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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Apr 20, 2015 Allison Sheridan presents Audio Hijack

posted Apr 14, 2015, 3:19 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 10:15 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Allison Sheridan - Audio Hijack

Allison Sheridan, host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast joins us to talk about Audio Hijack. Have you ever wanted to record audio coming from your Mac?  Maybe you have a streaming radio station that you’d like to capture, or the audio from a favorite YouTube video, or maybe you use FaceTime or Skype to do audio or video chats and you’d like to be able to pipe in audio from other sources to play on the calls, or perhaps you have some old records or tapes you’d like to get into digital form on your Mac.  You can now do this very easily using Audio Hijack 3 from Rogue Amoeba.

Audio Hijack 3 is a massive improvement over the previous versions, bringing a delightful drag and drop interface that makes experimentation a dream.  Please join Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast as she does a live demo of Audio Hijack 3 with her own unique style that always entertains and informs.


ABOUT ALLISON:

Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast - a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias - which has been running for 10 years with more than 500 episodes. The NosillaCast brings you Mac and iOS tips and tricks and tools, but also dives into photography and security and accessibility among many other technology subjects. Allison produces the NosillaCast weekly as an audio podcast and an extensive blog at http://podfeet.com, and she also broadcasts the creation of the show live on video every week to an audience who affectionately call themselves the NosillaCastaways. 

You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network, the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, the Mac Roundtable, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the Pocket Show and Mac Show on the British Tech Network, the SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, The Productive Woman Podcast, as a screencaster on ScreenCasts Online and as a columnist in SCO Magazine.

Allison has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and worked for a large aerospace company for 35 years. She ran a 170 person IT organization with budget responsibility for $50M/year.  In her last few years she became an IT Fellow, the highest technical level possible in IT in the company.

http://podfeet.com

Twitter @podfeet

NOTE: What does "NosillaCast" mean? Find out here:

http://www.podfeet.com/blog/about/nosillacast/



OPEN SOURCE:  Lightzone presented by Robert Brown

From wikipedia: “LightZone is a free, open source digital photo editor software application. It was originally developed as commercial software by the now-defunct Light Crafts. Its main purpose is to handle the workflow when handling images in various RAW formats. It is comparable to Adobe Systems's Photoshop Lightroom.” 

http://www.lightzoneproject.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightZone

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-free-photo-editor-tools-make-shots/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation by Allison Sheridan (remote)

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source by Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2015 CALENDAR:  

May 18 - TBD

Jun 15 - TBD

Jul 20 - TBD

We are busy working on getting speakers for the rest of the year!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)


Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Mar 16, 2015; The Physical Web - Scott Jenson

posted Mar 12, 2015, 12:55 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Scott Jenson - The Physical Web

The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: Interaction On Demand. People should be able to walk up to any smart device - a vending machine, a poster, a toy, a bus stop, a rental car - and communicate with it without being required to download an app first. Everything should be just a tap away!

This topic is likely of specific interest to iOS users as they are the biggest benefactors of the "app economy" that has sprung up in the last few years. The Physical Web isn't about killing apps though. It's about providing something that apps just can't do: Allow you to walk up and use something quickly and easily. Even though we are using URLs as our primary interaction mechanism, there is no reason that the URL can't open both a web page as well as deep link into an installed app.

https://google.github.io/physical-web/

https://www.blesh.com/physical-web/

From Blesh.com: “The Physical Web is a tool to manage through the complexity of the Internet of Things. It can connect any physical object to the web and render them smart with the help of portable devices that broadcast URL signals. Ultimately, it intends to let us control, navigate and sort various smart objects in the physical world surrounding us.”


About the presenter:

Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for over 20 years. He was the first member of the System Software Human Interface group at Apple in the late 80’s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface guidelines, and the Newton digital assistant. After Apple, his many roles include director of Symbian’s DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognima, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco. Scott returned to Google in November 2013 and is now working in the Chrome team on a project called The Physical Web.

@scottjenson


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.

NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation by Scott Jenson

8:30 PM - Break

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2015 CALENDAR:  

Apr 20 - Allison Sheridan - Audio Hijack

May 18 - TBD

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.

