New Meeting Schedule
At the December 2020 general meeting, a
resolution was passed to again change the Club's meeting
schedule. Starting in 2021, the Club will meet every month
on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. The meetings
will be online-only using the Zoom Video Communications
General Meeting Information
Each meeting will include the club business
report, a technical exchange, and, when possible, an outside
speaker or club member will discuss a topic of interest to
Before each meeting, an email containing the
upcoming topic and a Zoom link will be sent to club members.
You can join the meeting by clicking the link. If you do not have Zoom software on your machine,
it will be installed automatically when you join the
If you have a computer, tablet, or phone with
a camera and a microphone, you will be able to participate
in the meeting. All of the attendees will be able to see and
hear each other. If you have a microphone and no camera, you
will be able to participate in the discussion, but the other
attendees will not be able to see you. If you don't have a
camera or a microphone, you can still attend and watch and
July, 2021 Meeting
Subject: Windows 11 Preview
Speaker: DeForrest Home
Microsoft has released the first preview of
Windows 11 to Insider Preview participants. DeForrest has
installed it on one of his computers, and at our July
meeting he will demonstrate some its most significant new
Attendees discussed several podcasts,
screen savers, and books that they recommend. Meeting
notes can be seen at
Meeting June 8, 2021
April, 2021 Meeting
For the April, 2021 meeting, Our president,
Walt Cole will discuss password managers and show
screenshots of Bitwarden, the one that he is currently
Renew your membership for 2021
Since we are not currently meeting in
person, we have decided to wave the membership dues.
However, we would like you to fill out the membership
application form. See the Membership link in the column at
the left for instructions.
November Virtual Meeting--11/10/2020
Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show
Speakers: Members and Guests
Share your favorite photos at our virtual meeting. You can
display your photos in a viewer such as Irfanview or the
Windows Photo Viewer, and then you can share the viewer
window with the rest of the meeting attendees. It's almost
like being there.
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 2020.
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 & 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
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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from TLS to SSL. For more information
about email at sjpc.org, 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 http://sjpc.org/pchealthcheck/software.html.
Your PC Club Needs You
There are many different jobs,
and most require only a small amount of time.