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
September General Meeting -- 9/8/2015
The Print Shop version 23.1
Speaker: Phyllis House
The Print Shop 23.1 includes professionally-designed templates
for a wide variety of projects, including: Greeting Cards,
Invitations, Photo Projects, Mailing Labels, Matching
Stationery Sets, CD/DVD Labels, Calendars, Signs &
Banners, and more! Phyllis will demonstrate some
of the many projects that you can create with it.
August General Meeting -- 8/11/2015
Speakers: Pat McMahon & Walt Cole
Come see what it is, what it can do, the software Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) and simple project examples.
Below are links to the two Arduino User Guides discussed at
A number of Arduino tutorial videos are available on
YouTube. One of the best is
If you would like a more in depth look at Arduino, Jeremy Blum
has a series of fifteen Arduino tutorials on YouTube, starting
July General Meeting -- 7/14/2015
Picasa Web Albums vs Google+ Photo Sharing vs Google Photos
Speaker: Walt Cole
Google cannot make up its mind. All three photo sharing tools
are still around. Over time they first emphasized PWA, then
G+PS and now Google Photos. Come learn the differences and
what the latest tool does and its advantages.
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.
Farewell Paper Newsletter
The PC Club newsletter, "Bits and PCs," is available to
club members on the club web site. The
newsletters are in PDF format, so you can use the free Adobe Reader to view/zoom/print pages
or the entire newsletter.
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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
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