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  • 1. www.pcc.org September 1st, 2006 7:30 pm Main Meeting Volume 19 Number 1 Prompt Command Prompt to Cubical Desktops This month we cover it all we cov This month, we run the range of the computer This technology comes via the Open Source experience - from bottom-line command line community and gives a peek into the future of utilities to top-of-the-line graphical desktop desktops that you can use today. So you think metaphors. 3D is just for games? guess again - now that Bud Gallagher will PCs are getting powerful enough to run 3D show us the hidden on everything, they give you a new way to do underside of everything. Windows - the command prompt and what it can do for you. Often neglected in these non-DOS days, the command prompt gives you control over your system that you cannot get any other way. Bud will be featuring a series of short videos from Marc Liron, recipient of Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional” award. Jan Fagerholm will show a slice of the future: a desktop that works in 3 dimensions. It gives Command line to Common Object Model, see an entirely new way to think about how you the breadth and depth of your computer at the work on your computer. Main Meeting! This month, we’re proud to offer a Western Digital WD2500JB 250 GB hard drive! This Caviar SE hard drive offers superior performance and reliability. It’s EIDE, has 8 MB of cache, transfer rates of 100 Mbps, and Tom's Hardware Guide calls it, "very fast and nearly silent". Now you can get 50 DVDs worth of storage for the price of a raffle ticket! Tickets are each, available at the back of the hall. What's Inside: What's Newsletter Information ...................... 2 Map to PCC Clubhouse ..................... 3 Door Prizes ........................................ 8 PC Community Officers ..................... 2 Map to Main Meeting ........................ 3 SIG Meeting Info ............................... 9 About PC Community ........................ 2 Clubhouse Open House! .................... 4 Main & Exec.Meeting Minutes ........ 10 PCC Announcements ......................... 3 PCC at Hayward Street Fair ............. 5 Club Events Calendar ..................... 12 Products for Review .......................... 3 Review: CorelDRAW X3: part 2 ....... 6 September 2006 www.pcc.org 1
  • 2. About PCC News is the monthly newsletter of PC Community (PC Clubhouse) PC Community Community P.O. Box 55513 Hayward, CA 94545-0513 PC Community PCC Of ficers Officers PC Community is a computer users and Staf f Staff group for people who wish to expand their knowledge and experience of personal computers and software. This President — Bruce Hevelin is accomplished through monthly bruce911@sonic.net (510) 489-7216 general meetings of the full Executive Vice President — Bob Kyle membership where major industry vendors present information, and aebkhuv@comcast.net (510) 786-2748 EDITOR through smaller focus groups (Special Treasurer — Tom Smith Interest Groups, or SIGs) where Elsie Smith smith-tf@pacbell.net (510) 887-4038 members meet to share common lcms@pacbell.net computer interests. The group’s Secretary — Bayle Emlein monthly Main Meeting takes place at Assistant Editor: Jan Fagerholm pcc@ix.netcom.com (510) 652-1726 CSUEB, Hayward, CA in Room 2002 Online Editor: Diane George VP Clubhouse — Sidney Jordan of Meiklejohn Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the Printing Manager: Tom Smith sjordan321@aol.com (510) 886-8188 first Friday of each month. Special Interest Groups meet at other locations Staff: Richard Churchill, Ruth VP Marketing & Emcee — Chuck Horner and times throughout the month. Churchill, Charles Dumm, Bayle churck@comcast.net (510) 887-4123 Emlein, Jan Fagerholm, Bruce Hevelin, PC Community is dedicated to VP Membership — Jan Fagerholm community service, providing enabling Bob Kyle, Elsie Smith and Tom Smith. pcc4me@netscape.net (510) 652-1726 technology to people with special Contributors: Bayle Emlein, Jan needs, working with local school VP Newsletter — Elsie Smith Fagerholm, Diane George, Bruce districts to obtain computer equipment, Hevelin and Elsie Smith. lcms@pacbell.net (510) 887-4038 and working with other computer- Deadline: Copy must be submitted no VP Programs — Bruce Hevelin oriented groups to help people extend later than the second Saturday prior to bruce911@sonic.net (510) 489-7216 their lives through computer the main meeting. Check the newsletter VP Special Projects — Bayle Emlein technology. calendar for the date. Submissions pcc@ix.netcom.com (510) 652-1726 PC Community has a home page on the should be made by e-mail to the editor, Internet at www.pcc.org. Information lcms@pacbell.net. Advertising rates Webmaster — Diane George is online, there are links to areas of are available from the editor. digeorge@sbcglobal.net (510) 538-2449 interest, and links to Internet-active