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Renew your membership for 2019

See the Membership link in the column at the left for instructions and a membership application form.

General Meetings

General Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the odd numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) 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.

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At the January 2019 general meeting, a resolution was passed to change the Club's meeting schedule. Starting in 2019, the Club will meet six times a year on the second Tuesday of the odd numbered months, January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings will not be held in the even numbered months.

November General Meeting--11/12/2019

Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and Tell
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 2019.
Photos must be on a flash drive or CD/DVD.

September General Meeting--9/10/2019

Subject: Video: Staying Safe on the Internet

Elliott Greenblott is the Vermont team leader for the AARP Fraud Watch team. He recently interviewed Alan Baker for GNAT-TV's monthly show, called Mr. Scammer. The interview has some good tips for staying safe on the internet. We will show the video of the interview at our September meeting.

July General Meeting--7/9/2019

Subject: Artificial Intelligence, where it is today and where it's going in the future
Speaker: Troy Wolverton

Troy is a Senior Tech Editor at Business Insider. Previously, he worked as a technology columnist, editor and reporter for the Mercury News. He is a longtime tech journalist who has covered everything from Amazon to Yahoo.

Club Newsletter

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, 2017. 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 and here

PDF copies of our previous newsletters can be accessed by clicking Club Newsletters in the left-hand menu.

Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living

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:

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

Thunderbird upgrade

The Thunderbird email client may issue an erroneous message about the TLS security protocol being disabled at  If you encounter this message, please change Thunderbird's server setting from TLS to SSL.  For more information about email at, click here.

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

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