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Saturday, February 14, 2004

Meet & Shoot (Pictures)

SAT 2/21 3pm

Stunt Ranch

Bring your camera and join the Santa Monica Mountains Photographic Society and a ranger in exploring the upper Stunt High Trail. Meet at Stunt Ranch Reserve parking, approximately 2 miles from Mulholland Highway on Stunt Rd. 2hrs NPS

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Career-Op: Bars on your Windows
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

It is almost impossible to work in a high-tech career today without being deeply involved with Microsoft Windows. Whether you are a developer, a user or a consultant to other users, there a several things you need to do to keep everything working smoothly. Doing so, and maintaining it regularly, is a sure way to improve you own high-tech life, that of your clients and your own high-tech career. For those of you just starting out, here are a few hints to insure that you and your clients are getting the most from your computer everyday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

How's Your XP Differ from My XP?

Lockergnome points over to Data Doctors for a great article on the differences between Windows XP Home and Professional, in case you were wondering.

Ken Colburn of Data Doctors answers Pete, who wonders:

Q: If I get a new system for home, what is the difference between XP Home edition and XP Professional? I want to put home movies on DVD.

A: Microsoft did a pretty good job of naming the two versions of XP, but I probably would have opted for Windows XP Home and Windows XP Business, which may have made it a little easier to understand

Adware program hits instant message users

Please be aware of a program (named Osama Found) that is spreading itself via AOL and AOL Instant Messenger. Once installed, this program will send Instant Messages to everyone on your buddy list, asking them to download the same program.

While the company claims that this program is not a virus or Adware, I would recommend you treat it as such. Do not install any suspicious programs or click on links in suspicious instant messages.

See this Wired News story or Infoworld's story for more information.

Latest MS Windows Update

This update closes some nasty bugs discovered in all versions of Windows. If your system does not download the update automatically, visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com.

See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-007 for details.

Sunday, February 08, 2004


Nature Walk

SUN 2/15 10am - Rocky Oaks

A slow-paced walk for all ages. Enjoy seeing wildflowers, oak woodlands and colorful volcanic rock formations. 2hrs TCD


Nature Journaling - Wintertime Glories of Franklin Canyon

SUN 2/15 11am -- Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Renew your spirit through nature journaling. Enhance the way you look at the natural world around you. Provide yourself with a record of your observations, thoughts, and feelings. Bring a sketchbook or pad, pencil, pen, and a small folding chair for your comfort. 2hrs WODOC