A new User Group Report is available and several Mac User Groups (MUGs) have slated meetings and special events over the next few weeks.
In this week’s edition of the
User Group Report, there’s a section on two user groups who are trying new things, a user group-only resource that benefits MUGs and MUG members, an update on the sponsors of User Group University and more. The User Group Report, hosted by Chuck Joiner, editor of
The MUG Center, is an Internet radio show that features user group newsmakers.
The Tucson Macintosh Users Group (TMUG) will offer a variety of presentations on topics suitable for users of all levels at their public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in room 5403 of the University of Arizona Medical Center (1501 N. Campbell, Tucson, Ariz.). Admission is free and open to the public.
At 6:00 p.m., there will be sessions on “The Real Internet,” “Open Questions and Answers Covering OS 9 and OS X” and “How Vulnerable is Your High-Speed Internet Connection?” At 7:00 p.m. there will be a presentation on “Introducing Panther.” At the end of the meeting, there will be a raffle of a 5.2-megapixel digital camera. Raffle tickets cost US$3 each or two for $5. A map to the meeting site is
The Atlanta (Ga.) Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and vote on new officers and the 2004 budget. There will also be the first in a series of presentations on Mac OS X 10.3 Panther with guest presenter Mark Underwood, president of
KAUi Software Inc.. The AMUG meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Macquarium in downtown Atlanta.
The Boston (Mass.) Final Cut Pro User Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 20 at COMM 101 at the College of Communications at Boston University. The theme of the meeting will be “Final Cut Pro Effects” and will focus on compositing and keying within Final Cut Pro. There will also be two special guests: Anne Renehan of Boris FX and Alex Lindsay of dvGarage. You can
register for the meeting online.
Washington Apple Pi (WAP), an international user group based in Rockville, Md., will discuss Panther at “PantherPalooza,” a special Nov. 22 event. There’ll be Panther tips and tricks, a question-and-answer session, door prizes, a raffle, availability of the Pi Fillings Monthly CD and more. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. It will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus in the Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va.
WAP is also offering a two-set DVD that includes all 10 chapters of Kennen Publishing’s “How To Use Your Apple III In Ten Easy Lessons” and some extras that honor Apple and Apple III vendor, On Three. WAP obtained the rights to the Kennen training video after Apple discontinued the computer in 1983. While it was long available on video, this is the first time it can be viewed by individual chapter on DVD, according to Dave Ottalini, WAP’s vice president of publicity.
The two-set DVD includes: a video based on a December 1988 interview with Apple and Mac veteran Andy Hertzfeld; a video using comments from On Three’s Bob Consorti during the Phase III Conference and Exhibition of October 1987; slideshows with historical photographs and information about WAP; info about the still-available WAP III public domain library; Apple III emulation; and other files. The DVD costs $30 (plus shipping and handling).