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Agenda For November 2018
- Fritz Coleman
of "technical difficulties" when we last advertised
Fritzï's appearance, we had to call a halt with
a plan to reschedule. Since then, there is a new version of
the software and Fritz tells me their equipment has also been
updated. So we are expecting a delightful time this week.
Many of you will remember when Fritz Coleman visited
us way back in 2008. At that time he showed us how technology
was aiding in the accuracy of weather forecasting. Technology
has advanced in that field just as in everything else. He
will be bringing us up to date and with all the recent weather-related
events, he will have a lot to talk about and is willing to
answer your questions.
While best known as the NBC weatherman for the past 30-plus
years, we can forecast lots of laughs when Fritz shares
his comments on "getting older might not be pretty, but
it sure is funny!" Many think he is L.A.'s favorite weatherman
and, in addition, is truly hilarious, and entertaining for
everyone. If you weren't aware, he has a one-man stand-up
comedy show which has been dubbed a "baby boomer support
group." He is truly the epitome of growing old while
doing what you love.
This is truly a very special night so do plan to be with
13 - 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.
November 20 - Kingston
of our favorite presenters has always been Louis Kaneshiro,
Senior Technology Manager, SSD Product Engineering of Kingston.
We have learned so much about Solid State Drive/Disk.
He enabled us to understand that an SSD does much the same
job functionally (e.g., saving your data while the system
is off, booting your system, etc.) as an HDD (Hard Disk Drive),
but instead of a magnetic coating on top of platters, the
data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain
the data even when theres no power present.
will remember he recommended formatting our SSD drives, which
we call flash drives or jump drives, or maybe other names
as well, every few years to preserve the integrity of the
drive. They do have a finite life span and the formatting
will extend that for more years. Of course, you are going
to transfer your important data to another drive, then transfer
As the world of technology keeps moving along and changing,
Im sure Louis will have lots to share with us,
especially since Kingston is the largest independent maker
of memory products. Did you know that flash drives selling
with other brand names were manufactured by Kingston?
The above is just a tidbit of what he will be discussing.
Louis will tell you more about this fine company. Many
times his friend and co-worker, David Leong, has come
along but I dont know if hes coming this time.
If you have any questions about SSD technology, this is the
time to get them answered.
November 27 -
Join us for dinner!
19662 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
A great selection of soups, sandwiches and bakery
Plan on joining us! They have agreat selection
of soups, salads, sandwiches and bakery items,
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?
See you there!
Most get there between
5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to see
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.
always more fun eating together!
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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