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  • October 7, 2013

    9:00 pm

    Category: SIG\'sMac Basics SIG

    Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center
    2050 Yulupa Ave.

    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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    Mac Basics SIG (MBSIG) will be meeting Monday, October 7th from 7pm-9pm at the Luther Burbank Arts & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave. in Santa Rosa

    The scheduled subject is troubleshooting. How to diagnose problems and solve minor issues with your computer, software and peripherals.

    Remember MBSig is free and is open to NCMUG members and the public. Tell your friends!

    We are conducting a series of computer basis with the following schedule.

    October – Troubleshooting
    November – Peripherals (Cameras, Mobile Devices, Printers, Scanners, etc)

    Stephen Henry your NCMUG Treasurer, and Apple Certified Support Professional will be leading the discussion. He can be reached at mbsig@ncmug.org

  • October 8, 2013

    7:30 pm

    Category: Board MeetingsBoard Meeting

    Star Restaurant
    6480 Redwood Dr.

    Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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  • October 15, 2013

    9:00 pm

    Category: General MeetingHow not to lose your data by Ted Landau

    Rohnert Park Senior Center
    6800 Hunter Dr.

    Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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    Guest speaker: Ted Landau

    How not to lose your data

    From minor glitch to major disaster, you’ll be just fine — if your data are safely backed up. Every computer user knows this, even if they too often ignore the advice. But what does it really mean to “back up your data”? It turns out there many different ways to back up. From partial back ups to clones. From versioning to archiving. From external drives to cloud storage. Each one has its pros and cons. Ideally, you should be using more than one of these methods. Ted will take you on a tour of these back up alternatives. The talk concludes with a step-by-step look at how to prepare for a worst-case scenario (your startup drive no longer boots) and what to do if and when this disaster strikes.

    TED LANDAU has been writing about the Apple universe since the 1980’s. He is currently a Senior Contributor for Macworld, where he does the Bugs & Fixes column as well as occasional other articles. He also maintains a personal blog called Slanted Viewpoint. He is a regular guest on the MacNotables podcast.

    In 1996, Ted founded the MacFixIt website, where he remained as editor for the next six years. Ted has also written several books about using Macs and iOS devices — from the #1 bestselling Sad Macs, Bombs and Other Disasters to Take Control of iPhone iOS. From 2005-2012, Ted wrote the User Friendly View column for The Mac Observer.Landau-TMO-2 edit

  • October 23, 2013

    9:00 pm

    Category: SIG\'sPhotography SIG October Meeting

    First United Methodist Church – Carriage House
    1551 Montgomery Dr.

    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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    (1) Color Management – a Introductory Tutorial by Grace Cheung-Schulman

    (This tutorial, originally planned for the September meeting, has been postponed to this month.)

    In this digital photography age, we mainly edit and view our photographs on the computer. Rarely, if ever, do we print out our photos to show others or have them framed and hang on the wall. And when we do have them printed, we are often disappointed with how they look compared to what we saw on the computer monitor. At other times, we feel just as disappointed when we show our photos on the projected screen or other people’s computer. What happened? Is there a way we can control the output of our photos to look exactly as what we spent so many hours to perfect on our own computer?

    Grace has been struggling with this problem for as long as she got serious with digital photography. She is going to share with you what she has learned so far, and continue to learn, about color management workflow, monitor calibration, printer calibration, projector calibration, and camera calibration.

    In this tutorial, Grace will demonstrate how to calibrate the monitor using X-rite Photo’s ColorMunki. She will also show how to install Costco Photo Center’s printer profile as well as uploading photos to Costco’s photo printing service.

    (2) Photo Fatigue, Printing, and PODs (print-on-demand) books – A Talk by Fine Art Photographer Jane E. Baron

    Jane Baron is a fine art photographer based in Santa Rosa. Her lifelong interest in the visual arts began at a young age. Her love for drawing, painting, pottery, fiber art, and all things visual culminated with a fine art degree in 1972 from the University of California at Irvine. Wanting to explore the commercial side of art, she took courses in graphic design and illustration for two years at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. There, she developed technical aspects of art and design which instilled in her an interest in digital technology as it applies to art.

    Her first experience with cameras was with traditional black and white film. Many hours were spent in darkrooms where she enjoyed the magic of images emerging from chemical baths. The move to digital cameras and photoshop in the 1990′s opened up a vast opportunity for creative exploration with large format printers and different types of paper and printing mediums. The digital camera industry has grown and improved so much that we now have a deluge of daily point-and-shoot images posted on well-known Internet sites. The challenge for fine art photographers now is to use this technology as a creative tool with an intention to create original and meaningful works of art.

    You can see Jane’s portfolio at his website at – http://www.janebaron.com

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