NUT Meeting Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 AM

The next NUT (Northland Users of Technology) meeting will be on Saturday September 10, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

We meet in the Club Room inside Hy-Vee on NW 64th street in Kansas City. Kansas City #3 Hy-Vee
Located on NW 64th Street (Highway 45), west of I-29/Highway 71. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Address:
5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

Many people arrive around 9:30 to get a start on breakfast. We are an informal group of people who are blind or low vision getting together to discuss technology. No formal structure with us, no officers, membership dues or by-laws.

Bring yourself and bring a friend. There is no requirement of a visual disability to attend our meetings. We all have something to learn from each other.

If you need assistance in finding the Club Room just stop at Customer Service.

Here is a copy of the breakfast menu from the Hy-Vee web site. They can also do per item orders. We have wonderful people helping in the Club Room that will go to the kitchen and get food for you.

Breakfast Menu
SUNRISE FAVORITES:
1. 2 eggs, hashbrowns and toast $5.49
2. 2 eggs, 2 bacon or 2 sausages, and toast $5.49
3. 2 eggs, 2 bacon or 2 sausages, hashbrowns and toast $6.49 4. hot oatmeal and toast $3.99
5. biscuits and sausage gravy $5.49, half $3.99
6. breakfast muffin sandwich $3.99
THE WORKS:
7. 3 eggs, 3 bacon or 3 sausages, hashbrowns and toast $7.49 8. 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 bacon or 2 sausages $7.49
9. 2 French toast, 2 eggs, 2 bacon or 2 sausage s $7.49
10. breakfast burrito with hashbrowns $6.99
11. smothered hashbrowns and toast (with cheese, ham, onions and green peppers) $6.99 SIGNATURE SKILLETS:
All skillets come wih hashbrowns, 2 eggs, toast and smothered with cheese 12. ham and cheese skillet $7.99
13. country harvest skillet (with onions, green peppers, mushrooms and sausage) $7.99 14. chicken-fried steak skillet $7.99
HEARTY BREAKFAST FAVORITES:
Hy-Five: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausages, hashbrowns and 1 pancake $7.99
Country Sampler: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausages, and a buttermilk buscuit with sausage gravy $7.99 Double Play: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausages, 2 pancakes $7.99

NUT Meeting August 13, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 AM

You are invited to the next meeting of Northland Users of Technology (NUT).

Saturday August 13, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM

We meet in the club room at the Hy-Vee located near I-29 and NW 64th street in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hy-Vee Club Room

5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

Please join us in our monthly gathering of people discussing technology as it relates to those who are blind or low vision.

Its an opportunity to share information, get help from other people, and discuss things in person.

Its also a chance to enjoy some yummy food. We do have wonderful people who will go to the kitchen area and get food.

The NUT meetings have no formal structure, there are no officers, by-laws, or membership dues involved in what we do. Its just people getting together with people. There are no requirements that you have breakfast, your participation is what is important.

This month we don’t have a demonstration scheduled. It is a great time to discuss any issues you are having with technology, share something you’ve heard or learned about, and enjoy each others company.

We all have something to learn from each other. Asking questions is part of how we all learn.

So bring yourself and feel free to bring a friend. There are no requirements that people attending the meeting have a visual disability.

If you need assistance in finding the club room at Hy-Vee, stop at customer service.

If you have any questions, please contact me at steve@blindbites.com

Also, please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.

Many people arrive around 9:30 to get their day started with good food and conversation, so don’t be afraid to be an early bird.

You can join the NUT email list by sending a new email to:

nutkc-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Once you get a reply from Yahoo Groups, simply reply, (usually control r in most programs) and send the message. That will verify your address is correct and that you do want to join the list.

You can send a new message to the NUT list with this address:

nutkc@yahoogroups.com

Steve

NUT Meeting July 9, 2016

Please join us for the next meeting of Northland Users of Technology (NUT).

Saturday July 9, 2016 10:00 – 11:30 AM.

Hy-Vee Club Room

5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

If you need assistance in getting to the Club Room, just stop at Customer Service.

Many people do arrive around 9:30 AM for conversation and to get started on Breakfast. We do have wonderful people from Hy-Vee who will go to the Kitchen area to get food.

We ask that everyone set their phones to silent or vibrate so they do not become a distraction while someone is demonstrating or during the process of asking & answering questions.

A few of the things I plan to talk about & demonstrate are Google’s new option for two factor verification, streaming audio including News, TV shows, Cartoons, and Movies, and maybe a call from a previous episode of The Tech Guy Radio show.

Please bring yourself and a friend. There is no requirement for a level of knowledge, experience, or disability.

We all learn from each other by asking questions. None of us just woke up one day knowing everything we know. There is always something to learn for each of us.

Please feel free to bring or talk about anything you want to share with the group.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at:

steve@blindbites.com

Lastpass & RoboBraille

Thanks to all who were able to attend the meeting today.

Here are some links for things I demonstrated.

Lastpass

Lastpass has an installer program that will install the browser add-on automatically to all supported browsers that are on your computer.

To download the installer go to:

https://lastpass.com/download

You’ll need to create a master password, which is all part of creating an account with Lastpass. You can easily interact with Lastpass in your browser by pressing the context or applications key and arrowing up, as the Lastpass items are usually at the bottom of the list. If you need to log in to lastpass there will be an item in the context or applications menu to log in.

Perfect Passwords
LastPass can generate secure passwords, but if you want another source, try Perfect Passwords from grc.com

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

I just copy however many characters I need from the three types of passwords presented, then paste them into wherever I need to use one. Its helpful to also paste it into notepad or something else the first time you are using it, just in case something strange happens, as computers are known for and last pass doesn’t capture the password. That way you’ve got the random password and can enter it manually if you need to. Once you’ve got it into lastpass or whichever form of password storage you use, delete that password from notepad, or move it to a flash drive you keep in a safe or secure location.

