Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last Week's Discussion

Last week was exactly the kind of thing I think OCGG should do - round (or square) table discussions on any technical topics that interest the group.

Let's do it again this next Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Prickly Pear!

Laptop Buy!

Shown in today's paper is a Fry's Electronics ad for a Lenovo laptop.  It appears to be the model G555 or G560, 15.6" screen, 3GB memory, 160GB Harddrive (a little small, but serviceable), web cam, etc.  The price is a low $349.99.  I don't think you can do much better than that for a laptop of this size.

Sales are limited to 1 per customer.  If you're in the market .......

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nifty Projects for a Tiny House

I love  They cover a variety of topics (I especially like the geek ones).  Today's is a list of space-saving ideas.  For those of us in Tiny Houses, these projects can make our available space seem as big as those other home owners.

Go to this link for the goods -


Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sorry for no recent updates, but this Wintertime fun here at Gold Canyon has kept us busy.  See for what my wife is doing; she tries to update that site daily.

I'm trying to get a computer discussion group going ( and that, along with computer advice/repair, keeps me busy.

Don't worry, I'll have more stuff regarding our Tiny House.  Presently, we're discussing the replacement of all the counter tops!  And just this week, it's getting warm enough to spend evenings watching the sunset (72°).

RSS Update

During one of the last meetings we discussed RSS.  I've found a good link that describes a variety of software available to read RSS.

Here are several other links to a variety of software/services:

How to Rip and Burn your DVD collection -
How to recycle your old electronics -
How to put your Wii games on HDD (techie stuff) -

And not so techie, Why Humans Can't Walk in a Straight Line -


If you have any ideas for future OCGG meetings, let me know.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

This Week's Mtg - RSS

Let's talk about RSS and the readers used to view such things. What is RSS? Go to for additional information.

I use RSS everyday, and I think you will, too. Once you accept the value of the service.

If you already use RSS, tell us about the reader you use.

Several residents received iPads for Christmas (whether they wanted them or not!). Bring yours to the meeting - maybe we could start an iPad group to discuss the MANY apps available.

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Location:Tuesday, 9:30 am, Prickly Pear