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Agenda For May 2013
May 7 - Photo
Both for our pleasure and for entries into the Southwest
Conference photo contest, well have a look at our
own camera lovers and what they like to photograph. We missed
doing this last year so it will be great fun for this meeting,
both for those who took the pictures and for the rest of us
to look at the display.
Those who are planning to attend the Southwest Conference
are entitled to enter a photo in each of the categories. Because
TUGNET is a participant, we can choose a photo to enter in
each category whether the person who took those pictures is
attending or not.
I hope well have lots of participants because it will
be much more fun. You can choose the category for your picture
or we can help with that decision. The categories are: People,
Nature and Landscape (flowers, outdoor scenes, nature images,
sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes), Animals and Phoneography
(aka Phone Photography) - its all about shooting and
editing with your cell phone or smart phone.
The SWCC rules, which we will follow are:
Entries in the People, Nature & Landscape and Animal
categories must be taken with a
digital camera; Phoneography category must be taken with your
Printed size may be 5 x 7 to 8-1/2 x 11, maximum
Color or black and white
No borders or frames
A photo may only be entered in one category; one entry
per person in each category
The photographers name, name/description of the
photo, category and user group must be noted on the back of
the photo (preferably on a label)
By entering the contest, you are allowing the Southwest
Computer Conference to publish the photo on its website or
in other electronic promotional materials or print media
Photos will not be returned
Four copies of each photo entered in the contest must
be received by May 24, 2013.
Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs.
Thats it. Lets have all our members participating.
You certainly dont have to be an expert to have an interesting
picture to enter. At a recent conference, a winning photo
was taken by a camera - there was no special category then
- and it was the first time that person had taken a picture
with the camera or entered it in the contest. So, dont
hold back for any reason.
14 - Tech Talk with Jay Ross
We have been learning more about our computers and how to
use them each time Jay Ross gives us a presentation.
We have also learned a lot from the questions that have been
asked. Jay considers the various operating systems
when he chooses a topic to discuss, so none are left out.
Theres no one who knows it all or knows
enough and Jay even says that himself. We may
have some doubt about that, but its absolutely true
about the rest of us.
All the years Ive been attending TUGNET meetings, there
have been very few when I havent picked up a tip or
a bit of information, at the very least, at any one of them,
even when I thought the topic of the evening was not going
to be interesting to me. Whatever the topic and whomever the
speaker, theres that golden nugget that comes out of
it. I always say that everything I know about computers is
due to our TUGNET meetings. I am quite sure that will continue
to be true.
May 21 - How
to Handle an Emergency and Much More
our presentations and articles in our newsletter, we are probably
better informed about the various threats that exist against
us that most folks. However, do you ever wonder what is most
prevalent in your own neighborhood?
For this meeting well find out about that from someone
who deals with it every day. Well welcome Dario Delcore,
Lead Officer, Los Angeles Police Department, Devonshire Division.
Office Delcore shared a great amount of pertinent information
during his previous visit in 2009. When talking to him about
a return visit, he remembers being here and is looking forward
to seeing everyone again.
Dario Delcore has been an LAPD officer for
23 years and has worked all of his career in a uniformed assignment,
911 response, training officer and specialized in crime prevention
for the past 13 years. At the meeting he will cover crime
statistics for the area, for the city and will discuss traditional
methods of operation the crooks use to victimize. He will
also take all questions.
You know this will be an indispensable meeting so youd
best plan to be here.
May 28 - Martie
Sandell: Fabric Artist, Designer and Machine Embroidery Expert
had many presentations on what computers can do in various
situations. Here is another way computers have changed the
way things are done. Guys, this is for everyone since you,
too, will be amazed at what programmers have accomplished.
Marties passion for sewing began as a young
child. After teaching quilting for the Los Angeles College
District she launched Creative Makings by Martie,
a unique pattern line distributed internationally. Her award-winning
garments have been featured nationwide on the runway for
Houstons Fairfield Processing Fashion Show; the Great
American Quilt Festival in NYC; and exhibited at The American
Textile Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Martie
has been a regular contributor to trade and craft magazines,
sharing her sewing knowledge while encouraging creativity
in others. Her expertise found its way to the Internet when
she began two online sewing/embroidery groups. Her whimsical
appliqué and surface embellishment designs have appeared
in magazine advertisements and as printed cut-and-sew fabric
Martie was an Educator with two major sewing machine
companies before joining RNK's Floriani Division. She
currently travels the country teaching people the art of computerized
sewing, embroidery and quilting. Sewing has definitely come
a long way since her original manual straight stitch machine
to her newest 10-needle computerized embroidery machine. She
will have many examples to show which you will find fascinating.
I have marveled at these in booths at CES and I know you will
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