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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, Sept 6th, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Digital & Electronic Books

Online & Digital Books
Moderated by Steven Wertime

Share your favorite methods for reading and acquiring electronic books.


Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in subjects addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And – there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.

OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, September 16th, 1 PM

3rd Saturday

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tallwood, TA1
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

September 16th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/974573534 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 974 573 534

DNA Results
23andme: Discover Your Genetic Blueprint

Presented by Geof Goodrum

23 and Me (https://www.23andme.com/) is a commercial service that provides personal genetic analysis services, including reports on ancestry, personal characteristics and markers for hereditary diseases. Information doesn’t get any more personal than this!

Geof Goodrum registered for 23 and Me in June 2016, and will provide an overview slide summary of the costs, features and privacy/health issues related to this service, then tour the website and his personal genetic reports. Is Geof likely to go bald? Attend this meeting to find out!

Geof Goodrum previously presented highlights from the International Consumer Electronics Show that he attended in January 2017. Geof has been an active user group volunteer since 1985, and is a founding member on the PATACS Board of Directors and Co-Editor of the PATACS Posts newsletter. Geof’s interests include environmental science, hiking and advocating use of Linux-based operating systems. Geof is preparing to retire (professionally and from PATACS duties) so he can hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail in 2018.

Puff Biker

Learn in 30:
Bike Riding for Techies and All Others
Presented by Lorrin Garson

What does cycling have to do with computers and related topics? Practically nothing! But there is a growing interest in bike riding, particularly among the “chronologically gifted” who are taking up the activity—especially with the popularity of electric assist motors on bikes. Lorrin has cycled over 26,000 miles since retiring in 2004 and will share his experience and knowledge of the topic.


Contact director2 (at) patacs.org
to arrange a presentation !!

Future Meeting Topics:

October 21st - Fairfax County On-Line Library Services
Learn in 30 - Leti Labell

November 18th - John Acton:3D Printing - What's It All About?
Learn in 30 - Henry Winokur: Photo Basics - Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

December 9th - Rob Pegararo
Learn in 30: Gabe Goldberg - Useful Handheld Apps

January 20th - Paolo Amedeo: Viruses

February 17th - Jay Castillo: Preserving Digital Assets

March 17th - Lorrin Garson: Peter Piper Picked Powerpoint

April 21st - Joe Kissell - Take Control of Your Digital Legacy

May 19th - To Be Announced

June 16th - Lorrin Garson - Comparing Microsoft PCs to Apple Computers

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday,September 27th, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Technology & PC Help Desk: Extended Q&A

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Computer Mechanic

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