Monthly Issue #121 October, 2017
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Geeks in September
Hurricane Irma made September pretty strange. We were at home in Fort Lauderdale, FL when it threatened. Since we also have a home on wheels, we took the escape route and went to stay with friends in Gainesville, when Irma chased us there, we went to Alabama. Our next gig, was in New Orleans so, rather than go all the way back home, we just went to New Orleans early and had fun!
In the end, Fort Lauderdale didn’t get hit as hard as many other places. All is well with us. See our September Photo album and our September Blog for lots more photos and stories.
We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our live weekly class, What Does This Button Do?
- Episode 124 The first 4 buttons you need to learn
- How our Smartphones helped in the Hurricane
- Episode 125: Google Photos – What’s New
By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach. You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.) It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorial Videos. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning.
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October – November Calendar
Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?”
We record them in a live stream on Sundays at 2pm ET.
When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.
- 10/16-10/20 Workamper Rendezvous in Heber Springs, AR
Two seminars and smartphone help desk.
- 11/1 – Moline, IL November 1st, 2017( Wednesday) – 7:00 PM: “GEEKS ON TOUR” IN PERSON!!
Jim and Chris Guld will return for a final engagement at QCS!
Topic: Traveling the globe with a smart phone and Google photos.
BUTTERWORTH EDUCATION CENTER
- 11/6-11/10 Chris is at Google in Mountain View, CA. for a Top Contributor’s conference. Jim is attending a Roadtrek Rally in Florida.
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‘Ask the Geeks’ Q&A Forum
Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!
- Google Passwords
- Google Maps Offline
- Upload to Photos from a USB Hard Drive
- Import PhotoShop Slide Show into a Blog
- Quick Tip Videos
RVers and Technology: Chatting with Jon Walker, President of FMCA
Jon Walker is the new president of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Ass’n) and he is determined to use technology to its best advantage and help others do the same. We used the Zoom online meeting system to chat with Jon.
Travel Planning with One App? Not Possible
There are lots of choices out there for maps, campground finders, and other things travelers need to know. Read this article to see what resources the Geeks use to plan, preserve, and share our year’s travels.
Carriage Travel Club and Geeks on Tour
Our latest rally was in New Orleans for Carriage Travel club. We presented 4 of our most popular seminars, Google Photos, Smartphone basics “What Does This Button Do?”, Technology to Tell your Stories, and Technology for Travelers. This article gives you all the details, including links to the seminar handouts.
WordPress and Google Photos
One of the major complaints about Google Photos is that you cannot embed a photo in a website. Google Photos is not an image hosting service. WordPress has figured out a way around this. It takes jumping thru a couple of hoops, but it’s a lot better than not being able to do it at all!
GeeksOnTour.com Website Tips
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- Finding Articles
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- Quick Tip Videos
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