***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Feb 23, 2015 - Pages - Michael E. Cohen

posted Feb 15, 2015, 1:20 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 9:08 PM ]

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Michael E. Cohen - Take Control of Pages

Take Control of Pages covers all of Apple’s latest versions of the Pages apps—Mac, iOS, and the Web app. He’ll discuss what happened to Pages between Versions 4 and 5, why Apple chose to completely rebuild it, plus some of Pages lesser known capabilities.

http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/pages

http://tidbits.com/article/15286


About the presenter:

Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He's the author or co-author of several books, including Take Control of Pages, Take Control of iBooks Author, Take Control of TextExpander, and Take Control of PDFpen 6.

He has lived on the southwest corner of the intersection of technology and the liberal arts for his entire working life. He’s taught writing and literature courses, programmed for the Deep Space Network, designed and implemented instructional word processors, and advised dozens of humanities professors on all matters digital. As a young man, Michael set out to be a professional dilettante and, after years of struggle, succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

Twitter: @lymond

http://www.pixel-stained-wretch.com/wordpress/



OPEN SOURCE:  OpenSourcePhotography presented by Robert Brown

OpenSourcePhotography.org provides useful information about various Open Source applications for photo viewing, photo management and photo editing purposes.

http://www.opensourcephotography.org/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation by Michael Cohen

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source by Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Feb 23 - Michael Cohen - Take Control of Pages

Mar 16 - Scott Jenson - The Physical Web

Apr 20 - Allison Sheridan - Audio Hijack

May 18 - TBD



NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Jan 26, 2015 - Safety Online - Cloak VPN

posted Jan 9, 2015, 11:00 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 7:32 PM ]

Updates

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


JANUARY SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Dave Peck - Cloak VPN

Dave is in Seattle, WA. His remote presentation will cover the security of public and wi-fi networks and about VPNs in general. He’ll also tell us a bit of history on why they built Cloak and gave it the current features. He will step through the process of using Cloak on various platforms. There will be plenty of time for open discussion about privacy and security online, government surveillance, cybercrime, and of course: ”Best things to do to stay safe online!”  Being safe online goes beyond VPNs, which only solve one of many many problems out there.

@getcloak

https://www.getcloak.com/

About the presenter:

Dave Peck has had an unusual trajectory through the software industry. His first "hit" was a shareware game for Mac System 7 when he was in high school. He's been a full-time engineer for massive technology companies like Microsoft and Silicon Graphics. He helped start a handful of technology companies including one that was sold to Microsoft. But mostly, he's a self-proclaimed software nerd and an indie Mac and iPhone developer at heart. His current project called Cloak, is a VPN service that is designed to keep you safe on untrusted networks without getting in your way. He develops Cloak with his two colleagues, Peter Sagerson and Nick Robinson, in Seattle, WA.

@dangerdave

Dave Peck - co-founder

https://www.getcloak.com/about/company/


OPEN SOURCE:  Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS toolkit

Our open source topic tonight will be presented by Dan Reed. 

Font Awesome icon font set can be used in any website.  What is an icon font? An icon font is a special black on white character that looks like an icon, but is treated exactly like a font by CSS and your web browser. Icon fonts are easier to style than images. Anything CSS can do with text can also be done to an icon font. While images can be positioned and scaled with CSS in your browser, they do require an image editor in order to change the color. Knowledge of lassos and dexterity is required unless the image happened to be a layered file. 

More info at: http://fontawesome.io/


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Remote Presentation: Cloak VPN - Dave Peck

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Font Awesome  - Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes!!! *

* Jan 26 - Meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a Google Holiday; 

TOPIC:  Cloak VPN (Dave Peck via remote)

* Feb 23 - Meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a Google Holiday; TOPIC:  Michael Cohen, Take Control of Pages

Mar 16 - TBD

Apr 20 - TBD

* Meetings these months are on the 4th Monday because the 3rd Monday is a holiday for Google so the meeting room is not available.

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.


LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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12-15-14 svmug potluck - Who is bringing what

posted Dec 14, 2014, 3:48 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 3:30 AM ]

NOTE: Please take a look below and pick something to bring that will balance out the existing items. Send an email to pam at svmug dot org with your changes or additions. Thanks!


