Q&A - 2021

 

 
PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings of the associated discussions, and copies of the comments made in the Chat window, from the weekly Q&A sessions held in 2021 are available in the following listings.  Note that the individual sessions are listed in reverse chronological order.

 

December 29, 2021

Share – Cryptographic hashes
Share – Power On: The story of Xbox
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 12)
Share – Hard copy imaging to digital
Share – Browser Protection with µMatrix and µBlock Origin
Share – Privacy Online – Part 1 – The Internet
 

20211229_PowerPoint.pdf (1.16 MB)

20211229_Audio.m4a (59.1 MB)

20211229_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20211229_InternetPrivacy_Part1.pdf (666 KB)

December 22, 2021

Follow-up – Scripts/Programs to Compress PDF files
Share – tOM on Android – Entertainment Apps
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 11)
Share – Backup Batch File
Share – Key’n’Strokes
Follow-up – More on VPN’s
 

20211222_PowerPoint.pdf (2.02 MB)

20211222_Audio.m4a (70.0 MB)

20211222_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20211222_BackupBatchFile.pdf (1.20 MB)

20211222_BackupBatchFile.bat (5 KB)

December 15, 2021

Share – tOM on Android – Communication apps
Computer Basics – Selecting multiple files
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 10)
Ask – How to prevent hacking
Ask – Which VPN?
Ask – Scripts/Programs to Compress PDF files
 

20211215_PowerPoint.pdf (2.57 MB)

20211215_Audio.m4a (62.6 MB)

20211215_Chat.txt (5 KB)

December 1, 2021

Follow-up – Image Resizer bug
Share – FreeFileSync – Unusual Options
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 9)
Ask – Can Outlook be stopped from blocking files?
Ask – Should I replace an old router?
Share – TrueCaller: Caller ID & Block
Share – Android updates
Share – Microsoft Edge security
 

20211201_PowerPoint.pdf (2.55 MB)

20211201_Audio.m4a (63.5 MB)

20211201_Chat.txt (7 KB)

Photopea

November 24, 2021

Follow-up – Last week’s poll
Share – Windows 11 Accessibility
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 8)
Share – Fixing corrupted Windows files
Share – Ça va où?
 

20211124_PowerPoint.pdf (1.73 MB)

20211124_Audio.m4a (56.5 MB)

20211124_Chat.txt (6 KB)

November 17, 2021

Ask – Have you upgraded to Windows 11?
Share – Unable to ZIP multiple files
Share – Rogers Advanced Security
Computer Basics – Cloud Storage (Part 2)
Share – Windows Update errrror…
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 7)
Ask – Why do I get 505 email error?
Ask – Can’t send email when away
 

20211117_PowerPoint.pdf (2.35 MB)

20211117_Audio.m4a (65.8 MB)

20211117_Chat.txt (9 KB)

20211117_ComputerBasicsStoragePart2.pdf (2.29 MB)

November 3, 2021

Computer Basics – Cloud Storage (Part 1)
Share – New PowerToys app – "Find My Mouse" and alternatives
Share – Recovering Android disk space
Share – Expanded eBook Loans
Share – New image tags from IPTC for accessibility
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 6)
Share – Photopea
Ask – HP Wolf Security
 

20211103_PowerPoint.pdf (2.19 MB)

20211103_Audio.m4a (57.2 MB)

20211103_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20211103_ComputerBasicsStoragePart1.pdf (1.31 MB)

The Cuckoo's Egg

October 27, 2021

Share – SANS #SecureTheFamily
Ask – Sharepoint
Share – You used to be a creative genius
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 5)
Ask – Android or iPhone?
Share – Project Trove
Ask – Filename oddities
 

20211027_PowerPoint.pdf (1.97 MB)

20211027_Audio.m4a (61.5 MB)

20211027_Chat.txt (5 KB)

