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CCS General Meeting
Online Computer Library Center
May 18, 2016
CCS General Meeting at OCLC Kilgour building auditorium at 7 PM
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA


The public is welcome to attend. (FREE)

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.

In June CCS has an election of Officers.

If you have a Windows box and it has QuickTime on it. It should be uninstalled right away.

Raspberry Pi 3 As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each.

Raspberry Pi Zero As of March 23, 2016 Columbus Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $5 each.
Raspberry Pi Zero as of April 12, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has NONE of them in stock.
Raspberry Pi Zero as of May 03, 2016, Columbus Micro Center has SKU 944421 in stock.
This is a PiZero with cables & Power $24.99

More info on Raspbian see:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=raspbian
Most current version of Raspbian see:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Craig's setup Document (updated April 3,2016) for RPi is called
Getting started with the Raspberry Pi:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/piFiles/RaspberryPiSetup.pdf
Also the scripts for this has also been (updated Mid-Feb 2016)
Other Pi info from Craig see:
http://wright7634.homeip.net/raspberry_pi.html


New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-03-18 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: db41f2a8c6236c0ca9150fe4db2017c09e7871fb
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Notes on Jessie
2016-03-18:
* updated firmware and kernel
(https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/951799bbcd795ddf27769d14acf4813fdcbe53dc)
* use serial0 in cmdline.txt
* wpa_supplicant.conf country default to GB (allows use of channels 12 and 13)
2016-02-26:
* Support added for Pi 3, including Wifi and Bluetooth
* Option to set wifi country code added to raspi-config
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/


On 7 March 2016 DistroWatch Weekly: said:

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Ubuntu MATE supports Raspberry Pi 3 computers. . .
Ubuntu MATE The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently launched a new model of their small, single-board computer. Last week the Ubuntu MATE project announced they have already published an edition of their distribution which is compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 3 computers. "The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is here and we are delighted to announce the immediate availability of Ubuntu MATE 15.10 for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B! Many thanks to Ben Nuttall, Simon West, Liz Upton and Phil Elwell from the Raspberry Pi Foundation for providing Martin Wimpress with a Raspberry Pi 3 and engineering assistance over the weekend. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the same form factor as the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, the RAM remains 1GB and the USB and wired Ethernet port arrangement and configuration are unchanged." While Ubuntu MATE's Bluetooth support for the new Pi is still in development, all other features are expected to work. Further details on the Pi's new hardware and the new edition of Ubuntu MATE can be found in the project's announcement.

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On February 29, 2016 Raspberry Pi people said: Pi 3 are shipping.

As of March 8, 2016 Micro Center has them in stock limit 1 per customer and only $34.99 each. sku 988428
Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:

A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
BCM2837, BCM43438 and Raspberry Pi 3

For Raspberry Pi 3, Broadcom have supported us with a new SoC, BCM2837. This retains the same basic architecture as its predecessors BCM2835 and BCM2836, so all those projects and tutorials which rely on the precise details of the Raspberry Pi hardware will continue to work. The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Combining a 33% increase in clock speed with various architectural enhancements, this provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly a factor of ten over the original Raspberry Pi.

James Adams spent the second half of 2015 designing a series of prototypes, incorporating BCM2837 alongside the BCM43438 wireless “combo” chip. He was able to fit the wireless functionality into very nearly the same form-factor as the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B; the only change is to the position of the LEDs, which have moved to the other side of the SD card socket to make room for the antenna. Roger Thornton ran the extensive (and expensive) wireless conformance campaign, allowing us to launch in almost all countries simultaneously. Phil Elwell developed the wireless LAN and Bluetooth software.

All of the connectors are in the same place and have the same functionality, and the board can still be run from a 5V micro-USB power adapter. This time round, we’re recommending a 2.5A adapter if you want to connect power-hungry USB devices to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 3 is available to buy today from our partners element14 and RS Components, and other resellers. You’ll need a recent NOOBS or Raspbian image from our downloads page. At launch, we are using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland that we use on other Raspberry Pi devices; over the next few months we will investigate whether there is value in moving to 64-bit mode.

New version of Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
Based on Debian Jessie, Release date: 2016-02-26 Kernel version: 4.1
SHA-1: 4a841dffd02197548bf2329b90a0a44eeeebb4ab
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

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

April 2 0 1 6

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 03 2 p.m. — Understanding & Managing Windows® 10


Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10 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, Apr. 16 & Sunday, Apr. 17 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 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, Apr. 23 & Sunday, Apr. 24 2 p.m. — Malware Threars: Stop-Think-Connect
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, Apr. 30 & Sunday, May 1 2 p.m. — Raspberry Pi
History of Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi model comparison
Power requirements
Raspberry Pi software
Uses for Raspberry Pi

M A Y 2 0 1 6

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 2 p.m. — 3D Printers
Brief 3D printing history
Parts of the printer
Common filament types
Creating a print
Troubleshooting

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 2 p.m. — Build Your Own PC: Choosing Pieces
Choosing components by specification
Minimizing Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) risk
Installing CPU and memory
Installing motherboard in case
Power connections and issues with ACPI
Installing video cards, hard disks, optical drives
Testing the system throughout build process

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 2 p.m. — Windows® 10 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, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 2 p.m. — New-Microsoft Office Word & Excel: What's New



J U N E 2 0 1 6

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5 2 p.m. — Malware Threars: Stop-Think-Connect
Spy/adware, viruses, spam, trojans, phishing
How malware spreads
Identifying malware symptoms
Protecting your system

Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12 2 p.m. — Smartphones, Tablets & eReaders



Saturday, ????? ?? & Sunday, ????? ?? 2 p.m. — Understanding & Managing Windows® 10
2 p.m. — Virus & Malware Troubleshooting

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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 * Madison, Wis. TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 8 p.m.
10/22/16 at Penn State * State College, Pa. TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 8 p.m.
10/29/16 vs. Northwestern * Columbus, Ohio TV: ESPN/ESPN2 5:30 p.m.
11/05/16 vs. Nebraska * Columbus, Ohio TV: ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 8 p.m.
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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