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.
March General Meeting -- 3/14/2017
Subject: Using Windows File
Speaker: DeForrest Home
DeForrest will demonstrate File History, the
Windows 10 backup tool. He will discuss the advantages and
disadvantages of this system and talk about alternative
February General Meeting -- 2/14/17
Subject: State-of-the-Art Technology
from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
Speaker: Troy Wolverton, Personal Technology
Columnist for the San Jose Mercury News
Troy will discuss some of the major new technologies
exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas. For example:
- The Internet of things
- OLED Displays
- UltraHD Television
- Virtual Reality Systems
Don't miss this!
January General Meeting -- 1/10/2017
Interesting YouTube Videos
members and guests
Members and guests are invited to bring
links to their favorite YouTube videos. The videos can be
on any subject and cover anything that might be of
interest to the group.
December General Meeting -- 12/13/2016
Subject: Annual Photo Sharing Show and
Speakers: Club members and guests
Bring some photos that you would like to share. The
guidelines are as follows:
No more than 25 photos per person.
No more than 10 minutes per person.
Photos must have been taken in 2016.
Photos must be on a flash drive or CD/DVD
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
Take a look at the new printer
and monitor calibration file contributed by Ed
Mueller. Click the link in the column on the
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
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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.
Your PC Club Needs You
There are many different jobs,
and most require only a small amount of