Tuesday, May 26, 2020

June 10, 2020 Workshop

That's Entertainment


This workshop will be held as a Zoom video conference - details will be posted in Weekly Update & also in email sent on June 10 to members.

The June 10 workshop will be the last workshop of the season - we will be taking July & August off for the summer recess. We will do something unique for this workshop - nothing technical will be discussed - only entertainment that can be found on the web. 
  • Play meaningless meditation video as participants log in - tropical fish
  • Song & dance videos from classic movies
  • Astronomy videos
  • Comedians
  • Music videos

Finally, we intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Monday, April 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 Workshop

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)


This workshop will be held as a Zoom video conference - details will be posted in Weekly Update.

Pretty Good Privacy is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. 
  • Demonstrate encrypting a file with PGP
  • Discuss the PGP fingerprint - which a shorter version of a public key & what the fingerprint is used for
  • Demonstrate sending an encrypted email
  • Legal ramification of not revealing your passphrase to governmental authorities 

Finally, we intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

March 11, 2020 Workshop

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)


Pretty Good Privacy is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. 
  • Demonstrate encrypting a file with PGP
  • Discuss the PGP fingerprint - which a shorter version of a public key & what the fingerprint is used for
  • Demonstrate sending an encrypted email
  • Legal ramification of not revealing your passphrase to governmental authorities 

Finally, we intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

January 8, 2020 Workshop - Meetup

Pretty Good Privacy 


Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. 
  • A brief history of cryptography leading to the development of PGP
  • Demonstrate generating your own unique public & private keys
  • Discuss the PGP fingerprint - which a shorter version of a public key & what the fingerprint is used for
  • Demonstrate sending an encrypted email
  • Legal ramification of not revealing your passphrase to governmental authorities 

Finally, we intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 


This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

December 11, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

The Web Show Workshop will be taking a holiday break in December. Hope to see you in January.



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

November 13, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

Pretty Good Privacy 


Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. 
  • A brief history of cryptography leading to the development of PGP
  • Demonstrate generating your own unique public & private keys
  • How to find your intended recipient's public key using the MIT key server
  • Discuss the PGP fingerprint - which a shorter version of a public key & what the fingerprint is used for
  • Demonstrate sending an encrypted email
  • Legal ramification of not revealing your passphrase to governmental authorities 

Finally, we intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 


This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

June 12, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

For the June workshop we will cover the following:

  • The June workshop is the last workshop of the 2018/2019 season & we will not have a workshop in July or August
  • So this workshop is mostly fun & very little if any technology 
                     
  • This August 15 will be the 50th anniversary of Woodstock - a 3 day music festival that took place in Bethel, NY on August 15-18, 1969
  • Woodstock is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history
  • We will be celebrating this historic event by playing the introduction of the 1970 film - Woodstock & more if there is any interest


We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 


This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.



Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April 10, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

For the April workshop we will examine the following:

  • What is the future of mobile payments in the US?
    • Mobile payment is big business in Africa. Around 18 million people use their mobile phones to pay for a wide range of services and goods
    • China's Great Leap to Wallet-Free Living - China spent  $9T on mobile payments while US only spent $120B. Why is this?
    • We will examine these trends
  • We will look at some astronomy news
  • We will reward ourselves with the best of comedy on the Web with - Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, etc.



We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.

Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

March 13, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

For the March workshop we will examine the following:


  • We will examine a New York Times article, "Bitcoin Has Saved My Family" written by a Venezuelan economist
    • And how Bitcoin is helping his family cope with the financial crisis in Venezuela. We will use this article to refute Warren Buffett's recent statement that, "...bitcoin has no value & attracts charlatans..."
  • Briefly examine the new WordPress editor - Gutenberg
  • How To Password Protect an entire Folder in Windows 10
  • For entertainment - we will examine a genre of videos called, "Oddly Satisfying videos" to combat insomnia



We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.


Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.











Monday, January 21, 2019

February 13, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

For February's workshop we will examine the following:

  • A special workshop on starting a WordPress website

  • If there is time we will look at a few video clips from Hollywood's best musicals

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We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.


Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

January 9, 2019 Workshop - Meetup

For January's workshop we will examine the following:
  • Examine NASA's latest asteroid collision warning
  • More astronomy - Oumuamua - interstellar space visitor?
  • Examine Google Chrome extensions - Diigo
    • Planned for last month but was not discussed due to time considerations
    • See November post below for more details
  • Continue discussing memes as it applies to the Web
  • Examine the new YouTube Music service
    • YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube

We intend to be responsive to our attendees so future subjects will evolve as our attendees make their interests known. 

This workshop is held at Stepinac School in White Plains, NY. Directions here - directions.


Also, please check the WPCUG calendar or the hotline (914-946-5511) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.