SVMUG Monthly Meeting November 21, 2016: DayMap - Todd Cothran

posted Nov 17, 2016, 10:54 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.

MAPS and a copy of this email can also be found here:

DECEMBER’S POTLUCK:  Did someone say FOOD?? Start thinking about what you would like to make for our annual potluck. Something homemade is always appreciated. We’ll have a sign-up sheet at the November meeting. Lynda and Charles said they would do their usual Hot Apple Cider. Plates, napkins, cups, and eating utensils will be provided. You’ll bring the serving dishes & utensils for your potluck dish.


Have you ever been confused by your day planner? Do you think and plan visually? DayMap was created because we believe visual people deserve an organizer tailored to their strengths. This month, we have a remote presentation from the Eastern U.S. by Todd Cothran of DayMap fame.

DayMap is a visual planning application which helps you plan your days and weeks for optimum productivity. The project outliner places your projects side by side in columns so that you can see more information with less scrolling. The calendar located below the project outliner makes it easy to schedule important ToDo’s. DayMap is truly unlike any other productivity app.

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Todd Cothran lives in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia - home of The University of Virginia and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. He has been married to Renee for 22 years and has four children. Todd has worked in the field of education as a curricula author and teacher trainer. He now serves as a full-time pastor. He is passionate about helping people make the most of the time we all have been given. DayMap was born out of that passion when he could not find a productivity app that worked in the way he thinks. He figured there were more people than just him that could benefit from such an app. The feedback from DayMap users confirms he was right!

OPEN SOURCE:  Using Linux On Older Intel Macs - Dan Foy

What do you need to do to be secure if your Mac is older and no longer supported by Apple? Dan will demonstrate how to use Linux on your older Intel Mac for the times that you want to safely use the internet. Dual booting between OSX and Linux will be discussed as well. Dan will have a way to test your older Mac’s ability to run Linux, so bring your machine if you'd like to check for compatibility during our Break.


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. There is a long line of EV car parking in the parking lot near where the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room is located. There is also a Google employee (only) cafe next to the Bodega Bay Tech Talk room. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place. Please make a note of where you parked. 

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

NOTE: We have heard that the regular car/phone map instructions can be confusing so please use the interactive google map url below so you can see the target building and surrounding areas. Once you get there, all the buildings tend to look alike and you may not see the building numbers as you are driving around the parking lot.



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".


-- 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:  From 101 and the N Shoreline exit. Go Left onto Charleston Rd.

Look at the Interactive Google Map (above) so you can find the creek as a landmark. 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 or black mobile fitness truck called “HIIT” 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.



6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge from our host.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation: DayMap - Todd Cothran

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Linux on older Macs - Dan Foy

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


Nov 21 - Todd Cothran of DayMap - visual map of your life, one week at a time

Dec 19 - Holiday Potluck;  Podcasts - Info and Favorites


Jan 23 (4th Monday) - Todd Olthoff *Possible*

Feb 27 (4th Monday) - Wally Cherwinski - Video with iPhones


Dec 19, Building 1950, Bodega Bay

Jan 23, Building 1900, Asilomar

Feb 27, Building 1950, Bodega Bay

NOTE:  We are busy working on getting speakers for future months! Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.

NOTE TO ATTENDEES: You’ll receive 2 raffle tickets when you bring food to share. Please feel free to bring in items for raffle if you have them or obtain them from a vendor. When in doubt, ask one of the volunteers if the item would be good for raffle. If you have something else that you think would be good for the FREE pile, bring it, mark it FREE and place it on one of the tables near the food table. Just be sure to remove it at the end of the meeting if it does not go to a new home. We have enough to carry in and out each meeting. Thanks!



SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions such as Jan and Feb). 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.



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

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 website for announcements.

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Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at 

BMUG West, at 

East Bay Mac User Group, at 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

North Coast Mac User Group, at 

Planet Mac User Group, at