The President's Message

October 2014

by Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo, President

Established 1987

"Promoting the Harmony of Computer Education, and Camaraderie"

I again have the privilege of expressing my thoughts to you as Sandy, our president, is busy taking care of matters beyond her control.

First, I would like to thank every one of you for your participation at our meeting last month. We suddenly found ourselves short of key people; however, many stepped up when asked for their assistance: the volunteers who set up our meeting room and those who stacked chairs at the conclusion of the meeting, for Toby’s assistance in deciphering the program discs for use in the raffle and, of course, for the Q&A and SIGs that he and Michael presented, to Bart Koslow for securing items for review and raffles, and to Ken Church for organizing the door prizes. There are more I should acknowledge — please know that you are all appreciated.

We also celebrated that TOE Editor John Weigle received a certificate of participation from APCUG for his great work with our newsletter, “The Outer Edge.” Our club consistently is acknowledged for the superior work on TOE and for our website. Our website has been changed to include the items that Bart has received for review. Please give it a look.

We also marked our 28th year with a delicious chocolate cake. I hope everyone had a slice. That was great.

This was a wonderful showing of “camaraderie.”

I also came across an item of interest which discussed the beta or preview of a new Windows system — Windows 10. (Perhaps Microsoft wants to distance itself from Windows 8). Here is a brief summation: (there will be some changes when the final product is released).

  • There will be a new start menu in response to the cries from the public.
  • Universal Apps: Puts all types of apps in the background and can be utilized on many devices.
  • Platform Smarts-Windows will know if you are using a mouse and keyboard — if you are not using those, Win10 will ask permission to take you to the Metro Start Menu.
  • Multiple desktops
  • On-Screen application snapping: Up to four programs can be put into the corners of the screen which can be accessed when needed.
  • There is more, but those items are a little too technical for me — and these all may change in the final version.
  • So the world moves forwards and is ever changing, and our computer club will evolve also.

Looking forward to being with you at our next meeting.

Your Past President, James Brown

Happy computing!