Meetings coordinator: Maria Argüelo
The following is the calendar of meetings for 2014:
|Brunch, Show & Tell, Swaps & Elections. Rescheduled from December 2014||January 11|
|Ryan Smith|| CrashPlan: |
CrashPlan is the maker of CrashPlan and SharePlan - platform enthusiastic and secure sync, share, and backup in the cloud. Customers such as National Geographic, Penn State University, Saleforce.com, Nike, and Disney leverage Code42 to offload Mac backups invisibly to the cloud and make data secure and accessible anywhere in the world. Ryan is the Mid Atlantic Enterprise Account Executive for Code42 and comes from a background of enterprise storage, backup, disaster recovery, and archive. He lives in Media, Pa and enjoys outdoor adventure sports, photography, and motorcycle racing. Ryan is overviewing the technology behind the Code42 solution, how people utilize Code42 to protect their important pictures, data, and share information globally, and a view of where enterprise sync and share is heading.
|Chris Urban||WordPress |
WordPress is one of the most widely used open-source based content management tools today. Free to use and learn, he will go through all of the basics you'll need to know to get yourself started with the platform used by millions of websites worldwide. He'll cover blogging basics, including tagging, plugins, themes and other features, such as commenting, contact forms and popular hacks. We'll learn by doing: he'll put together a blog during the course of the presentation. Chris is the Technology Director and Partner at Tetra Strategic Communications, a full-service sales promotion, advertising, and interactive development agency in Elkins Park. As an open-source solutions architect, Chris leads interactive development and designs enterprise-level systems and applications for healthcare, education and SMEs (Small and medium enterprises). An MIT graduate, he has a keen ability to explain advanced technical concepts and integrate them in strategic marketing projects. Many of us have enjoyed and learned from his presentations at MacBus, another Macintosh user group with an emphasis on business.
|Lisa Rysinger|| From Scottish Rumor to Scottish Royalty? Using Genetic Genealogy to Piece Together the Puzzle! |
"I always thought I was 50% Italian, 25% German, and 25% Irish, but after I had my DNA tested, I quickly learned that there was much more to my ancestry than I originally thought. In 2012, I began my genetic journey and it took me to places I never imagined- Scotland, Russia, Greece and even Finland! I wanted to know more, so I began sharing genomes with some of my matches. Two years later, I have more than 1000 cousins on 23andMe and quite possibly a Scottish castle in my pedigree. Join me as I show you how to use the best features of 23andMe, FTDNA, and Ancestry to break through the brick walls that traditional genealogy research could not. With today's technology, a lot of persistence, and a little luck, you, too, may find your DNA taking you places that you never imagined!"
Lisa Rysinger is the President of VIDE Productions, Inc.
|Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus||This, That, and The Other — 2014 Edition |
Products that are awesome
Things that are not awesome
Demos of cool stuff
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has been considered one of the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS for over twenty-five years. A prolific author, LeVitus has written or co-written more than 70 popular computer books, with millions of copies sold worldwide more than a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPad For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, OS X Mavericks For Dummies, and Microsoft Office 2011 For Mac For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing. LeVitus has been the Apple technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the Dr. Mac column on Tuesdays in print and Wednesdays on the Web. He also writes regularly for the Mac Observer and other publications. His hobbies include playing guitar with the infamous Macworld All-Star Band, engineering audio recordings (mostly of classic rock songs), and budget filmmaking. For the latest information on Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus or the services he offers, please visit http://www.boblevitus.com.