Contents © 2006 PC Community, APCUG Representative — Bayle Emlein PC Community members. except as noted. Permission for pcc@ix.netcom.com (510) 652-1726 Membership dues are $30.00 per year. reproduction in whole or in part is Network Coordinator — Paul Cooper Seniors (65 and over), students, and granted to other computer user groups additional family members are $18.00 paulc2553@comcast.net (510) 733-2613 for internal, non-profit use, provided per year. Call 510-436-0799 for more credit is given to PC Community and to Projector Coordinator — Jan Fagerholm information, or write to PC Com- the authors of the material. pcc4me@netscape.net (510) 652-1726 munity at the address on this page. Thanks to WeirdStuff (www.weirdstuff.com) for donations for door prizes, Adobe PageMaker 7.01 is used to raffle items and give-aways. PCC Members, publish PCC News show your badges for a 5% discount. ICEMAN Thanks to PCC Member Chris Yager, Thanks to The Diamond Lane (www.tdl.com) Consulting ICEMAN Consulting Enterprises, Inc., for providing an Internet account and Web Enterprises, for printing PCCNews. server space for PCC’s Web Site. Inc. 2 PC Community News September 2006
  • 3. PCC Announcements Request a Product for Review O’Reilly - Books and Media Product for Review O’Reilly Books Software Items Now Available for Review Review a Book: Review an O’Reilly book and get Deposits required for these products are fully published in the PCC Newsletter and on the refundable.There are two new items available this month. PCC Web Site. Find a book that interests you at www.oreilly.com or in O’Reilly’s Product List Price, for deposit catalog and let me know so I can order it for Arc Soft Photo Printer $49.99 you. PCC requires a deposit from you in the Arc Soft CD & DVD Labelmaker $29.99 amount of the User Group price, a 30% discount. You Diskeeper 10 Professional Premier $99.95 have 60 days to complete the review, at which time the If you are interested in reviewing a product, please deposit is refunded and you keep the book. contact Bruce Hevelin by email, by phone, or in person. Elsie Smith - PCC UG Representative to O’Reilly bruce911@sonic.net or 510-489-7216 lcms@pacbell.net or 510-887-4038 Rec ecy Prog ogr Back, Bigg PCC Recycle Program is Back, Bigger and Better! Your used toner cartridges, old cell phones, any of these items off at our Clubhouse or used inkjet cartridges, old PDAs and at a Main Meeting. Do your part for PCC defunct iPods are valuable. Don't toss and your community! Keep the them in your trash to be used as landfill. environment clean by taking a few extra They are worth something to PCC and moments to recycle these items with other groups, either in the form of PCC. exchange or as discount on products contact: at some local retailers. This not Chuck Horner only helps PCC, but also helps churck@comcast.net our community. You can drop 510-589-9677 Directions to the PCC Main Meeting Directions From Dublin (580), take the Strobridge Exit, turn left on Castro Valley Blvd., then left on Foothill Blvd. (2nd light), and join Mission Blvd. southbound to Harder Road. Follow instructions below from Mission Blvd. From Oakland (580) take Hayward Exit to Foothill Blvd., continue South until it joins Mission Blvd., Continue southbound to Harder Road. Follow instructions below from Mission Blvd. From 880, take Jackson St. (92) East, turn right at the 1st light east of 880 (Harder Road). Stay on Harder Road all the way up the hill to Cal State. From Mission Blvd., take Harder Road eastbound up the steep hill. Near the top, Meiklejohn Hall is the first large building on the left. Parking is OK in the staff lot on your left. Follow the signs to room 2032. Directions to The PCC Directions The Clubhouse From 880: take the A St. exit East (toward the hills). Immediately after crossing the overpass, turn left at the light onto Princeton. Go straight ahead to Sunset Ave, then turn right. After half a block, turn right into the driveway where the playing field meets the parking lot. Drive all the way back past two fences. When facing the Gym, the clubhouse is on the left side. September 2006 www.pcc.org 3
  • 4. Celebr bra PCC Clubhouse Open House Celebration! Mark Your Calendar - Saturday, Sept. 9th! Mark Your Saturday Sept. turda Sid Jordan, V.P. Clubhouse The PCC Clubhouse will host an open house with cookout facilities -- the high-speed Internet access, the wireless and a raffle, Saturday September 9, 2006, beginning at access if you bring your wireless device, and the ever 11:30 A.M. There will be food, fun, and good company all popular gaming network, if you need to frag your friends. around. We’ll be holding raffles running continuously for If it’s done on computer, we do it here. some very nice prizes. Tickets will be $1.00 each. Raffles Members and family are welcome, but don’t forget to will be run all day until all prizes are won. invite your computering friends that aren’t