SVMUG Monthly Mtg Jan 23, 2017: All About Podcasts-ASILOMAR ROOM!

posted Jan 20, 2017, 4:56 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on the 4th Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00PM.  We are meeting in a DIFFERENT ROOM & A WEEK LATER FOR JANUARY!! 

Join us in the Asilomar Room in Building 1900 at Google in Mountain View, CA. 

See below for details and directions. If you know other svmug members who often attend the meetings but might not read their emails or check the svmug website, PLEASE let them know about the date and room change for this month. 

As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. 

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

JANUARY TOPIC:  All About Podcasts

Podcasts - three different listeners, three different perspectives. Come see and hear Charles, Dan & Lynda share their favorite podcast apps (podcatchers) and their favorite Mac/Apple/Tech-related podcasts. Their might be a podcasts mentioned on other topics too.  We’ll share our experiences and opinions, and welcome input & recommendations from the audience too.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:  Lynda & Charles Gousha, Dan Foy

Our speakers are svmug members and volunteers who are avid daily podcast listeners.

OPEN SOURCE:  Firefox Focus - Dan Foy

Firefox Focus is a private browser with ad-blocking for iOS. It is free, fast and easy to use. You can download Firefox Focus from the App Store.


We will be meeting at Google, in the Asilomar Room which is in Building 1900. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room.  Please make a note of where you parked.  Building 1900 is next to our usual place (Building 1950) so you can park where you might normally park if you have been to our meetings before.

* * Asilomar Room * * 

Google MTV (Mountain View) - Building 1900

1900 Charleston Rd  (same as 1900 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043

* * NOTE: We have heard that the regular 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.

INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP for Building 1900 - Asilomar Room:


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:  Favorite Podcasts

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source: Firefox Focus 

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

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


Jan 23 (4th Monday) - All About Podcasts - ROOM: ASILOMAR

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

Mar 20 (3rd Monday) - TBD


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