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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 10 - 15 JUNE 2019

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings This Week:

Programming - Tuesday Jun 11th - 5:30 pm (6:00 pm meeting start) - 8:00 pm

Hi Progsig team members.

The May 2019 meeting report is up !

See: https://­sites.google.com/­site/­progsig/­home­for the reports.

PROGRAMMING SIG MEETING
SEE YOU THIS TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2019
6.00 PM at SMSA 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.

*** Bring a project, topic to discuss or questions to ask. ***

Regards,

Steve OBrien

Friday Forum - Friday Jun 14th - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - 12 noon

Josephine Wiseman has been recently in hospital, but is now "out and almost back in the land of the living".

She will join us on Friday to report a particularly nasty email with some features and comments from Norton and Aussie Broadband which may interest members.

Plus some comments on ShopBack which she joined after reading the account of their presentation on the SPCTUG web site.

Does anyone have comments on Ad Remover?

Communications - Friday Jun 14th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The usual Q&A and other discussions, including on the recent Windows 10 version 1903 Update saga. Is it safe yet?

Web Design - Saturday Jun 15th - 1:30 pm (2:00 pm meeting start) - 4:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

Our June Web Design group is next Saturday the 15th June. Last month we had a look at problems some of the group had with their own sites especially developing a responsive framework and getting images to behave responsively.

This month I have been trying to find ways to have an image enlarged on hover. So this month I thought we could look at the three methods I found and critique how they worked.

We may have a look at what I find always problematic — the "cascade" in CSS. We may find out why that text refused to turn red despite the CSS code telling it to do just that.

As always, I look forward to any ideas for topics; I can research the subject and discuss the results.

Hope to see you all next Saturday.

Steve South

PS: The following Tuesday the 18th June is our first daytime Main Meeting — it's a week earlier. It's from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. See you all there.

Meetings Next Week:

Tuesday Forum - Tuesday Jun 18th - 9:30 am (10:00 am meeting start) - 12 noon
Main Meeting - Tuesday Jun 18th - 12:30 pm (1:00 pm meeting start) - 3:30 pm  - DAYTIME-MEETING

Current & Upcoming Meetings:

39 2019/06/01 - 14:00-17:00 - 01 Jun, Saturday - Penrith Group
40 2019/06/11 - 17:30-20:30 - 11 Jun, Tuesday - Programming
41 2019/06/14 - 09:30-12:30 - 14 Jun, Friday - Friday Forum
42 2019/06/14 - 12:30-15:30 - 14 Jun, Friday - Communications
43 2019/06/15 - 13:30-16:30 - 15 Jun, Saturday - Web Design
44 2019/06/18 - 09:30-12:30 - 18 Jun, Tuesday - Tuesday Forum
45 2019/06/18 - 12:30-15:30 - 18 Jun, Tuesday - Main Meeting - DAYTIME-MEETING
46 2019/06/28 - 09:30-12:30 - 28 Jun, Friday - Digital Photography

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Tech News:

“Apple announces all-new redesigned Mac Pro, starting at $5,999”:

See TheVerge article by Vlad Savov | @vladsavov | Jun 3, 2019, 2:20pm EDT.

Showing Apple's latest Mac "cheese grater" Pro
The Mac "cheese grater" Pro.

The most powerful Mac is staging a comeback this fall

Having admitted that its glossy "trash can" Mac Pro of 2013 was a mistake, Apple has long promised that the next update to its most professional computer line would be a return to more modular, less thermally constrained computing. That is being realized today at WWDC 2019 with the official debut of an all-new redesigned Apple Mac Pro.

Although it's a new design, the 2019 Mac Pro is also a throwback to Apple's classic "cheese grater" look. The interior is structured for modularity and flexibility, addressing one of the big pain points of the outgoing Mac Pro design.

The new Intel Xeon processor inside the Mac Pro will have up to 28 cores, with up to 300W of power and heavy-duty cooling, "so it can run unconstrained at full power at all times." System memory can be maxed out at an eyebrow-raising 1.5TB, says Apple, with six-channel memory across 12 DIMM slots. There are also eight PCI Express slots, with four of them being double-wide to accommodate larger expansion cards. Two USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 and two USB-A ports will be on the rear of the system, and two more USB-C / TB3 ports will be accessible at the top. That's at least one more USB-C port than you'll find on a majority of desktop PC systems and cases today.

[ Did we mention the Mac Pro's $4,999 display and its $999 stand? — Ed. ]

Comments...

rahul.rn
That thing has an optional $999 stand.. That is stupid on so many levels..

