact. Most of the PC’s in the world use Windows as their ‘operating system’. As many know, a computer...

  • In a previous article we looked at the many options and ways of having fun with your printer. This time I would like to look at using a scanner. It only makes sense that if you are purchasing a new printer it is a good idea to get a “combo”...

  • ...

Pages