October 20, 2021

Share – Building a photo and video editing PC
Share – Efficient Google Searches
Follow-up – Copy Android call log
Follow-up – Convert MP3 to TXT
Computer Basics – Drive letter assignment
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 4)
Share – Enhanced vaccine certificates
Ask – Adaptor heating up
 

20211020_PowerPoint.pdf (2.09 MB)

20211020_Audio.m4a (61.7 MB)

20211020_Chat.txt (6 KB)

October 6, 2021

Follow-up – Word can’t open old files
Share – Monitors
Share – Windows 11 coming soon…
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 3)
Ask – Copy Android call log
Ask – Convert MP3 to TXT
 

20211006_PowerPoint.pdf (2.14 MB)

20211006_Audio.m4a (61.9 MB)

20211006_Chat.txt (6 KB)

MS Office Problem Files

September 29, 2021

Follow-up – Video-conferencing app
Follow-up – Computer assistance
Share – Canada is a leader…
Computer Basics – Auto-forwarding from Gmail
Share – How GPS Receivers Work
Share – Converting HEIF images
Ask – Word can’t open old files
 

20210929_PowerPoint.pdf (1.07 MB)

20210929_Audio.m4a (48.0 MB)

20210929_Chat.txt (2 KB)

20210929_GPS.pdf (497 KB)

September 22, 2021

Follow-up – Updating Linux and installing apps
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 2)
Share – Drones and videos
Ask – Video-conferencing app
 

20210922_PowerPoint.pdf (2.27 MB)

20210922_Audio.m4a (58.3 MB)

20210922_Chat.txt (6 KB)

September 15, 2021

Computer Basics – Copying files
Share – Canada Topo Maps
Share – QR scanner tip
Share – Follow the water
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship
Share – Installing Linux on a T100
Share – Make a date in Excel
Ask – What is a TF memory card?
Ask – Help wanted for Windows 10
 

20210915_PowerPoint.pdf (1.35 MB)

20210915_Audio.m4a (65.3 MB)

20210915_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20210915_ExcelDate.pdf (414 KB)

20210915_ExcelDate.xlsx (11 KB)

September 1, 2021

Share – Paste text into Facebook
Share – Windows – System File Check
Computer Basics – Disk imaging
Follow-up – Solar Charging – Other Backup Power Sources
Ask – Organizing context menus
Ask – Equivalent fonts
Share – Share YouTube video with sound
Share – NFT photography art
Ask – Unstable Internet
 

20210901_PowerPoint.pdf (1.66 MB)

20210901_Audio.m4a (62.5 MB)

20210901_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20210901_Solar_02.pdf (808 KB)

Disk imaging

August 25, 2021

Follow-up – USB On-The-Go (OTG)
Follow-up – Feedback Hub
Follow-up – News and Interests Widget
Ask – GPS Navigation
Follow-up – File associations reset
Ask – Solar chargers
Follow-up – Removing ads in Windows 10
 

20210825_PowerPoint.pdf (1.49 MB)

20210825_Audio.m4a (59.8 MB)

20210825_Chat.txt (3 KB)

20210825_GPS.pdf (788 KB)

20210825_Solar.pdf (988 KB)

August 18, 2021

Follow-up – How can we (really) help?
Follow-up – Windows update to settings
Share – OneTracker – Package Tracker
Ask – How to combine video and audio files?
Ask – Identify Trustworthy Websites
Ask – Print from an Android tablet
Ask – Backup of Windows Settings
Ask – C Compiler
Share – How to buy a laptop
 

20210818_PowerPoint.pdf (1.06 MB)

20210818_Audio.m4a (64.9 MB)

20210818_Chat.txt (6 KB)

August 11, 2021

Follow-up – Searching OPCUG’s Website
Follow-up – OPCUG Site Map
Share – Password reset done right
Ask – How do I remove duplicate folders in Outlook 2013?
Share – Internet of (Secure) Things
Follow-Up – Google Opinion Rewards
Share – Rogers Ignite firmware update
Share – Free font deal
Share – Create a file shortcut in Android
 

