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.
February General Meeting -- 2/9/2016
Subject: State-of-the-Art Technology
from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
Speaker: Troy Wolverton, Personal Technology
Columnist for the San Jose Mercury News
Troy will discuss some of the major new
technologies exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas. For example:
Don't miss this!
- The Internet of things
- OLED Displays
- UltraHD Television
- Virtual Reality Systems
- Super WiFi (IEEE standard 1900.7)
January General Meeting -- 1/12/2016
Subject: Interesting YouTube Videos
Speakers: Club members and guests
Members and guests are invited to bring links to their
favorite YouTube videos. The videos can be on any subject
and cover anything that might be of interest to the group.
December General Meeting -- 12/8/2015
Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and
Bring some photos that you would like to share. The rules
are as follows:
- No more than 25 photos per person.
- No more than 10 minutes per person.
- Photos must have been taken in 2015.
- Photos must be on a flash drive or CD/DVD.
November General Meeting -- 11/10/2015
Speaker: Alan Baker
Envision a mythical server in your home that enables all
You can have that mythical server now. Come learn
- Watch live TV on your home's TV, computers, tablets,
- Record TV shows, videos, DVD's, and CD's to disk
- Watch those on your home's TV, computers, tablets,
- Stream those through the internet to a computer,
tablet, or phone elsewhere
- Windows-compatible file sharing and backup machine
- Internet file server and web server
The notes that Alan composed for this presentation are
available at http://sjpc.org/baker/presentations/mythtv
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
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
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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
There are many different jobs,
and most require only a small amount of time.