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From 2019 onwards, the monthly sessions will not have any pre-defined topic for consideration. Instead, a topic will be determined by the discussions on the mailing list and other questions brought up in the preceding month or so. However, after each session the intention is to provide some notes providing the most useful hints and tips, or other information, that came out of the meeting. For this reason, only the dates are provided in advance, and links to the notes added after the meeting.

Diaries for previous years contain links to the notes from each month.

DIARY FOR 2020
23 Jan

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Cleaning data off disks, security of phones, removing unwanted versions of the Linux kernel, spell checking in LibreOffice Writer.


27 Feb

Discussion on some topic of interest at the time. There were no notes this month.


26 Mar

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
We experimented with a free video conferencing system call jitsi. The notes constitute effectively a user guide to its use.


23 Apr

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Using gLabels to make labels from a list of addresses in a Calc spreadsheet.
Using Draw to crop pictures, and produce a faded image for background.


28 May

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Generating charts to display data from LibreOffice spreadsheet calculator, Calc.


25 Jun

Discussion on some topic of interest at the time. There were no notes this month.


23 Jul

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Changing the appearance of the desktop, news from Mozilla, Keybase for off-site storage, where Thunderbird stores the messages for Local Folders, Upgrading Linux Mint to version 20.


27 Aug

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Remote desktops, temperature measurements, keyboard shortcuts.


24 Sept

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
Password managers: Firefox and KeePass.


22 Oct

Discussion comments can be found here (pdf).
File associations, toolbar docking, Linux kernels, file transfer, scanner support, resizing images, video calls, partition space.


26 Nov

Discussion on some topic of interest at the time.


24 Dec

Christmas - no meeting