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Saturday, November 16, 2002

WelchEvents Re-Cap

What a wonderful WelchEvents trip!

We all had a great time today courtesy of the Thousand Oaks Soaring Society.. The Society hosted a program on the big lawn at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Club members built, and assisted others in building, wonderful balsa wood and paper airplanes powered by rubber bands propellors. Using glue sticks and super glue, we put together our model and then flew it in the big open area. Some of the plans would travel over 100 yards and 30 feet high!

TOSS also gives this program for schools throughout the area and has regular glider fly-ins at their flight field in Thousand Oaks.

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Friday, November 15, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Moving to Broadband
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine
The computer world has come far since I booted my first Apple IIc back in 1985. Floppy discs held around 140K of data and bulletin board systems ran at a whopping 300-baud, allowing only a single user to use them at one time. Today, you and other high-tech careerists, work in the realm of gigabytes, terabytes and bandwidth approaching multi-gigabits per second. The great computing distance between our past and today can sometimes make it difficult to understand when yet another leap is required. Such is the case with broadband today. Your high-tech career requires an understanding of the benefits that broadband -- and any future leaps -- can provide your clients so that they and your career can benefit.

Thursday, November 14, 2002


Here come the holiday events. November and December are always busy months. Enjoy! -- Douglas


Daily November 28 Through Jan. 1, 2003

Los Angeles Zoo

Cute, antlered reindeers will be winging in from the North Pole to visit the Los Angeles Zoo. It's a fine opportunity to teach the little ones about these European cousins of North American caribou, the only members of the deer family where both male and female reindeer grow antlers. There will be lots of fun activities surrounding our furry visitors from the North Pole.

Every weekend through December 30, kids can make and color their own antlers to wear and ride the new Zoo choo-choo train. Also, every weekend prior to Christmas, visitors can enjoy holiday entertainment in the mall area of the Zoo, and have fun holiday photos taken. All events except the train ride and photo are free with paid Zoo admission. The Zoo will be open every day except December 25.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
November 28 through January 1, 2003

Wednesday, November 13, 2002


Microsoft Office v. X 10.1.2 Update

This is the latest update from Microsoft fro those of you using MS Office under Mac OS X. It is always a good idea to stay current with updates like this for both stability and security reasons.

From the web site..

Microsoft Office v. X 10.1.2 Update is a combined updater that includes all previously released updates for Office v.X. Installing this update on any previously released version of Office v.X will bring Office up to date and corrects problems that some users had installing previous updates.


Mervyn's Moving Mission

November 30, 2002
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Autry Museum

Visit this special education program located in a 72-foot tractor-trailer in front of the museum. The Mervyn's Moving Mission truck tours the Los Angeles area to bring the history of the California Missions to fourth-grade students. Explore the truck for free while it is parked at the Autry Museum on the last Saturday of every month. While on board, you can handle reproductions of artifacts to find out what daily life was like on the missions. Learn about Native people who have lived in California for generations through theatre presentations, lectures, storytelling, crafts and games. Autry Museum admission is not included.

Sunday, November 10, 2002


A bit of Fall color in Los Angeles