The September 2019 TOE is up

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Listen to the 166th Podcast of October 8, 2019.
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Join Us on Facebook

By far the most popular activity for CIPCUG members over the years has been our Q&A sessions. We have added to this by having a podcast where we continue to answer Q&A questions from members. Post a questions on the CIPCUG Facebook page or email it to tech@ name-of-club (sorry to make it obscure, but if I didn't every spammer in the world would be my new best friend) and we'll answer it the following Tuesday -- or sometimes via a reply post or email within minutes. We need more participation among members, so aks away.

The Channel Islands PC Users Group (CIPCUG) was founded on the principal of users helping users. Have a computer problem stumping you? Bring it up at the Q & A session (held at every meeting) and you will probably find another user who stumbled over the same problem and figured out a solution. We have members whose experience runs all the way from absolute beginner to professional experts. You will be able to connect with other users whose experience level and interests match yours. Networking with peers is the best way to grow.

Bring your server, desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone problem to the meeting and you will probably receive an answer. We write up all our Q & A sessions in our monthly TOE newsletter and have archives of all newsletters since 1999.

Facebook & Podcast News

BG Club

Our Mercury Broadcasting podcasts are really starting to ramp up. We have created a separate Podcast Page for links to all the podcasts, news and help as well as a guide for creating a safe Facebook page so you can ask questions on the CIPCUG Facebook page. This is a great opportunity to help build our club. Show friends and relatives our CIPCUG Facebook page and the Podcast page on our website.

Our Meeting Location

Join us at the Boys & Girls Club in Camarillo:

  • Location

  • 1500 Temple Avenue
  • Camarillo, CA 93010
  • Dates

  • 4th Saturday of the month - 10 months
  • 3rd Saturday for November and December
  • Times

  • Interest Group Meetings: from 8:45 AM to 9:30
  • Business Meeting: 9:30 - 9:45
  • Q & A: 9:45 to 10:30
  • Coffee break: 10:30 - 11
  • Program: 11 - Noon

The entrance to the auditorium is from the parking lot, toward the back on the right side.


CIPCUG is a member of APCUG, an International Association of Technology & Computer Users Groups. APCUG provides excellent articles for our newsletter, helps find programs, conducts webinars you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home (see past webinars on YouTube) and provides excellent support for user groups in the conduct of their business.


Sign up for the CIPCUG Google Group and Calendar.

Focal Press User Group Discounts

One of the best computer book sources, they offer a 25% discount with discount code of FOC25. Stop by their store to take advantage. Don't forget the discount code.

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Next Meeting Dates

Subscribe to TOE

We have migrated to using a professional mailing list manager at Mail Chimp (funny name, serious business). If you sign up here, you will be able to remove yourself easily any time you no longer wish to receive the emails. Every email we send out has subcription and unsubscription links at the bottom. This is much better than having to email Toby to tell him to change things. Mail Chimp does NOT share their lists with anyone.

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CIPCUG on Facebook

Log into the Facebook CIPCUG page. If it's your first time, you'll be prompted to join. Do so. You should be approved in under an hour. We keep the bad guys out this way. Once you are in, keep reading posts and reply to those you find interesting. Post questions, which will we will try to answer on our new podcast (online radio) hosted on Mercury Broadcasting. Be sure to tune in on Tuesday mornings to hear the latest. We have a once a week schedule on Tuesdays at 8 AM (hopefully). You can listen any time after. Notices will be up on Facebook as well as the Mercury Broadcasting pages and, of course, our own Podcast page.

(learn how to setup a safe Facebook account here)

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Our newsletter and web page have won first place awards from APCUG, demonstrating our committment to provide you with the best user group experience possible.

Need Help?

American Graphics Institute (AGI)

American Graphics Institute and their classroom series at The Digital Classroom is as good as it gets. They offer books, lesson files and video tutorials to get you up to speed on a ton of subjects.

Major Publisher Offer

No Starch

No Starch offers the finest in geek entertainment. They have tons of educational books and tools for anyone to learn how to do all kinds of things. Be sure to stop by.

Excellent Computer Books

Peachpit Press

CIPCUG members can save 35% at by logging onto the Peachpit website and using the coupon code PEACHPITUG. Peachpit Press is one of the best publishers of computer and technology books. This is a very generous offer.

Free Instruction


Webucator is offering our members free online self-paced courses in (see subject list.) This is only for currently paid members of CIPCUG. You must have a voucher to use them. If you are interested, please contact Bart Koslow at and he will provide you with the voucher you require.