Our regular meetings are generally held the fourth Saturday of the month at Camarillo Boys and Girls Club, however; there are exceptions to the rule (mainly we hold the November and December meetings on the 3rd Saturday because of Thanksgiving and Christmas). Therefore the meeting dates are listed to the right for the next four months. The address is 1500 Temple Avenue (northeast corner of Ponderosa Dr. and Temple Ave., Camarillo, California. The meetings are from 8:15 AM to Noon. See map to right for directions.

May 2019 Program

Presented by President Andy Toth

How to handle your recordings and how to make identical copies of your vinyl for use on your computer or other eletronic device. Andy has been doing the for many years and has become proficient in the process. This is a "must-see" event and will be a two program show.


  • JAN Michael Shalkey presented a program on "Why You Shouldn't Worry About Breaches"
  • FEB Michael Shalkey showed off his APCUG Virtual Technology Conference presentation and then talked about all the computer resources APCUG makes available to members of individual clubs that you probably are not aware of.
  • MAR Bob Gostischa made his annual treck to present of Protecting Your Digital Life. Some of the tools he covered were:
  • APR Bart Koslow shared his favorite freeware programs
  • MAY First part of andy Toth's presentation on making your recordings


  • JAN Michael Shalkey and Toby Scott discuss the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability, along with all the failed patches.
  • FEB Toby Scott discussed computer search tools, in particular improvements to the search on Office programs and Windows Explorer.
  • MAR Bob Gostischa visited us once again and gave us a treasure trove of security insights. Here are his links and notes:
  • APR Detective Tim Lohman from the Financial Crimes unit of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department presented a program on scams and how to protect yourself from them.
  • MAY Michael Shalkey and Toby Scott talk about VPN (Virtual Private Networking), what it is; the difference between installing it on a router, computer or browser and the difference between paid and free versions.
  • JUN Toby Scott showed how to setup email on the new mail server as well as discussing the advantages/disadvantages between POP3 vs. IMAP email as well as between browser email vs. program (Outlook, Thunderbird) email.
  • JUL Michael Shalkey presented a program on the Amazon Fire Cube, a hands-free device controlling device. Using just voice commands you can turn on or off the TV, change channels, dim the lights, play music and tons more. No longer do you need a drawer full of confusing remote controls to handle things. Just talk to your Cube.
  • AUG Toby Scott presented on The Best Backup Option Is The Cloud.
  • SEP Michael Shalkey presented on Windows 10 For Beginners.
  • OCT Bob G presented a program on the new Avast Secure Browser.
  • NOV Michael Shalkey presented a program on the oft-delayed Windows 19 1809.
  • DEC Michael Shalkey presented a program on the future ofWwindows


  • JAN "Windows 10, Your Way" by Toby Scott PDF of the program.
  • FEB "Online Safety" by Michael Shalkey
  • MAR “Tips for Staying Safe Online and Preventing Identity Theft" by Bob Gostischa. Program Notes and Bob's Blog
  • APR Michael Shalkey discussed online safety and the use of VPNs and then Toby Scott showed off the Opera browser's built-in VPN client. Download the Opera browser. It's excellent.
  • MAY Toby Scott reprised his APCUG presentation on Cryptoviruses. Here's a PDF of the program.
  • JUN Michael Shalkey presented a program on how hackers are attacking users and computers -- mostly by tricking someone into doing something stupid.
  • JUL Toby Scott presented on LastPass, a free password management program that syncs all your devices and passwords and even lets you selectively share passwords with family or co-workers.
  • AUG Toby Scott presented on OneNote, the best Keeping Track of All the Crap You Didn't Know What To Do With
  • SEP Bart Koslow on Using Computers for Security Investing (see link)
  • OCT Bart Koslow presented his favorite sites for security investing. Lots of tools and sites for helping improve investing results.
  • NOV Michael Shalkey and Toby Scott presented a program on blockchain currencies, like BitCoin and Ethereum. At the time of the program BitCoin was nearing $1,000. Within a couple of weeks, it had crossed $15,000. Talk about a timely program.
  • DEC Michael Shalkey and Toby Scott presented a program on disaster preparation for computer users.


