by Tom Piper, aJMUG President
Summer is upon us . . . the longest day of the year (summer solstice) is now past . . . heat and humidity remind us of the splendors of Missouri . . . and we are thankful for the blessings of air conditioning and iced refreshments. AND, true to the predictions of the Cupertino King (Steve Jobs), iOS 4 was delivered that first day of Summer, and the 4G iPhones started arriving on June 23 (Steve Mays was our first member to get his). So, now we must find balance between our electronic tools and other daily demands.
On a personal note, you may have already heard that I am now living alone. Not everything lasts forever, but I feel blessed that I’ve had 35 years of family life, with a son (who also has had a son), and many cherished memories. My challenges now include adapting to a two-bedroom duplex near Binder Lake (5418 Deer Valley Drive), learning how to cook (something my grandmother who raised me never taught me), and attending to domestic duties (a constant test of my memory). Working for the state takes ever more time as our resources are diminished and the workload increases. So, if I’m a little slow in responding to your inquiries, I hope that you will understand (MacQuest Consulting is still alive and well).
At our last meeting, the appleJAC MUG Annual Picnic at the Landwehr pool (thank you Mayor John and Peggy), enjoying both sun and rain. Hamburgers and hotdogs were served fresh off the grills, joining a wonderful array of side dishes and desserts. All 30 people in attendance seemed to have a great time (until the rain returned).
Our next meeting is our annual MacFixIt Meeting where we diagnose hardware and software problems, help install memory/harddrive/system upgrades, discuss regular maintenance concerns, and ways to boost performance. With recent iOS, iPhone, Safari and other Apple updates, we will spend some time explaining these too. Tasir Yanis will be hosting our meeting at his Coffee Zone at 130 East High Street (our gathering place every Saturday morning).
Mark your calendar NOW for the appleJAC Macintosh Users MacFixIt meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Bring family, friends and new members downtown JC to the Coffee Zone to get the most out of your Mac and other Apple products.