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See the Membership link in the column at the
left for instructions and a membership application form.
General Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each month in the computer classroom at
the Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose,
California. The classroom is on the second floor. For a map,
click here, and for
directions to the classroom click here.
For a list of meeting speakers and topics for
the year, click the Meetings link in column on the left.
December General Meeting --12/12/2017
Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and
Speakers: Members and Guests
Bring some photos that you would like to share. The
guidelines are as follows:
No more than 25 photos per person.
No more than 10 minutes per person.
Photos must have been taken in 2017.
Photos must be on a flash drive or CD/DVD.
November General Meeting --11/14/2017
Subject: Avoiding Identity Theft
Speaker: Alan Baker
The Equifax Credit Bureau breach exposed the
credit records of about half the adults in the US. We
can expect more such bad news in the future, so what can we
do? There is no silver bullet to avoiding identity
theft, but there are best practices to reduce the
risk. We can also learn techniques to avoid phishing
attacks, ransomware, and scams. Come to the meeting
and learn more.
Alan has put together a web page with tips on
how to deal with identity theft. You can find it here.
October General Meeting --10/10/2017
Subject: San Jose Public Library's
Speaker: Stacy Tomaszewski, Electronic Resources
Stacy will discuss the library's electronic resources, as
well as downloadable items, including the online educational
resource, Lynda.com, which provides learning modules on all
sorts of topics, technology included.
September General Meeting --9/12/2017
Subject: DNA analysis for Genealogy
Learn about the three types of DNA tests and which companies
provide them. See an example of what you receive from one of
the companies. Help determine if itís worthwhile to have your
DNA tested. If so, which company should you use? How much does
it cost? Where on the web can you learn more?
Speaker: Jim Riley
For many years Dick Stuart did an
outstanding job editing our club newsletter. It is with
much sadness that we report that Dick passed away on
March 30. We will miss him. We all agreed that no
one would be able to replace Dick as newsletter editor,
so in lieu of future newsletters, you might find some
interesting PC related information on the websites of
the Association of
Personal Computer User Groups or the Golden
Gate Computer Society. Also some good Windows 10
reference material can be found here
PDF copies of our previous newsletters can be accessed
by clicking Club Newsletters
in the left-hand menu.
Secret Guide to Computers &
The latest edition of this handy
reference has been posted here.
Check it out.
One Hundred Icons of Progress
For the IBM Centennial Beverly Baker
put together a PowerPoint presentation depicting
IBM's major accomplishments throughout its first one
hundred years. It is really well done. A PDF version
of the presentation is on this website. Click here
to view it.
Can Your Car be Hacked?
Read an interesting blog by Bob
Rankin about how vulnerable some of the new cars are
to having their controls hacked from the outside.
Hackers could potentially take over a car's engine,
breaks, steering, or even windshield wipers. Read
the blog here: http://bit.ly/autohacking
Printer and Monitor
Take a look at the new printer and
monitor calibration file contributed by Ed
Mueller. Click the link in the column on the left.
Sixty years of star parties
with the San Jose Astronomical Association
On September 19th the San Jose
Mercury News printed an article about the San
Jose Astronomical Association. The article
highlighted some of the activities that our club
postmaster, Jim Van Nuland, is doing to bring
the Association's Outreach Program to the
schools. Jim visits schools in San Jose and
neighboring cities and sets up telescopes for
night viewing activities. You can read the
article at http://goo.gl/BSCYyF.
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PC Health Check
Due to the smaller size of our
new meeting room, we will no longer be able to
provide a PC Health Check at our meetings.
However, information about software that
members can use to do their own PC health
check is at http://sjpc.org/pchealthcheck/software.html.
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and most require only a small amount of time.