January 16, 2011

Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in The Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom, Beaumont, Texas

Attendance:17 Members and 7 Guests.

Guest Speaker: Brett Blackmon of Maverick Communications, Inc.
We have one new member, Ted East. and 3 membership renewals.

Dr. Sam Giglio opened meeting at 1:40 p.m. with Questions & Answers.

Startup Menus were discussed.

Dr. Sam suggested CCleaner – Tools – Startup Manager to disable programs for more resources when booting.

Dr. Sam will research certain programs that were mentioned for startups and discuss it at the next meeting.

Shoot The Messenger program was mentioned to disable MS Messenger.

Dr. Sam reminded us of Time Warner adding more HD channels.

Type  “1” in front of channel no. for HD.

Checking speed of Time Warner was discussed.  

Dr. Sam introduced our guest speaker at 2:30 p.m., Brett Blackmon with Maverick Communications.

Brett showed us a short video of Total Connect by Honeywell covering home surveillance systems.

Hugh then instructed us on the technology aspect of surveillance systems at businesses with a slide presentation.  He showed us how technology has transformed from analog camera-useage to IP cameras 

Don made several announcements.

Our guest speaker for next month will be GTPCC member Cory Griffith on open source  hardware and software.

Elections will be held at next month’s meeting.

Look under Bulletin Board on our web site for ‘free stuff’ information.

Jerry McDaniel informed us the club has replaced the TV with a projector screen.  Discussion will be held on giving away the TV.  Need suggestions on a portable screen.  Will mention it to Howell’s.

Drawing for Door Prizes held by Treasurer, Jerry McDaniel
Door Prizes Winners were:

J. B. Oakes: iMicro PC Webcam with cable & manual donated by GTPCC
Jerry Wilkerson: Flexible LED + Laser Pen donated by GTPCC
Bobby Ford: Kingston Data Traveler 4gb Flash Drive donated by GTPCC
Don Schoening: Cordies, keep cables on table donated by Computer Dimensions
Angela Walker: Spot Sign Jigsaw Puzzle donated by Barnes & Noble
Bob Finch: PC Security & Privacy donated by GTPCC

After announcements, meeting adjourned at 4:45.
Submitted by:

Gwen Jones;  GTPCC Secretary