Renew your membership for 2018
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.
October General Meeting --10/9/2018
Subject: Your Favorite SmartPhone
Speaker: Member and Guests
Members are invited to share their favorite
smartphone apps using their phones (either Apple or
Android). The apps will be shown on the front-of-the-room
screen so everyone can see them. Please share apps that are
not world famous--Google Maps, for instance!
Click here to see a
list of the apps discussed.
September General Meeting --9/11/2018
Subject: Using a solar array to power
your home and charge your electric car
Speaker: Rolf Klenk
Rolf will bring us up to date on solar energy production, the
advantages of roof top solar and electric autos.
August General Meeting --8/14/2018
Subject: Bombshell: The Hedy
Lamarr Story, a PBS video
We will see an excellent brand new documentary
about Hedy Lamarr, both a glamorous actress and a
technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system that
the Nazis could not jam during WWII.
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
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
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
Sixty years of star
parties with the San Jose Astronomical
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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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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