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(all on 3rd Saturdays)


  • March 21, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • June 20, 2020
  • July 18, 2020
  • August 15, 2020

This is what we did at the February 15, 2020 meeting:

(Special Interest Groups)

Two Special Presentations in February:

  • At 9:00 am, Gary White will be discussing the latest security measure from Gmail – called hardware authentication.  Gary is recently retired, but has extensive experience in cyber security.


  • At 10:00, Rusty Haddock be covering the latest version of the small but powerful Raspberry Pi.  He will talk about what a Raspberry Pi is, with a short history along with its many uses. He’ll also go over the differences between each of the different models, including the new 4B. 

   Rusty has been using Unix in one form or another since 1979 and has been actively using Raspberry Pi’s almost since its inception, although he did start out with a BeagleBone Black first. His “Pi Cabinet” holds over 40 RPi’s, ranging from the original 1B to the 4B and numerous Zeros, which are his favorite.

Come learn about the Raspberry Pi !!


  Home Automation

8:00 – 9:00

This SIG is unable to meet February, but will return in March.

Home Automation and Home Theater come in an endless range of capabilities, complexity, and price. Come join us as we cover this new and exciting area. Home automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk. Join us!

SIG Leader: Bill Parker

Making Money Online

8:00 – 9:00

Howard Harkness finally bought WishList Member, which he is installing now.  Howard will present his thoughts on it at the February 15th meeting.

SIG Leader: Howard Harkness


8:00 – 10:00

In February, for the hour beginning 8 am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

In the 2nd hour, we will continue with Q&A.

SIG Leader: Larry Weiss

Microsoft Office Suite

9:00 – 10:00

Frank Tubbs returns with exciting topics on Excel. Q&A always an option.

We also have expert members available to handle member questions about other Microsoft Office products

Windows Tips n’ Tricks

9:00 – 11:00

Two special presentations in February at 9:00 and 10:00. See header above for details.

SIG Leaders: Chuck Stark and Gil Brand


11:00 – 12:00

In February, Chris Morgan and Tom Perkins will present on topic Functional Programming.


SIG Leaders: Chris Morgan and Tom Perkins


11:00 – 12:00

Topic: How Google Earth Mapped 98% of the World.

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Windows Inside/Out

12:30 – 1:30

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Wireless Communication

12:30 – 1:30

Topic:  Is your Antivirus spying on you?

SIG Leader: Birl Smith