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Agenda For December 2015
1 - Computer TV
Lalicker says, Youve probably been reading
about Streaming TV on your computer as an alternative
to cable or satellite.
Heres his approach in his words:
You can pick up Streaming TV devices (Roku,
etc) -$40+- that allow you to get some tv programming from
your computer and play it on your tv. Some charge a monthly
fee for the service.
I chose to use an old computer to get the programming
for free. This also has been written about in the newspapers.
Look at the connections on the back of your tv. I have
a 5 year old LG with HDMI, VGA, RCA, Mini headphone jacks,
See if you have matching jacks on a computer that you can
mount near enough to the tv to run the cables.
a. If you have HDMI connection on the computer, it can be
used to connect both video and sound.
b. My old computer had VGA for video, RCA for sound (requires
3 color coded cables), and Mini (1 cord for sound).
MODEM - You can run a Cat5 cable from the internet
modem to the computer, or:
I used a USB Dongle on the computer to connect my wireless
modem, which was in another room from the tv.
KEYBOARD / MOUSE - You can run a wired keyboard
and mouse to the computer, but that leaves a messy cable.
I got a wireless keyboard with a touchpad ($40+) as a neater
solution. It came with a wireless network receiver that
plugged into a USB port on the computer. Frys also
has a wireless keyboard with a trackball.
Switch the tv mode to RGB-PC and your tv becomes a computer
monitor. Switch back to HDMI to watch tv via cable.
Now watch TV:
to Google and find the channels you want to watch. Test
to see how they operate. Some give short clips, some
full programs and/or movies. Save them to your Favorites. Some
show previous season shows.
($7.99/month) and Hulu ($7.99 or $11.99 for commercial free)
both have current and previous series and movies.
Prime Members have access to free movies and TV.
You will see this as Conrad explains how you can do
December 8 -
Dining with TUGNET
dining Tugnetters have enjoyed dining at Two Guys from
Italy. So, for our last dining event of 2015, we'll return
to Two Guys. While the focus is, of course, on Italian
food, one can find a number of other dishes to satisfy one's
I hope, if you havent been attending our dinners together,
you will try to come this time. This
restaurant is in the same building complex as our meeting
room on San Fernando Mission Blvd.
The special fund-raising offer is good all day so if
you prefer lunch, just be sure to tell them you are part of
diners prefer to arrive during the 5:30 - 6:30 time period
so that's when you'll find the largest number of members conversing
and enjoying themselves. Once again, we will have the new
dining area on the left as you enter the main dining room.
The manager is very generous, donating 20% of the meal
Hope you will join us!
Put this on your calendar. Okay?
Our dining fund-raiser will be all
day with the most folks dinning between 5:30 to 6:30 time
period. Flyers will be available.
It is important to have a copy of the
appropriate flyer for these occasions. It is
always available, even if you are nott able to get to
a meeting to pick it up. Please ask for it, either by e-mail
or a phone call. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers of
board members are on page 2 of the newsletter, so take advantage
of that and ask for a flyer when you think youll be
able to join us.
If you have a favorite restaurant youd
like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know
about it. His contact info is on page 3. He is happy to work
with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is
surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in
this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers
who otherwise wouldnt be there!
15 - Holiday Party-Time
At this time of year, everyone has ideas of gifts theyd
like to receive or maybe would just like to have regardless
of the holidays.
Please think about your favorite - If you had your
druthers, youd like. . . We hope everyone will
talk about their favorites or what they see that they like.
Or, mention what you think is utterly ridiculous.
What did you think of the Black Friday
and Cyber Monday offerings
in any category?
we have a surprise as well as some members going home with
some very nice goodies!
with holiday-centric refreshments, we will be wishing each
other a truly Happy Holiday Season.
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