This week on the Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center Web site, editor Chuck Joiner announced that the latest user group-only edition of “Breen’s Bungalow” is now available. While Macworld magazine editor Chris Breen’s QuickTime tutorials come with newsstand copies of the magazine, this version is just for MUG leaders to distribute to their members, and it usually offers content not accessible elsewhere. This month, Breen offers a wide variety of tips and tricks for using Apple’s e-mail client Mail.
While “Breen’s Bungalow” is a venerable part of the MUG Center, Joiner’s “Question of the Week” series is new. Designed to help him better understand the wide variety of MUGs in existence, the questions will cover group operations, interests and member composition. He kicked off the new feature with this thought: “What is your group’s dues structure?” Joiner expects to post a new question each Monday, along with the results of the previous week’s question.
Another regular feature on the MUG Center is the calendar showing the meetings scheduled for the coming week. This week, Sept. 28 will see a demo of 4D Software’s database solution at San Luis Obispo MUG, “Mac OS X University” at East Tennessee MUG and a presentation by Epson at Lincoln Hills MUG.
On Sept. 29, Apple engineer Dave Marra will drop by Connecticut Macintosh Connection, “Exploring Digital Video” will be the theme at MUG of Southern New Jersey, Gold Coast MUG will discuss Apple’s Motion software and NASA Glenn MUG will have “Apple Lunch and Learn” with Apple’s Richard Mills. On Oct. 2, Garry Barker of The Age “Green Guide” will present at Australian group AUSOM and Tuscarawas County MUG will host an open house.
Check each MUG’s Web site for meeting times, locations and entry fees, if applicable.
Macintosh User Groups interested in seeing their events listed on MacCentral are welcome to send us their news. We post roundups of MUG events and gatherings each week.
If you’re wondering what user group events are happening in your area, visit the MUG Center’s online calendar. Apple also hosts a user group site where you can look for a MUG near you or find out how to start your own group.