members -- we may convince them to join!. Well-known PCC Fragger nukes all comers Prizes include the following: * 19" ViewSonic ultrabrite Monitor * 17" Compaq 7550 Monitor * HP PSC 95 color printer ‘Puter Parts await assembly for new home * HP Photosmart 1000 Color Printer * Magnavox VCR There will be food on hand, but think potluck -- bring your * 30 GB Maxtor Hard drive favorite foods to share with others. and more prizes too numerous to mention here We’ll also have a table set up for members who are not yet During the day, we’ll be giving guided tours of the registered with the Hayward Adult School. This helps us Clubhouse, starting at 1:00 P.M. Some of the Clubhouse and helps the Hayward Adult School, where we are staff will make a short presentation highlighting what we tenants. Registering gives the school credit for attendance do and what their specific tasks are in our refurbishing and helps them get funded. That’s why we ask members projects. Our purpose to sign in at the clubhouse. The school is to show you what receives credit for “Average Daily goes on at the Attendance” (ADA) for PCC member Clubhouse and to presence. We ask that you register while provide an overview of you’re there, if you haven’t already done the goals and objectives so. It’s free, it helps the school, and it of PC Community as a helps PC Community group. Keeping in mind We look forward to seeing you there. Be that this computer stuff there or... -- this is not to be missed! can be fun, you will also get a look at our other Master Computerist resuscitates CPU 4 PC Community News September 2006
  • 5. at Hayward Street Par ywar arty PCC at the Hayward Street Party Next Street Party - Saturday, Sept. 21st! Next Street Par arty Saturday Sept. turda by Bayle Emlein, Party Girl What’s missing from this picture? You! Come see what all the fun is about, release as many frustrations as we have keyboards, talk PCC up to the crowd, wander around and find out about other community groups and businesses in Hayward. During the summer, many cities and towns hold street parties or fairs give local enterprises and organizations a space to show off to the community and a space for members of the community to come find out more about what goes on in their very own back and front yards. Add your charm to the last Hayward Street Party of 2006, September 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. It’s held on B Street from Foothill to Mission and Main Street, between A to C Streets. Take a look at their Web Hard working PCC crew sets up booth site at www.haywardbusiness.com. Crowds of 6,000 have attended over the past six summers. There’s food, music, exhibits, art projects for kids, balloons, an occasional freebie, a whole block of classic and muscle cars, and more food. Locals demonstrate dexterity PCC is attending this year as part of our membership drive. Come spend a little time with PCC at Table 41, right on B Street. See you some time between 5:30 and 8:30 on the third Thursday in September. PCC Pro demonstrates “Hit Any Key To Continue” September 2006 www.pcc.org 5
  • 6. By Bayle Emlein, Graphics Geek [Ed. note - this is part 2 of the CorelDRAW review version of CorelDRAW that I’ve seen has come with a published last month.] thick book thumbnailing the fonts and graphics. I just wish I was so excited with all the new features in Corel they could come up with better titles than X3001168' PHOTO-PAINT and Capture that I didn’t say much about though I suppose that it’s more multi-lingual than trying to CorelDRAW in Part I. Here’s how it can be useful for find a way to say “Walrus Head’ In English, German, more than “drawing”. French, Spanish, and Japanese in less space than the actual One of the world’s best-kept secrets is what a workhorse graphic uses. CorelDRAW X3 is when it comes to recreating One place where Corel, as well as Adobe, could use more documents. Although the folks asking me for an updated resources is with Help and tutorials. I could fill pages with version of their forms details of circular didn’t know the references, definitions difference between a with no clue about how typewriter and a to access or use a feature, computer, they did have and much more. None of enough sense to ask this will surprise anyone someone who knows how who has accessed the to turn the computer on - oxymoronic Help menu me. I’m sure the folks in of just about any Canada didn’t know that Windows application. they should include all the However, being #1, forms for a California Adobe applications have school district in their the advantage of being templates, so, pulling out part of the graphics arts their versatile tool boxes, curriculum in secondary I proceed with my project. schools, adult programs, Figure 1 - lining stuff up First step: Locate a paper as well as in the syllabus original. Scan it with PHOTO-PAINT. Import into of many college art departments. As a result, the Adobe