The President's Message

February 2016

by Lisa Toth, President

Established 1987

"Promoting the Harmony of Computer Education, and Camaraderie"

Finally El Nino might be here. As I write this column, we are expecting a good storm on Sunday the 1st. I hope so. After the last storms, I went out and dug around in the garden and was disappointed that not very far down the earth was still pretty dry. Rain! We want rain! I hear the snow pack is almost normal but still not enough. It’s never enough. Oh, well, we’ll take what we can get.

Last month we had Elliott Stern from Maestro Computing Services presenting how to make the perfect backup. He discussed the various ways and types of backups available and the pros and cons of each. Toby and Michael talk about the importance of a backup just about every meeting. When I worked for a software company, that was one thing we tried to get our clients to do at least once a day. For our home computers, maybe we don’t need to do it daily, but it needs to be done regularly.

I confess I don’t know what the topic is for February. I’m sure I’m supposed to know. I just don’t remember. It will be good though. Craig Ladd has done a wonderful job of getting very interesting presenters. Toby and Michael fill in when a presenter can’t be found or just can’t make it, and the topics they can cover are endless.

I hope we will have a SIG on the Windows phone soon. We got new phones over the holidays, Windows phones. Our first smart phones. So far, mine is way smarter than I. Slowly, I am figuring it out, but I don’t know nearly enough about all the icons on the screen or how to change them to apps I want on the screen and so forth. They’re big, too! I did go online and find cases for them, including one that I can put on my belt so I can keep my phone with me all the time. I developed that habit when I was working and had to be available at all hours, and now I feel naked when it’s not there. What can I say?

Oh, I picked up three prizes at the last raffle. Three! I buy a lot of tickets. It’s good for the club. You can make it much harder for me to win by buying tickets! It’s good for the club

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See you next meeting.
Lisa Toth, president

Happy computing!