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Next Meetings

(all on 3rd Saturdays)

  • January 19, 2019
  • February 16, 2019
  • March 16, 2019
  • April 20, 2019
  • May 18, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
  • July 20, 2019
  • August 17, 2019
  • September 21,  2019
  • October 19, 2019
  • November 16, 2019
  • December 21, 2019

Here’s what we have planned for the January 19th meeting:

(Special Interest Groups)

  • HTPC/Home Automation – 8:00 am 
    Home Theater (or Media) PCs and Home Automation come in an endless range of capability, complexity and price.  Come join us as we cover this new & exciting area. Home Automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk.  Join us!
  • Microsoft PowerShell – 8:00 – 10:00 am
    The first hour starting at 8:00 am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

    At 9:00 am, we are scheduling a “Planning Session” to get your input on what the upcoming year should cover.

  • Windows Tips & Tricks  9:00 – 11:00 am.
    Open Q & A. If you have a “troubled” system, contact Chuck or Gil for a possible “Live, No Net” troubleshooting session in front of the group.


  • Making Money Online – 9:00 am (New Time)
    In the January meeting of the MMO SIG, Howard Harkness will demo current work on an auto-tweeter utility, which should be useful to anyone who wishes to promote a website or an affiliate link. He will discuss the limitations of Twitter for this purpose, and some proposed related tools he plans to develop. This utility, along with some related programs, will be provided as part of the upcoming membership site he is starting (launch is overdue, but should happen Real Soon Now!).  Come join us.
  • Microsoft Office Suite 9:00 am –  Noon  (New Session)
    In January, we are reverting to individual Microsoft Office applications:
    • [9:00 am] Excel – topic TBD.  Last month, it was Relative and Absolute cell reference, Mixed with fixed column, and fixed row
    • [10:30 am or so] MS Word & MS PowerPointSharon Dorsey will be available from 10:30 to noon to answer questions or do a presentation.
    • Access – is going on hiatus at present, but the SIG Leader, Sue Clark, will still be around to help answer your MS Access questions

  • AppDev  10:00 am – Noon
    Not meeting in January, but join us in February.
  • Windows Inside/Out – 12:30 pm
    • “Open With” vs. “Send To” – when to use which, how to modify standard entries
    • Demonstration and explanation of SendTo Editor

  • Wireless Communication – 12:30 pm

    In our January SIG, the Wireless Communications topic is Cloning your cell phone.