October 28, 2010 Freeware SIG Session

The files from the October 28, 2010 BRCS Freeware SIG session, Online Storage, have been posted in the OnlineStorage-Oct10 folder at https://app.box.com/brcs-freewaresig/1/55048236.

The notes and presentation files are posted in OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Office, and PDF formats with Creative Commons licensing, to allow other user groups to utilize as well.

If you use them, please let me know and what your comments are.

While you are at the box.net location, check out what has been posted for previous sessions. There will be nothing for the November 2010 session, as that is Thanksgiving evening.

TWAIN (Not Mark)

Last night I attended the Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc. (BRCS) Hardware / Software SIG. (http://brcs.org/)

One of questions, related to scanners, was: Can someone explain what TWAIN is?

There was no internet access during the SIG, so it could not be looked up. There was a lot of speculation, the consensus being it is a machine language, used to communicate between a scanner and the PC.

I ran a Google Advanced search: what is twain -mark -mark site:.com

Here are some of the results that made some sort of sense to me:

http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/1209

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/glossary/f/twain.htm

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci213232,00.html

I also found the following through Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWAIN; they are a little more technical:


http://www.twain.org/

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I hope this helps anyone needing more knowledge about TWAIN.

If you know of any other information, that may help in understanding TWAIN and what it does, please leave a comment with a link below.

BPCA News January 2010 and Links for Other BPCA Items for 2010

I have just posted the January 2010 issue of the Broward Personal Computer Association’s C:BPCA News, as well as the notes from Lew Aron’s December 2009 presentation on Sandboxie.

The January, and subsequent issues of C:BPCA News for 2010 when they are posted, can be viewed at:

http://www.box.net/bpca-newsletters in the 2010 folder. Use the following link to go directly to the 2010 folder:
http://www.box.net/shared/vlsh1u01d7

The Sandboxie notes, and any subsequent presentations or handouts when they are posted, can be viewed at:

http://www.box.net/bpca-newsletters in the 2010>Presentation or Handouts folder. Use the following link to go directly to the 2010>Presentations or Handouts folder:
http://www.box.net/shared/lijse51eve

I hope you enjoy them, and if so that you will let me know.