GTPCC MEETING MINUTES
July 19, 2009
Meeting Location: Howell Furniture
6095 Folsom Drive
Meeting Presentation Start: 2:30 PM
Meeting Presentation End: 4:35 PM
Attending: 20 Members and 6 Guests.
Featured Speaker: Mr. Ira Wilsker
Ira presented a detailed hands-on demonstration for using the Magic Jack telephone apparatus. The computer must be connected to the Internet. The Magic Jack inserts into a USB port on the computer. Magic Jack then connects to its "Mother Ship" and downloads and installs the necessary software. At this point, an ordinary telephone is connected to the Magic Jack. Dialing a telephone number establishes a connection. In general, telephone calls are made within the United States. However, long distance dialing is available. Fascinating.
Ira reviewed KIVA, an online method for loaning money to people.Basically, this is a "feel good" experience for the lender. You loan money to people via KIVA. No interest is paid. Your loan is eventually paid in full (usually). If you wish, you continue lending the money. This method is referred to as Micro Loans.
Ira also reviewed the first three of the following four unique URL's:
4. www.pacificgeek.com/nooner.asp (12 noon Pacific Time only).
Renewed Memberships 2:
Door prize winners:
Wireless G Range Expander won by Martin Tirabasso, donated by GTPCC
P C Case Fan won by Sam Gigilo, donated by Zydeco Technologies
Targus Whirl Notebook Case won by Ira Wilsker, donated by Computer Dimensions
Aquarium Screensaver& SNDokn Game won by James Booker, donated by GTPCC
Misc Cables won by Claud Sibert, donated by Computer Shak
Added 05 August, 2009: From Ira Wilsker