Feb 2, 2010 We had a great time, talking about the iPad, 3gb hard drives, iTunes, Leo Laporte, Acer Notebooks, Genealogy and of course Atari. In attendance were Robbie, Stan, Don H, Don S and for the first time in a long time, Bill G. Door prizes were a T-shirt that read "I won't fix your computer" and the above bumper sticker, proudly being worn by Bill G's bumper.
March 2nd. We were in a different room, without an Internet connection, so we spent most of the time chatting and working on an old 8mm film viewer Robbie owned. Don got it working by the end of the meeting. So now Robbie can look at the old movies of his kids before he has them transferred to DVD. Robbie brought a Palm Vx to give away, but nobody was interested. All Don could say was, "Can it run Train Z?"!
July, 2010 - We assembled, the six of us, and talked about taking pictures of slides and how the iPad should be used. Next month we plan to bring an Atari 800.
August, 2010 - One person got there late, but everyone else showed up. No Atari 800, but plenty of giveaways.
September 7, 2010 - We had a new member attend, named Tom, who saw the Computer Club announcement in the Library lobby before the meeting. Photos were taken & displayed on the iPad. A DUKE NUKEM mouse pad was the first item claimed in the multi-prize raffle drawing, even though there were THREE, 4 gb thumb drives available, and subsequently chosen. Parking lot was VERY filled up this month as the auditorium next door to our room was filled a Neighborhood Watch presentation. Jim brought his hopped-up laptop with back-lit keyboard and 128 gb solid state drive. What a great computer. Discussed bringing a Wireless access point (WAP) next month, so everyone can share the internet connection. A great HP Color Deskjet printer Robbie brought, went unclaimed, partly because a CD Label slide was missing and the ink cartridge needed replacing. Too bad!
October - NO MEETING, people will be away on vacations and cruises and such.
November 2nd, 2010- Vacation adventures were chronicled. Good times were had by all.
January 4, 2011 Kind of a light turnout, the meeting now runs from 7-8pm.
February 1, 2011- Lots of giveaways including various USB cables and a wireless mouse.
March & April, 2011 - No notes.
May 3, 2011 - Everyone turned up, all 6 of us. Bill George got REAL lucky and won a $25 Best Buy certificate and a Star Wars game.
June 7, 2011 - Only four tonight, I think one got stuck on the freeway and the other is on vacation. July should be a giveaway extravaganza.
July 5,2011 - Five attendees including Tom. Robbie brought a "ton" of stuff including an HP scanner. Everyone took home "stuff". Not sure what has happened to Don.
August 2, 2011 Robbie brought an Atari 800 but there were problems with the antenna. Nice give-aways. Good attendance.
December 6, 2011 Robbie again brought the Atari 800 and it worked! OMG playing Missile command, typing in programs that print out "Hello World". What a great Christmas present to our group. Only problem was the fact that Robbie took the unit home with him. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody.
July 3, 2012 We had a great meeting. Great giveaway, an 8gb flash drive Wow!
August 7, 2012 Another nice meeting from 7-8pm at the Estudillo St. San Leandro City Library. Discussed the landing of Mars rover, Curiosity. Don wondered about rumors that Curiosity landed on a cat, resulting in the phrase, "Curiosity killed the cat". Everybody laughed. Robbie, Jim, Stanley, Bill and Don attended.
September 4, 2012 - Back to school meeting.
October-November, 2012 - Quiet meetings
February 5, 2013 - 9 boxes of Atari 800/1200 equipment were donated. The only person willing to take ownership was a very happy Bill George.
June, 2013 - Unfortunately all the Atari equipment had to be returned as there was a misunderstanding of the pricing.
August, 2013 - We had nearly a full house. The drawing winner, Don, took home a 32gb thumb drive.
November, 2013 - We got together and wondered why some people didn't confirm that they were attending. After a drawing and significant use of wifi, a great time was had by all. We hope Jim was having a good vacation.
December, 2013 - Robbie won the big door prize, a Samsung 7" Tablet.
May, 2014 - Bill won a 16gb USB3 drive
June, 2014 - Had an Atari setup at meeting courtesy of Bob W. It used a PC laptop as a disk drive with a cool interface board. We were told about an Atari Fest on June 14, 2014. There may be more than one venue. Read about it here.
July, 2014 -Mtg cancelled by library Room committed to another group.
Sept, 2014 - Lots of good discussion. Bill G. won the LCD headlamp Jan, 2015 - Bob W. brought his Atari setup and showed off just-released Atari 8-bit sofware, "Dungeon Hunt". See it in actual use on an Atari 8 bit system in 2015. Door prize won by Bill G. was many printer paper products brought by Jim M
Feb-Mar 2015 - Met 2 times, one where Bob W brought Atari hardware & software. Most members attended. Raffles continue.
April 2015 - Kind of a quiet meeting. Bob W brought his Atari equip & we socialized.
May 2015 - Bob brought an Atari with a hard drive attachment. We discussed the 70th anniv of the end of WW2. Jim won the raffle prize, and external DVD drive. Discussed password managers (Keeppass and Lastpass.
June 2015 - The gang assembled and Robbie won the monthly raffle of DVDs and sleeves. Vacations and repaired computers were discussed as well as an internet cable that seemed not to work. An announcement that the meeting might be cancelled, was premature.
August 2015 - Don won the prize, a 160gb 2 1/2" drive. Somebody forgot to bring the Atari computer but brought the accessories
September 2015 - Bob won a 32 gb thumb drive in the raffle. A new Atari enthusiast (Kevin) joined us this evening. Took a new selphie minus the photographer. Don S continues to insist that Train-Z is the best thing since, well... you know.
October 2015 - Kevin attended for the 2nd month, and appears to be a regular. We had a "Big" raffle for a mouse shaped like an Astin Martin. Bob assembled his Atari 1200. Robbie connected to the internet with his phone. And.... we created a Facebook page.
November 2015 - Bob W. brought an Atari 815 dual-double density floppy drive for everyone to admire. I/O is quite fast. These were only released to developers and only a handful produced. Bill. on a 12 to one shot, won a 32 gb USB3 flash drive.