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.
September General Meeting --9/12/2017
Subject: DNA analysis for Genealogy
Speaker: Jim Riley
Learn about the three types of DNA tests and
companies provide them. See an example of what you
receive from one of the companies. Help determine if
it’s worthwhile to have your DNA tested. If so, which
company should you use? How much does it cost?
Where on the web can you learn more?
August General Meeting -- Cancelled
July General Meeting --7/11/2017
Subject: Use Mouse Less, Use
Speaker: Walt Cole
Many of the things you do with a mouse can
be done better with the keyboard, or so some experts
think. We’ll cover many keyboard shortcuts that will make
you a more efficient computer user, and a few that you may
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
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 &
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
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
There are many different jobs,
and most require only a small amount of time.