CorelDRAW. Now I have a background template. Looking online community is larger and one has a better chance of through the font list, I find that Old English is close being rescued. It seems that Corel users would benefit enough to the fancy font needed. Because there is little more from providing helpful Help. writing, I decide to retype each text section in a separate Corel’s 429 page User Guide puts the built-in Tutorial text box. That allows me to move the elements around the files for both CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT on paper. page individually. When signatures in the original extend This is convenience for those who prefer that medium or beyond their boundaries it’s easier to erase that section are researching away from their workstation, but as entirely and start over. Layering my text boxes over the frustrating as the on-line “help”. More ink is devoted to the original, however, made it easy to match type size. (Work Pick Tool—a concept with correlations in word processing in progress, Figure 1.) and other applications—than to layers and channels, two Total work time, under an hour. Downside: 1) I now concepts that are unique to the digital graphics environment. realize that not only are photos not to be believed any At least the online tutorial provided through a third party more, other documents might also need outside (lynda.com) had better editing than Corel’s assumptive verification. 2) ‘they’ know I know how to do this, so I explanations. may get aked again. (See the results in Figure 2.) I found that the little CorelDRAW HANDBOOK was the As a product, pricing is one place that CorelDRAW most helpful, despite its unevenness. Seven different trumps the Adobe products. Another is the vast library of graphic artists walk the user through one project each. The clipart that can be imported and used as-is, or modified, quality ranges from the Help-less (“I picked a brush and disassembled, recombined and otherwise edited. Each drew a line I liked) to the clearly instructional (“Right- Continued on page 7 6 PC Community News September 2006
  • 7. is $400 for a boxed version of the entire suite, and a lot less Continued from page 6 for upgrades. You’d need to fork over $1200 for the complete Adobe CS2 Professional. For a professional click Layer 1, choose Rename”, followed by a readable[!] artist, whose time is literally money and who has used the screen capture of the appropriate menu tree.) Hire this Adobe product line so intensively that its idiosyncrasies person to rewrite all the Help files. Please. are as familiar as freckles in the mirror, CS2 may be cost- Exploring the full range of options, I attempted the formaleffective. Did I mention that’s not me? The Adobe Corel online Help several times. To get started, I needed applications are organized through a central media manager to enter something called a PIN (Product Identification called Adobe Bridge. Sounds like a really good idea, Number) in order to complete my request. Nothing in my except that it adds to the horsepower demanded by CS2. box specifically identified itself as a PIN. Wandering In addition to the price of the software, you need to back to Corel’s Web site a few weeks later, I found a consider the price of a machine that approaches message that said I professional gamer hadn’t used the specs; dual core AMD correct code. So I Athlon FX, 2 GB called the 800 RAM, etc. number. The in- In summary, the troductory voice mail CorelDRAW X3 told me that I could Graphics Suite is the speed up service by most cost effective entering my PIN. solution to vector- Nevertheless, I waited based drawing and calmly for the 9 photo editing that minutes it took me to word processors can’t get through. When I handle. Simpler, less got there, it was clear expensive graphics that my question applications are much about PINs hadn’t more limiting. High- come to the call center end professional and we parted with a production tools, such guess or two about as dedicated drafting what I should do. Fugure 2 - The Final Product applications, cost a lot Are you confused by the fact that the CorelDRAW more for the software and for the hardware needed to run Graphics Suite has an application called CorelDRAW? I them. CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite is a reasonably frequently am. For the graphically disabled (like me), priced suite that has the tools I need to expand my skills, CorelDRAW X3 has plenty of compensatory tools to get minimize the complexity, and keep my attention on the me beyond the printed word. The vector drawing program, task at hand. CorelDRAW, has been the core of the suite since its The only reason you wouldn’t want the CorelDRAW beginning. PHOTO-PAINT is the bitmap editing portion suite yourself is that you’re indifferent to a creative of the suite, good for dealing with camera images and challenge and that you know an accidental techie who can