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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.
December General Meeting -- 12/8/2015
Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and
Bring some photos that you would like to share. The rules are
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 these
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, or
- 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
October General Meeting -- 10/13/2015
Subject: The History and Technology of
the Enigma Cipher Machine
Speaker: Ralph Simpson
The Enigma machine was an advanced electro-mechanical cipher
machine used by the German military as their main device for
secure wireless communications until the end of World War II.
Ralph will present an overview of the Enigma cipher machine
and its contribution to the outcome in WW2. For more on this
and other cipher machines, see Ralph's website, http://ciphermachines.com.
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.
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.
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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
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