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Don't forget to renew your membership for 2017

See the Membership link in the column at the left for instructions and a membership application form.

General Meetings

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

Subject: 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 secure.

May General Meeting -- 5/9/2017

Subject: 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.

Club Newsletter

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 and here

PDF copies of our previous newsletters can be accessed by clicking Club Newsletters in the left-hand menu.

Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living

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 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.

Thunderbird upgrade

The Thunderbird email client may issue an erroneous message about the TLS security protocol being disabled at sjpc.org.  If you encounter this message, please change Thunderbird's server setting 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.

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