other bitmaps. Rumor has it be persuaded to fix your that Adobe Photoshop CS2 is photos for you, outsmart stronger, but PHOTO-PAINT X3 has enough horsepower to Product Information: uneditable online forms, design fliers, and take the rescue me. However, given that CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite credit for artistic talent. But all these products operate in a MSRP $399, Academic $99 you’re missing a lot. Get specialized universe, you can CorelDRAW X3 Graphics expect to spend some time Corel Corporation 1600 Carling Ave. Suite for yourself and find out getting through the learning how much fun graphics can phase. Ottawa, ON Canada K12 8R7 really be. This looks like a good segue into pricing. The Corel product www.corel.com/cdgsx3 September 2006 www.pcc.org 7
  • 8. Prizes Door Prizes Congratulations to all the members who won door prizes at the Main Meeting! General Drawing Active PDF ................................................................................................................... Dan Peterson Answers.com tee shirt .................................................................................................... Chris Yager Business Card CD-R DIY Kit from Weird Stuff ....................................................... Ruth Churchill Down on the Farm ................................................................................................ Richard Churchill Intel key ring ......................................................................................................... George Kornbluth InterVidio DVD Copy .............................................................................................. Murray Cooper JASC cd carrying case ........................................................................................................ Don Odle M Fuel emergency phone charger and book bag ........................................................... Bob Stephan Microsoft Accessibility Microsoft Publisher 2003 ................................................... Michael Wong Norton Internet Security 2005 ....................................................................................... Mack Longo PC Novice Instant Answer Book ..................................................................................Robert Rofen PC World CD carrying case ........................................................................................ Bayle Emlein PNY USB smart card reader/writer ............................................................................ Bob Kiessling Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, QUE .............................................. Bob Sorensen VersaCheck ................................................................................................................. Bud Gallagher VST velour (paper) note book ..................................................................................... Diane George Windows 20th anniversary hat .................................................................................... Matt Hossack Outlook Personal Trainer, fromO’REilly ..................................................................... Andres Tews Word 2003 Trainer, from O’Reilly ......................................................................... Chuck Dormann Fund Raiser Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 ........................................................ Allen Bertillion Welcome! PayYour Dues the Easy Way yYour Wa New PCC Members New Members Remember, you can always pay your dues by mail. Join us at the Main Meeting on September 1st. Make a check payable to PC Community for the Participate in the happenings at the Clubhouse and at amount of $30 for regular membership, or $18 for the SIGs. associate, student or senior. Mail it to: Locate one of our Officers or SIG Leaders if you have PC Community questions. See Page 2 for names of Officers and Page P.O. Box 55513 9 for names of SIG Leaders. Hayward, CA 94545-0513 Newsletter On-line Newsletter Forma ormat in PDF Format This Dues Expiring This Month! Would you prefer to download PCCNews from The following members dues expire this month: our Web site instead of receiving a printed copy? The monthly Newsletter, in PDF format, is located June Alfonso on the Newsletter page of our Web site -- www.pcc.org. Acrobat Reader is required to view Robert Kyle the PDF file, and the entire Newsletter, including Robert G.Orcutt graphics, can be printed. Daniel Peterson Please contact Jan Fagerholm, VP Membership, Lorine Stafford at pcc4me@netscape.net, to let him know you prefer to download the Newsletter instead of Malvin Swan receiving it in printed form by mail. 8 PC Community News September 2006
