This month’s meeting (at the United Congregational Church, 275 Richards Avenue, Norwalk) is a round-table discussion. There’s lots to talk about, including anything you’d like to bring to the table. Ideas so far include:
Ad Blockers – Apps like AdBlock Plus are becoming mainstream. Ad Blockers have been a godsend for people who’ve installed and use them ... until now. According to the New York Times. “Nearly 200 million people worldwide regularly block ads, the report said, and the number is growing fast, increasing 41 percent globally in the last year.” When mobile versions arrive soon those figures will skyrocket. The conundrum is that ads are necessary to fund free Web content, but intrusive popups, flashing animations and other eye-popping techniques that attempt to grab attention actually drive serious user away. The ad purveyors don’t seem to realize they may be killing the Golden Goose. However, technology could come to the rescue buy setting reasonable standards for the ads presented and which ones can be blocked. It’s an interesting subject and one that will need to be resolved soon as Ad Blocker approach critical mass.
Windows 10 – Who has "upgraded" and what has your experience been? Let’s hear the good, the bad and the ugly. Has anyone upgraded and then reverted to the previous Windows version? Please share your thoughts.
Password Managers – We keep putting this off! Maybe this month?
Richard Frisch will host another round of Random Access and we’ll adjourn to Uncle Joe’s after the meeting for pizza and refreshments.
Last month we had a great outdoor meeting accompanied by a deer and rabbit who stopped by, however we weren’t able to sign them up.
Look forward to seeing you then.
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Don’t forget our new location: the United Congregational Church of Norwalk on Richards Avenue (directions here). Pizza and refreshments at Uncle Joe’s will follow. CLICK HERE for directions from the church to Uncle Joe’s.
December newsletter in pdf format - posted 12/172014
The December newsletter will be the last one published. We will leave the 2013 and 2014 newsletters on the website in both html and pdf format for now. Check out the links at the top of this page.