NJMUG Meeting Archive:

January 2023 - December 2023
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January 17, 2023
Rocket Book, AI based software like ChatGPT, Draw Things, Stable Diffusion and Midjoury, Pro Writing Aid, Wondershare’s Filmora 12 new features and interesting and unusal web sites.
Bruce Mittleman showed
RocketBook a system which connects traditional handwriting surfaces with the power of the cloud. Combine their extensive line of reusable notetaking products with their free app to take off into the digital future!

Bruce also covered one of his favorite new topics, AI demonstrated Stable Diffusion, a latent text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images given any text input, cultivates autonomous freedom to produce incredible imagery, empowers billions of people to create stunning art within seconds. He demonstated ChatGPT, which claims to optimize Language Models for Dialogue. Bruce also showed Lui Lui's Draw Things, which is based on popular Stable Diffusion models, Draw Things helps you create images you have in mind in minutes rather than days. Bruce also demonstrated Midjourney, a independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species. - What's next? World domination?

Our resident writer, Cathrine Mascis showed Pro Writing Aid, who say that Whatever kind of writer you are, ProWritingAid will help you improve your writing and get your ideas across more clearly.

Louis Perez showed some interesting and usually websites. Here are some of the web sites Louis discussed:

  • Gnoosic.com - music search engine.
  • Coolthings.com - information on new products on the market.
  • Agoodmovietowatch.com - movies not popular on the market but still a good flick.
  • Theonion.com - the hardest news presented humorously.
  • Supercook.com - if you only have these ingredients, they’ll find you a recipe
  • Lastly, Mark Astmann showed some of Wondershare's Filmora 12 new features. Filmora promises to be "Your Next Step to Becoming a Pro Video Editor"

    February 21, 2023
    LastPass Breach, BitWarden, Super Eraser: Photo Erase, Smart Storage Manager, a Raspberry Pi Flight Tracker, Interesting and Unusable Web Sites Part 2, Apple’s Freeform App and Free Cool Text Titles

    Bruce Mittleman showed Super Eraser: Photo Erase which promises to magically remove unwanted elements and instantly fix your photos.

    He will also discuss CluBees Tech's app called Smart Storage Manager, which allows is the easiest way to free up space on your Mac.

    Bruce talked about the breach that LastPass suffered and walked us through the open source althernative, BitWarden, which effortlessly manages all your passwords and logins.

    Scott Alenick will walk us through your own Rasberry Pi flight tracker.

    Louis Perez showed some interesting and usually websites part 2. Here are some of the web sites Louis discussed:

  • Mubi.com - hosts 30 movies at a time for 30 days. A great site for movie lovers.
  • Oscar Movies - How to Watch All the 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films .
  • Giphy.com - shown all over millions of times over with some that are very original.
  • WhatButWhy.com - the hardest news presented humorously.
  • Lastly, Mark Astmann demonstrate Apple's FreeForm App which helps users organize and visually lay out content on a flexible canvas, giving them the ability to see, share, and collaborate all in one place without worrying about layouts or page sizes. 

    Mark also showed you had to create your own cool text titles with access to hundreds of fonts absolutely free with CoolText.

    March 21, 2023
    Scribble Diffusion, Future Tools, Tome, CES 2023 Highlights and Calibre

    Bruce Mittleman continued his exploration in AI based apps with three new ones. Scribble Diffusion which turns your sketch’s into refined images using AI. Bruce also showed the web site, Futuretools.io which collects & organizes all the best AI tools so you too can become superhuman! Finally, Bruce demonstrated Tome which claims generative storytelling has arrived. Click here to get 50 free Tome credits from Bruce.

    Formally known as the Consumer Electronics Show, Louis Perez covered some of the best annoucments from CES 2023. Louis looked at:

  • New Intro
  • Expanded Intro
  • Korean Medical Tech
  • Food Short
  • Future Restaurant
  • Cordless kitchen
  • Robot Preview
  • The Best TVs
  • Lastly, Scott Alenick walked us through part 2 of building your own Rasberry Pi flight tracker.

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