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The May, 2014, General Meeting will be held 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.

May General Meeting -- 5/13/2014

Subject:  The Raspberry Pi Computer
Speaker: 
Alan Baker

What can you do with a $29 Raspberry Pi computer? Make it into a media center, wireless router, gaming console, file server, garage door opener, or digital camera to name a few.  Or maybe you're like Alan, and you need to control your lawn sprinklers from a thousand miles away.  Come and learn how you can get started in the Internet of Things.

April General Meeting -- 4/8/2014

Subject: Protecting Your Home Computer
Speaker:  Alan Baker

At the April meeting we will learn about "Protecting your home computer".  Alan will present three main topics:  why and how we are attacked, automatic system defenses, and human defenses.  He will discuss passwords, how to detect poisoned emails, phishing, and how to handle specific attacks.

Alan has posted his presentation slides on his website. You can access the PDF file at
http://sjpc.org/baker/presentations/protecting.pdf

Click the link below to learn how to convert your normal Windows 7 Administrator account into a Standard (limited) account.
Change your normal Admin account to a Standard (limited) account

March General Meeting - 3/11/2014

Subject:  Free magazines and phone service
Speaker:  Scott Maiden

To accompany his presentation, Scott provided written instructions on how to access the free magazines and phone service. You can read them by clicking on the links below.

Free Magazines from Your Library

Some shortcuts to the Free Magazines from Your Library

Talkatone Internet Phone Service

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.

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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