SNACKS/APPETIZERS

-


MAIN DISHES

- 2 large Costco Pizzas - Gary C.

- Baked Beans - Barry B.

- 2 Pizzas - Sparky C.

- Mac and Cheese - Dave S.



SIDE DISHES

- Macaroni salad - Ivan F.

- Turkey Cobb Salad - Dan T.

- Fruit Salad or Green Salad or some other dish - Dean N.



DESSERTS

- Bit O’Honey Candy Corn (who?)

- 2 pies, probably pecan - Robert B.

- Cranberry bread - Carol/Len W.

- Chocolate Sorbet - Steve S. (if I can attend)



BEVERAGES

- Hot Apple Cider - Charles/Lynda G.

- TailGate Red Wine - Gayle S.

- Bottled plain waters - Pam A.



SUPPLIES we already have:

- Cups for cold liquid 

- Cups for hot liquid

- Plastic cutlery

- Paper plates

- Napkins


NOTE: If you have any holiday table decor to bring, please do!

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Dec 15, 2014 - 1Password presented by Megan O’Brien from AgileBits

posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:16 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 8:21 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


DECEMBER IS OUR ANNUAL POTLUCK TIME!

December’s meeting includes our annual holiday potluck so please bring something yummy to share at the party. A signup sheet was emailed to our yahoo group members recently. If you plan to attend and did not receive the potluck list, please contact us and let us know what you plan to bring:  pam at svmug dot org

You’ll need to bring your own serving spoons, tongs etc., for your particular dish.



DECEMBER SPEAKER & TOPIC:  

Megan O’Brien from AgileBits will speak about 1Password software for Mac and iOS

Passwords are an inescapable part of life on the internet these days. It seems like each site you visit requires a username and password. This introduction to 1Password will discuss why unique passwords for every site are important, show you some techniques for creating strong passwords, and give you a brief introduction to 1Password’s interface and how it can help give you peace of mind by keeping your data secure and saving you time online.

https://agilebits.com/onepassword

About the presenter:

Megan O'Brien is on the social media and customer support team at AgileBits, the company that makes 1Password. When she's not typing forum posts for AgileBits, you’re likely to find her either exploring new places with her camera or hunched over her craft desk making something from her massive horde of craft supplies.  She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and 2 cats.


OPEN SOURCE:  

If time permits, Robert Brown will talk about a special edible type of open source, otherwise, we will have a handout with the information for you.


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP OF THE LOCATION:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP; LOCATION PHOTOS:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


POTLUCK TIME:  

We’ll have about an hour or so to relax with some good food and svmug friends. Meet someone new!

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Remote Presentation: 1Password software for Mac and iOS

8:15 PM - Potluck time! 

9:20 PM - Pack up & clean up your potluck items

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes!!!

* Jan 26 - Meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a Google Holiday; 

TOPIC: Cloak VPN (Dave Peck via remote)

* Feb 23 - Meeting is on the 4th Monday due to a Google Holiday; topic TBD

Mar 16 - TBD


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

*************************************************************** 

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 17, 2014 - Chris Breen, Yosemite & iOS 8

posted Nov 13, 2014, 4:56 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


HEADS UP - DECEMBER POTLUCK 

By the way, December’s meeting includes our annual holiday potluck so start thinking about what you would like to bring to the party. We’ll have a signup sheet circulating at the November meeting. An email will be sent to the yahoo group members after the November meeting with updates as to what category of food/beverages are still needed. We already have plates, napkins, utensils, glasses - both kinds, for hot and for cold beverages. You’ll need to bring your own serving spoons, tongs etc., for your particular dish.



NOVEMBER SPEAKER & TOPIC:  

Macworld’s Senior Editor, Chris Breen, will speak about the changes wrought by OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 and what they mean for Apple now and into the future. Chris is a wonderfully entertaining and funny speaker. He is a columnist as well as an author of many books and blogs that are always educational. It’s been over a year since Chris last presented to svmug and we are very fortunate to have him back in person. Come learn from one of the best!

http://chrisbreen.com/about/


Articles by Chris Breen:

http://www.macworld.com/author/Christopher-Breen/



OPEN SOURCE:  

Robert Brown will talk about what “Open Source” really is and what it isn’t.



