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Meeting Agenda For April 2016

April 5 - Email Etiquette with the PC Maestro Elliott Stern

Remember the “PC Maestro?” Yes, that’s Elliott Stern and he’ll be here again. This is a very important topic which will help everyone with their email. Since we all send email, let’s make it the best we can.

Email has become the replacement for paper correspondence and old fashioned letter writing. While it may have replaced the method of communication (paper to electronics) there is still a strong need to user proper email etiquette. Spelling, grammar, addressing, email layout and formal signatures are not a thing of the past, yet many computer users throw old style correspondence standards out the Window when sending and receiving email.

Are you YELLING in your email conversation by typing in ALL CAPS?

Do you use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) or abuse the system using Send-to and CC without regard for who your email is addressed to?

Are your subject lines relevant to the body of your email message?

These are just a few of the topics to be discussed when Elliott Stern, Computer Counselor at Maestro Computing presents: “Email Etiquette, The Forgotten Habits for Proper Electronic Communication.”

Elliott does not LOL when he sees poor email etiquette. Some of the mistakes being made guarantee a big OMG. If you abuse proper email addressing instead of using BCC, you could be found guilty of violating the government’s CAN SPAM ACT.

Does your email follow proper email etiquette standards? Ii hope we have a good attendance to hear Elliott explain why this is important.

April 12 - TUGNET Dining Event

Bob’s Big Boy

Bob's Big BoyWe will once again visit this Southern California restaurant in Burbank/Toluca Lake. The Big Boy standing out in front has made the news in the past when someone stole it. But, as of this writing, he is in place, there for all the tourists to join him for a picture. Maybe some of our group will do so also – won’t that be fun to have on our web site?

Bob’s Big Boy
4211 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 843-9334

Did you know that this location is the oldest remaining Big Boy in the country? Come enjoy the nostalgia of dining in the 1940's transitional design of streamline modern style while anticipating the free-form 50's coffee shop architecture. The towering BOB’s sign is an integral part of the building design and its most prominent feature. The restaurant was honored in 1993, receiving the designation as a :STATE POINT OF HISTORICAL INTEREST” by the state of California.
Come join your TUGNET friends while enjoying their famous menu with all the favorites of yesterday plus some updated items for your dining pleasure.

Since you probably will be eating lunch and/or dinner this Tuesday evening, do come join us. Most of our TUGNET members prefer to come during the 5:30 - 6:30 time frame. However, the offer is good all day, just be sure to tell them you are with TUGNET. I hope you will be part of the group!

It is important to have a copy of the appropriate flyer for these occasions. It is always available, even if you are not’t able to get to a meeting to pick it up. Please ask for it, either by e-mail or a phone call. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers of board members are on page 2 of the newsletter, so take advantage of that and ask for a flyer when you think you’ll be able to join us.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

April 19 - The Internet of Things

Judy Taylour is coming back with a new presentation.

We haven’t seen her for awhile so this should be great fun. She says, “Are you ready for the IoT? Are you already using some smart “things?” What are those “things?”Do you trust the cloud? Will there be enough IP addresses? Who are the big players? All this and more will be covered in the presentation.

Be sure to come!

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