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Don't forget to renew your membership for 2015

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. 

September General Meeting -- 9/8/2015

Subject: 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

Subject: Arduino Microcontroller
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 the meeting.

http://make.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/SIK.pdf
http://ardx.org/src/guide/V13-ARDX-EG-OOML-DD.pdf

A number of  Arduino tutorial videos are available on YouTube. One of the best is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F054MNB1QI


If you would like a more in depth look at Arduino, Jeremy Blum has a series of fifteen Arduino tutorials on YouTube, starting with

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxzA9_kg6s

July General Meeting -- 7/14/2015

Subject: 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.

Thunderbird upgrade

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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.

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