Don't forget to renew your membership for
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.
May General Meeting -- 5/9/2017
the Internet Securely
Speaker: Stew Edelman
Stew will discuss
- Why HTTP is not sufficiently secure
- The use of HTTPS rather than HTTP
- The HTTPS Everywhere project from
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Some of the best practices regarding using
the internet securely
April General Meeting -- 4/11/2017
Online Banking and Bill Paying
Speaker: Walt Cole
Hesitant about online banking and bill
Want to know more about the capabilities, benefits, and
how secure it is compared to check writing?
Find answers at this overview.
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 & Tricky
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 Calibration File
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.
Your PC Club Needs You
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and most require only a small amount of time.