20210811_PowerPoint.pdf (1.61 MB)

20210811_Audio.m4a (60.5 MB)

20210811_Chat.txt (4 KB)

August 4, 2021

Follow-up – OPCUG Archives
Follow-up – Inkjet printers
Share – YouTube Computer Channels
Share – A COMPLETELY Upgradeable Laptop?
Share – Recover deleted files in Windows 10
Share – Data Restore Tool
Ask – Links to other directories (folders)
Ask – Links to a web page
 

20210804_PowerPoint.pdf (1.35 MB)

20210804_Audio.m4a (42.5 MB)

20210804_Chat.txt (6 KB)

Geek Uninstaller

July 28, 2021

Share – The carbon cost of an email
Follow-up – Audacity – A Tale of Two Forks
Share – Compressing PDF Files
Share – Setting the tone
 

20210728_PowerPoint.pdf (1.77 MB)

20210728_Audio.m4a (58.5 MB)

20210728_Chat.txt (4 KB)

July 21, 2021

Share: Restore points – Chris was wrong… again!
Share: Alan was also wrong (MuPDF)!
Ask – Windows Game Mode
Ask – WiFi extenders and security
Ask – HP ScanJet 6300C Scanner
Ask – WSL
Ask – pfSense Firewall
Share – Fire Awareness Apps
Share – Ransomeware: Are you at risk?
 

20210721_PowerPoint.pdf (1.27 MB)

20210721_Audio.m4a (61.9 MB)

20210721_Chat.txt (5 KB)

July 14, 2021

Share – SmartApps – Cx File Explorer
Share – Disable 5G in Samsung phones
Share: 2021 OPCUG Member Survey on Meeting Setting
Share – HelpNDoc
 

20210714_PowerPoint.pdf (913 KB)

20210714_Audio.m4a (59.0 MB)

20210714_Chat.txt (4 KB)

20210714_ClosedCaptions.txt (47 KB)

20210714_HelpNDoc.pdf.pdf (780 KB)

July 7, 2021

Ask – How can I set up a guest network on Rogers Ignite Internet Gateway
Ask – How do I find security settings on Rogers Ignite Internet Gateway
Share – Mapping postcodes in Excel
Share – Awake, a new Windows PowerToy
Ask – OneDrive as a photo editor – have YOU used it? Tell us what you think!
Ask – Netgear ReadyNAS Admin Account Blocked
Share – Audacity is being called spyware
Ask – AutoHotKey
Ask – Word 2013 can’t find templates
Share – Western Digital Offers
 

20210707_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20210707_Audio.m4a (61.0 MB)

20210707_Chat.txt (4 KB)

https://www.cyber.gc.ca

June 30, 2021

Share – Does the Government of Canada Still Support the Open Internet?
Share – Western Digital My Book Live
Share – COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List Website
Follow-up – Windows 10 End of Life
Follow-up – Windows 11
 

20210630_PowerPoint.pdf (933 KB)

20210630_Audio.m4a (60.4 MB)

20210630_Chat.txt (5 KB)

June 23, 2021

Share – Remove backgrounds
Share – Face-swapping technology
Share – What’s next in Windows 11
Follow-up – More ways to free up space on Android devices
Share – Blocking Updates in Windows
Ask – System Restore Points
Share – Shrink Images with Irfanview
 

20210623_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20210623_Audio.m4a (60.2 MB)

20210623_Chat.txt (4 KB)

June 16, 2021

Share – Disable the News and interests widget
Share – Compressing images in Microsoft Office files to save space
Share – POPfile – a Bayesian classifier for E-mail
Share – Free-up disk space on Android
 

20210616_PowerPoint.pdf (2.3 MB)

20210616_Audio.m4a (58.2 MB)

20210616_Chat.txt (4 KB)

June 9, 2021

Follow-up – Fixing Windows Update
Share – Trouble-shooting steps
Share – Microsoft Access Primer
Share – Audacity
Ask – File Transfer from IBM-XT
Share – Dotto Tech Webinar Wednesday
Ask – ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8)
Ask – Reliability of On-Line Opinions?
 

