The turkey’s been stuffed and so have the guests. It’s time to begin the official Christmas season; although I’ve noticed stores now begin November 1. And, one of my pre-programmed radio stations has been playing Christmas music 24/7 for 2 weeks at least! Too much of a good thing ...
As we savor the last turkey sandwich (is there anything better?), and get out the Christmas dishes, let’s be sure to find time to attend the December 2 appleJAC MUG meeting. This month, we will hear from Jason Piper and his presentation of “Gaming on the Mac”. (Does this carry over to the iPhone, Jason?) Sometimes, we think of computer gaming as only for the young, but it’s also for the young-at-heart -- and that’s all of us! We’ve gamed all our lives, so let’s make sure we don’t miss out on the tech-end of this pastime.
Also, this month, we have our election of officers for 2009. Please be ready to volunteer and accept a position for the upcoming year. Your involvement is the lifeblood of our activity.
Last month, we heard two wonderful presentations from aJ members. Sue McCormick treated us to a look at the database she created on FileMaker Pro -- quite an accomplishment! Then Larry Garvin (with help from wife Aileen) took us on a delightful geocaching journey. If you were unable to attend, you missed an informative evening.
Winners of November door prizes were as follows:
- Aileen Garvin Mapping Hacks (book)
- Bob McCormick Photoshop Filter Effects (book)
- Charlie Bland Adobe Illustrator (software)
- Robert Williams CSS Pocket Reference (book)
- Paul Van Horn Freeway Pro (software)
- Steve Archer The DAM Book (book)
- Gale Fuller Freeway Express (software)
Don’t forget to mark your January calendar for the aJ meeting on the SECOND TUESDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2009. The meeting date was changed to accommodate attendance at the Macworld Conference. Also, as we enter Missouri’s winter season, remember that, if the Jefferson City Public Schools are canceled or dismissed early due to inclement weather on our meeting date, the meeting will also be canceled.
See you on December 2 in room 600 at Lewis and Clark Middle School. May you and yours have a blessed Christmas and a joyous 2009!