How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Apple Computer

This procedure is for Apple users using Apple MacOS High Sierra (Version 10.13) Operating System

  1. Get a USB Flash Drive with capacity 32GB or more.
  2. Insert the USB drive and go to Disk Utility
  3. Ensure you highlighted the right (USB) drive and select “Erase”
  4. Fill in the details as follows:
    4.1 Name: HighSierraInstall (no spacing)
    4.2 Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    4.3 Scheme: GUID Partition Map
  5. Once successfully formatted, a “✓ ” will appear.
  6. Leaving the USB flash drive in the computer, go to the Apps Store and download the “Install MacOS High Sierra” program
  7. Once the downloading is completed, continue to install the “Install MacOS High Sierra” onto the USB Flash drive
  8. After completion, you can test the bootable USB Flash Drive as follows:
    8.1 Shut down the computer completely
    8.2 When switching ON again, permanently hold down the “Option” key until the booting information appears
    8.3 You can normalise back your computer by “booting” back from the original hard drive belonging to the computer (not the USB flash drive you have just installed the bootable program
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Friends of the Library

From young during school days, library is like my second home, and still is. Library has come a long way from just going in to borrow a book or go to the reference section and go home.

We can see and feel the great change in the manner how our libraries are operating now. To me, it is like a Community, where patrons are encouraged to get engaged either to attend the variety of activities & events or better still be a volunteer as Friends of the Library to conduct and/or assist in running activities and events the libraries have organised for the general public, young and old.

I am one of the Friends of the Library recently being featured in our local papers. To read more, please go to the web link …

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/age-is-no-barrier-for-tech-tutor

IT Talk on Using Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

The latest Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System is designed also with a purpose for “Touch Screen” laptops and desktop PCs. It can work with and accept Apps like any smartphones and tablets. The original “Windows 7” style of usage is also available if you know how to configure and use them.

Come and learn how to navigate around the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System. You can also backup all your iPhone pictures to your Windows 10 PC and more.

Date: 9th Sept (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Public Library
Admission is free but registration with National Library Board is required. Course is suitable for both Adults and Seniors.
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

Coffee Chat/IT Clinic

Come to have your Smartphone problems answered (as best as I can). This coffee chat/IT Clinic is also intended for those participants who have attended the monthly IT classes (free) in Bukit Merah Library – to followup on the lessons (Last lesson – Creating a Blog)

We gather together to share our skills, problems and to engage ourselves in lifelong learning and friendship. Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 19th Aug (Saturday)
Time: 5PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you are interested. All are welcome!

Digital Video Management

We all have a story to tell – our memories, our life experiences and our legacy. Come and learn how to make a digital movie of your story with your own write-up and pictures. We will be using the Microsoft Windows Movie Maker program.

This is a 3-days (hands-on) workshop and participants are required to bring their laptop computers with Windows 7 or better to every session.

Participants are expected to attend all the 3 sessions of the workshop.

Topic: Digital Video Management
Dates: 10th June (Saturday), 3PM to 5PM (2 hours)
15th June (Thursday), 2PM to 5PM (3 hours)
22nd June (Thursday), 2PM to 5PM (3 hours)
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission is free

Those interested, please register with NLB via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/
Registration is normally opened around the last week of May.
Direction: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library.

IT Talk – Digital Photo Management

This talk will explain what is aperture, shutter speed and distance (in-focus). The talk will also touch on how to take good quality and creative pictures, including composition.

Most of the details of the talk is also applicable to cameras on iPhone and Smartphone. The main difference is ~ most camera settings are automatically adjusted by the camera program in the smart devices.

Topic: Digital Photo Management
Date: 6th May 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Jurong Regional Library

Direction: Nearest MRT: Jurong East. About 5 minutes walk to library.

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Please register with NLB’s web site or through NLB Mobile App if you are interested to attend the talk. Online registration is normally available at around the last week of April.

Coffee Chat on 18th March (Saturday)

This coffee chat is for those who want to know more what Smartphone & the Internet can do for them. It also serves as an opportunity for those who have attended March’s IT lesson in Bukit Merah Library on Google Cloud & Useful Apps, an opportunity for them to reinforce what they have learnt and put into practice. It also double up as an IT (free) Clinic.

We gather together to share our skills, problems and to engage ourselves in lifelong learning and friendship. Details of coffee chat are as follows:

Date: 18th March (Saturday)
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Venue: 313 @ Somerset (Food Court at Level 5)

Do drop by if you are interested.