20210609_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20210609_Audio.m4a (68.9 MB)

20210609_Chat.txt (3 KB)

20210609_AccessPrimer.pdf (1.9 MB)

June 2, 2021

Follow-up – Universal Plug and Play
Share – Basic Snipping Tool
Share – Greenshot
Share – Using Microsoft OneDrive
Ask – Are Square Payments Secure?
Share – Digital Inheritance
 

20210602_PowerPoint.pdf (2.3 MB)

20210602_Audio.m4a (58.3 MB)

20210602_Chat.txt (4 KB)

Microsoft Access Primer

May 26, 2021

[Due to technical difficulties this evening the recordings are not up to our usual quality.  One of our hosts lost his Internet connection three times, and we forgot to start the recordings so that the audio and chat files don’t start until the item beginning at Slide 36 in the PowerPoint deck. Sorry ’bout that!]

Follow-up – WiFi key update interval
Share – USB Ports, Cables, Types, and Connectors
Share – PowerPoint screen video capture
Share – The absolutely, positively, easiest way to screen record in Windows 10
Share – Dictation.io
Ask – Gmail labels and folders and moves – oh my!
Ask – File Explorer Mysteries
Ask – Router configuration questions
Share – Fun Facts
 
 
 
 
 
 

20210526_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20210526_Audio.m4a (24.8 MB)

20210526_Chat.txt (2 KB)

YouTube video (by Lynda Buske)

May 19, 2021

Follow-up – Suggestions for topics
Share – Windows 10 v21H1
Ask – Mixplorer
Share – MuseScore
Ask – USB Drive Share via Router
WiFi Security guidance
Share – OPCUG’s Archives
 

20210519_PowerPoint.pdf (1.4 MB)

20210519_Audio.m4a (58.8 MB)

20210519_Chat.txt (3 KB)

May 12, 2021

Follow-up – Camera to Linux File Transfer
Follow-up – Installing apps with NPM
Share – Google Drive Tips
Share – Gmail shortcuts
Ask – Google analytics opt-out tool
Share – Covid Reporting for QC
Share – fooBar2000
Ask – How do I list files at a URL?
Share – Enhancer for YouTube
 

20210512_PowerPoint.pdf (2.4 MB)

20210512_Audio.m4a (555.1 MB)

20210512_Chat.txt (3 KB)

May 5, 2021

Follow-up – Changes coming to Google Photos policy
Share – World Password Day 2021-05-06
Share – Dead laptop salvage
Share – Checking your backups
Share – Sunrise/Sunset Alarms
Share – Clock Tuner
Share – Smartwatch Battery Charging
Share – Notifications while charging
Share – High Intensity Exercise Timer
Follow-Up – Wireless mice and keyboards
Share – Warpinator
Ask – Installing apps with NPM?
Ask – Hyperlinks not working in Outlook
 

20210505_PowerPoint.pdf (2.7 MB)

20210505_Audio.m4a (66.5 MB)

20210505_Chat.txt (8 KB)

Wireless keyboards and mice

April 28, 2021

Follow-Up – Stamping Out Robocalls
Share – Compass Steel
Share – Komoot – Cycling, Biking, Maps
Share – Precise GPS
Share – Maps.ME
Share – Walkmeter
Share – Excel Pivot Table Tips
Ask – Is Unchecky still supported?
Ask – Headphone stuttttter
Follow-Up – Problems with video on Zoom calls
 

20210428_PowerPoint.pdf (989 KB)

20210428_Audio.m4a (64.1 MB)

20210428_Chat.txt (8 KB)