  • 9. Interest Group Special Interest Group Meetings Digital Photo Genealogy Mack Hossack (510)278-5584 Carl Webb - (510) 481-1321 Del Parton - (510) 276-4292 Mack-Ho-Ho@comcast.net cwebb76220@aol.com delpa@pacbell.net 2nd Saturday after Main Meeting:10 am Third Tuesday of the month:6:30pm Saturday after Main Meeting:8pm Jan Fagerholm - (510) 652-1726 Bud Gallagher - (510) 522-5960 Chuck Horner - (510) 589-9677 pcc4me@netscape.net budgall@alamedanet.net churck@comcast.net Last Saturday of the month:2 pm 2nd Saturday of the month:9:30 am 2nd Monday of the month:7:30 pm Room for more for more Pro, 2000, & 2003 Servers and Vista here- SIGs here- Dan Dolgin - (510)-895-8845 Will Bierman - (510) 436-0799 start start one! dandolgin7@comcast.net wbierman@pacbell.net 3rd Saturday of the month:7:30 pm 4th Friday of the month: 6:00 pm http://www.pcc.org/pocketpc http://xp-vista-sig.net/ Executive Committee Highlights Continued from page 11 The EC will not meet in August. Old Business: It was moved, seconded, and approved to Chuck will check on Jerry Awards to see if his Eden re-structure PCC dues as follows: Computer Clubhouse meets any of the criteria. Category Chuck finds the donations information on the website confusing. He will check with Diane and the Clubhouse Annual Dues crew to get clarification and find out which phone Regular - $35 number to use for information. Family (same household) - $45 New Business: Sid is willing to return as VP Clubhouse. Educational, Seniors - $20 He reports that he has caught up with the paperwork. Corporate, maximum 5 memberships - $100 Oakland Paramount Theatre Music Library has asked Jan will send an e-mail to the EC containing the old for help. Mentor List to begin the process of updating it. Bruce appealed for a prompt start at the next meeting. We will conduct a survey to find out how many of our Date and Time of Next Meeting: Saturday, September members are interested in receiving PCC News 16 at 2 P.M., at 28924 Ruus Road, Hayward. electronically only. The meeting was adjourned at 3:54 P.M. Bruce brought the cups, spoons, and other paper supplies, no longer needed at the Main Meetings for coffee and other beverages, to the Clubhouse. Elsie is still thinking about starting an Adobe PhotoShop CS2 SIG. September 2006 www.pcc.org 9
  • 10. PCC Main and Executive Executiv ecutive Meeting Highlights Secretary — Bayle Emlein Treasurer — Tom Smith pcc@ix.netcom.com smith-tf@pacbell.net Main Meeting Highlights Chuck and the PCC booth in front of the photography shop at B and Main (downtown Hayward). Our booth August 4, 2006 offers the chance to Strike Any Key, with a real hammer The meeting was called to order at 7:34 P.M by Master of and a real keyboard. Y’all come and release your Ceremonies Chuck Horner. frustrations. SIG Announcements: Bruce clarified that tonight’s doorprize is Microsoft Chuck Horner: This month the Palm SIG will feature an Office Small Business Edition 2003. add-on for Outlook. Sid Jordan presented a report on the Clubhouse to bring Bud Gallagher: New User SIG is viewing a series of the membership up to speed. On September 9th there will videos on Windows XP and related topics. be an open house with food and a lot of raffle items. Invite all your friends In Will and relatives and Bierman’s any other absence, Chuck computer groups reported: The you know of. Windows XP, There will be Vista, etc SIG has tours of the been looking at Clubhouse and a Vista (Will is registration table trying to get the so that everyone latest build) and can sign in on the the new Office master school suite. Last month list and your they looked at signature will Virtual PC. earn Average Matt Hossack: D a i l y reports that the Attendance D i g i t a l points and Photography SIG funding for meets the second Hayward Adult Stephen Koren & Blake Ross Present the Tagger Platform Saturday after the School, who Main Meeting. works with us. Come out if you have an interest in digital photography. Today Sid, Tony Cozzette and Don Feist picked up two Jan Fagerholm: The Spectacular Linux SIG meets the last trucks full of components to build computers for Saturday of each month. refurbishing. By recycling the otherwise unusable components, the Clubhouse brings in a lot of money. Other Announcements: Bring all your old cards, memory, and other computer Chuck would like volunteers to help out at the remaining parts to the Clubhouse to add to the wealth. Or contact the Hayward Street Parties on August 17th and September Clubhouse crew if you need help getting stuff moved. 21st -- the 3rd Thursdays -- from 5:30 to 8:30. Look for Continued on page 11 10 PC Community News September 2006
