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CCS General Meeting
Online Computer Library Center
February 17, 2016
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: John J Cramer
Topic: Setting up a Raspberry Pi in Germany

Guest speaker from Germany talks about setting up a Pi for different uses in Germany

The public is welcome to attend.
Cindy C wants people to look for emails about membership renewals. Questions call Cindy at 614.403.3458

Most of the web pages for CCS are locked so I do
not have a way to change them. We are trying to
get that resolved. John Cramer.


New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2015-11-21 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: ce1654f4b0492b3bcc93b233f431539b3df2f813
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Notes on Jessie
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/
2015-11-21: * Based on Debian Jessie
* Upgraded applications - Epiphany browser, Scratch and Sonic Pi
* Included applications - LibreOffice, Claws Mail, Greenfoot, BlueJ
* Included utilities - Alacarte menu editor, Lxkeymap, scrot, tree, pip
* New GUI-based Raspberry Pi Configuration application
* GPIO control now possible without need for sudo
* Web link to Magpi magazine included
* New taskbar plugin to eject mounted USB drives
* Default boot is now to GUI not desktop
* Look and feel now based on GTK+3 default theme
* Print screen key launches scrot to produce screenshot
* Common keyboards autodetected by GUI and drivers loaded accordingly
* Numerous small tweaks and bugfixes
More Jessie Notes:
This is a major version upgrade – due to the large number of changes to the underlying operating system, we strongly recommend using Jessie from a clean image, so you’ll need to download a new Jessie image from the downloads page on our site. (Some people have had problems extracting the zip files, as the large size of the image file causes zip to use a different format internally. They can be successfully unzipped with 7-Zip on Windows and The Unarchiver on Mac – both are free applications.)


Please note there is a new Raspberry PI Zero cost is $5. Currently Micro Center is out of them. They will get more in. I will add more notes when I get more info.
From this URL:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
It was stated: I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power
An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
An unpopulated composite video header
Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. . . . .
Some links:
https://www.youtube.com/adafruit
http://www.microcenter.com/product/457746/Zero_Development_Board_%28Pre-Order%29
https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-the-raspberry-pi-zero

All these are priced from Adafruit:
,
https://www.adafruit.com/categories/813
Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero PRODUCT ID: 2883 $4.95
Mini HDMI Plug to Standard HDMI Jack Adapter PRODUCT ID: 2819 $2.95
USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female PRODUCT ID: 1099 $2.50
Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack PRODUCT ID: 2817 $29.95
https://www.adafruit.com/category/105


Craig's setup Document for RPi is called
Getting started with the Raspberry Pi:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/raspberry_pi.html

Raspberry Pi & Raspbian notes:
Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware (the armhf processor architecture). Raspbian comes with over 35,000 packages, or pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi. The initial build was completed in June of 2012, but the distribution continues to be active developed with an emphasis on improving the stability and performance of as many Debian packages as possible. Although Debian produces a distribution for the arm architecture, it is compatible only with versions later than the one used on the Raspberry Pi (ARMv7-A CPUs and higher vs the Raspberry Pi's ARMv6 CPU).
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian

New TV channels in the Columbus area started showing up in Mid Nov 2015
So if you have an antenna hooked to a TV do a rescan of your channels to see extra free TV.
4.1 WCMH NBC Channel4
4.2 Me TV
4.3 Ion TV
6.1 WSYX ABC Channel6
6.2 MyTV
6.3 Antenna TV
10.1 WBNS CBS channel10
10.2 Decades TV
19.1 WCLL Daystar
19.2 WCLL
23.1 Bounce2
23.2 Azteca America/Columbus
28-1 WTTE FOX Channel28
28.2 Get TV
32.1 WCSN-LD (Columbus)
32.2 LATV COZI TV
32.3 Dalmr TV Ethnic
32.4 Independent Tv Africa NW
32.5 Religon Guide US Tv
32.6 Religon Independent Prime Tv NW
32.7 Soul of the South
32.8 Infomercials
34.1 WOSU PBS Channel34
34.2 WOSU Ohio
34.3 WOSU Plus
39.1 Cornerstone (Marion, Delaware, Columbus)
39.2 Religious
39.3 Daystar
39.4 Classic Shows (Family Classics)
44.1 W44DC HSN
51.1 WSFJ TBN Channel51 (Newark)
51.2 TCC
51.3 Combo Juice
51.4 Enlace USA
51.5 Salsa TBN/Salsa
53.1 WWHO CW Channel53 (Chillicothe)
53.2 Grit TV
53.3 Comet TV