April 21, 2021

Share – 1969 Apollo guidance computer
Share – Facebook is stalking you
Share – Microsoft Word Tips
Share – COVID Alert
Share – Atomic Clock
Share – CBC Listen
Share – Balancing Music and Voice in Zoom Fitness Classes
Share – Getting Your COVID Vaccination in Ottawa
 

20210421_PowerPoint.pdf (1.3 MB)

20210421_Audio.m4a (54.7 MB)

20210421_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20210421_BalanceZoomSound.pdf (1.2 MB)

April 14, 2021

Share – Pwn2Own 2021
Share – PowerPoint Tips
Share – Eight generations of video game consoles
Share – Android Device Security
Share – Protect bikes from theft
Share – Pl@ntNet – A "Wiki-flora-pedia"
Ask – Premium AV suite conditions of use
Follow-up – Opening files in LO Writer
Share – More than you ever wanted to know about ODF
 

20210414_PowerPoint.pdf (995 KB)

20210414_Audio.m4a (47.4 MB)

20210414_Chat.txt (6 KB)

April 7, 2021

Follow-up – Computer E-Magazines
Ask – What’s the NSIS folder?
Share – X-plore File Manager
Share – #ClashOfTheKeyCombos
Ask – Writer not opening at the end of the file
Ask – Excel with English Functions
Share – Scams in current circulation
 

20210407_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20210407_Audio.m4a (70.4 MB)

20210407_Chat.txt (6 KB)

CBC playlists

March 31, 2021

Share – World Backup Day
Topics/Speakers – USB plugs, ports, and more
Ask – Any writers out there?
Follow-up – Fewer posts to a semaphore?
Share – Hypnotix – Free IPTV
Share – Completely remove software
Share – Scam or spam?
Ask – Upgrading to Windows 10
Ask – Microsoft Teams/Password
Ask – Scam in Gmail Promotions?
Ask – Ubuntu Linux EOL
Share – Firewall Demo
 

20210331_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20210331_Audio.m4a (64.9 MB)

20210331_Chat.txt (4 KB)

March 24, 2021

Share – eReader Buying Guide
Follow-up – UnxUtils, a port of Unix/Linux commands to Windows
Follow-up – A better KeePass Android port
Share – Too many posts to a semaphore
Share – Working from home – YOW Canada
Share – Golfing from home – WGT Golf
 

20210324_PowerPoint.pdf (1.5 MB)

20210324_Audio.m4a (56.0 MB)

20210324_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20210324_eReaders.pdf (1.2 MB)

March 17, 2021

Follow-up: Software backup via FTP/SFTP
Share: Zoom tips – some links to online resources
Share – PinePower 120W Power Supply
Follow-up: KeePass auto-type – a better way
Question: Full-disk encryption – how to do it? (SED’s)
Share: File & folder encryption (Axcrypt)
Share: Multi-platform encryption (Veracrypt)
 

20210317_PowerPoint.pdf (3.0 MB)

20210317_Audio.m4a (59.4 MB)

20210317_Chat.txt (3 KB)

March 10, 2021

Share – Computer eMagazines @ OPL
Share – Safing.io
Share – Software backup via FTP/SFTP
Share – Hosting a Zoom meeting
 

20210310_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20210310_Audio.m4a (49.6 MB)

20210310_Chat.txt (7 KB)

March 3, 2021

Share – Find hidden cameras
Share – VT4Browsers
Share – The Taxman cometh!
Share – Microsoft PowerToys Image Resizer
Ask – What do I need to know about outdoor video surveillance cameras?
Share – Are eBooks taking over the book marketplace?
 

