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.
June General Meeting -- 6/13/2017
LastPass Password Manager
Speaker: DeForrest Home
Keep your passwords safe with LastPass, the top-rated free
password manager for Windows. Access all your favorite
websites with just one master password. Learn how LastPass
automates the logon process and keeps all your passwords
May General Meeting -- 5/9/2017
Using 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
The visual material accompanying Stew's presentation can be
seen by clicking here.
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
Printer and Monitor Calibration
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.