  • JAN "The Art Of Computer Backup" by Elliott Stern, Computer Counselor
  • FEB "OneNote" by Toby Scott
  • MAR "Technology From A Different Perspective" by Bob Gostischay
  • APR "Accessibility Tools Help People With Disabilities" by Patrice Wheeler
  • MAY "The Joys (and Shortcuts) of Computer Editing Photographs!" by Bob Crum
  • JUN "How to Use Facebook Safely" by Toby Scott: (See his Powerpoint notes)
  • JUL "Here's How To Create Essential Backups" by Michael Shalkey
  • AUG "11 Common Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • SEP "Yahoo Hack and What You Need to Know (see PDF from program)" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • OCT "Windows 10 Updates and Changes" by Michael Shalkey
  • NOV "LibreOffice" by Orv Beach
  • DEC "Router Security and the Internet of Things (IoT)" Michael Shalkey


    JAN "Windows 10, Browser Malware Discussed" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • FEB "Burning Cd/DVD's" by Bart Koslow
  • MAR "e-books" by Bart Koslow
  • APR "Is This On" by Abbey Stokes
  • MAY "ONE NOTE: A computerized Memory" by Toby Scott
  • JUN "Cutting The Cord" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • JUL "Windows 10" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • AUG "Calibre: Organize/reformat your E-Books" By Bart Koslow
  • SEP "Cybersecurity" by Special Agent Michael Sohn
  • OCT "Acronis Image Backups" by Gene Barlow
  • NOV "Earthquake Preparedness" by Margaret Vinci, from The Seismology Lab
  • DEC "Calibre: Organize/reformat your E-Books" By Bart Koslow


  • JAN 26 Ventura County Grand Jury Presentation
  • FEB 16 "OneDrive" by Toby Scott
  • MAR 23 "What To Do With XP Machines" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • APR 27 "Heartbleed" by Toby Scott
  • MAY 25 "Free programs: Remove Junk, Protection from Viruses and Alternate Office Suites" by Bob Gostischa
  • JUN 23 "Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft Retail Store" by Mazen El Ghadban
  • JUL 28 "Image and Cloud Backups" by Michael Shalkey and Toby Scott
  • AUG 23 "Installing Linux" by Orv Beach
  • SEP 28 "Discussion: Information You Need" by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • OCT 26 "CamAcc, An app that helps the blind and visually impaired take pictures with Android devices" by CSUN Students
  • NOV 16 "Broad Range or Current Topics" by Michael Shalkey
  • DEC 20 "The Barefoot Genealogist" Crista Cowan of


  • JAN 26 CIPCUG Flash Drive by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
  • FEB 16 CIPCUG Flash Drive Part 2 Toby Scott
  • MAR 23 "Organize and Protect Your Hard Drive” by Gene Barlow
  • APR 27 "Virtualization Software & Its Application" by Hank Wright
  • MAY 25 "Digital Photography - The Bones" by Dan Holmes
  • JUN 23 "Growth in Digital Terrorism and Hate" by Rick Eaton
  • JUL 28 "In the Clouds" by Toby Scott
  • AUG 24 "In the Clouds (Part II)" by Toby Scott
  • SEP 28 "Discussion and Comparison of Tablets" by Bart Koslow
  • OCT 26 "In the Clouds (Part III)" by Toby Scott
  • NOV 16 "CryptoLocker Virus Explained" by Michael Shalkey
  • DEC 21 "Health Care not Obama Care" by Dr. Gary Sexton

  • 2012 PROGRAMS

    • JAN 28 Webinar by Gene Barlow: Acronis products let you partition, back up
    • FEB 25 Toby and Michael present Spam, Internet cameras, VMware and DOSBox
    • MAR 24 Toby and Michael present a Showdown: Google Docs vs. Windows Live Docs
    • APR 28 Protecting yourself and your identity online by Bob Gostischa
    • MAY 25 'Is This thing On' by Abbey Stokes
    • JUN 23 The Deep Web by Craig Brainard
    • JUL 28 Toby and Michael present a Preview of Office 2013: The Office for all your Windows 8 devices
    • AUG 25 Comodo Desktop Security by David Perry, Director of Education, Comodo Group, Inc
    • SEP 24 25th Anniversary Celebration: Be There
    • OCT 27 Windows 8 -Part 1 by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
    • NOV 17 Windows 8 -Part 2 by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
    • DEC 15 Archival Media Kit by Julie Hanson Vinpower

    2011 PROGRAMS

    • FEB 26 PremierOne (Motorola's Software used by VTA Police
    • MAR 24
    • APR 23 Toby and Michael discussed Amazon Cloud Crash, incursion into the music business, PDF files, and future computing, plus additional Q and A.
    • May 21 TOPAZ LABS Ivan Randal
    • June 25 Digital Resources at Channel Islands California State University.
    • Aug 27 LIBRAOFFICE,"Open Source" Office Suite by Orv Beach
    • Sep 24 Rapid Storage Technology by Rick Smith and Michael Shalkey
    • Oct 22 Windows Live Mesh by Toby Scott and Michael Shalkey
    • Nov 19 TOPAZ LABS Ivan Randal
    • Dec 17 Notebooks presentation by Staples.

Meeting Dates

MAY 28, 20224th Saturday
JUN 25, 20224th Saturday
JUL 23, 20224th Saturday
AUG 27, 20224th Saturday
All meetings are online for the foreseeable future.
Because of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the November and December meeting dates are a week earlier.
Map to Meeting