|MLMUG University||July 12|
|August Summer Break -- No Talks|
|John Krause||"Music, the Universal and Personal Medium" |
The presentation will cover how sound and music has come to us in the past,how it is in the present, and perhaps what it will be in the future. The computer,Apple or otherwise is the home of the current video and sound system. Techniques and available services will make for smooth transition from your desktop to your ears. You will learn how to spend your dollars wisely for future enjoyment. John is a retired physician living in Bala Cynwyd,PA. He grew up in New York and attended college and medical school there. He practiced general surgery and plastic surgery for 35 years in Cherry Hill NJ. In 2005 he retired and moved across the river to be closer to his children and grandchildren (Bala,Gladwyne and Ambler all in PA). He always had been interested in Music and Sound reproduction. He have a large collection of LP's And CD's. His areas of interest are Classical, Opera, and Jazz. He has been married to Irene Krause for 18 years and we just celebrated that anniversary.
|Joe Mysko|| Internet Security; how to protect yourself and why you should. |
There is a great perception that Mac OS X is invulnerable to virus and malware. Not only is that perception wrong, it is dangerous! Under the covers, Mac OS X is a variant of Berkley Unix called Darwin. The Unix code base can be just as vulnerable as any other operating system. Berkley Unix was the first operating system to be exploited far and wide. Now that the Mac has greater share of the market, it will be more of a target. We will explore various vulnerabilities and how you can protect your computer. We will also explore why you need to protect your Mac and any computer that you own and why it is your responsibility. If time permits, we will discuss your options with virtualization software and how you can make the most of it.
Joe started his career at Commodore as he built a world wide engineering network while the Internet was being started under the management of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. military. Joe graduated to the aerospace industry and has been involved in projects such as GPS, LandSat and Earth Observation satellites and has held high level security clearances beyond “Top Secret”. Over the past 3 decades, Joe has designed numerous Internet Gateways for Fortune 500 Companies such as GE, NBC, Vanguard, Mellon Bank, Martin Marietta and Lockheed. His skills include Internet security and especially securing Internet application layer protocols. Joe was one of a team of three that discovered the security breach and “break in” to General Electric’s corporate network back in 1995 and helped to chase the notorious “Super Hacker” Kevin Mitnick who was eventually imprisoned for his activities. Citicorp has used Joe to design and rollout their corporate Email system for Y2K compliance. Joe’s other projects include the design of data centers, Help Desks, Network Operation Centers and ISP Infrastructures. Joe currently works as a Senior Operations Manager at a Fortune 50 company in the Philadelphia Region.
|Steve Zalot||iOS 8 and iOS X 10 Yosemite |
Steve Zalot, Senior Systems Engineer, with Apple Inc. walked us through the latest features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that bring big updates to apps we use every day — like Messages and iPhoto. A whole new way to share content with our family and exciting new connections between apps and devices.
Steve is a Senior Systems Engineer with Apple Inc. and has over 30 years experience supporting, consulting and presenting Appleʼs technologies and products. Steve maintains certifications in Appleʼs Certified System Administrator and Final Cut Pro programs in support of his specialties in digital media and education technology architecture. Video, photography and mobile devices are among the many topics on which Steve presents, as he travels the Mid-Atlantic area speaking with a growing base of Apple fans.
|MLMUG Pot Luck Buffet, Swap and Sell Meet, Member's Show and Tell, and Election of Officers for 2015 |
The month of December brings an opportunity to enjoy friends, good food, and to swap or sell our Mac and iDevice treasures. We will not have a scheduled guest speaker. Instead a session called "Show and Tell" will allow members 5, 10, or 15 minutes to present a topic. Please contact Maria O. Argüello at by December 1, with your topic. We invite you to bring a sweet or a savory dish to share with us. MLMUG will provide paper goods and hot beverages. We will have tables set up for the swap and sell meet. Bring your slightly used but in good working condition hardware, software, books, or periodicals to swap, share, or sell. Bring also any items you want to give away for the free table. MLMUG is not responsible for exchanges or sales. All items that don't find a new owner from the free table will need to go home with their original owner. December is also the time for electing board officers for 2015. Please sign up by Monday, December the 8th, so we can prepare space for your goods, and the food goodies you will share. We need to know in advance how many tables to set up. And if you can help with set up and clean up we appreciate the help. The sign up page is at
|December 13 |