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VISTA Ultimate - Large and not visible Temporary Internet File
I have a laptop running VISTA Ultimate with an 80 GB hard-drive. Something unseen to me is consuming my hard drive. Here's my steps in figuring out what is happening. I have not resolved the issue yet, but will keep updating this post until it is resolved. I had already deleted all of my Temporary Internet Files using the IE Browser. After digging through the folders via Windows Explorer, I discovered that C:\Users\<my name>\AppData\Local\Micr... folder was 25GB. Yet when I look inside ......

Posted On Sunday, May 10, 2009 3:55 PM

Growing a User Group with a Yard Sale
This month the RV.NUG decided to hold a yard sale right before the monthly meeting. The reaon for this was to encourage attendance (following Code Camp and winter drop in attendance) give some older books and accumulation of geek items a good home The yard sale worked. We had the highest attendance since Code Camp, found good homes for the books. We even met our secondary goal of making a little bit of money. In addition, we realized a bigger (and unexpected) benefit. We had the most networking before ......

Posted On Friday, May 8, 2009 7:44 PM

Roanoke Code Camp 2009
NOTE: This post is VERY late. Here's lessons I learned. Next year it will be more timely! I admit, I am biased but RV.NUG is the best UG ever! Roanoke Code Camp 2009 showed why I think this. Leadership TEAM. It was the leadership team’s idea to meet for lunch once a week for 8 weeks to plan the event. I thought it was too much to ask; but they wanted to do it because they wanted a great Code Camp and they like networking with each other. RV.NUG and RVSPUG membership GROUP as the core group of attendees. ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 8:38 AM

Code Camp Lessons Learned – Post Implementation
Much thought and effort goes into planning and executing a Code Camp. Hopefully these efforts are distributed among a team. Code Camp team members volunteer their time (while continuing on with their day job and personal life). During the final days leading to the event, priorities of other items in team members lives get lowered (such as “real job” items and personal items). These items naturally get behind. While the Code Camp event is rewarding (and fun!) it is also tiring. There is a natural ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 7:54 AM

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