20210303_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20210303_Audio.m4a (60.6 MB)

20210303_Chat.txt (9 KB)

20210303_eBooksVsPaper.pdf (472 KB)

Gmail shortcuts

February 24, 2021

Share – Windows 10 21H1 is coming
Share – Michael Geist’s Law Bytes Podcast
Share – A (much) better Notepad
Share – Ebook formats
Ask – How do I use a Live-USB of a Linux distro?
Ask – Whose contact list was compromised?
Ask – Broken webcam
 

20210224_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20210224_Audio.m4a (62.3 MB)

20210224_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20210224_eBookFormats.pdf (506 KB)

February 17, 2021

Share – Radio Garden
Share – OBS Studio
Ask – Microphone in Zoom
Share – Different Drive Numbers
Share – The most bizarre fix ever!
Share – SmartApp – Network Cell Info
Share – Google Play Family Library
Share – SmartApp – GSam Battery Monitor
Ask – Disk cloning vs. backup imaging
Ask – How to revive a "dead" computer
 

20210217_PowerPoint.pdf (1.1 MB)

20210217_Audio.m4a (59.8 MB)

20210217_Chat.txt (6 KB)

February 10, 2021

Share – Find Windows 10 release dates
Share – Microsoft autofill
Share – SIM Card Hijacking
Share – Troubleshooting hardware
Follow-Up – Backgrounds, filters and profiles in Zoom
Share – Free security audits in Windows
Follow-Up – Modifying Pages in PDF Files
Ask – What’s a Cumulative Update Preview?
Share – Microsoft Ignite
 

20210210_PowerPoint.pdf (1.6 MB)

20210210_Audio.m4a (39.8 MB)

20210210_Chat.txt (3 KB)

February 3, 2021

Share – Who’s making all those scam calls?
Follow-Up – Movie file conversion
Follow-up – eReading Resources
Ask – Posting reviews; to-ID or not to-ID?
Ask – File History not working after Windows upgrade
Ask – PDF file editor
Ask – Buy a new computer or upgrade?
Share – Understanding Genetics
Ask – E-mail Scam
Ask – Expanding Q&A’s Reach
 

20210203_PowerPoint.pdf (1.46 MB)

20210203_Audio.m4a (62.93 MB)

20210203_Chat.txt (9 KB)

Boot Linux Once

January 27, 2021

Follow-up – Android VM
Follow-up – Registry cleaners
Share – BookBub
Share – Members-Only Forum
Ask – Gaming Lite
Ask – Visual C++ – why do I have so many installed???
Ask – Defragging – Part 1
Ask – Defragging – Part 2
Share – Google’s Issue Tracker
Ask – External hard drive life
Share – Trouble-shooting Windows Update
 

20210127_PowerPoint.pdf (1.90 MB)

20210127_Audio.m4a (66.2 MB)

20210127_Chat.txt (8 KB)

January 20, 2021

Share – RTX Voice
Follow-up – Java (not) updating
Follow-up – What’s up with Whatsapp?
Share – Newsletter List
Share – Omnicalculator
Share – VirtualBox
 

20210120_PowerPoint.pdf (1.62 MB)

20210120_Audio.m4a (58.0 MB)

20210120_Chat.txt (4 KB)

January 13, 2021

Share – Announcements List
Ask – 7-Zip vulnerability
Ask – Removing Camera Icons
Share – Android App – Weenet
Ask – Windows Updating – Continually!
Share – Troubleshooting 101
Ask – What’s up with Whatsapp?
 

20210113_PowerPoint.pdf (1.34 MB)

20210113_Audio.m4a (40.3 MB)

20210113_Chat.txt (4 KB)

January 6, 2021

Follow-up – Backup
Follow-Up – Autoplay Audio CDs
Share – Upgrade to Windows 10
Share – Securing Wi-Fi at Home
Share – Simple Search
Share – Blacklight
Share – Proton Calendar
Share – Shadow Cloud Computer
Ask – Wi-Fi Extenders
Ask – Wi-Fi Connectivity
Share – DNS and Security
 

20210106_PowerPoint.pdf (1.07 MB)

20210106_Audio.m4a (64.2 MB)

20210106_Chat.txt (4.7 KB)