RoboBraille

http://robobraille.org/

Just select the source of what you want converted and the form will change from there.

Turn around time is pretty good depending on how busy the robo braille service is and what you are asking it to do.

The childrens book I mentioned having converted to audio took several hours overnight.

Steve

NUT Meeting Saturday June 11, 2016, 10:00am – 11:30am

You are invited to the next meeting of Northland Users of Technology.
Saturday June 11, 2016, 10:00am – 11:30am
Hy-Vee Club Room
5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

Please join us for friendly conversation about technology and how it helps those who are blind and visually impaired. We are an unstructured group with no membership fees, officers, or bylaws. We are about getting together to talk with each other in person and enjoying yummy food.

Bring yourself and bring a friend. There is no requirement that people have a visual impairment or any level of knowledge about technology. We are here to help and not judge. There are no stupid questions. Everyone has a different level of knowledge about things, and asking questions is how we learn from each other.

If you need assistance getting to the Club Room, just stop at the Customer Service desk and they will be happy to help you get there.

Out of respect to other people at the meeting and anyone who is demonstrating or explaining something, we ask that you please set your phone to silent or vibrate during our meeting. If you need to return a call, please do so outside the Club Room or after the meeting.
If you need help learning how to set your phone to silent or vibrate and how to return a missed call, just ask and we will be happy to show you how.

Northland Users of Technology has an email list where we discuss all things tech. The email list is the same format as our meetings, friendly and helpful. None of us woke up one day knowing everything about technology. It’s a learning process that is ongoing. So remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked.

You can join the NUTKC email list by sending a new message to:

“nutkc-subscribe

You will get a message from Yahoo Groups confirming that you want to join the list. Reply to that message, leaving the message blank. Just press reply and then send.

Once you are a member of the list you can post a new message by sending an email to:
“nutkc

Please join us at our monthly meetings and on our discussion list. Everyone has something to add that can help others.

NUT Meeting Saturday May, 21, 2016 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Our week is finally here, the next NUT meeting will be this Saturday May 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Hy-Vee Club Room
5330 NW 64th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
Store: 816-505-1311

A couple of the topics we will talk about and demonstrate are grocery shopping online at Hy-Vee and using LastPass to keep track of your passwords.

Don’t let that be all we talk about. Bring your questions, ideas, and of course yourself to our next meeting.

The Northland Users Of Technology is just a group of people who get together to talk about technology as it relates to those who are blind or low vision. There are no membership dues, no officers to elect, and none of that formal stuff that prevents people from simply talking with people.
If you need assistance in getting to the Club Room at Hy-Vee, stop at Customer Service and they will be happy to help.
We do have wonderful people to get food from the kitchen area at Hy-Vee. You are welcome to enjoy the yummy food but it is not a requirement for attending our meetings.

Just a note, We are back to meeting on our regular second Saturday of the month in June.

Steve

Twitter @blindbites Blog blindbites.com email steve 

BarCode Finder & Directions For Me

As I said in a recent NUT meeting, the free Bar Code Finder program for Windows would soon be working with Directions For Me so when you scan a Bar Code with a Bar Code scanner you would get the identification of the item along with any directions, all from one program.

To download the free Bar Code Finder program and info on buying a Bar Code scanner go to:

http://bcscan.com/

Here are the results of an item I scanned yesterday.

Atkins Beef Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Directions:
Keep frozen. Cook thoroughly.Microwave oven (suggested method):Cook only one product at a time.1: place a 1 slit in the center of the film.2: microwave product on high for 2 minutes.*3: remove film, stir and replace film.4: microwave on high for an additional 2 minutes.*5: let stand 1 minute. Carefully remove as product will be hot; stir.*Microwave ovens below 1100 watts may require additional cook time to reach proper temperature. Check that product is cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees F as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.Conventional oven:Do not prepare in toaster oven.1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Empty contents of tray into oven safe dish.2: Cover dish with foil and cut a 1 slit in center. Place on center rack of oven.3: Bake for 35 minutes.* Carefully remove from oven, stir and replace foil.4: Bake for an additional 10 minutes.*5: Product will be hot. Let stand 1 minute; stir.*Temperatures above 350 degrees F and/or failure to use a baking dish may cause damage to the tray, food and/or oven. Check that product is cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees F as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.For food safety and quality:Keep frozen: do not thaw.Product must be cooked thoroughly.Ovens and wattages vary. Adjust cooking times as needed.Read and follow the cooking instructions.
Ingredients:
Seasoned Cooked Braised Beef Steak (Beef, Beef Broth, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Caramel Color, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spice Extractives), Broccoli, Bamboo Shoots, Carrots, Water, Canola Oil, Low Sodium Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Alcohol, Vinegar), contains less than 2% of: Beef Fat, Ginger, Garlic, Soluble Corn Fiber, Rice Wine Vinegar, Natural Flavors, Salt, Lactic Acid, Caramel Color, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate, Soy Lecithin, Sucralose.
Notes:
Atkins Beef Teriyaki Stir-Fry.New!Tender seasoned beef with broccoli florets, bamboo shoots and carrots in a sweet & spicy teriyaki sauce….the leading low carb lifestyle.High protein!16g.3g sugar.6g net carbs*.Not a low calorie food. See nutrition information for calorie, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar content.No preservatives.U.S. inspected and passed by department of agriculture. Contains wheat, soy.