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Agenda For September 2018
4 - Picking the Best Backup Approach
Our presenter, Gene Barlow, is the best known presenter
to user group audiences. In the early 80s, when the IBM PC
was first announced, Gene managed the User Group Support
organization for IBM and helped hundreds of user groups get
started. For this he is often called the Father of PC User
Groups. He has presented to thousands of user group audiences
over the past 35 years. His presentation style is informative,
yet easy to follow for even the most novice users. You will
find him one of the best presenters you have heard. We are
pleased to bring you this excellent presenter and presentation
on a topic that he is well known for. Make sure you attend
up your hard drive on a regular basis is the most important
process that all end-users must do on a regular basis to protect
their computer from a crash or virus attack. Anti-virus utilities
are not always completely reliable for this protection. Only
a good backup can protect you 100% from a total loss of your
computer system. Unfortunately, there are many different backup
approaches that are promoted as being all you need to do.
Most of these approaches provide only a partial protection
of your system. However, there is one backup approach that
is the best and the one you should be using.
This presentation will describe the four most popular backup
approaches used today and tell you the strengths and weaknesses
of each approach. After attending this presentation, you will
be able to determine which is the best backup approach for
you.. We represent Acronis and their True Image backup utility
to the user group community. This product will provide you
all of the popular backup approaches, but their incremental
backup image approach is the best way to go. Again, how to
setup and use this best approach will be covered in this presentation.
To help you get started doing excellent backups, we offer
those that attend this webinar this Acronis True Image
product at half the normal retail price. We also provide our
customers with our exclusive True Image Starter Guide, which
makes installing and setting up this product easy to do the
best backups possible. In addition, we will help you with
question or problems as you use this product for months to
come. You do not want to miss this excellent presentation
on Picking the Best Backup Approach.
11 - Board Meeting
The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting.
In case you arent aware of it, our board meetings are
open to all members. So if there is something on your mind,
an idea youd like to introduce, or a gripe (gosh, I
hope not), you are welcome to come share it with us.
We meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00,
in the conference room of the Horseless Carriage Restaurant,
Galpin Ford, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills.
September 18 - What
Does the Future Look Like?
that is too broad a question (and no, we are not talking politically
or economically, either). But, what does a small part of the
future look like? Spandex jackets for everyone? Three-hour
work days? Three-day work weeks? Commuting to work in your
own flying car, ala George Jetson? Again, too broad!
How about the common ordeal that affects almost everyone?
Waiting in line.
No, we are not kidding! Waiting in line! Why?
In a given average American life span of, say, 73-77 years,
what part of that life is spent waiting in line?
Is it the line at an amusement park?
Is it the line you wind up in waiting for someone to take
you off hold and answer your important question?
Is it the line at the bank / ATM?
Is it the line at a government office?
Is it the line at the major retailer?
Is it the line you join when you are trapped in rush hour
Is it the line your children or grandchildren stand in to
register for school?
Is it that seated line you wait in at your health
The hard science answering this question says we spend a
minimum of 6 months x 30 days x 24 hours = 4,320 hours ? and
that is only the retail lines. The Net Net is
that we give up years in every sort of line listed above.
Has anyone done any of the hard research to solve this? Yes,
several scholars. Has anyone built an app so that we can spend
way less hours waiting in line? Only a few companies.
We are pleased to invite you to hear Bruce Carl Aronson,
a returning speaker, to our Tuesday, September 18, meeting
where you will see an actual working program solving the waiting
in line issue for all of us, no matter if the line is
in an amusement park government office, major retailer, or
registering for school.
play with joining a line from your phone and getting real
time updates from Qless Queue Manager. What if you change
your mind and want to leave? No problem. What if you want
more time before it is your turn? No problem. What if you
would like to know how many businesses local to you have automated
line waiting? All part of the evenings presentation.
The future is here now. Come early to be sure of getting a
seat. Make sure your phone is charged so that you can play
along interactively with Qless.
The future is now.
See you then!
September 25 -
7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
½ block south of Sherman Way
Most get there between
5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to
see you there.
Here comes the fourth Tuesday of the month,
so it is time for us to dine together. Its time to visit
Sizzler on our schedule of dining events. We meet at
the Sizzler in Van Nuys where everyone agrees the best
salad bar can be found and the service is outstanding.
The menu is varied with a salad/soup buffet or order a complete
meal off the menu. Try to come as the number of guests is
always an influence as to whether we can return.
There are servers waiting for you
I think its called a win-win!
Try to come as the number of guests is always an influence
as to whether we can return.
Here is your opportunity to help TUGNET while
you enjoy a lovely, healthy meal with no preparation or clean-up.
Really what can be better than that?
Remember, this is the easiest way to help TUGNETs financial
needs since 20% percent of your meal total will be returned
to us. So please plan to eat out!
From 4:00 to 8:00 our meals will apply toward
fund raising. Be sure to bring our flyer or show it
on your phone or other device to the cashier. They
are generous with their donations from these fund-raising
meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly.
Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET?
Please try hard to participate.
They are good about having us sit together
and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET."
Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.
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 of the monthly newsletter.
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!
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