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 | 4:58 PM

websnap
I don't know — having a "†reference monitor quality main monitor" is pretty spicy. That will have to go into the next editing suite I build — minus the stand though. I think they heard everyone's anger about that loud and clear on stage.

Posted on Jun 4, 2019 | 11:09 AM

†These top-of-the-line colour-perfect monitors are a little pricier than Apple's — Ed.

Showing high-end reference monitors for $40K+
Flanders reference monitors.

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“Windows 10 May 2019 Update common problems and how to fix them”:

Installing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update should be an easy process, but if you're having problems, use this guide to troubleshoot and resolve them.

See the Windows Central article by MAURO HUCULAK | 23 May 2019.

Microsoft is now rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) to the masses with a slew of improvements and several new features to enhance your experience, whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or tablet. This is the seventh major update since the original launch, and it's the first semi-annual update of 2019 releasing to supported devices.

However, as a result of major code changes, a new feature update also means potential new issues during and after the upgrade that can negatively impact the overall usability and performance.

Also, consider that many of the problems moving to a new version aren't necessarily issues with the new version of Windows 10. A lot of times the reason for an installation failure is because of outdated drivers, conflicting applications, custom configurations, and hardware related issues.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll dive into some of the problems and the instructions to resolve them as you make the leap to the May 2019 Update on your device.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update fixes to common issues

Usually, when your device undergoes an upgrade to a new version, you may see two types of issues. You may come across errors that are known problems that can occur for many reasons, but they're not necessarily bugs with the May 2019 Update, and then there are those problems that are results of unknown bugs and compatibility problems with the latest feature update.

This guide highlights the steps to deal with both types of issues as you embark into the upgrade process and after the installation of Windows 10:

How to fix unexpected errors installing the May 2019 Update using Windows Update
How to fix error 0x800F0922 downloading the May 2019 Update using Windows Update
How to fix install completion problems with the May 2019 Update
How to fix error 0x80190001, 0x80073712, 0x80245006 installing the May 2019 Update files using Windows Update
How to fix errors installing the May 2019 Update using Media Creation Tool
How to fix issues installing the May 2019 Update using USB bootable media
How to fix error 0x8007025D installing the May 2019 Update using ISO
How to fix Update Assistant stuck downloading Windows 10 May 2019 Update
How to fix error 0x8007042B or 0x800700B7 installing the May 2019 Update using the Windows Setup
How to fix storage error 0x80070070, 0x80070008, or 0xC190020e installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix hardware error 0xC1900200, 0xC1900202, or 0x80300024 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix driver error 0xC1900101 or 0x80090011 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix app compatibility error 0xC1900208 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix driver compatibility error 0x800F0923 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix error 0xC1900107 starting upgrade of the May 2019 Update
How to fix account error 0x80070522 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix accidental restart error 0x80200056 installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix activation problems with the May 2019 Update
How to fix networking problems with the May 2019 Update
How to fix black screen problems with the May 2019 Update
How to fix error with external storage upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix Bluetooth issues after upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix Wi-Fi issues after upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix AMD RAID driver problems upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix brightness problem after upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix Dolby Atmos audio issues after upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix night light problems after installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix duplicate user folders after installing the May 2019 Update
How to fix intcdaud.sys error upgrading to the May 2019 Update
How to fix Windows Sandbox error 0x80070002 with the May 2019 Update
How to properly upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

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“Google down-time shown at "downdetector.com" on June 3, 2019”:

See the page at Downdetector. This is a dynamic page, so you will probably not see this same report.

Showing World-wide Google outage on June 3 2019
World-wide outage for Google, June 3 2019.

 

“Google: Here's what caused Sunday's big outage”:

See the ZDNet article by Liam Tung | June 4, 2019 -- 11:12 GMT (21:12 AEST) | Topic: Cloud

An incorrect server configuration change strangled network capacity in multiple regions.

Google has provided some details about what caused the massive outage on Sunday that affected major tech brands that use Google Cloud as well as Google's own services, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, G Suite, Google Drive, and Google Docs.

Benjamin Treynor Sloss, Google's VP of engineering, explained in a blogpost that the root cause of last Sunday's outage was a configuration change for a small group of servers in one region being wrongly applied to a larger number of servers across several neighboring regions.

That error then caused those regions to stop using more than half their available network capacity.

The impact was severe for high-bandwidth platforms like YouTube but less so for low-bandwidth services like Google Search, which saw only a brief increase in latency.

"Overall, YouTube measured a 10 percent drop in global views during the incident, while Google Cloud Storage measured a 30 percent reduction in traffic," said Sloss.

"Approximately one percent of active Gmail users had problems with their account; while that is a small fraction of users, it still represents millions of users who couldn't receive or send email."

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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