Jan 03

Our next DEMUG meeting will be held on the first floor of the Maine Grind on Wednesday, February 1, from 6-8 PM.

We’ll have much to talk about including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, general Q&A, and figuring out what we’re up to for this year.

See you then!

Apr 16

The next DEMUG meeting is on Thursday, May 12, 2010 from 6-8pm at The Maine Grind!

Sometimes you need an application that runs on Windows. For that we will be demonstrating a few methods of running Windows on your Mac: Boot Camp, Parallels, VMware Fusion, VirtualBox, and Crossover. We’ll talk about the three ‘C’s of emulation – Cost, Compatibility and performanCe.

See you then!

Mar 11

We had many sources and applications to show off. Here they are:

Search sites
SourceForge.net <http://SourceForge.net> – Open Source Software
MacUpdate.com <http://MacUpdate.com> – Mac (and iOS) only software search
App Store (available in Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher)

Applications
AdBlock Plus <http://adblockplus.org/en> – block ads in your web browser
AdChange for AdBlock Plus <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adchange-for-adblockplus/> – replace the ads with pictures from your computer or Flickr
Alfred <http://www.alfredapp.com> – quick launcher/search tool
Outside for Mac <http://www.outside.grkov.com> – weather menu bar widget
TextWrangler <http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler> – plain text editor with powerful search and replace
EverNote <http://www.evernote.com> – collect snippets of information or make to do lists – syncs online!
DropBox <http://www.dropbox.com> – backup your files and share files between multiple computers and other DropBox users
OpenDNS <http://www.OpenDNS.org> – faster surfing with alternate DNS (Domain Name Service) servers replacing those provided by your ISP
Spirited Away <http://drikin.com> – auto hide inactive applications
MenuMeters <http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters> – menu bar widget to show CPU, buy cialis buy, Memory, Disk, and Network usage
GIMP <http://www.gimp.org> – GNU Image Manipulation Program, functional replacement for high end image editors like Photoshop (requires X11)
OpenOffice.org <http://www.OpenOffice.org> – Office suite, for sale buy cialis, functional replacement for Microsoft Office
NeoOffice <http://www.NeoOffice.org> – Office suite, Mac-ified, functional replacement for Microsoft Office
AbiWord <http://www.abisource.com> – Word Processor, cialis sale sales, functional replacement for Microsoft Word
iText Express <http://homepage.mac.com/lightway/iText/iTextExpress/TryiTxtExp.html> – Simple, fast Word Processor
ClamAV for OS X <http://sourceforge.net/projects/clamosx> – Anti-virus utility
Angry IP Scanner <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipscan> – find which IP addresses are in use on your network (and perhaps find who has been using your un-protected wireless)

Additional items courtesy George Crawford

These are some good sites for Mac Free and Open Source Software links.
http://www.opensourcemac.org
The Free Mac classroom http://web.mac.com/simon_elliott/simon_elliott%40mac.com/Software.html
http://www.freesmug.org
http://www.freemacware.com/
https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dfvj9xq4_24hbd6j7 Google Docs from a Workshop I attended a few years ago.

Feb 10

The next DEMUG meeting is on Thursday, buy cialis buy, for sale March 10, 2010 from 6-8pm at The Maine Grind!

The topic (randomly picked from the two top results) is Free stuff for your Mac! Come share your sources for the best free applications, cialis sale buy cialis, utilities, games, tip and techniques!

Feb 07

Bring out your dead Macs to the next DEMUG meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2010 from 6-8pm at The Maine Grind and you can take part in taking it apart! We’ll identify parts and see if we can get one or two working again.

Dec 31

Did you receive a cool new gadget over the holidays? If so, bring it to the next DEMUG meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2010 from 6-8pm at The Maine Grind. Especially welcome are items you haven’t fully figured out how to use yet. Your gadgets need not be specifically a Mac thing: I’ll be showing off a credit card service called SquareUp that uses a card swipe attached to my iPhone. See you then!

Dec 19

Update: I’ve closed the poll on December 31. We had 14 respondents and the date with the highest vote was Thursday, January 13. So that puts us at second Thursdays!


We are conducting a poll of members to find out what day of the month is best to meet. Please vote for the date next month that corresponds to the first Monday or the third Thursday or whatever days you are available. Make your vote count at: http://doodle.com/wbxfc9xqv5hsi7es.

Please respond by December 24, 2010 so we can set the date for January.

Nov 08

Our next DEMUG meeting will feature a demo and chat about social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Our presenter is Nicole Ouellette of Breaking Even Inc, <http://www.facebook.com/BECommunications>, <http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleouellette>, and <http://twitter.com/breakingeven>! The meeting be held at the regular time and location (6-8pm upstairs at the Maine Grind in Ellsworth) on Wednesday, November 17.

We’ll also have our regular Q&A session along with Buy, Sell, Swap. See you then!

Sep 29

To prepare for the computer refurbishing/donation project, our next DEMUG meeting will feature a demo and chat about computer repair. The meeting be held at the regular time and location (6-8pm upstairs at the Maine Grind in Ellsworth) on Wednesday, October 20.

We’ll cover safety, diagnostic and repair procedures, and talk about how we’ll proceed with the project: finding computers, fixing them, and finding homes for them.

We’ll also have our regular Q&A session along with Buy, Sell, Swap. See you then!

Aug 18

Our next DEMUG meeting will feature a demo and chat about Digital Video. The meeting be held at the regular time and location (6-8pm upstairs at the Maine Grind) on Wednesday, September 15.

If you want to learn about editing movies, importing VHS tapes and older media into iMovie, putting your project together in iDVD, then this meeting is for you!

We’ll also have our regular Q&A session along with Buy, Sell, Swap. See you then!

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