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, please call 408-877-6377 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


BREAK TIME:  

During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food. There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: Yosemite & iOS 8 — Chris Breen

8:15 PM - Break time 

8:30 PM - Open Source: “What is Open Source” — Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2014 CALENDAR: 

Nov 17 - Chris Breen — Mac OS X Yosemite & iOS 8

Dec 15 - Annual Holiday Potluck Party plus 1Password presents remotely


2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes

*Jan 26 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD

*Feb 23 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD


* Meetings these months are on the 4th Monday because the 3rd Monday is a holiday for Google so the meeting room is not available.


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

***************************************************************

SVMUG Monthly Meeting October 20, 2014 - DriveSavers Data Recovery

posted Oct 16, 2014, 4:45 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 3:00 AM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.



SPEAKERS & TOPICS:  Mike Cobb and Dave Bradley from Drive Savers Data Recovery

Emerging Data Storage Technologies:  New HDD Technologies, Hybrid Storage Technologies, New SSD Technologies, and Apple's new Fusion Hard Drive. They will be giving away nice goodie bags to everyone!


ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:  

Mike Cobb has a Computer Science B.S. degree from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining DriveSavers in 1994, Mike gained invaluable experience creating software and hardware solutions for mirroring and compression while working at Golden Triangle Software. Currently, Mike is the Director of Engineering at DriveSavers Data Recovery where he runs the Macintosh single drive department and the Unix/Macintosh multiple hard drive software recovery department. He plays a major role in the continuous upgrades of all internal software and some hardware recovery tools used in the clean room and the software departments. He ensures that each claimant’s data loss problem is given a proper solution. Mike’s engineering team have all supported customers as System Administrators prior to working at DriveSavers. They have certifications for the operating systems they work on and the hardware they run on. Each engineer has been trained by Mike to make the successful and complete recovery of the claimant’s data their top priority.


Dave Bradley has a Business Marketing B.S. degree from Chico State University. He was a District Manager for GlaxoSmithKline Beecham Products USA, leading a sales force, managing brands, and launching new products in the San Francisco/Northern California market. At Kraft General Foods, he was a Regional Sales and Marketing Manager in charge of category management and new brand launches. Now, at Drive Savers Data Recovery, Dave is a Corporate Account Executive managing the Reseller Sales Partner Program including the two largest Reseller Partners: Fry’s Electronics and Office Depot/Office Max. Traveling to nearly all of the lower 48 states, Dave visits and educates existing partners and qualifies new potential partners to join the Reseller Program. He also manages to call on all of the Apple Stores in every market he visits.



OPEN SOURCE:  

Robert Brown presents AngularJS - JavaScript development system


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AngularJS

“AngularJS, commonly referred to as Angular, is an open-source web application framework, maintained by Google and the community, that assists with creating single-page applications, which consist of one HTML page with CSS and JavaScript on the client side. Its goal is to simplify both development and testing of web applications.”

http://angularjs.org/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, please call 408-877-6377 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


BREAK TIME:  

During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food. There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: DriveSavers — Dave Bradley and Mike Cobb

8:15 PM - Break time 

8:30 PM - Open Source: AngularJS presented by Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2014 CALENDAR: 

Oct 20 - DriveSavers: Dave Bradley and Mike Cobb — recovery services

Nov 17 - Chris Breen — Mac OS X Yosemite

Dec 15 - Annual Holiday Party & possibly a guest speaker


2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes

*Jan 26 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD

*Feb 23 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

***************************************************************

SVMUG Monthly Meeting September 15, 2014 Joe Kissell - Privacy & Security!

posted Sep 12, 2014, 6:08 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 6:52 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Joe Kissell - Privacy and Security

The news is full of reports about hacked accounts, stolen password lists, malware, and other security threats that can affect Mac users. Don’t panic! You can keep your data safe and protect your online privacy if you understand some basic principles. In this essential session on privacy, Joe Kissell discusses the risks and how best to deal with them. You'll learn what went wrong in some of the best-known security failures and how to avoid becoming the next victim.

