2021 Videos

Date and SIGAdditional topic details
Cut Cable SIG 01/07/2021Cut cable news, an editorial and other goodies.
Raspberry Pi 400 Special 01/21/2021Showing off my new Raspberry Pi 400 Kit. Using RaspianOS, I could actually use this $100 item as my Linux desktop computer. I'm planning to install TwisterOS soon.
Cut Cable Meeting 02/04/2021Cut cable updates, highlighting Xumo, System Status Monitor, problems with ustvgo.tv and alternate sites, and stopping unwanted Amazon services.
Chromebook Meeting 02/11/2021 Chromebook Competition: from NeverWare , WindowsX, and Apple's less-expensive iPad; ChromeOS 88 Changes, Scanning with our Chromebook,
Sideloading Android apps on a Chromebook using adb, and February 2021 Chromebook Links.
Cut Cable Meeting 02/18/2021 Locast facts by Dewey, VPNs and DNS Leak Testing, Nord does unlock ustvgo.tv with TV BRO and USA TV & Radio (not Puffin), Discovery Plus, and February Cut Cable links.
Digital Legacy Meeting 02/25/2021 We looked at "The Digital Legacy Association" and "Dying Matters" websites. We found some answers about what happens to our social media after we pass.
Cut Cable Meeting 03/04/2021Are you tired of paying big dollars for TV? Some of us cut our cable and now stream our video programs. At today’s meeting I’m going back to making the decision to cut the cable, figuring out which hardware and services you must order, and atttempting to satisfy all other household members. Avoid aggravation, plan ahead. There is a fair amount of member questions and comments.
Cut Cable Meeting 03/18/2021
I recorded this after our 3/18 Meeting because I forgot to record on Zoom. Today we compared features and costs of paid services: YouTube TV, Sling, Hulu, ATT TV Now, Fubo and others. I included a spreadsheet for you to compare costs. You can save money as long as you do not purchase more than one service.
Digital Legacy Meeting 03/25/2021
We all need to make decisions about distributing our earthly possessions when we die. This is a practical fact-filled video on incapacitation and Medicaid issues we may all need to face with Lawyers Joe Pippen and John Frazier. This is our last Legacy session. I've learned plenty exploring Legacy and hope you have too. Thanks for your support.
Cut Cable Meeting 04/15/2021Demoed the new Amazon Firestick Main Menu, and two free documentary streams: Magellan and YouTube. I also showed-off Stremium, finally a way to record into the cloud using Locast and other pay services.
G Everything Meeting 04/22/2021This is the first meeting of our G Everything Group. At this meeting we detailed Google Basics and introducted Gmail. I also showed my Gmail setup using it for more than 15 years. In future sessions we’ll go through Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), Google Calendar, Google Photos, and the Google browser. Even if you already use some of these tools, you’ll learn tidbits to allow them to work more effectively for you.
Cyber Security Workshop
We sometimes get rusty configuring our computers, phones and other smart devices. Are all your devices fully updated to current recommendations? Possibly some of your logins may be compromised. Here we check and understand what the bad guys want and what some people give away for free. Please view this before your identity is hacked.
Cut Cable Meeting 05/07/2021Today I highlighted the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, possible LOCAST woes, and had a DVR Review of PLAY ON (for Paul) and CHANNELS PLUS. I finally displayed my April and May Links and hopefully answered a few streaming concerns and questions.
Chromebook Meeting 05/13/2021Answering a few Chromebook questions, my Chromebook status, videos on ChromeOS 90 w/ Robbie and Ron, how to master split screens, and the May Chromebook Links.
Opperman at TBTC
Chuck Opperman at the May 2021 TBTC monthly meeting.
Cut Cable Meeting 05/20/2021Today I demoed lots of Live TV options for 200+ FREE LIVE streaming channels on an Amazon Firestick. I also updated my Lifeline options and displayed several
Late Links.
G Everything Meeting 05/27/2021Today we watched the second DottoTech video on setting up GMail. We had some discussion about Yahoo mail and Juno mail.
Cut Cable Meeting 06/03/20021Today I had one last look at the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, I’m now online with Spectrum @ $49.95 / 200Mbps, testing a PTZ Camera for Hybrid Zoom Meetings, Amazon Sidewalk, and What is LoRa? We also displayed early June Cut Cable Links.
Chromebook Meeting
Today I showed five short videos on Chrome v91, new Accessability features, choosing an affordable Chromebook, and a fist look at Google Fuchia. I highlighted plans for hybrid Zoom sessions. Calendar is the subject for the next G-Everything Group. We viewed June Chromebook Links.
Cut Cable Meeting 06/17/2021In this video I cover: takeaways from the Hybrid Zoom trial Wednesday evening, Dewey’s Tech News Update, Scammers cause man to lose $124K, using Smart YouTube to see YouTube without ads, and some late June links.
G Everything Meeting
Today we coveresd Google Calendar on the computer and from a smart phone.
Cut Cable Meeting 07/01/20021We covered the limitations of cable TV and why people are leaving it, Android vs. ROKU vs. Apple TV, Filelinked no longer works - 4 others to try, and some early July Cut Cable Links.
Chromebook Meeting 07/08/2021Items discussed: Betty’s new Chromebook Questions, videos on Google CR-48, and Affordable Chromebooks Are Getting REALLY Good. lots of July Chromebook Links, G-Everything Group for July 22 -- Google Drive, my Just for Paul Disaster & Debbie’s Nearby Success.
Cut Cable Meeting 07/15/2021Today we watched Dewey: on Live Streaming Services Parts 1 and 2. We also viewed my Walmart Dynalink (Google TV) and an old ROKU, then we vieewed late July streaming links.
G Everything Meeting
Today was an overview of Google Drive. A 2021 update includes many helpful tips on navigating Drive.
Cut Cable Meeting
My meeting today included a tribute to Joe Pippen who recently passed, Debbie’s Cooling Fan, A NEW LIVE CHANNELS APP WITH MULTI-SCREENS being used for a personal project, My Living Room FIRE TV finally updated displaying half and full-screen ads / promotions. My Solution: Use the WOLF Launcher on Firesticks and Android streamers.and my August 2021 Cutting Links.
G Everything Meeting
Today we viewed Steve Dotto's video on Google Photos which also included Google Lens. We also watched a video in updates coming to Google Drive by Hewie Popluck and reviewed many links.
Cut Cable Meeting
Today's unedited video covers my "Aggravation when cutting the cable," a presentation by Lori showing how she selected unknown VPN and IPTV providers, late information on Locast, and September WOW pricing.
Chromebook Meeting 09/09/2021Catchup Chromebook Meeting: New Robbie videos, reset and revert, ChromeOS v93 changes and a ton of Chromebook links.
Cut Cable Meeting
Today's unedited video covers IPTV shutdowns, new alternate choices, a possible replacement for Locast and lots of links. Please excuse several network cutouts that happened in this recording.
Chromebook Meeting 10/14/2021Chromebook Meeting: ChromeOS 93 Stable
Display these videos from Learning Chromebooks:
__Use Games to learn ChromeOS,
__ChromeOS 93,
__Cursive PWA (if you have an OSI Pen),
__Using the Wallpaper PWA.

Note: Presented from my Linux Desktop. The Zoom PWA does not present effectively wth Chrome.

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