Saturday, December 26, 2009

10 Obsolete technologies to kill in 2010

Here in Mike Elgan's column in Computerworld - he discusses 10 dumb technologies we should all get rid of in 2010:

I agree 100%! check it out..

10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 2009

Here is a good looking list of recommended software - free and open source...

It includes a Inkscape, a graphics vector program, MIRO for Internet TV, GNU cash for financial management and several old favorites!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

15 Free Programs recommended by MakeUseOf recommends these 15 Must-have Free software programs for your PC . After reviewing thousands of free software programs theis is the list of 15 absolute must-have tools for every day tasks that they have come up with.

Essential programs and they're FREE - our favorite kind.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Help the Libraries - Now or Never

Please call or email the governor and our state legislators today! In the next few days they will be voting on a budget that could reduce library budgets by 50%.

The libraries have always been a friend of LCCUG - please do what you can to help!

Sandee Ruth


Monday, June 08, 2009

June 9 Meeting announcements

June 9 Meeting Announcements

LCCUG Picnic July 26, 2009 Days Dam 1 - 5
We will raffle the old "Hall" computer

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte 7VRXP rev 2.0
    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (1.61 GHz)
    Hard Drive: 60 GB
    Video card: Nvidia Riva TNT2 model 64 AGP (32 MB RAM)
    Memory: 256 MB DDR 266 (PC2100) (two more RAM slots open on motherboard)
    CD Burner: TDK CDRW
    OS: Windows XP SP3; Ubuntu Linux (dual boot setup)

Reminder - the current newsletter is available at

LCCUG Membership page is at

Sandee will do Google at Lorain Library June 10 - at 2pm

see schedule of Library Programs -

Saturday, June 13 – Electronics Collection Day II
From 9 AM to 3 PM – Wellington Township Garage, 105 Maple Street, Wellington, Ohio 44090
Drop Off used personal computers and related items, cell phones, small office equipment,
And household televisions, audio equipment, and microwaves

About E-scrap

Schedule of Upcoming Recycling days

Monday, May 04, 2009

Twitter with Sandee

Here is a link to the outline of the Twitter talk I gave at the April 28, 2009 meeting. There are links here that you can follow to review what was said.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Picnic Plans - save the date

Note the new location:

We have reserved the Days Dam (Lorain Metro Park) for Sunday, July 26, 2009 for 1 - 5 pm .


More details as the time gets closer.

Ohio Midwest Regional Meeting

The Annual APCUG Association of Computer User Groups will be held at the Ohio Midwest Regional in Neward, Ohio, on August 28, 29, & 30.

Initial information can be found here:

For more information keep checking here:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Conficker Virus/ worm

Here is a test to see if you have the infection:

Here is information on removing it if you do

Here is an update as of April 10, 2009 to check out what is happening and what to do:


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


E-Check adds yet another motorist convenience— recycling old cell phones and helping the environment

TWINSBURG, OH – January 14, 2009 – Northeast Ohioans now have a convenient place to take their old cell phones that might otherwise end up in local landfills. E-Check is rolling out a new cell phone recycling program. The program is another step towards E-Check’s goal of improving the environment— and it’s free and open to everyone.

Cell phones can be recycled at any of the 23 northeast Ohio E-Check stations. It’s especially convenient for motorists during their routine E-Check, but anyone can do it. Recycling is easy— simply put your phone in a postage-paid envelope provided by E-Check and place it in the station drop box or mailbox. As a token of thanks, motorists will receive a 15-minute long distance phone card for every phone recycled.

"By offering the cell phone recycling program, E-Check is providing people another opportunity to contribute to a greener environment," said Bob Hodanbosi, chief of the Division of Air Pollution Control at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The cell phones collected at Ohio E-Check stations will be salvaged or properly recycled so they don’t end up in a local landfill.

The cell phone recycling program is the latest in a stream of new customer conveniences from Ohio E-Check. Last fall, E-Check launched a program that replaces faulty or missing gas caps free of charge, helping many motorists pass their E-Check on the spot and immediately improving air quality.

"I believe many customers will welcome and appreciate another easy, free, convenient way to make a positive impact in our community," said Prentiss Taylor, general manager at Envirotest Systems, the company who manages the E-Check stations on behalf of Ohio EPA.