The talk will include creating, storing, and using excellent passwords—and managing weak links such as password reset systems and security questions. Joe will cover when and how to use two-factor authentication, other one-time and ongoing steps you can take to improve your privacy, and what to do if you find out (or suspect) that your security has been compromised.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Joe Kissell is a best-selling author known primarily for writing about Macs, iOS devices, and other high-tech topics. He is a senior editor of TidBits and the author of numerous ebooks in the Take Control series.

Macworld has a list of articles written by Joe that you can check out:

http://www.macworld.com/author/Joe-Kissell/

http://joekissell.com/about/

http://tidbits.com/



OPEN SOURCE TOPIC:   LilyPond and Frescobaldi presented by Dan Reed

Frescobaldi is a music editor for music files created with something called, LilyPond. LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond is free software and part of the GNU Project. LilyPond came about when two musicians wanted to go beyond the soulless look of computer-printed sheet music.  Musicians prefer reading beautiful music, so why couldn’t programmers write software to produce elegant printed parts? 

The result is a program that creates beautiful sheet music following the best traditions of classical music engraving. It takes care of the details of layout programmatically, allowing composers, transcribers and publishers to focus on the music instead of improving their software’s default output. Whether you want a lead sheet, tablature, or a complete score, you can make it with LilyPond.

lilypond.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frescobaldi_(software)



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, please call 408-877-6377 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms.  If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


BREAK TIME:  

During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food.  There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: Joe Kissell

8:15 PM - Break time - attendees bring food

8:30 PM - Open Source: LilyPond presented by Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2014 CALENDAR: 

Sep 15 - Joe Kissell on Privacy & Security

Oct 20 - DriveSavers: Dave Bradley and Mike Cobb — recovery services

Nov 17 - Chris Breen — Mac OS X Yosemite

Dec 15 - Annual Holiday Party! speaker TBD


2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes

*Jan 26 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday

*Feb 23 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

***************************************************************


SVMUG Monthly Meeting August 18, 2014, Todd Olthoff - DEVONthink Pro

posted Aug 15, 2014, 2:06 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 


The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Todd Olthoff - Managing Your Files with DEVONthink Pro

In this remote presentation, Todd will walk us through how to use DEVONthink Pro Office to organize our digital file system. With the entire world now going digital, managing files has become a necessity. We create documents, download things for research, and scan documents into our computers. Over time, the number of files begins to add up thus making them more difficult to manage and difficult to find. DEVONthink Pro Office is a database that helps you keep your files in order. The software’s built-in artificial intelligence helps you find files and shows you the connections between your files based on the same topic. With it’s advanced search, auto-filing ability, built-in scanner support and web server, DEVONthink Pro Office is a great application to organize, store, and retrieve all of your documents.    

http://www.devontechnologies.com/products.html


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Todd Olthoff is a Mac enthusiast who loves to pass on what he has learned to others. He regularly produces screencast tutorials on his website (www.toddolthoff.com) and his Youtube Channel (www.youtube.com/tolthoff). He is also a regular contributing screen caster for ScreenCastsOnline (www.screencastsonline.com) and for MacStadium (www.macstadium.com) a Mac colocation company.


Where’s Todd?

Web: www.toddolthoff.com

Email: todd@toddolthoff.com

YouTube:  www.youtube.com/tolthoff

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tolthoff



OPEN SOURCE TOPIC:   Gutenberg presented by Dan Reed

Project Gutenberg’s mission is to encourage the creation and distribution of digital books (eBooks) providing copyright-free books for download. Ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.

http://www.gutenberg.org/



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, please call 408-877-6377 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms.  If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug/photos/album/1019640305/pic/list


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


BREAK TIME:  

During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food.  There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.

 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: Todd Olthoff (remote), DEVONthink

8:15 PM - Break time - attendees bring food

8:30 PM - Open Source: Gutenberg presented by Dan Reed

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2014 CALENDAR: 

Aug 18 - Todd Olthoff (remote), DEVONthink

Sep 15 - TBD 

Oct 20 - DriveSavers

Nov 17 - TBD (possibly Joe Kissell for security)

Dec 15 - TBD plus our Annual Holiday Party


NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svmug

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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