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March 2014 Issue 382

MEETING STARTS - 09:30 - MARCH 8th
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, ST. AUGUSTINE, ROOM 110
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UPCOMING MEETING

EXTENDED ROUND-TABLE

Unlike years past we are depending on crowd sourced topics and presenters for main meeting program presentations. As of this time there are no main presentation topics in the queue and no presenters in the queue.

So we will be having our second round-table discussion in an attempt to crowd source some main program presentation topics both from within and from outside the club. We will be looking for volunteers to present topics or find outsiders willing to present topics.


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS


LAST MONTH'S MEETING

Attendance:
9 people in all attended the meeting on Saturday, January 8th. Two of the 9 attendees were 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. Peter W was our MC. Among the questions and announcements:

John D -

Tom J -

Pat S -

Bill B -

John M -

Joan S -

Layton F -

Peter W -

Rich T -

Main Meeting Program:
The main meeting presentation topic was "Crowd Sourcing" and was moderated & hosted by John D.

There did not seem to be much enthusiasm or interest from the membership in doing crowd sourced presentations. Most seemed satisfied with the new extended round-table format of the meeting.

So, for this part of the program we spent some time making sure members could access and make use of club resources such as the MLCUG Google Group forem and its archives.


MEETING RELATED SIDEBAR

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.

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UPS CONSIDERATIONS

What size UPS should I buy?

APC is a reputable maker of UPS equipment. Here is a link to their web site which will aid you in selecting an UPS:
http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/

What should I do to ensure the longevity of my UPS battery?

Here's a link to a web article that discusses the care and feeding of your UPS battery:
http://www.refurbups.com/Battery-Maintenance

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HOW TO SET DHCP IN FIOS ROUTER TO ISSUE A STATIC IP ADDRESS

Why? Since many club members have Verizon as their ISP and use an Actiontec router.

How? Use a browser to log into your Actiontec router from your LAN. In the address bar of the browser enter 192.168.1.1 and press the Enter key. This should cause the browser to navigate to the Login page for the Actiontec router. Enter the appropriate UID & PWD credentials.

Once logged in, select the Advanced menu tab & follow the screen shots below to navigate:
Select IP Address Distribution shown in lower right of the image below.
Actiontec Advanced Settings

Select Connection List button shown in the image below
Actiontec IP Distribution

Find the device you want to have a static IP from the list of devices and click the middle Edit icon in the Actions column.
If you're lucky, the Hostname column will help ID the device by description.
Actiontec DHCP Connections

Check mark the Static Lease Type box shown in the image below and click the Apply button.
You're finished. Click the Logout menu item on the left menu list.
Actiontec Connection Type


SOFTWARE WORTH A LOOK

FIRESSH
(FREE, Chrome, Chromium, & Firefox Browser Extension)
http://firessh.net/

FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Written entirely in Javascript!

Puts an SSH client at your fingertips while browsing.

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SECURE SHELL
(FREE, Chrome & Chromium Browser Extension)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/secure-shell/pnhechapfaindjhompbnflcldabbghjo

Terminal emulator and SSH client. Puts a terminal and an SSH client at your fingertips while browsing.

Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

Secure Shell is a Beta release and has known bugs.

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CHROME REMOTE DESKTOP
(FREE, Chrome & Chromium Browser Extension)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-remote-desktop/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp

Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.


DIRECTIONS TO MEETING ROOM

Meetings are in the St. Augustine Center (SAC) at Villanova University. These monthly sessions normally meet in Room 110.

VU Map

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
March 8 TBA
April 12 TBA
May 10 TBA

CLUB STAFF

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MLCUG STEERING COMMITTEE:

President John Deker 610-828-7897
V.President John Murphy 610-935-4398
Treasurer / Sec John Deker 610-828-7897
Webmaster Peter_Whinnery 610-284-5234
At Large Layton Fireng 610-688-2080
At Large Tom Johnson 610-896-2434
At Large Wendy Emery 215-765-3328
At Large Nelson_Schrock 610-834-0117
Audio Scribe John Murphy 610-935-4398