Meeting November 19, 2012

posted Nov 12, 2012, 8:29 PM by Robert Brown   [ updated Nov 16, 2012, 6:37 PM ]
The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:00PM. Same time and same place as usual at Google (see below for details). As always, meetings are free to attend. Bring a friend!

SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Dan Frakes

Dan Frakes is a Senior Editor at Macworld and an editor for the Take Control series of ebooks that we like so much. He has been writing about Macs and Apple for nearly two decades. It's been a crazy couple months for Apple and everyone covering the company. Dan will be here to talk about all the new Apple gear that's been released and announced. 


OnionBrowser for iOS and the Tor network - presented by Cortland Klein

    Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. 

     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 and please please please look at the specific map and pictures mentioned below. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair Cut van" parked in the lot near where the 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 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043

MAP and pictures are on a SVMUG Wiki entry (see link below)
NOTE: link below is not working as of this message posting. We hope to it fixed soon. In the meantime, go to and look for the Map link.

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the hair cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the meeting room is located. The room is behind the trees in the photo. 

-- 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, third driveway entrance.
-- Go to the position A in the map shown.
-- Look for the entrance 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.

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. With the holidays approaching, let's focus on some healthy choices instead of all the sweet stuff. Several people have asked for something better for us than sugary items. 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.

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time
7:00 PM - Introduction
7:05 PM - News
7:30 PM - Presentation by Lynda (iOS 6) & Cortland (mrFlashcard)
8:15 PM - Break time - attendees bring food
8:30 PM - Open Source corner - Blender 3D software - Robert Brown 
8:45 PM - Group Q & A
9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


Dec 17 - Don Wood - Sandvox (Karelia)

Jan 21 - BusyCal (John Chaffee, iChat, from east coast)
(Jan 31 - Feb 2) - Macworld Expo
Feb 18 - 
Mar 18 -