|January 2014||Issue 380|
|MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - JANUARY 11th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
I hope all of you had a great and safe holiday. And I hope your health prospers thru the new year.
If you received any new technology or computer related “toys” during the Christmas season, I’m sure all of us would like to know a little something about what you got. So be prepared to talk a little bit about your new smart phone, tablet, HDTV, computer, or other tech gizmos. Tell us about both the good and the bad.
As always we’ll have our usual roundtable discussion of questions, issues, and announcements.
For January's "Get to Know You" topic we will be focusing on the future of the club since as of this writing we have only 9 paid members and one gratuitous member in the form of our sponsor. Therefore, the theme for this meeting is "Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club". What new year's resolution are you willing to make to contribute to the future of the club? What computing related goal are you willing to set for yourself that will better yourself and the club? Will you become more active in the club mailing list in announcing your recent technology purchase or posting of your most recent problem? Will you volunteer to host a presentation or round-table session? Will you do an online search including a search of the club website & Google Groups mailing list before breaching your problem to the club membership? Will you become more proficient and active in Google+ Hangouts? If you have a thing against Google, will you make a concerted effort to find a competitive alternative? The future of the club depends on your monthly participation, not just your attendance. The lack of your participation will certainly hasten the demise of the club.
Hopefully, this discussion will help the steering committee with ideas for the future of the club and club meetings.
Since we expected snow, we canceled the normal meeting at Villanova University and conducted a Google+ Hangout on our meeting day. Five people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, December 14th. All 5 attendees were a virtual attendees via Google+ Hangout video chat.
Main Meeting Q&A:
We began last month's meeting with our normal round of questions and announcements. Among the questions and announcements:
Nelson S -
Tom J -
Rich T -
Main Meeting Program:
No main presentation was scheduled since this was to be our December holiday celebration and due to the threat of snow & winter mix the meeting at Villanova University was canceled altogether.
This section contains web links & other info related to the club or some of the subjects we discussed during our round table discussions and main presentation.
About the Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK:
A revolution in ultra-compact device design, the new Intel® NUC packs more features into an even slimmer form factor. This fully scalable, computing solution is the smallest possible form factor, complete with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor. The Intel NUC provides a flexible, customizable engine to drive home theater PCs, media center PCs, and intelligent computing for small spaces, or anywhere else you can imagine. The D54250WYK SKU of Intel NUC has many useful features including four USB 3.0 ports, an infrared sensor, a headphone / microphone jack, and Mini HDMI* and Mini DisplayPort* video interfaces to support a variety of home or small office usages. With that kind of power and size, you’ll rethink what’s possible. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you’ll do with it.
The D54250WYK is equipped with the 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5-4250U processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01, automatically allowing processor cores to safely run faster than the base operating frequency for short durations to maximize performance. It also features visibly smart graphics using Intel® HD Graphics 5000 to provide amazing performance and visually stunning graphics for immersive gaming, media editing with Intel® Quick Sync Video, and HD playback with Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD).
Based on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor, you’ll get ultra-responsive performance in a highly secure platform. Intel® Rapid Start Technology2 ensures you are quickly up and running, and you’ll stay up to date with Intel® Smart Connect Technology.3 Also, with Intel® Smart Response Technology4 you’ll get SSD-like performance from your Intel NUC-based system. And for peace of mind you’ll get embedded security that helps keep threats out, user identities and credentials safe, and your data protected.
MLCUG - 2013 IN REVIEW
Its been a productive and busy year of changes.
ES FILE EXPLORER FILE MANAGER
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Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.
Enter from the ITHAN AVENUE main gate, then proceed to the upper deck of the 2-level parking garage adjacent to the St. Augustine Center on the Ithan Avenue side of the building. (Click for link to Google Map)
NOTE: additional map & direction links on our website home page - http://mlcug.org/
|MLCUG Meetings Schedule||Steering Committee Meetings|
|January 11||January 15|
|February 8||February 12|
|March 8||March 12|
Editor: John W. Deker, Jr. 2210 Lantern Lane, Lafayette
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|Villanova Sponsor||Prof. Frank Maloney, Dept. of Astronomy|
MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:
|Treasurer / Sec||John Deker||610-828-7897|
|At Large||Layton Fireng||610-688-2080|
|At Large||Tom Johnson||610-896-2434|
|At Large||Wendy Emery||215-765-3328|
|Audio Scribe||John Murphy||610-935-4398|