Also see:
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=print_market&mktid=39
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/oh/columbus/over-the-air/43222
http://www.palgear.com/location/OH/Columbus/
http://www.titantv.com/Default.aspx?lineupid=6b7d8ecd-4d0f-499e-a0ab-ca2061b17eb5
AntennaWeb is a good source of information to help you select the proper indoor or outdoor antenna. http://www.antennaweb.org/default.aspx


Starting in September 2015
CCS Board Meeting are now Meeting at
Max & Ermas Restaurant,
7480 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43016, just north of Hard Rd. Except December.
CCS members are welcome to attend.





Micro Center In-store Clinic Update Overview:

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How to clinics are not presented from
28 Nov 2015 until Mid Jan 2016

Jan. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Jan. 16 & Sunday, Jan. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Jan. 23 & Sunday, Jan. 24 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, Jan. 30 & Sunday, Jan. 31 2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system


Feb. 2 0 1 6

Saturday, Feb. 6 & Sunday, Feb. 7 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, Feb. 20 & Sunday, Feb. 21 2 p.m. — Wireless Networking
802.11 wireless basics
Wireless security
Change router/access point configurations
Configure/connect to WAPs
Configure peer-to-peer connections

Saturday, Feb. 27 & Sunday, Feb. 28 2 p.m. - Macintosh OSX Tips & Tricks
Overview
Features
System management features
Customizing

March 2 0 1 6

Saturday, March 05 & Sunday, March 06 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 2:00 p.m. - Smartphones & Tablets
Device functions
Product features
Display, battery life
Data storage and transfer
OS and applications
Carrier specific, unlocked, service features
Form factor and accessories

Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 OS Basics
Differences between versions
Upgrade path
New features
Windows Start screen, Store, OneDrive
Switch between Start screen and desktop
Find files and installed programs
Personalize the desktop
Use gestures and keyboard shortcuts
Configure network access

Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi Basics
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi



. . .

In-store Clinic Notes
Missed a Clinic?
Check out Understanding Tech for Clinic Notes and other resources.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/support/tech-center.aspx

. . .
Other computer reference info:
http://www.microcenter.com/understand_tech/index.html

Come participate in the no-charge, in-store clinics hosted by our own tech support staff.
These clinics will be held at all Micro Center stores. Registration is recommended (not required)
since space is limited; sign up sheets are available only in your local Micro Center at Tech
Support or the Customer Service area. Clinics may be cancelled without notice due to holiday sale
events. Call your nearest Micro Center store to confirm your clinic.

Micro Center Link to Clinic details:
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/instore-clinics.aspx





OSU games 2016
Date Opponent / Event Location Time
09/03/16 vs. Bowling Green TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
09/10/16 vs. Tulsa TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
09/17/16 at Oklahoma TV Norman, Okl. TBA
10/01/16 vs. Rutgers * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
10/08/16 vs. Indiana * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
10/15/16 at Wisconsin * TV Madison, Wis. TBA
10/22/16 at Penn State * TV State College, Pa. TBA
10/29/16 vs. Northwestern * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/05/16 vs. Nebraska * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/12/16 at Maryland * TV College Park, Md. TBA
11/19/16 at Michigan State * TV East Lansing, Mich. TBA
11/26/16 vs. Michigan * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA

Best Team from each division.
12/03/16 Big Ten Championship Game

From:
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sched.html

Scratch pad area: Notes from Columbus Dispatch Sept 4,2015
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/osu-m-footbl-sched.html
Notes from Columbus Dispatch Dec 4,2015
Notes from Columbus Dispatch Dec 7,2015

TV:BXN or ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Radio WBNSFM/AM 97.1/1460


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