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NVMUG June 2021 Meeting Report

Northern Vermont Macintosh Users Group

June 19, 2021

Meeting Minutes for the Northern Vermont Macintosh User Group

Held via Zoom online

Present - Midge Lubot, Stephen Farber, Bruce Shields, and Geof Gonter

We opened with a discussion about climate and the recent heat wave in the West US. We discussed how each others gardens and flowers were surviving the recent heat and lack of rain.

We talked about Big Sur issues we have had with the operating system. I have an occasional issue with my computer shutting down when it is unplugged and moved. It has no issues if the top cover is open during the move. Stephen said he still has the occasional issues with monitors. Midge said she has noticed no issues since updating her computer. All three of us are running Intel platform computers. However there have been recent security updates for some known issues that are essential for the Mac OS from Sierra (10.12.x) and up. You should check to make sure your computer is running all the current updates, if you are running those operating systems.

House insurance and coverage for computers was discussed. You should check your homeowner’s insurance to make sure that all of your devices are covered. Some policies have maximum amount covered. If the value of your devices exceeds your coverage, you may want to think about increasing the coverage. Covering my devices only cost about $10 a year on my policy, which includes any devices I might be working on for a client.

Bruce discovered his crashing and restarting problem was caused by an application leftover, running in the background. It was left over from image application he had downloaded and then thought he deleted. EtreCheck (https://etrecheck.com/ or the App Store) had reported the file and he deleted it. EtreCheck offers a report of issues with possible problems. However you must remove the issues found manually. To use the application to remove or address issues, you will have to purchase the application for $19.95.

The next NVMUG meeting will be a Zoom meeting on July 17, 2021 at 10:00 am. The date for the August meeting will be August 21, 2021.

If you wish to attend, please send me an email by 9:30 am, on that date, so I can send send you an email invitation to the meeting. The meetings will continue to be online meetings instead of the meeting room at the Northeastern Regional Hospital in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. Right now that looks like it will not be before August 1, 2021.

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Geof Gonter




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