Apple Senior Systems Engineer Dave Marra has announced his fall appearances at various MUGs (Macintosh User Groups), including a five-day, five-state tour in October, and a stop at a Windows User Group. His itinerary includes: Sept. 10: Indianapolis Computer Society PC Users Group; Sept. 11: ApplePickers Macintosh Users Group; Sept. 17: New Jersey Macintosh Users Group; Sept. 24: Macintosh Business Users Society; Oct. 8: New Hampshire Seacoast Macintosh Users Group; Oct. 9: Boston Macintosh Users Group; Oct. 10: Rhode Island Macintosh Users Group; Oct. 11: Long Island Macintosh Users Group; Oct. 12: Main Line Macintosh Users Group.
In other MUG news, MUG members were everywhere at the release of Mac OS X 10.2 on Friday, Aug. 23. Some have documented the experience in iPhoto/iMovie presentations. You can learn more at
The MUG Center, an online resource for MUGs. You can also go to the site to learn more about Spain’s CampusMac Macintosh User Group event that recently took place over four days. The event is documented in an iMovie, a Photo Gallery and has a commentary (in Spanish, naturally).
World Without Borders, an Internet interactivity center, will have their MUG Leader chat and the opportunity to meet and chat with Dan Berube, founder, ambassador and Webmaster of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and owner of Noisybrain Productions. You can join in by going to the
Leader chat site and follow the link to the Apple Connection. Things will start at 6 p.m. (Pacific).
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to
Apple’s User Group Web page.