  • 11. Main Meeting Highlights Continued from page 10 Executive Vice President - Bob Kyle: Nothing to report. Presentation: Treasurer - Tom Smith: As of July 15, 2006 the Blake Ross talked about new features in Firefox 2. checking account balance was $2,114.22. The savings Phishing protection is one new feature. Dynamic account has been closed and the funds were rolled over suggestions will help you improve your searching. Firefox into the checking account to cover expenses, including 2 has a ReOpen tab, useful for a quick rescue when you room rental for 2002 Meiklejohn for the second half of accidentally close the browser. Tabbed browsing organizes 2006. The CD had $3,173.35. We had a grand total of multiple windows and navigation. If you leave Firefox $5,287.57. and then immediately open it again, you are returned to VP Marketing - Chuck Horner: Chuck will place an the environment you left. Live Bookmarks allow you to order for the informational business cards. He is still keep up with sites where information is updated constantly working on the brochures and fliers. As a fundraiser at such as news and eBay. the next Hayward Street Party, Chuck proposed '3 Social networking is a huge phenomenon but it is available whacks for a dollar' at a keyboard connected to a to only a segment of users. Now that Firefox is a viable working computer. Bruce has given him several items to enterprise, the crew has been able to go back to its interest use as giveaways at the Street Parties. in connecting people. Current social networking schemes Secretary - Bayle Emlein: No problems or issues to do not address one’s different affiliations (e.g., family report. member, employee, poker player). The "Tagger" platform that is being developed will allow people to share different VP Membership - Jan Fagerholm: Membership is aspects of their lives with the members of their chosen currently 136. groups, coordinating among web postings and local files. VP Newsletter - Elsie Smith: The deadline for With Blake, Stephen Koren presented the Tagger platform submissions for the August newsletter is Saturday, July which they envision as a way of managing private, 22nd at midnight. August newsletter assembly: Sunday, shared, and public content at one website. Because the July 30th at 8:00 P.M. at the Smith's. Members are website is managed locally, the creative process happens welcome to attend the newsletter assembly. at the speed of the desktop. Blake hopes that Tagger will The deadline for the September newsletter is Saturday, be launched by the end of the year. August 19th at midnight. September newsletter assembly: The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 P.M. The next meeting Sunday, August 27th at 8:00 P.M. at the Smith's. October will start at 7:30 P.M. on Friday, September 1, 2006. newsletter deadline: Saturday September 23th at midnight. VP Programs - Bruce Hevelin: In August, Blake Ross Executive Committee Meeting Highlights from Mozilla will return. He will probably discuss a new product. VP Special Projects - Bayle Emlein: The order of July 15, 2006 Norton Internet Security 2005 has arrived and is being The meeting was called to order at 2:22 P.M. by President distributed in accordance with stipulations of the special Bruce Hevelin. Members present: Bayle Emlein, Jan nonprofit pricing agreement. Jan and Bruce will Fagerholm, Chuck Horner, Bob Kyle, Elsie Smith, Tom investigate the program in detail and report on its features. Smith. Absent: Diane George, Sid Jordan. CSUEB reports that it doesn't have Assistive Listening The minutes of the June meeting were approved. Devices for any facilities, including Room 2002 President's Report - Bruce Hevelin: The MAR project Meiklejohn. with Livermore Rotary is complete. Webmaster - Diane George: Not present. Please check Clubhouse Report: Chuck reports that, for security the website for Calendar updates. reasons, it is not possible to have the Clubhouse open at Fund Raiser: Current (2003) version of Microsoft times when Hayward Adult School is closed. Office Small Business Edition. Continued on page 9 September 2006 www.pcc.org 11
  • 12. eptember 2006 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Check the calendar See Page 9 1 10 am-4 pm Clubhouse Open 2 at www.pcc.org for for SIG Meeting 7:30 pm 11 am-Clubhouse Cookout up-to-date information. Main information! = Held at Clubhouse Meeting 8 pm-Hardware SIG 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 am-4 pm Clubhouse Open 9 9:30 am-New Users SIG 10 am-Digital Photo SIG 6 pm-9 pm Clubhouse Open 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 am-4 pm Clubhouse Open 2 pm-Exec. Committee Mtg. 7:30 pm Mobile Computing SIG 7:30 pm- Palm SIG 6 pm-9 pm Clubhouse Open 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 10 am-4 pm Clubhouse Open 6:30 pm- 6 pm- Genealogy Win XP Pro/ SIG 6 pm-9 pm Clubhouse Open Win 2K3 SIG Newsletter Deadline! 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 10 am-4 pm Clubhouse Open 2 pm-Linux SIG 6 pm-9 pm Clubhouse Open The October 2006 Main Meeting will be at California State University, East Bay, Hayward CA, on October 6th, 2006 at 7:30 pm. The deadline for the October Newsletter submissions is Saturday, September 23rd, 2006. Newsletter Assembly is Sunday, October 1st, 2006. www.pcc.org PC Community P.O. Box 55513 Hayward, CA 94545-0513 12 PC Community News September 2006